VMware - What happened to the fan?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macDonalds, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. macDonalds macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    I was on a white Macbook early last year, using VMware with 3gigs of ram. I recall one of the minor annoyances was the Macbook fans that would fire up quite a lot when I was running VMWare.

    For a short stint I went back to PC but now I'm back. I invested in a Macbook Pro (base model w/2gigs of ram). I have been running VMWare all day long and I haven't heard any fans -- awesome!

    Is this due to the hardware or software? I have a 4gig kit on the way; I didn't think VMWare was going to run so smoothly with 2.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    If you're using one of the new Aluminium Unibody models Apple really changed the fan profiles. They don't spin up until the laptop is near 100 C.
  3. macDonalds thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    That's it then! Me likey.

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