Should I update my Macbook?

sikkinixx

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I just got my mb back from repair (3rd logic board, hopefully this time it works for good) anyway, I hve noticed something odd. I used it at school on my lap for about 30 minutes just surfing the web and such. But...the temperature according to CoreDuoTemp didn't go over 25 C the whole time. Now I am at home, got it plugged in and sitting on my iLap with music going, downloading stuff, surfing the web etc. and it hasn't gone over 20 C the whole time. It feels warm but not WARM like it was pre fix.

So I go to update and it says I need that SMC update again, and the 10.4.8 update. I don't know if I should! This is really quite nice and I don't want to upset whaetver is going on.

Is the SMC/10.4.8 update REALLY needed? or can I live without it? Although the laptop seems to be running a lot slower than before...more lag, things taking longer to boot up, etc.

(typing this its sitting at 15-19 C... seems really low...)
 

daze

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Just an opinion, but I imagine that the reason your computer is now less hot is not due to the software on it, and more a case of the new hardware. So if it was me, I would go ahead and update.
 
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sikkinixx

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daze said:
Just an opinion, but I imagine that the reason your computer is now less hot is not due to the software on it, and more a case of the new hardware. So if it was me, I would go ahead and update.
Maybe something is screwy with the CoreDuoTemp? This thing is hotter than 19 C but not as hot as it was. But anyway, I am just worried that the fan update (the SMC one) will cause it to go back to how it was.
 
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rmarasa

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The change would be due to the new logic board. The newer revisions fix some problems, and are all also cooler running. Should be fine to do the updates :)
 
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ITASOR

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The SMC update makes the fans run all the time (hence no moo from starting and stopping) so your MacBook will be even cooler after you do the update!
 
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joebells

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try holding down option command p and r when you are starting up and see if that helps
 
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