QuietMBP
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Quiets CPU noise in MacBook Pro.   Free
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QuietMBP quiets CPU noise in MacBook Pro.

While this application is running it prevents the system from becoming "too idle," by volunteering to do meaningless work when nothing else is going on. This keeps the CPU whine quiet.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • MacBook Pro







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HARTG5 commented on 20 May 2006
Maybe if you turn on the apache server, MySQL or something like that would have the system busy, but less than a 1 or 2%.. just guessing, i dont own a mbp
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whoisjay commented on 20 May 2006
No this issue was not fixed by the latest SMC firmware update. I really don't see how this app can be any better than having Photo Booth minimized.

QuietMBP uses between 7-10% of the CPU to achieve quiet, whereas Photo Booth only uses 1.8%.
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mdamli tipped on 20 May 2006
Remove the dock icon and add a shortcut key to open the preferences (the slider with the notes).

Part of the idea with removing the noise is to make it as if the whine simply wasn't there.

The program did work, though, although having something use 7-12% CPU constantly isn't my favourite resolution, but it works.

Partly funny to drag the slider left and right, listening to how the whine accellerates and slow down.
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veggiedude commented on 20 May 2006
Wouldn't doing something actually useful like running SETI@home or looking for a cure for cancer in the background have the same effect?
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dchammer replied on 20 May 2006
Thats a good point....
maybe a very worthwhile one too.
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HARTG5 replied on 20 May 2006
Using Folding at home would be a good option to end with the whine sound. But then the heat is going to be a REAL problem. Just think of the MBP running at 100% ALL the time...

I dont know if there is any client that let you adjust the % used... Im sure Increase doesnt.
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ulfhednar replied on 20 May 2006
Anyone have any suggestions for just such a program?
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HARTG5 replied on 20 May 2006
If you dont care about the heat that can make being at 100% all time i recommend you to get "InCrease", you dont even know when its running, very good one for F@H. (only for rosseta, but i think they are working on the Univ version right now)

You can get it here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16999

And if anyone want to join my folding team, the number is 49179. ;-)
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ulfhednar replied on 20 May 2006
Sounds good. But I would prefer a Universal. Any other ideas? I think this subject could be a tread in itself. The problem of the whining processor is hell for me, as a writer I need a quiet room.
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HARTG5 replied on 20 May 2006
If you make the right configuration even in emulation you can get good results folding. team macosx has a web site pretty cool with info
http://teammacosx.homeunix.com/
Look at the forum, im sure you will find something. ;)

AS i said outside too, try to run the apache server included in OSX. I dont know if that would work... but it can be running all the time
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harpastum commented on 20 May 2006
Was this issue fixed in the firmware update that was released recently by apple?
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Downloads:13,459
Version Downloads:13,457
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:19 May 2006
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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QuietMBP quiets CPU noise in MacBook Pro.

While this application is running it prevents the system from becoming "too idle," by volunteering to do meaningless work when nothing else is going on. This keeps the CPU whine quiet.


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