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Apple Releases Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2 [U]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm on Leopard - my SL just shipped today - and I really do think that the update added extra oomph. Opening Mail and Safari is now a one bounce of the dock icon thing, and it never was before. This was especially true of Safari, which regularly took four or five bounces to start. This is on a freshly booted machine.

That's just Snow Leopard. All of the 64-bit system applications are super fast now. They basically open within single bounce. I can hardly wait for a 64-bit iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is what I have.

Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS08
Revision: Q81B

Me too. I guess it's just for the Optiarc drives that zedtvl mentioned earlier.

My Mini with the Hitachi HDD ans the Pioneer Super Drive is so silent I cannot hear it starting the only way to tell is the light.
The other one is terrible between the rattling noise of the HDD and the Optiarc Super drive.
Since this firmware update the Superdrive does not make noise at startup but it still makes one when the computer wakes up from sleep.
What I do not understand:
I got this one 8/29/09 I tried to do the firmware update which adress the issue with the RAM, it did not showed up with the software update and when I downloaded it manually when the package was openend a message told me thet the firmware was up to date, I am getting confused.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:

I got this one 8/29/09 I tried to do the firmware update which adress the issue with the RAM, it did not showed up with the software update and when I downloaded it manually when the package was openend a message told me thet the firmware was up to date, I am getting confused.

It might have shipped with the new firmware. Open System Profiler and look under Hardware Overview. If the Boot ROM Version says MM31.0081.B06, you don't need the update. The Mac mini already has EFI 1.2 installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it does, thanks Brian.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:

My Mini with the Hitachi HDD ans the Pioneer Super Drive is so silent I cannot hear it starting the only way to tell is the light.


What happend to the boing?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is still there but very low.
I was able to disble it on an old Mac Mini G4 but I do not remember how.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MalzyWheels wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
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Brian is this 2AH1 or 2AHI?

It ends in a one Tony.

Thanks! ( I might need to get my peepers checked. )

Nah, your computer is just mixing in roman numerals. Smile

After installing the EFI update, has anybody noticed a performance increase? My Mini seems snappier.


I feel more snap with this firmware update. The whole thing feels better overall for some reason.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grover Time wrote:
MalzyWheels wrote:
I'm on Leopard - my SL just shipped today - and I really do think that the update added extra oomph. Opening Mail and Safari is now a one bounce of the dock icon thing, and it never was before. This was especially true of Safari, which regularly took four or five bounces to start. This is on a freshly booted machine.

That's just Snow Leopard. All of the 64-bit system applications are super fast now.

Slow down, GT! MalzyWheels is still using Leopard! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any word on using 8GB yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installed fine here too, no problems.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Installed fine here too, no problems.


I'm still waiting it's on UPS its on the truck, God let them come in the next 3:30pm.
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Installed fine here too, no problems.


I'm still waiting it's on UPS its on the truck, God let them come in the next 3:30pm.


You're waiting for an EFI firmware update from UPS? You may be waiting a while...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried to update but nothing. i got a 2008 mini
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheef wrote:
LE Studios wrote:
cheef wrote:
Installed fine here too, no problems.


I'm still waiting it's on UPS its on the truck, God let them come in the next 3:30pm.


You're waiting for an EFI firmware update from UPS? You may be waiting a while...

Wink


Actually Snow Leopard ironically came at 3:59pm. Now that over with who put 8GB DDR3 in the Mac mini to see if this update let you do it?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8GB appears to be a no go. Here's the response from OWC.

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It no longer kills the machine when more than 4GB installed... But it’s not actually addressing the memory. Performance testing and then diagnostics confirm only 4GB max being actually utilized.

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