Still Have not updated firmware. Should I?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cfs, May 28, 2008.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Hi Forum,

    I biught an Imac 20" 2.0 in Feb. of 2008. So far it has worked like a charm. I have done all the software updates except for the EFI Firmware Update. I am a bit nervouse about doing it. Do I really need it if my computer is running top notch?

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    In my experience EFI updates have made my MBP (running top-notch) even more so. I install them without a second thought (making sure to read the directions - updating the EFI on an Intel Mac is a bit different from most other updates).

    That said, a few people have experienced issues after updating their EFI, but these are a tiny minority.
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    If you do apply the EFI firmware update, follow the instructions EXACTLY.

    But, I'm an old computer hardware tech and go by the premise "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    Sorry wrldwzrd89, I'm not trying to step on your toes. This is just my opinion from experience. You and others may disagree, which is alright.

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