New firmware update

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gallinger, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. gallinger macrumors regular

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    I just installed the new firmware update for my mac pro about 1 minute ago. just lettin people know.
     
  2. eMagine macrumors regular

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    thanks, updating now.
     
  3. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    forgive me for asking...

    how do u update? my first mac was purchased last week.
     
  4. gallinger thread starter macrumors regular

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    click on the apple and go to software update, then just do what it tells u to do.
     
  5. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    thanks that what i thought.. everything is so simple its hard to believe.
     
  6. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    Just got mine for my MBP and am installing now...
     
  7. ender78 macrumors 6502

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    Updates are for the entire Intel Mac line. I have updated my Macbook Pro. Could this have anything to do with Vista ? Is Vista RTM compatible with BootCamp ?
     
  8. rob5 macrumors regular

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    When did you get your machine? I'm seeing the firmware update in Software Update... it updates the boom ROM to MP11.005C.B04, mine is currently B01

     
  10. rob5 macrumors regular

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    I got my machine last Wednesday. I checked and it looks like it came with the updated firmware.
     
  11. daveporter macrumors regular

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    The update installed on my Mac Pro without a hitch.

    Being a new Mac user I am always amazed that things just seem to happen correctly on the Mac...that was rarely the case with my PCs running Windows.

    Things like firmware updates still cause me to pause but I am finally starting to lose my fear of installing software and firmware. After many, many years of "what to hel- happened this time" software and firmware installs it will take some time for the apprehension to disappear.

    Dave
     
  12. richpjr macrumors 68020

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    I could not get it to install using update. When I downloaded it manually and installed it, things worked fine. I have seen other reports of people reporting this problem as well.
     
  13. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Is there any more specific article on what exactly this update does/fixes/implements? The description I saw was delightfully vague.
     
  14. Fredou51 macrumors regular

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    Didn't test it in bootcamp myself but apparently the problem with the Mac Pro + x1900XT + ACD 23" + Bootcamp is solved so that's good.

    Frederic
     
  15. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    God I love it, thanks for the chuckle!!!!

    :D ;)
     
  16. knome macrumors 6502

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    after i installed it i noticed windows now supports my monitor during boot up and i also noticed that it causes my computer to freeze during the startup chime.
     
  17. macMonte macrumors newbie

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    I lost my bootup chime after updating the firmware, what's up with that? did this happen to anyone else?
     
  18. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Even so Dave... I've read some horror stories in the Mac world as well. It's usually a good idea to wait a couple of days after any update release before installing it to see if users are finding anything major wrong with it.
     
  19. theblotted macrumors regular

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    ditto
     
  20. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    What problem? Tearing in 3d rendering?
     
  21. daveporter macrumors regular

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    Your welcome! :)

    Dave
     
  22. daveporter macrumors regular

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    I was a Mac user from the Lisa days, through the Mac Plus, through the first color Macs up until 1995 (I think that was back in OS 7 days. I made the move to PCs at that time because AutoCad was no longer being developed for the Mac.

    My impression was that Mac OS 7 was only slightly more reliable than Windows 95 at that time. However, OSX is a whole new ball game. OSX, being a flavor of Unix, is in my opinion much more robust and stable than Windows XP. So far, for the couple of months that I have been using a Mac Pro and OSX, I have not encountered ANY issues. This is important to me since I have been installing quite a lot of software and adding a lot of hardware.

    Not having to deal with viruses, trojans, spy ware, etc. was the icing on the cake for me.

    So, at least for me, the Apple commercials are spot on the money. Also, since the number of PC converts seems to be increasing daily (as evidenced by the new Mac users which are PC converts showing up here in this forum) I'm not alone.

    I agree that waiting to see what others experience with a firmware update may be a good idea, however, at least so far, I trust that this time of update will "just work." Guess I may be burned one of these days; I will just have to wait and see. :D

    Thanks for your comments though, I do appreciate any information anyone has to offer this new Mac user.

    Dave
     
  23. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I've never had any problems with updates. I just figure you might as well let the other people be the guinea pig. :)
     
  24. daveIT macrumors member

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    Just a tip...

    Most of you probably know this...

    I had my Mac Pro on for several days (installing, uninstalling crap moving tons of files from old computer) and tried to install the new firmware. Well, it hung up while it was trying to shutdown and I ended up having to power it off. I booted it back up and luckily, it prompted to install the firmware again.

    So just some tips for some of you...

    1. Backup up your stuff! I moved all the stuff to my iMac prior to install

    2. Have that firmware reset utility burned or on another computer - I had it on the iMac ready to burn

    3. Reboot your machine so it's fresh for the firmware update.

    Good luck!
     

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