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makkystyle
Feb 2, 2003, 06:44 AM
Just wanted to let all you PM users know there is now a firmware update to address fan issues of mirror-doored G4's:

"Power Mac G4 Firmware Update 4.4.8 improves fan control behavior and
reduces high speed fan cycling when running in Mac OS 9."

You can get it here:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120186

Now if they will only fix the power adapter problem on my PB!!!

teabgs
Feb 2, 2003, 09:13 AM
hate to break it to you but I installed that in november ;)

Dont Hurt Me
Feb 2, 2003, 09:24 AM
I think he was just trying to help those duallies out there that were not aware.

MrMacMan
Feb 2, 2003, 10:51 AM
Yeah people were still annoyied after they installed that.

teabgs
Feb 2, 2003, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by MrMacman
Yeah people were still annoyied after they installed that.

it only helps when running in OS9. Which I never do. So, my shizzle is always loud. But she's fast, so I dont mind too much :D

Dont Hurt Me
Feb 2, 2003, 12:55 PM
accelerate your mac has some good posts and ideas for fan noise reduction for those who are using those wind tunnels! Just thought i'd mention.

makkystyle
Feb 2, 2003, 02:11 PM
That firmware was listed on the Apple Developer Connection e-mail dated January 31st, 2003 under Hardware as the following:

[4] New Releases: Power Mac G4 Firmware Update 4.4.8

Power Mac G4 Firmware Update 4.4.8 improves fan control behavior and
reduces high speed fan cycling when running in Mac OS 9.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120186

Are you sure it's not a different firmware update, I can't believe that the developer connection would only be finding out about it now!! As I said originally though, I'm a PB user so I'm not familiar with all the PM updates.

teabgs
Feb 2, 2003, 02:14 PM
Well, thats when I downloaded it. I even checked to see if there was a new one....but there wasn't. Only things there for me are the Airport update (no airport) and iMovie (Final Cut).

So, thats all I know.