Hi all I brought a black 2.4 core 2 duo about 4 months ago and am really worried about the fan noise and the optical drive noise. To say the least there loud. The optical drive makes a loud whirring at ANY time its in use, even if its just watching a DVD, its audible over any movie your watching. The fan goes on the rampage as well any time you have a few "video" apps open, like webcams or even photoshop. It also comes on permanently any time i have VMware fusion running. Its loud, louder than a lot of cheaper PC laptops in the office, its very noticeable. Im asking if anyone has any experience with that model, whether its a common thing and I shouldnt worry. I live about 70 miles away from the nearest Apple store, so wanted to ask before taking it there. To be honest if I knew it was going to be this loud I wouldnt have brought it, its louder than the machine it replaced-an old 1.25 G4 emac!!!! Thanks if anyone can help!!!