Mac Pro EFI firmware update 1.2

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  1. slicedbread macrumors regular

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    just checked software update.

    downloading now.

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  2. foo10 macrumors newbie

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    There's also more updates out.

    About Xserve EFI Firmware Update 1.0
    This update is recommended for all Xserve users and improves the performance and reliability of Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/xserveefifirmwareupdate10.html

    About MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.4
    This update improves the performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and fixes issues with Boot Camp for MacBook Pro computers.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macbookproefifirmwareupdate14.html

    About MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.1
    This update improves the performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and fixes issues with Boot Camp for MacBook computers.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macbookefifirmwareupdate11.html

    About Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2
    This EFI Firmware Update fixes several fan behavior and Boot Camp issues on Mac Pro computers.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macproefifirmwareupdate12.html

    About iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.2
    This update improves the performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and fixes issues with Boot Camp for iMac computers.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/imacefifirmwareupdate12.html

    About Firmware Restoration CD 1.4
    The Firmware Restoration CD can restore the firmware of an Intel-based Macintosh computer.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/firmwarerestorationcd14.html

    About Numbers 1.0.1
    This update primarily addresses issues with tables and performance.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/numbers101.html

    About Pages 3.0.1
    This update primarily addresses issues with change tracking and performance.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/pages301.html

    About Keynote 4.0.1
    This update primarily addresses issues with builds and performance.
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/keynote401.html
     
  3. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Sweet. I knew this was coming sooner or later.

    Going to update now.
     
  4. slicedbread thread starter macrumors regular

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    Code:
    This update is for Mac Pro computers with Intel processors only.
    
    Note: Print or write down these instructions before you begin the update.
    
    To update the firmware on your Intel-based Mac Pro:
    
    1. Quit all other open applications.
    
    2. Click Shut Down in the Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update window and wait for your computer to shut down.
    
    3. Press and hold the power button on your Mac Pro until the status light flashes repeatedly or you hear a long tone, then release the power button.
    
    A status bar indicates the progress of the update.
    
    Important: Do not interrupt the update.
    
    Your computer restarts automatically when the update is completed and opens the Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update.
    
    4. Click OK, if the firmware is now up-to-date.
    
    If these instructions appear on your screen again, the firmware update was not successful. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4.
    
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    dang there are tons of updates today. including iPhone
     
  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Just updated it. Seksy.

    The Windows logo now looks fine! It doesn't stutter or give a garbled image anymore.

    I still can't go back to Windows if I restart from Windows. Also the bluetooth issue is not fixed.

    We must be very close to Leopard, it seems.
     
  7. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Hmm I think the new update crapped on my Windows partition. I can't get into Windows properly anymore.

    What's wrong with you Apple? Don't you test the updates before releasing???
     
  8. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Anyone notice whether or not this fixes the burst of fans when powering-on or waking from sleep-mode?

    (I used to be able to quietly turn my Mac Pro on in the middle of the night WITHOUT waking the entire house - before the last fan-control firmware 'update'!) :(

    EDIT: Nope!
     
  9. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    nope it did not.... but it did eject my optical drive tray....:confused:
     
  10. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Put it back in again shortly afterwards though. I seem to recall the last update did the same thing.
     
  11. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Just completed all updates here as well .. thankfully no problems .. :)
     
  12. numkem macrumors newbie

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    Just did the upgrade, everything seemed fine till i wanted to reboot to windows. There, black screen, nothing showing and the computer doesnt seem to do anything, after a little while, on of the drivers spins-up and strat ready i assume than the computer reboot itself.

    Tried to do a repair and same things happen. Seem to be a problem with bootcamp itself, is there a way to fix this? Any ideas? Or we'll have to wait for leopard...
     
  13. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    My system has always done this. It had nothing to do with the last update....do you have an x1900 because i think that is what makes the noise. From what i have heard its before the OS X controls (and or the EFI controls) kick in to control the fans it goes into a "safe" mode.
     
  14. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone opdated with Raid´s??
    Encountered what kind of problems?
     
  15. slughead macrumors 68040

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    I haven't tested bootcamp yet

    If Apple fried my Windows I'ma be pissed
     
  16. numkem macrumors newbie

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    Mine doesn't work anymore but i think its more in the way that the EFI doesnt run the BIOS part that make Boot camp working, your partition will still be fine, it just wont boot in the worst case, like mine.

    Hope everything is fixed before leopard.
     
  17. dkoralek macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I can use parallels to boot of my boot camp drive, but I can't use it through bootcamp (hangs during the windows logo screen).

    cheers.
     
  18. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Just an update, all is working fine now under Windows.

    I just remembered that I added the /3GB and /PAE switches in boot.ini, and before the EFI update, Windows didn't care about it and ignored it. But now those switches were active and cause system problems. I removed them both by editing the boot.ini file from within OSX, rebooted into Windows and all is great.

    The major issue that I saw fixed was the crazy flickering during the Windows boot screen, and now my memory says 1.99 instead of 1.98? That's about it.
     
  19. numkem macrumors newbie

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    My problem is the screen goes completely black and at some point my lcds will go in standby. I tried at least 8 different OS, from XP to Vista, Linux and even Solaris. The update went successfull, no problem whatso ever beside that.

    Do you have the 1900XT?
     
  20. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I have the ATI card, check my sig.

    As far as your problem...have you tried going into save mode? Once you hit the Windows icon from the OS select menu, start hitting F8 until you get the Windows boot menu. Choose safe mode and see if there are any problems that you can fix from there and if it boots at all.
     
  21. numkem macrumors newbie

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    I wish i could see something, like i said my monitor doesnt get any signal and go into sleep mode after few seconds, the video card doesnt seem to get anything out.
     
  22. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Mine is not working? I get the "click shutdown" screen, but when I do, it just shutsdown. I have to press the button to get it back on, and then the update screen comes back up.

    Any ideas?
     
  23. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    When turning on the machine you have to hold down the power button until it blinks or makes a beeping noise and it will begin doing the firmware update.
     
  24. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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  25. stillinger macrumors newbie

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    What does the update actually DO?

    I can't seem to find a more specific list of fixes / changes with this one.

    I'm specifically interested in whether or not it fixed the automatic fan speed control that didn't seem to be working at all in Windows.

    I've had to do some pretty janky workarounds to get the fans to actually cool the darn thing enough for me to play a game or two. :)
     

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