- Aug 22, 2006
Can anyone compare the C2D and the G5 imacs in terms of fan noise/output?
The cube did, unless you had a custom gfx card, oh and I never used one, but the clear color iMacs (ruby sage indigo etc), had no fans I believe, so I assume silent?My 24" is virtually silent - same loudness as my 20" Core Duo. My external LaCie drive is much louder than the iMac when it spins up... the only time I can hear the iMac is if my room is completely silent (no air conditioning). Definitely quieter than any PC I've used. I don't think computers come quieter than this, just a light air sound.
lol, my hat off to you good sir, i have a rev. a imac g5. we were the ones who went forth and bought the rev. a apple products, and i sit here right now and write this in front of a rather loud imac, with a wasp for a cpu. trust, if you plonked a new imac in front of me now, i would be able to hear my heart beat: rev. a imacs are a pile of smelly poo. consider yourself lucky! i sacrificed my ears for your comfort, after much complaint to apple!Oh my greatness people. My stepdad and his PC can be heard throughout my house! But my iMac is a dream compared to that thing! How can you actually complain about a slight whirring in the background. The HD working overtime is louder than the fans. And if you want silence please don't burn any CD's or DVDs, they might just be "louder than your music" and that would be a tragedy wouldn't it Infact, the only way to achieve whisper wuiet computing is to leave your iMac off, that way no one will complain about noise!
I'm done, feel free to make personal jabs at my dignity now that I have offended your sensitive ears.