new macbook fan, is it noisy?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sawtooth420, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. sawtooth420 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I want to buy the new macbook 2.0
    but it's extremely important to me to know
    how is the fan: does it start often, is it noisy?
    Is it constantly on? How's compared with previous macbook?
    I work in a litle space and do audio recording,
    and i'm trashing my notebook just because of it's fan noise!
    Hope you understand...
    Thanks
     
  2. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

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    I would like to also know this. I am eager to buy one now. But I dont like noisy laptops.
     
  3. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Although I have checked them out in store and they seem to run pretty cool, I obviously couldn't get an idea of the fan noise. Would love to know how they fare for noise when doing some processor intensive stuff....

    ShadoW
     
  4. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

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    Really, how are you gonna connect your audio interface to the MB? With firewire?
     
  5. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    I haven't even heard my fan come on yet. This thing is nearly silent.
     
  6. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    Oh go whine in the FireWire thread. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

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    Oh, go write an email or invent a meme on 4chan or whatever you're using your overpriced email-checking-machine for.

    The guy records audio, I'm sure he thinks it's relevant.
     
  8. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    it is not relevant to this thread.
     
  9. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

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    So, you rather don't want people to know the MB's are lacking FW-input?

    Yep, I sure was dead wrong on that one. Boy, that sawtooth guy will be all happylike when he's gone bought himself a brand new silent MB for recording audio, only to discover he can't bloody use it for recording audio.

    Even if he hasn't got a FW audio interface, he still records audio, and is definitively in the market for one either now or in the future, so yes, I'd say it is very much relevant.

    Even though he's not directly asking for it, it's still a friendly gesture to inform people about the lack of FW in the new MB's.
     
  10. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    OMG will the firewire crazies please take it outside.
     
  11. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    I thought this thread was about the fans in the new MacBooks??? Yes, No???I'm pretty sure the guy is aware that there is no FW in the new MacBooks... especially with all the whining threads about it. So that being said.... gtfo.

    So back to the OP's question... I would like to know too if anyone has tested this.
     
  12. mcnicks macrumors regular

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    I have found that the only way to keep fan noise, hard disk noise or whatever other noise a computer might generate off recordings is to move the computer away from the microphone.
     
  13. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    Totally agree, yes!!! :mad:

    BTW, I have the MB and MB Alu right here next to one another in a quiet hotel room in Austin, TX and the MacBook is at least twice as loud! :eek:

    It's that brick construction, I tell you! :p
     
  14. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

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    No, this thread is about a guy trying to record audio with a new MB.

    I'm sure all you people using Apple cause it looks good with your purse doesn't care, but that doesn't mean other people don't, so please, let the information flow freely, yes?
     
  15. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Mine hasn't come on in programs that made my fans go nuts on my blackbook.
     
  16. gyumilly macrumors member

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    What kind of programs if you don't mind sharing. I'm too concerned about fan noise because my current white MB's fan drives me crazy on EyeTV, flash etc.
     
  17. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68030

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    I'm interested in how quiet the new MBs are too. Keep the info flowing...
     
  18. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Once again my friend and I tested his new 2.0 against my black 2.4 and my black ran a little cooler on Final Cut, opening numerous open apps at once, and watching movies. This was done in real time side by side. As far as the fans mine didn't come on as much due to his heating up more with those apps going.
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    If you guys want to post some free programs that are small that I can download, I'll test them.

    Fans haven't gone on once when I'm on Youtube, and I also was watching an HD clip from Apple's website, and the fans didn't go off...
     
  20. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    The fan is very quiet as I haven't heard much and the computer actually stays pretty cool. The cooling system is awesome.
     
  21. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    You must have not passed reading comprehension in school :confused:... it's not about a guy trying to record audio with a Mac, I'm sure he already knows how to do that. The dude asked about fan noise BECAUSE he does audio work... he didn't say "hey, I do audio work on a mac... whats the pros and cons of this new MB?". Anyways this argument is retarded haha. OUT.
     
  22. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    USUALLY aluminum would transverse heat better than polycarbonate plastic.

    I'd say yes to this question.
     
  23. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to have the fans come on, or at least if they have, they are silent. In my late 2007 model MacBook, the fans would come on while watching Youtube or other flash based content. I watched several videos on Youtube with no effect.

    Civilization IV was also a guaranteed fan noise maker. I will be testing that out tomorrow.
     
  24. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Same here.. Havent even heard it yet!
    I returned my white MacBook for the new one. On the white one i would hear the fans all the time!
     
  25. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    Super quiet, but fan going at 2000rpm, 122F vs my iMac is going at 1200rpm, 109F
     

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