Yep its loud as heck...

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  1. jp700p macrumors regular

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    Picked up my new macbook 13" today and boy is it loud when i'm gaming on it just like the early techyalert review said.

    Its loud enough to be pretty annoying after a few minutes.

    Do the i5's run that hot? My 2010 was always silent.
     
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    Even during gaming?
    As running games, especially 3D ones, is CPU and GPU intensive, and the CPU used in the current generation uses 10W more, the MBP is bound to get warm and the fans are bound to kick in.
     
  3. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah these new ones sound like jet engines when you play games on em. Worse if you are in Boot Camp.
     
  4. Evil Spoonman macrumors 6502

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    Can somebody post their under load temperatures and fan RPMs please?
     
  5. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    Here's mine of my new 15' MBP. Just using iTunes and Safari.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That all looks pretty normal, thing shouldn't be making any more noise than usual. Can you give me a shot of it maxed out for a long period of time (cinebench, for example)?
     
  8. amoergosum macrumors 6502

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    So how would you describe the loudness of your Macbook Pro?
     
  9. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    I don't hear a thing. Don't hear the fans at all. And since I have a Solid State Drive, it make zero noise.
     
  10. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    As soon as I finish charging it, I will do that.
     
  11. amoergosum macrumors 6502

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    That sounds great.
     
  12. suckatcomputers macrumors regular

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    Compared to a Dell Desktop, NOT loud at all.

    Compared to the 2010 MBP, noticeably louder. And so far all I did was take it out of the box and check my email and browse the web. To be honest, I'm surprised that Apple let this go.

    But quite frankly, does it bother me? NO. Can you hear it if you have soft music on? NO.

    Can't expect a faster cheetah to beat the slower cheetah in a race and ask it to stay as quiet as the slower cheetah I guess...
     
  13. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

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    is yours the 13in i5, maybe its the i5s, do the 13in i7s have a loud noise
     
  14. PuckDaddy macrumors regular

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    what program is that ?
     
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    Okay lets get something clear here. It's not surprising that it's more loud under load given the new CPU can use more watts.
    Is there consensus that it's louder in low-CPU usage situations than the 2010 model?
     
  17. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    Just email and web? You may have problem machine. Mine has been inaudible except when ripping/encoding a DVD (which it did 4x faster than my White MacBook :) ). 13" i5.
     
  18. suckatcomputers macrumors regular

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    In my short experience so far, YES, I feel like the 2010 in high CPU usage is QUIETER than the 2011 in LOW CPU usage.

    As for a couple of my friends who always have music on or are not OCD like me, they haven't noticed.

    However, if you're in your room without the TV or radio on, my guess is that you will hear it.
     
  19. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

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    My MBP 2011 13" is perfectly fine The fans did ramp up once, for some reason but I can't recall what I was doing.

    However, I'm bringing mine back and exchanging it for a new one because my ambient light sensor is not sensitive at all and my backlight is ALWAYS ON, unless I hold my iPhone 4 camera right in front of it. Anyone having that problem? Also, when I boot the computer from it being shut down, my HDD makes an AWFUL noise for about 2-3 seconds and that's just not right. So I'm having different problems for mine :(
     
  20. dnenciu macrumors member

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    I find it hard to believe that the 2010 is quiter in high CPU loads than the 2011 in low CPU loads.

    If that is really the case you probably have a defective machine.
     
  21. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

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    which 13in model do you have, i5 or i7. I feel like alot of people are having a problem with the i5s for some reason.
     
  22. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, it's the i5. It runs just as quiet as my 2009 MBP but when I boot that HDD noise (or so I think) is definitely not supposed to be happening and the ambient light sensor seems to be less sensitive than the 2009.
     
  23. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

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    I am either going to get the i5 or i7, but definitely be putting in an ssd
     
  24. maverick86 macrumors 6502a

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    My 13" i5 has been fine. When I've been doing basic tasks the machine is completely quiet and even when I was playing a game (albeit Cooking Dash :p) I didn't notice the fan. We'll see what happens when I boot up SC2 but I can't say I'm expecting the machine to be quiet. All in all everything seems normal.
     
  25. ChronoIMG macrumors regular

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    My 2007 MBP sounds like a helicopter under load so I doubt the new ones sound any worse. Heck, even at 2000rpm there is a slight hum that I can hear as I type this.
     

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