Screen whine is not a Macbook-only problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SC68Cal, May 2, 2006.

  1. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    I have a IBM Laptop in my work that I've been installing XP on that has the same whine issue that I've been hearing about the MacBook Pro. It's a IBM Thinkpad T41.
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It's funny how quickly we get spoiled. Almost every CRT used to have an annoying high pitched whine and it was just sort of acceptable.
  3. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006
    My old Toshiba (2 machines ago) made the exact same sound when it throttled the CPU...of course it was a piece of crap too...

    The sound doesn't really bother me...and if it does (when plugged in), I just use the MagicNoiseKiller thing....

    As people have noticed on the apple message boards, there are no power management drivers on the MBP, so it is relying on the chip to do everything. If they were to write drivers to use the built in speedstep functions instead of what is currently used (sleep commands), the sound would likely go away, and we'd see an improvement in battery life. Let's hope Apple does this (and the "diagnosis" is correct).

    Either way, I still think it's a great machine.
  4. SC68Cal thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    I have two of the laptops being prepped for loan to workers, and both have the whine, and also screen flickering. Both are IBM T41's

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