new macbook fan, is it noisy?

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

  1. sawtooth420 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    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...
  2. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    I would like to also know this. I am eager to buy one now. But I dont like noisy laptops.
  3. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    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....

  4. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Really, how are you gonna connect your audio interface to the MB? With firewire?
  5. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    I haven't even heard my fan come on yet. This thing is nearly silent.
  6. Jpoon macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2008
    Los Angeles California
    Oh go whine in the FireWire thread. :rolleyes:
  7. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    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

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    it is not relevant to this thread.
  9. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    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

    Jul 12, 2007
    OMG will the firewire crazies please take it outside.
  11. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    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

    Jan 8, 2006
    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


    Jan 31, 2008
    Las Vegas
    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

    Dec 1, 2007
    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


    Nov 8, 2007
    Mine hasn't come on in programs that made my fans go nuts on my blackbook.
  16. gyumilly macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2007
    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 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm interested in how quiet the new MBs are too. Keep the info flowing...
  18. hogfaninga macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2008
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    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


    Nov 8, 2007
    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


    Sep 13, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    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

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    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

    Sep 14, 2008
    USUALLY aluminum would transverse heat better than polycarbonate plastic.

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


    Oct 29, 2007
    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


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    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

    Oct 29, 2007
    Super quiet, but fan going at 2000rpm, 122F vs my iMac is going at 1200rpm, 109F

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