i7 fan noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ventuss, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. ventuss macrumors 6502

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    When it comes to fan noise, is the i5 and i7 the same? If not, is the i7 annoying? much louder?
     
  2. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    Taking a guess that they'll sound the same as they both have a max TDP of 84w (for the non S model CPUs used in the 27" models)
     
  3. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am actually going for the 27"model.. i7 4770 :eek:
     
  4. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't imagine there being much more fan noise. My brother and I built and i7 4770k rig for him a few months back. It wasn't that loud at all with the stock intel fan. Then again we didn't push it to the max 100%.
     
  5. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well. I'll go for it. I bet it ll be the same as an i5 when doing light use. Thanks
     
  6. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I never hear the fan with an i7 in my 2011 iMac, even when maxing all eight cores. :cool:

    My Dell laptop, on the other hand, cranks the fans with an i7 even when doing light work. :rolleyes:
     

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