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

    Courtaj

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    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).

    Thoughts?

    Andrew.
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    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

    aaquib

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    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

    zmttoxics

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

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