Question about 2011 Macbook Pro and fan noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iBug2, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    I own a 2009 Macbook Pro which is dual core 3.06 and whenever I'm watching to blu ray quality movies on VLC, which are around 30 mbit/sec, 130% cpu is mostly active and the fans kick up. If I'm watching with headphones fine, but otherwise the fans actually mess up my movie. I'm wondering if the current MBP's can play movies with less noise. Since they are quad core and a movie like that would at most use 100-120% cpu on the current gen MBP's, I'm hoping they get less hot.

    What is your experience on the subject?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Judging from the many, many threads on this topic, I'd say you can expect the same experience with the 2011 models:

    Lion, more heat and fan noise? (2011 MBP)
    Fan Noise on 13-inch Macbook Pro
    Macbook Pro 2011 is so...BAD BAD BAD!
    2011 macbook pro 15 inch fan issues with iStat menus 3
    2011 I7 fan noise help needed
    2011 13" MBP: abnormal fan noise at idle?
    MacBook pro late 2011 fan is always on!

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