I view flash programs on you tube one at a time maybe 4 minutes and the fan makes a lot of noise. RPM at 5400. No other apps open at all. Bought this unit 2 days ago at an Apple Reseller here. Why does this fan make such noise? thanks marv
Because Flash sucks on the Mac. The fan noise is perfectly normal (if you can call it that) when viewing Flash files - it's probably the only time you'll ever hear them.
My new MBAir does the same thing, so does my 3 year old MBPro, and 6 year old MacPro. The only time I hear fans on any of them are when I view Flash files on the web. I actually removed Flash on the Air, but since I use Google Chrome as my browser, it's built-in.
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Truthfully what is more important the ram or more hard drive space in the MBA 11inch? thanks
Like NG said, two entirely different things. If you lack HD space, then that is important, but unless the HD is near full that won't affect performance.
If you mean performance, speed, that would be RAM, but only if you have a lot of apps open at once.
Try this, after running the machine for a while under conditions you normally run it, with all the apps you would usually have running open, launch Terminal and type in top then hit Return. I'm not saying launch every app you might ever use, just what's open under normal use.
You'll see a line about 5 or 6 lines down that says something like PhysMem: 179M wired, 787M active, 315M inactive, 1281M used, 766M free. How much is free? You can copy and paste the line into your response here.
The next line will say something like VM: 52G vsize, 443M framework vsize, 648926(0) pageins, 82225(0) pageouts. How many pageins and pageouts?
Report back after doing all of that and we'll go from there.
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