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Apple Releases EFI Firmware Updates

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Apple released a number of EFI Firmware Updates for the iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro and Xserve today.

The update describes various fixes including

- Improves performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo Processors (iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro)
- Improves performance and reliability of Dual-Core Intel Xeon Procesors (Xserve)
- Fixes issues with Boot Camp (iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro)
- Fixes fan behavior (Mac Pro)


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mainstreetmark

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- Fixes "my battery charger quit working and, so, the MB must be plugged in at all times?" -- probably not
- Fixes "my screen perpetually thinks it's closed, and requires an external monitor, or risk falling asleep?" -- probably not
- Fixes "I installed a ridiculous aftermarket antenna booster, and now my blackbook is dying?" -- probably not.
- Fixes "My iPhone wants a clickwheel?" -- probably not.
 
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wrldwzrd89

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Looking at this page, it appears that almost every single Intel-powered Mac got a firmware update today... whoever said Apple is busy churning out updates was right.
 
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Xeem

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Has anyone run any benchmarks yet to see just how much (if any) of a performance increase there is?
 
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overcast

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Note in log: 4th week of September is Apple's Christmas :)

Improves performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

Interesting. How can my 2.1GHz iMac increase in performance with an EFI update?
Well since EFI/BIOS is the interface between the platform and the OS, that would make sense, yes?
 
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kevo0822

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This update includes SR MBPs right? It seems like it should, but Software Update only listed the iWork updates... Maybe I'll restart and see if it makes a difference.
 
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Bad Paper

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hmm. I have had problems with my Macbook thinking "hmm, now that I'm asleep, I should just reboot. I bet Bad Paper would really thank me."

Don't know whether this update will fix this problem, but my instinct from years of fixing Winders machines tells me that it's a hardware problem, so here's to crossed fingers.
 
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ansalmo

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Nothing showing in up in my iMac's software updateother than the iLife and iWork stuff.
 
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Darkroom

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i never had any problems with my iMac Core 2, but maybe 4 times in the past year the CPU fan would suddenly speed up to 5000rpm (from it's normal 1200rpm) and its really loud... it never lasted long, maybe it took a minute to slowly spin down to it's normal state of 1200rpm... anyway, does anyone know why it has done this? when this happened i was never running any intensive apps, and once i wasn't running anything...
 
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kitki83

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Does this fix the USB HD problems people had, where it would not read, or did but freeze the system until you yank out the USB HD.
 
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cavemonkey50

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My 15-inch SR MBP didn't see the firmware update, so I manually downloaded it. The installer reported the update wasn't needed, so perhaps all SR MBPs don't need the update. Has any SR MBP owner been able to install the update?
 
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