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Message #1 - Posted 2003/08/06 - Tim Gowen

My iMac is fanning itself constantly in this heat. I can hear it, which is unusual. Anyone else?

Tim

Tim Gowen

Message #2 - Posted 2003/08/06 - Clive Sweeting

On 6/8/03 17:27, in article 20030806172740346+0100@news.demon.co.uk, Tim Gowen wrote:

My iMac is fanning itself constantly in this heat. I can hear it, which is unusual. Anyone else?

Yes mu PBG4/550 is driving me effing mental. I seriuosly consdering flogging it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Message #3 - Posted 2003/08/06 - PeterD

Clive Sweeting wrote:

On 6/8/03 17:27, in article 20030806172740346+0100@news.demon.co.uk, Tim Gowen wrote:

My iMac is fanning itself constantly in this heat. I can hear it, which is unusual. Anyone else?

Yes mu PBG4/550 is driving me effing mental. I seriuosly consdering flogging it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Happy to report my PBG4/400 is cool as a cucumber, only fired up the fan once today when a big file was copying across Airport.

Pd

Message #4 - Posted 2003/08/06 - Jon B

Clive Sweeting wrote:

On 6/8/03 17:27, in article 20030806172740346+0100@news.demon.co.uk, Tim Gowen wrote:

My iMac is fanning itself constantly in this heat. I can hear it, which is unusual. Anyone else?

Yes mu PBG4/550 is driving me effing mental. I seriuosly consdering flogging it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Don't the new ones are very noisy, on mains after about an hour the fan kicks in and is as loud as a mirror door G4, I suspect a tad louder.

Jon
jon.bradbury@btinternet.com

Message #5 - Posted 2003/08/07 - SM

Jon B wrote:

it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Don't the new ones are very noisy, on mains after about an hour the fan kicks in and is as loud as a mirror door G4, I suspect a tad louder.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Fucking 'ell - really?

Stuart

http://www.sundog.co.uk - cut that out to reply

Message #6 - Posted 2003/08/07 - Jon B

SM wrote:

Jon B wrote:

it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Don't the new ones are very noisy, on mains after about an hour the fan kicks in and is as loud as a mirror door G4, I suspect a tad louder.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Fucking 'ell - really?

Afriad so, when the talk of a fan on the iBooks came out I didn't know what people were on about as I'd only used works 500/600 mhz iBooks and never ever heard the fan even when it had been on all day at a conference we were doing.

The 800mhz fan kicks in after about an hours light surfing when on mains power (never on battery) and it is very loud. Higher pitched and more shrilish than the G4 imo (and I'm sat next to the latter)

Jon
jon.bradbury@btinternet.com

Message #7 - Posted 2003/08/07 - Clive Sweeting

On 6/8/03 23:56, in article 1fzan9d.18j2in7l3e6wmN%jon.bradburyusenetspam@btinternet.com, Jon B wrote:

Yes mu PBG4/550 is driving me effing mental. I seriuosly consdering flogging it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Don't the new ones are very noisy, on mains after about an hour the fan kicks in and is as loud as a mirror door G4, I suspect a tad louder.

Just to clarify; you're saying the iBooks are now fanning a the time? Bloody hell. The 700 and 800 Mhz ones I've sold have been nice and quiet...

Message #8 - Posted 2003/08/07 - Martin Linkalter

jon.bradburyusenetspam@btinternet.com (Jon B) wrote in message news:<1fzan9d.18j2in7l3e6wmN%jon.bradburyusenetspam@btinternet.com>...

Don't the new ones are very noisy, on mains after about an hour the fan kicks in and is as loud as a mirror door G4, I suspect a tad louder.

The main fan on my PB G4/800 only kicks in when I'm playing games or doing a lot of 100% CPU work. During ordinary use I can barely hear it at all.

Message #9 - Posted 2003/08/07 - Flavio Matani

PeterD wrote:

Clive Sweeting wrote:

On 6/8/03 17:27, in article 20030806172740346+0100@news.demon.co.uk, Tim Gowen wrote:

My iMac is fanning itself constantly in this heat. I can hear it, which is unusual. Anyone else?

Yes mu PBG4/550 is driving me effing mental. I seriuosly consdering flogging it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Happy to report my PBG4/400 is cool as a cucumber, only fired up the fan once today when a big file was copying across Airport.

well today at about 2 pm my PB12 was running that fan all the time; unplugged it to take it with me when i was going out and it was so hot that i couldn't keep it in my hands....

flavio matani
guitar tuition and performing homepage.mac.com/flavio_matani/guitar/

Message #10 - Posted 2003/08/07 - Jon B

Clive Sweeting wrote:

On 6/8/03 23:56, in article 1fzan9d.18j2in7l3e6wmN%jon.bradburyusenetspam@btinternet.com, Jon B wrote:

Yes mu PBG4/550 is driving me effing mental. I seriuosly consdering flogging it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Don't the new ones are very noisy, on mains after about an hour the fan kicks in and is as loud as a mirror door G4, I suspect a tad louder.

Just to clarify; you're saying the iBooks are now fanning a the time? Bloody hell. The 700 and 800 Mhz ones I've sold have been nice and quiet...

Yep, its an 800mhz iBook combo I'm using, after an hour or so the fan will kick in like bloody o and stay on for quite some time. I've done a google and it seems most people reporting fan noise are owners of the later models.

So just to be on the safe side I'm just setting up a new 800 cd iBook and I've put the combo next to it, as soon as net restore has finished its stuff on the former, I'll run them both side by side [1] and see if its a fault with the latter, or it is the later models get hot more. I'll report back......

[1] Actually I'm going to put a CD in both and ask iTunes to play it on repeat, should keep them both active then :)

Jon
jon.bradbury@btinternet.com

Message #11 - Posted 2003/08/07 - Jon B

Yes mu PBG4/550 is driving me effing mental. I seriuosly consdering flogging it and getting a iBook just to shut it up.

Don't the new ones are very noisy, on mains after about an hour the fan kicks in and is as loud as a mirror door G4, I suspect a tad louder.

Just to clarify; you're saying the iBooks are now fanning a the time? Bloody hell. The 700 and 800 Mhz ones I've sold have been nice and quiet...

Yep, its an 800mhz iBook combo I'm using, after an hour or so the fan will kick in like bloody o and stay on for quite some time. I've done a google and it seems most people reporting fan noise are owners of the later models.

So just to be on the safe side I'm just setting up a new 800 cd iBook and I've put the combo next to it, as soon as net restore has finished its stuff on the former, I'll run them both side by side [1] and see if its a fault with the latter, or it is the later models get hot more. I'll report back......

[1] Actually I'm going to put a CD in both and ask iTunes to play it on repeat, should keep them both active then :)

Right just been running them both for over an hour and a half now. Both iBooks are 800mhz with 384mb ram. I've swapped the combo's ram for a stick of new Kingston Value ram from the no name that was in to eliminate that. Both are running 10.2.6 (though the combo started with 10.2.1). Used iTunes as it's very processor intensive esp when you have visuals turned on.

Within 25mins the combo iBooks fan has been audibly spinning up and down and has not stopped, and its quite shrillish. The CD iBook has been spinning its fan but not to an audible level, and both machines are running pretty much the same temperature as far as I can tell by touch. They've both been running for around an hour and a half or more. So maybe our iBook is at fault, suspect maybe the bearing on the fan may be buggered causing the whining noise, I'll talk to the suppliers week after next about getting it fixed.

Jon
jon.bradbury@btinternet.com

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