New mini - Should I be hearing the fan when web browsing?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Courtaj, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    I've just picked up a brand new C2D 2.0GHz 2GB mini. Yup, too impatient to wait for the refresh, whenever that might be.

    I had expected this little thing to be quieter than it is. It's not that it's loud exactly (except when I play 720p video, at which point it becomes a bit of a screamer), but should I be hearing the fan when all I'm doing is browsing the web?

    For example, all I have running right now is Finder and Firefox (with the Macrumors forums thread editor in a single tab) and I can hear the whir and grind of the fan (which actually seems uncertain about just how fast it wants to run).


  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    I used to have the same model mini and it was virtually silent in normal use.

    I couldn't hear it while sitting with the mini placed 3 - 4 feet away and I had to move close up to it to hear that the fan was actually running.
  3. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Im using a mini to type this message and it's literally pin drop silent. I can't hear a single thing and have never been able to unless I had a running disc in there.
  4. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    The ones I work with are all noticeable when they are on my desk next to me.

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