Mac Pro 2007 noise

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by praetorx, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. praetorx macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    I'm looking to buy a MP 2x QC Xeon 2.66 off ebay (which I'll later upgrade to 2x 3Ghz), plan on using it to crunch data (folding, BOINC-ing, you name it).

    I never owned a MP before but I do own a Xeon westmere workstation (2x 3.4ghz xeon x5690) which is VERY loud.
    I want to know how loud a Mac Pro is. From what I've seen it's using more passive cooling than active so I'm expecting less noise from it.
    My current workstation is housed in a supermicro server case with 6 redundant fans and is insanely loud.
  2. eljanitor macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2011
  3. papoopeepoo macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2011
    my MP 4,1 is quiet enough that i barely notice it while in my recording studio. Much quieter at full workload than any Mac I've used before.
  4. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Mine is incredibly quiet, even under full load crunching video with all cores pegged for hours.

    Granted, I only have 4 cores, so I don't know what the cooling fans have to do in a 12-core system. Some day I hope to plop a hexacore in there.

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