Mac Pro 2007 noise

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

  1. praetorx macrumors regular

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    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

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  3. papoopeepoo macrumors member

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    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 604

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    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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