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Macbook Air - completely silent

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Hello,

 

I own a 13" Air for a month now. It's my first Mac. I never heard any fan noise, or any noise at all actually. Is this normal ? Shouldn't the fans work sometimes ?

 

Thx for any input :)

post #2 of 6
The fan should only come on when the processor gets hot. If you run Cinebench CPU benchmark a few times, you should hear the fan ramping up:

http://www.maxon.net/?id=1258
post #3 of 6
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Thx a lot for the help and sorry for the delay in answering. I have installed a little app that shows the temperature and it's never hot. I guess it's why the fan is not working (or too slowly to notice anyway).

 

I'm really glad to have bought this machine. I somewhat regret my ipad retina screen but everything else is better in the Air. Pity I have to keep a big Dell to play games, I'd love to gently push Microsoft out of my life.

post #4 of 6

If you use i stat pro that is a good app to see what is happening with your computer.
 

post #5 of 6

Newer MacBook Airs are generally pretty silent, unless you are using them for intensive applications. I've had mine for a month now and it is truly a "next generation" notebook, love it! 

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." IBM Chairman Thomas Watson, 1943....I think Watson was SLIGHTLY wrong on that one
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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." IBM Chairman Thomas Watson, 1943....I think Watson was SLIGHTLY wrong on that one
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Yes, it's great :) It's been a while I'm using iOS stuff but I never own a Mac. My roommate has an iMac since 2007 or 2008 which is still working flawlessly. At the time I used to teased him about the price he paid but the truth is I've had 3 PCs since...

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