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  • kullerhamPster Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks a lot. There are a lot of points worth thinking about, e.g. waiting for the next MacBook-Upgrade and hoping that it gets LED-backlight and Santa Rosa. However, when buying computers, there's always something better for the same price only a few month later, so I don't know if waiting for that would make sense (and as the last upgrade is just a few weeks old, I guess there won't be another one within the next few months).

    I think in your case I wouldn't buy a new book as long as yours doesn't make much problems, except if it's not fast enough for what you want to do with it.
  • Reshad Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I just bought new lines of Macbook for my wife and have not had any whine issues yet!! Very silent like my PowerBook. And I even love the Magnetic latch which my MBP does not have!! Bummer!!
    But my new MBP is giving low pith whine to begin with and starts to go high up if I am doing anything intensive.
    I think Apple needs to sort out these whining issues quickly as other companies with Core 2 Duo processors laptops don't suffer from that whine issue!!
  • kullerhamPster Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    If I understand you right, the whine gets louder when you do something intensive? This seems to be something different, as the CPU-whining only occurs when the CPU is (more or less) idle - at least this is what most people report.
  • Reshad Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    The normal whine is still there. Suppose I am ripping DVDs on iMovie then whine will be louder with the fan noise as well. Then I can hear it from upstairs (Whine+Fan noise). The usual whine is only audible when the lappy is on my lap.
    But tell you what that is definitely not fan noise.

    I think MB and MBPs are very sophisticate design that is why they suffer from these whine issues. Apple has to cram all these into the tiny shells of MB and MBPs. But still no good excuse I guess.

    But hey the new Macbook I got is doing good so far.My Wife is loving it.
  • kullerhamPster Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    So I finally bought a new MacBook, which was delivered today. As it seems, it has (almost) no problems with whining, I only heard something like a whine when the battaries were fully charged, but it disappeared

    The only flaw I found so far is a little "deformation" on the left inner-side of the book - it looks more like a small scratch. No reason to send it back
  • Hari Trivedi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I got mine about a month ago and have the whining issue, which is very annoying. Running the mirror widget (or anything that switches on iSight) eliminates the noise by increasing CPU usage, but decreases battery life by about an hour. Not really an acceptable solution. I sent it into apple but got it back with the 'within spec' diagnosis as expected.
  • John P. Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
    If it helps, every Core Duo/Core 2 Duo machine we own whines...even my 3rd Gen Macbook.

    White Core Duo 2.0 Ghz Macbook -- Whine
    Black Core 2 Duo 2.16 Ghz Macbook -- Whine
    Core Duo 1.66 HP Pavilion -- Whine

    I only hear it if I lean-in and listen, otherwise it's perfectly fine.
  • fandris Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Then you can consider yourself lucky if you can only hear it when you lean in.
    In my case i can hear the whine from two-three meters from my computer and if i'm working with it it really gets on my nervs. i wish they would do something to remove it - so far no luck. my macbook is month and a half old.
  • kaloskagathos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I bought my MacBook in July 2007 (2.16 ghz white), and it whines.
    As far as mine is concerned, the problem is brought about by the Core 2 Duo. I installed Developer Tools with the Processor preference pane (you should find it if you perform a custom install of the devtools), which gives you the possibility of disabling the second core.
    Which is what I did, and the whine is almost gone. I also found out that a very silent whine is caused by my magsafe connector.
    Result: my MB is finally dead silent when running on battery power and with one core enabled (which also may extend your battery life). Guess I'll do so when I need to use it in very silent environment. Not a very witty solution but hope that helps!
  • Richard Armstrong Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi,

    Would you mind giving a little more information about installing the "Processor preference pane". I've never heard of it and can't seem to find options in the Developer Tools installation (even with a custom install)

    Thanks,

    Richard
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