How Quiet? - 8 core Mac Pro 2009

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Igotmacqs, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Igotmacqs macrumors member

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    I remember hearing the phrase "whisper quiet" when describing earlier mac pro noise levels. Is this still true of the newest 8 core iteration?
     
  2. gzfelix macrumors member

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    my quad core mac pro is quieter than my macbook!
     
  3. Igotmacqs thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice! Thanks for the info.

    Any experiences from 8 core owners (preferably 2.93's, and lots of memory)?
     
  4. grue macrumors 65816

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    it's so powerful that it actually bends space-time and outputs the sound 3 years ago.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Explains why the PowerMac G5 was so loud, then. :D
     
  6. grue macrumors 65816

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    Someone got the joke :D
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow. just wow. of all the words in the dictionary you two just picked a couple and they happened to be the funniest thing ive ever heard!

    *applauds*
     
  8. Thunderbird macrumors 6502a

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    I'd also like to know if the 2009s are quiet. From the few photos available of the innards, it looks like there some slight design changes.

    Does anyone yet know if any of the stock fans and mounts can be swapped for third party components?
     
  9. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know the DBAs (maybe 30) but my mac pro is quieter than my mbp:eek:
    well, I can here a fan right now, but my mbp would be running louder with its fans going
     
  10. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    With the exception of the "whine up" fan when you first turn on the Mac Pro it runs ultra quietly.
     
  11. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Switching the fans wouldn't help any. Atleast on my 06 Mac Pro the loudest part is the CD drive and the x1900. Followed by the hard drives then the fans. The new ones should be pretty similar to this.
     
  12. Igotmacqs thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys,

    Anyone with a hot-burnin' 2009 2.93 Octopro care to sound in?
     
  13. blinkfrog macrumors member

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    Thanks for info.
    I am interesting which videoadapter (HD 4870 or GT 120) is quieter in 2D-apps?
     

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