Unibody macbookpro sounds like it's taking off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by canuhandlethis8, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. canuhandlethis8 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Hey all,

    Ever since the last firmware update for the macbookpro, computer sounds like a pc laptop! Before hand, my mbp ran silent as can be, after the update, i heard a pretty big difference. Now, it's just getting out of control. As i sit here and type this, my mbp is sitting on a regular work desk, plenty of open ventilation, with only firefox, mail and adium running.

    I have reset pretty much everything google told me, when i looked up this topic. Does anyone have any other ideas that I could do, which won't result in seeing a genius??

  2. mattydee87 macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    I'm no expert but when you say sounds like a PC, do you mean because the fans are running higher? I'm sure Apple must have done it for a reason? Anyway, you could use something like smcFanControl to manually lower it which would make it quieter? It would also make it hotter too but it's up to you
  3. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Have you rebooted again since you installed the update?
  4. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
  5. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    What does a personal computer laptop sound like?
  6. canuhandlethis8 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    I meant a PC, by how loud it runs when it is idling (sorry bad attempt at humor)

    yes, I have rebooted several times (this started a few months ago when the firmware update first came out,) it wasn't as bad, but now it's progressed much, and is very discomforting.

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