PowerMac G4 Firmware Update - FAN TROUBLE FIXED

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by makkystyle, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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!!!
     
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    teabgs

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    hate to break it to you but I installed that in november ;)
     
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    I think he was just trying to help those duallies out there that were not aware.
     
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    Yeah people were still annoyied after they installed that.
     
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    teabgs

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    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
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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    teabgs

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    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.
     

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