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New Macbook CPU Whine? Wasn't this MBP only?

1379 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2007 12:38 PM by Gabriel_W RSS
MiguelF03 Calculating status...
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May 29, 2007 11:05 AM
I bought my updated macbook last week (Black, C2D 2.16 Ghz, 2GB Ram) and I noticed that the CPU whine that bothered me so much in my macbook pro is on my macbook as well!

The photobooth trick works.. but I wish this could just be eliminated once and for all..

Any suggestions? And does anyone else have it?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • John P. Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
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    May 29, 2007 12:01 PM (in response to MiguelF03)
    All MB's and MBP's do it, as does my Core Duo PC (HP Pavilion DV1000). It's just how all Core-based chips operate.
    Black C2D Macbook 13", Mac OS X (10.4.9), 14" HP Pavilion DV1000 CoreDuo XP SP2 iPod 30GB 5.5Gen
  • Gabriel_W Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2007 12:22 PM (in response to MiguelF03)
    I agree with Juan
    My wife's MB C2D second gen 2.0 does that and my new MB C2D 2.16 does that too. They both have the same pitch, sound and bahaviour. What is interesting I didn't noticed that with my wife's, but become aware of it right away with my MB. It was in a quiet room. It is noticable when MB is connected to charger and processor is idle (like the log in screen) it stops after a while of doing nothing, but the slightest touch of track pad invokes it.

    HAving said that it is not an issue for me. I though it will, but in normal operation I don't even notice it.
    MacBook C2D, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Gonchi23 Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2007 2:16 PM (in response to MiguelF03)
    I have this problem too, I bought my MB in April and in the first week starts to do this electric static, buzzing, whine noise near the magsafe, and with the magsafe conected its loudly

    In the tecnical support they change everything (logic, dc-in, lcd, inverter, etc etc) and the problem persist, so they changed for a new one, and this has the same problem

    Apple must do something, this noise isn't normal
    I didn't find any solution yet, but i will find it, i hope so.......

    Pd: sory for my english, Im from Argentina
    Macbook Black Core 2 Duo, 1gb, 120gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Gonchi23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2007 2:18 PM (in response to MiguelF03)
    I have this problem too, I bought my MB in April and in the first week starts to do this electric static, buzzing, whine noise near the magsafe, and with the magsafe conected its loudly

    In the tecnical support they change everything (logic, dc-in, lcd, inverter, etc etc) and the problem persist, so they changed for a new one, and this has the same problem

    Apple must do something, this noise isn't normal
    I didn't find any solution yet, but i will find it, i hope so.......

    Pd: sory for my english, Im from Argentina
    Macbook Black Core 2 Duo, 1gb, 120gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Gabriel_W Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 29, 2007 2:37 PM (in response to Gonchi23)
    The CPU whine comes from W, E, S, D keys area, this where it is located. I don't think you can do anything about it now. It doesn't bother me personally. I everyday use I don't notice it.
    MacBook C2D, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Gonchi23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2007 4:50 PM (in response to Gabriel_W)
    So you don't bother pay $1500 for a defective product, because this noise isn't normal. If you can live with that, good for you....
    But for me this is unacceptable, and it's doesn't matter if you use every day, one hour or a minute, the noise doesn't be there. I didn't buy a MB with noise, because when you read the descripcion you will not find an item like : the macbook makes a noise or don't use the MB in a silent ambient because of a noise...

    Sory if im agressive, but im very annoyed with Apple
    Macbook Black Core 2 Duo, 1gb, 120gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Gonchi23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2007 9:12 PM (in response to MiguelF03)
    Check this aplicattion: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22091

    The aplicattion is ShhMBP, bye bye noise!!!!!
    Now my macbook is silent like a baby, beatyful

    Saludos desde Argentina.....
    Macbook Black Core 2 Duo, 1gb, 120gb, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • tcdm1972 Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    May 30, 2007 12:54 AM (in response to Gonchi23)
    I have covered this topic extensively for close to 1 year now. I've come to a conclusion that all MacBooks exhibit this problem to some degree. I've had my Logic Board exchanged in hopes to get rid of the problem - but no way - its still here.

    I've learned to deal with it in the following manner:

    1. I'm rarely in a completely quiet rooms - so in most cases I dont get bothered by the noise
    2. If I need to work in a quiet room - I use the Photobooth trick (force quit Photobooth - put comp to sleep - wake it up)
    3. I got Windows XP on bootcamp - I do most of my websurfing with the new Internet Explorer - and as most of you know - the CPU doesn't whine under Windows.

    The fact that CPU whine is completly eliminated when using Windows Xp means that the whole problem could be solved with a simple patch from Apple. However - Apple will not release any such patch until more people complain directly to them.
    MacBook Core Duo 2.0GHz Black, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Gabriel_W Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 30, 2007 12:38 PM (in response to Gonchi23)
    Well, I am aware of that application, but it doesn't do anything else but keeps your CPU busy all the time. I would not be comfortable with warmer CPU and lower battery life.
    MacBook C2D, Mac OS X (10.4.9)

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