Penryn MBP Noise?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ashokc, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. ashokc macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Hey guys,

    Can anyone here share information on how loud the penryn MBP is? I just purchased one and theres some loud fan whirring on the left hand side of the system. Is this normal heat emanation? It also dulls down a bit if the left side of the track pad is pushed down. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
  2. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    Sounds like the hard drive, maybe?

    The HDD is located right below the laft-hand palm rest. I'm not sure if it should be making such noise. Is it always loud? Or just at certain times such as heavy load?
  3. timimbo85 macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2008
    not to steel the thread but when i apply just a little pressure, with my left palm the HD makes a little bit of a sound, almost like its getting pushed against they shell. It is very slight pressure, id say the amount when your laying down typing.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    That shouldn't happen considering there is a noticeable gap between the HDD and the palm rest.
  5. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    It might be that you have a hitachi hard drive - they seem to be noisier than many others. Then you'd be hearing both the fan under the keyboard on the left side, as well as the hdd under the left palmrest....put your ear to it and you'll know!
  6. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    my current MBP (see sig) is just about dead silent unless I'm playing a video intensive game like HL2 on the Windows side.

    too bad I couldn't say the same for my previously owned 17" MBP about four months ago. that damn thing made all kinds of noises even at idle.

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