New MBA Owner

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by puma1552, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Well I couldn't resist it anymore and last night I headed to the Shinsaibashi Apple store in Osaka to see if they had any English keyboard MBAs in stock...they indeed did so I pulled the trigger on a 1.6/120 Rev. B MBA along with a superdrive, ethernet adapter, and a Tucano second skin case. Also got applecare for $50 USD less than usual.

    So far I'm really happy with it. The 1.6 is a touch slow (compared to my new 2.8 MBP) but as a secondary computer for work (teacher--MS Office mainly) and for travel and laying in bed with the internet it is absolutely perfect for my needs.

    Hard to think that just two months ago I was still using a Dell...what a drug Apple is...

    One thing though--I downloaded SMC Fan Control and it told me the Air is an unsupported machine and forces me to quit using it...ideas?
     
  2. justit macrumors 6502a

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    It does give the warning but lets you continue on. SMC fan control works on both Rev A and Rev B MBAs.

    ... Mt Fuji was a fun climb :rolleyes:
     
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    hmmm, the only option it gave me was a button that said "i will quit now"

    fuji is on the list of things to do soon
     
  4. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you're running smcFanControl version 2 and on.

    Version 1 is not supported by Leopard. Version 1 looks like a normal program whereas v2 would only show up in the menu bar until you go into the preferences :)
     
  5. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    ahhh thanks you, that was it--i had downloaded the old version without realizing it...operating at a steady 50 degrees C @ 2500 rpm.:)

    might look into that coolbook...
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Welcome to the MacBook Air club! :D

    (You will want to make sure that vents on the back are not covered to keep it running cooler. And also running the fans at 4000RPM keeps it a bit cooler and doesn't add too much to the noise :))
     

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