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Do the new macbooks have a CPU whine?

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Forestman Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
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Aug 3, 2007 8:38 PM
Hi,
I have read about the whine. Does it affect all/most of the MBs, or just some? It it louder in some than others?
Thank you
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  • aqua*star Level 4 Level 4 (1,295 points)
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    Aug 3, 2007 8:44 PM (in response to Forestman)
    the new ones? yesss. not as bad as the first gen though - I've had both and the first gen was definitely louder. but yes, the new ones have it too.
    Goijus BlackBook C2D 2.16, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.10), G1 Black 2GB Nano, and an old iMac G3 233 Rev. A - OS 9.2.2, 96MB RAM
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Aug 3, 2007 10:17 PM (in response to Forestman)
    It can't be any louder than your eMac's fan!

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  • lazypilot Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Aug 3, 2007 10:22 PM (in response to Forestman)
    Got mine in Feb. No whine.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.9), White MB 2.0 Ghz core 2 duo, 2 GB ram, 160 GB hd.
  • no_read_no_write Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
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    Aug 4, 2007 5:39 AM (in response to Forestman)
    Some have it some don't.... depends on the oem manufacturer of apple (which they don't approve of having it discussed here)

    Mostly its quiet... unless on youtubes or full flash related websites.
    mac mini 1.25 ppc 1gig ram:: macbook c2d 2ghz 1gb ram, pentium 4@2.4ghz 768mb ram
  • aqua*star Level 4 Level 4 (1,295 points)
    It can't be any louder than your eMac's fan!


    Point taken, my friend's eMac completely drowns out the whine from my own MacBook. :P
    Goijus BlackBook C2D 2.16, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.10), G1 Black 2GB Nano, and an old iMac G3 233 Rev. A - OS 9.2.2, 96MB RAM
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    Aug 4, 2007 7:12 PM (in response to Forestman)
    I have never heard of CPU whine. What exactly is CPU whine?

    Prof.
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  • aqua*star Level 4 Level 4 (1,295 points)
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    Aug 4, 2007 7:31 PM (in response to Prof.)
    It's an incredibly annoying sound that the Intel Core [2] Duo processors make when they're idle. It's just a high-pitched whine.
    Goijus BlackBook C2D 2.16, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.10), G1 Black 2GB Nano, and an old iMac G3 233 Rev. A - OS 9.2.2, 96MB RAM
  • Prof. Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
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    Aug 4, 2007 7:48 PM (in response to aqua*star)
    Oh. My C2D doesn't whine; at least I've never heard any whining. However, my MB doesn't have much to whine about.

    Prof.
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  • WillyB_UT Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 5, 2007 2:31 PM (in response to Prof.)
    Both my Core Duo as my Core 2 Duo do whine...

    most guys just don't hear it due that they are to old (sorry). Ask young guys/girls (up till 25 you can hear these frequencies).
    Choose
  • Prof. Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
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    Aug 5, 2007 3:28 PM (in response to WillyB_UT)
    I am NOT old, I'm eighteen.

    Prof.
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  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Aug 5, 2007 4:12 PM (in response to Prof.)
    Some people have more sensitive hearing than others. When I repaired televisions back in the 70's, a lot of high voltage transformers in TVs gave off a high-frequency vibration that would bother a lot of customers--young and old.

    So, if you hear a whine, look at the bright side, you have great hearing!

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    No, my MacBook does not whine.

    My iMac G5 has an almost impercepable whine, which I never noticed until I tried really hard to listen for it.

    Some people are also very neurotic about noises, whereas others will not be conscious of the same noise, even if they can hear it they don't consciously notice it. I live with the neurotic type, that's how I know, haha.
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  • aqua*star Level 4 Level 4 (1,295 points)
    I'm a kid (younger than Prof and older than my little sister, if that's a hint) and I can hear a lot of electronic stuff. TVs make an awful sound to me, muted or unmuted - even when they're off I can hear them buzzing a teeny bit, so you can imagine how bad the whine is to me. I can even hear my friend's iPod whining sometimes (if it's really loud to her) - and she can hear her dad's hard drives spinning up from across her house all the time. Not fun for either of us :/
    Goijus BlackBook C2D 2.16, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.10), G1 Black 2GB Nano, and an old iMac G3 233 Rev. A - OS 9.2.2, 96MB RAM
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