Got my macbook!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Rovman, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Rovman macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    Just got my macbook, first time using Mac OS. Damn its so easy to just jump right in and use, loving it so far.

    Things i've noticed so far. Heat lots of heat. it idles at about 60c and goes into the 80's under load, probably going to change the thermal paste in a few days.

    Things i haven't noticed:

    Whining. This thing is silent.
    Mooing, again none of it, absolutely silent. Fans are barely even audible even under load.

    Warping on the casing... nope none of that either.

    This thing is basically perfect :)

    I was quite worried i was going to suffer loads of these problems i've been reading about, but i'm so happy there are none. Not having problems with the "Sharp" keyboard edge either as i don't find myself resting on it.
    This is actually the first notebook i've used so the keyboard layout and trackpad is going to take some getting used to.

    Anyway thats enough babbling for now, i'm sure i'll start posting here more often from now on, now that i am officially a member of the mac community.
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Thanks for the info, I am buying one soon, its great to hear some good news.
  3. virus1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2004
    dito, dito, and dito
  4. lexus macrumors 68000


    Mar 26, 2006
    Depends Greatly On The Weather
    Is it black or white?
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    Congratulations! The Mac world is a fantastic one. Sure, there can be some pain involved in getting a good machine, but it's so worth it.
  6. Boggle macrumors 6502


    Congratulations! I love hearing other new "switchers" happy stories.
  7. Rovman thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    It's white, the cheapest option. 1.83ghz.

    Note: i just copied your text for the quote, i pressed CTRL+C... it didn't work.

    I have so much to learn :D
  8. yah00z macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    Congrads on thelaptop. I hope you enjoy every part about it. They are great computers, and people need to stop being so picky. "There is a 2cm gap over here.. I want a new one!"
  9. chrispl macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2006

    hey congratz on the perfect laptop! you might want to download "coreduotemp" or "temperature monitor" and see if it starts mooing in the 64-69 degrees celcius range. also, seeing if the powerbrick hisses/whines when your macbook is low on power and running. ive noticed that the hissing dies down once the macbook is near to fully charged.

    oh yea, to copy on a mac its apple+c instead of ctrl+c. im a switcher too! so just keep in mind most things you used to do with ctrl is now apple haha. and there are some odd icons for buttons too.. like shift is a big arrow up on some shortcut things, but im sure youll figure that out sooner or later!

  10. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2005
    Congrats on your new MB! Now for some spelling lessons, in your sig you spelled iPod wrong iPod not Ipod.:)
  11. Rovman thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    Lol, i knew something didn't look right but couldn't place it

    /slaps self
  12. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

    May 31, 2006
    ive had my macbook (2.0GHz White) for a day now and im experiencing the exact same things... im using CoreTempDuo and idles at 60 and upper 70s under load. no mooing or whining so far either.

    although 60s is a bit warmer than i would like but i could get used to it, especially in the winter ;) i would like to see what reapplying the thermal paste would do but thats too risky for me.
  13. andrewface macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2006
    still waiting for mine
    hopefully ill be posting a thread like this by tuesday from my macbook!!
  14. NVRsayNVR macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2005

    CONGRATS Rovman and welcome to our VERY exclusive Mac, OS-X puter club! :cool: :p

    Get yourself a couple of gigs to feed your book and hang on when X.5 shows up! It's gonna be gooooooood!

    "Think Alike... BE Different!"
  15. Zorkon macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2003
    Kamloops BC
    Try Command-C to copy instead (the Apple key is "command"). Likewise, Command-X is cut, and Command-V is paste.

    Welcome to the club!
  16. Rovman thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    I've done it and it hasn't really helped. I used the suggested technique from AS5's website (the technique i've been using for years) of placing a tiny amount in the center and then letting the heatsink spread it. I'm considering opening her up again and spreading it myself this time.

    It's not particulaly difficult to dissasemble (usin ifixit guides) but some of the screws are absolutely tiny.
  17. Considering macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    After all of the posts talking about problems that people have had with their MacBooks, I'm happy to say that I'm in the same club as the OP - no problems. I'm selling my 15" Powerbook (the most recent PPC model...Rev D?) to fund it, and I couldn't be happier with the trade off.

    No noise, no excessive heat, blazing fast 2.0ghz with 1GB of RAM (for now). I picked up the white model, and it looks great.

    I know there are people combing the boards here looking for reasons to buy or not to buy - so I wanted to chime in with my experience as well.


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