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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
    Hey Macbook owners!


    Apple has released a firmware update for the SMC part of the macbook, which controls the fans I believe.

    According to some comments on TUAW.com this is supposed to cure mooing and lower the overall temperatures.

    Grab it here:
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...areupdate.html


    Post your results!

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    Black MacBook. Once you go black, you never go back. 2.0 Ghz Intel Core Duo; 2 GB RAM; 80 GB HDD
    Has anybody noticed any differences?

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
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    just instaled

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    I don't think I will be installing it for now. I have no noise at all from it, it doesnt get that hot, all in all this thing has been perfect, so im not gonna screw witha good thing
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
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    I installed also.

    I reloaded that webpage because it says that if the instructions appear after the installation then it was not a successful procedure. After recieving confirmation by the update software I reloaded the page and the instructions appeared again.

    i will try to install following the instructions one more time
    :headphone

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    My idle temps have gone from around 66-67C down to 57-60C after updated the firmware.

    So it definitely did something good.
    BLACK MACBOOK (2GHZ, 2GB HDD, 80GB HDD, SUPERDRIVE) <=> RED APPLE LOGO!

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
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    Hoorah!

    That is all.

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
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    Okay, I just used my macbook on my lap a bit BEFORE the update, and it was uncomfortably hot. CoreDuoTemp was showing temps between 58-60.

    After the update, the temperature has dropped to 52-55 and it's warm on my lap but not HOT like it was before. It seems about on par with my old iBook.

    Some people seem to be hearing the fan constantly spinning which might actually be the case, but it's that really slow spinning, so I can't really hear it at all, unless I go in close.

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
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    I can confirm that with a browser and itunes open (downloading podcasts) it's at 54C. This is down from the 60 it was before. Also, and this is more important for me, it was running at 68 due to some hard work I put it through (iTunes visualisations, playing a Flash animation, while running an iPhoto slideshow) and it dropped back to 52 much faster than before.

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    it's definitely dropping my temps to a noticeable difference. idle temps are lower (low to mid 50's) and when i'm doing processor intensive stuff, it goes into the upper 60's but then drops to the low 50's VERY quickly. definitely cooler to the touch.

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    It worked wonders on my temps. I can feel a difference

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    lol i've had it installed for a total time of less than 5 minutes and i'm already seeing an improvement! Before install temp was 65* after install its running between 53-56* (heats up to 56 then cools to 53 and repeats)

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    iMac 2 GHz, 20"
    dropped to 53-57 from 64-66... nice... well done Apple...
    MacBook Pro, 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.x

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!
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    Now if they could fix the sizzling/whining processor...
    :headphone

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    ATTN: Macbook SMC Firmware update!

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    Very Nice!

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