Faster processor -> noisier performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by latetext, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. latetext macrumors newbie

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    I've been reading alot of posts and am in the same boat as a lot of people deciding which MBA to get. It seems like to me after reading up that the faster the processor, the more heat / noise the MBA produces... Am I correct in thinking that?
     
  2. WardC macrumors 68030

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  3. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Those faster chips might produce more heat causing the fans to take up more power when they spin, but I doubt that there is a significant difference in the fan speed. Also from reading around, the fans themselves are pretty quiet, minimizing the overall loudness of the machine.
     
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I wonder what this whooshing fan sounds like.
     
  5. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    I'd be surprised if no one has experienced it yet. I edited and rendered a 35 minute video through iMovie a few nights ago and about 5-10 minutes in the fan became very audible. Not enough to be any sort of dealbreaker, but enough that I thought "what's that noise? Where's it coming from? Woah is that the Air? Huh, I guess it is."

    Then I placed the Air in a spot that would be conducive to better airflow in and out of the unit and went about my business.

    I have a 13" 1.86/2GB version now but will be returning it and have ordered the 2.13/4GB version. I can only assume that the 2.13 CPU will likely trigger the fans earlier, but with how I plan to use the Air I'm not very concerned that it'll happen frequently.
     
  6. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    *don't have a machine made by apple* I would like to know which air I should get though, the 2.13 or 1.86. It'll definitely be a 13". Fans make me happy for some odd reason. I love to hear a turbine, or engine or fan starting up -> I love aircraft engines :D
     
  7. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    I think the same is true on my i7 MBP. 95% of the time very quiet. Do taxing things, hear the fan.
     
  8. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    HAHA. We have a 2-year old and still put a fan or other white noise on when he naps sometimes. I wonder if he'll have an affinity for turbines or aircraft engines when he gets older! :D

    But, to your dilemma, sounds like 2.13 is the one for you!
     
  9. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    heheheh :D Hmm Parallels Desktop + Crystal Mode :D
     

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