Trade to an MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Andy348, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    I've got a white MacBook with the specs:

    2.1Ghz
    4GB ram
    120GB HD
    Combo drive

    And I'm thinking about upgrading to a MacBook Pro. I want an older aluminum one (not unibody) at around 2Ghz. I just want it really for watching online videos, which I do a lot of, to have the fans not cause so much noise and run a little cooler. With the dedicated graphics card, would it be possible to expect that? Right now if I'm watching a HD Youtube video, the fans make quite a bit of noise and it runs kind of hot.

    What models had the bad GeForce cards in them causing failure?

    All this or I could just buy some good noise cancelling headphones to stop the noise :)
     
  2. ETID macrumors regular

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    I'm in exactly the same boat!! Its the macbook pros with the 8600gt that seem to fail. I have tried a unibody macbook with online videos and that males little noise if thats any help
     
  3. Andy348 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    I'm going to look into cooling pads.. perhaps a lower temp = less fans... we'll see!
     
  4. ETID macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure if this works but it worked for me. With your macbook plugged in, remove the battery then try to watch a video. Fans are silent. Obviously this has consequences e.g if the magsafe pops out!
     
  5. Andy348 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll try that!

    Anyone else?
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    The reason for that is that is that without the battery in the processor throttles down to half speed so the system doesn't draw more power than is available. I don't recommend it as accidentally knocking out the magsafe without the battery can corrupt data or even cause a hard drive to fail under the right circumstances.
     

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