Is the new macbook warm and loud?

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  1. paetrick macrumors regular

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    Im thinking of buying the new macbook, I've tried both the old macbook and macbook pro and I think they are booth too loud and too warm. Is the new macbook any better?

    I want a small and quiet computer, will I get that with the new macbook?
    What temps do you got? Flash is not optimized at all in os x and I don't want 60-70C CPU temperatures just surfing the web :S.
     
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  3. paetrick thread starter macrumors regular

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    :), what temps do you get under heavy load? = 90-100% CPU usage. And does the fan go wild?
     
  4. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    You mean—is your cat going to want to sleep on it?
     
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  6. dragon01 macrumors member

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    I'm getting same as you. Range from 60-70 C just for basic surfing on the internet with about 2000 rpm fan. Yes, this is the new Alum Macbook (2.4ghz 2gb ram).
     
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    can you tell what is your CPU temp?
     
  9. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    Mine is silent and gets warm at the most, usually cool. I have SSD.
     
  10. Aztec macrumors regular

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    Right now I'm running Adium, Firefox, iTunes and Transmission and my CPU Temp is 41C and my fan speed is 1997.
     
  11. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I have the 2006 Core Duo Macbook Pro and it's very quiet. It's still not loud when I'm doing lots of processor-intensive tasks. It does get warm though.

    That made me laugh.
     
  12. dragon01 macrumors member

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    Those are really nice temp you got. I'm running the same programs as you have. I'm getting around 60s-70c CPU temp. But it was clamshell (close lid) is this why temp gone up?

    I haven't test myself on open lid but will tonight.
     
  13. Aztec macrumors regular

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    Yeah mine is open lid. Not sure if that really makes a difference but hey, try it out!
     
  14. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I would love to see a screenshot of that. Sorry, but I just don't believe it and I have been around Macs for a longtime. Idle my friends new Macbook runs in the mid 30's C and if he opens up some apps it goes to 55 C plus which is very normal.
     
  15. Aztec macrumors regular

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    Just played with Reason so it went up to 43 but here it is:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I will at the Apple store tomorrow and I will try to do it on numerous Macbook's there which I doubt will be able to do it. Not that low.
     
  17. Aztec macrumors regular

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    Did I tell you I absolutely love my MacBook :p
     
  18. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I'm happy for ya also. Just don't believe you about the temps.. :D
     
  19. Aztec macrumors regular

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    You still don't believe me? :p
     
  20. Ozzymandos macrumors newbie

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    My new 1299 is whisper quiet and never gets warm to the touch. I played Warhammer last night through 4 scenarios over the course of an hour and a half and even then it was still cool and quiet

    I have no idea how to take the temperature of the thing as I am a recent convert, but I will be glad to check into it an post screen shots tonight.

    Also, mine is open, and sits on a Targus mat that supposedly acts as a heatsink. Perhaps that helps?
     
  21. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Check out iStat Pro or iStat Menu at http://www.islayer.com
     
  22. dragon01 macrumors member

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    Thanks for the screenshot. I will try post mine maybe tonight since I'm at work. I'm gald you enjoy your new macbook so am I. :D
     
  23. Aztec macrumors regular

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    You mean 0 calvin, right? :p
     
  24. PresentACat macrumors regular

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    You mean 0 Kelvin, right?
     

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