To people with 13 inch 2012 MacBook Pro! :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SimenD, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. SimenD macrumors newbie

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    Can you guys hear your macbook pro when you are in a silent room?
    Like, do you hear the fans, or whatever you can hear? :)

    Thx
     
  2. CocoSS macrumors member

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  3. SimenD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not at all?

    I can clearly hear mine.. Even when i'm in class, and there's noise
     
  4. J.Appleseed macrumors regular

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    Late 2011 MacBook Pro here. No fan noise either (at 2000rpm). I guess it starts getting noisy at 4000rpm or so.

    At what speed are your fans running then, OP?
     
  5. CocoSS macrumors member

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    I have a SSD..so if the fans don't start, I can't hear it :)
     
  6. SimenD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My macbook is only about 2 weeks old, and it's running at 2000 rpm..
    Maybe it's the HHD which is making the noise.
     
  7. Fed macrumors 6502

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    I own the 2012 i7 variant and can't hear any noise under normal use.

    It starts speaking up during the boot (the ODD seems to go nuts) and when ripping media from the ODD.
     
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  9. Fed macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Swapped it out last week. Haven't heard much difference.
     
  10. SimenD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh ok..
    I think i'm gonna install a SSD though, seems to fix many peoples noise problems :)
     
  11. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the i7, so the minimum fan speed is 3400-ish, easily audible :mad:

    having two hard disks spnning and clicking (moXT and the OEM) does not help either :D
     
  12. SimenD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's just that.. I'm very sensitive when it comes to computer-noise.. I hate it, really hate it.. I can't enjoy my mac with the noise in the background >.<
     
  13. Fed macrumors 6502

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    That's a good choice, even if the sound doesn't change much. It's like a whole new computer when you install an SSD.
     
  14. SimenD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it that much better?
     
  15. KPOM macrumors G5

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    2000 RPM is the normal speed. On the rMBPs it is imperceptible at that speed because they use a different fan design. However, even on my MacBook Air it wasn't that noticeable. Perhaps it is the HDD. The Air would get noisier, though, as it would frequently shoot up to 3000-4000 RPM or even higher.
     
  16. SimenD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aight.. Yea.. I think i'm gonna try that SSD, and see if that removes the noise :)
     
  17. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Yes. Rebooting will take seconds, and applications will load almost instantly. Once you get an SSD you can't go back to an ordinary hard drive.
     
  18. OnceYouGoMac macrumors 6502

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    2010 MBP here, no I never hear the fans when it's on. The only time I hear them is if I'm in a very quiet room and I have my ear to it.
     
  19. 888gorilla macrumors newbie

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    Nope, only hear noise on startup and heavy loads..
     
  20. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    No, under normal usage I never notice the noise unless it's very quite and I'm really listening for it. I do have an SSD in it but I don't remember that affecting the noise level of the machine.

    I'm actually quite shocked at how quiet it is. My previous MacBook, a late 2006 model, would sound like a jet engine anytime I did anything remotely intensive.
     
  21. SimenD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The noise really annoys me, and i have no idea why it makes so much noise...
    This is my first mac ever, and i've always thought that macs were completely silent, bur its not. I just dont know if that noise is normal. Some people says its normal, others dont.. :)
     
  22. brig2221 macrumors 6502

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    No, but I'm pretty much deaf :D
     
  23. brig2221 macrumors 6502

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  24. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Minimum fan speed is 2000rpm for all macbook pros. Reset your SMC if yours are going faster than that on a cold boot.

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    On most MacBook pros, the fans are barely audible in a quiet room, most often it's the hard drive that makes a constant whooshing or whirring noise that you'll hear clearly. I believe the hard drive is on the right of the trackpad for all sizes of the unibody MBP, stick your ear next to it, you'll probably find the source of your noise.
     
  25. Krauser macrumors regular

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    I can't hear my 2008 MacBook under normal usage in a quiet room, minus the slight hum of my hard drive. If it had an SSD, I wouldn't hear it at all unless the fan throttled up. I can't imagine the new models would be any different.
     

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