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Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 8:37 PM (in response to Mardacious)I have not noticed any speed issue yet (ran CoreDuoTemp before and after the SMC update) besides that the CPU is about 5ºC cooler. The CPU is hovering around 1.5GHz.MBP 1.86GHz/1GB, iMac G5 20" 1.8GHz/1.25GB, PB 500MHz/1.0GB, PM Dual 1.8GHz/1GB, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Ex: Turbo Mac, Oreo, Foster Farms, Piltdown Man, Montana 7600, Pismo
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 8:44 PM (in response to TimTheEnchanter)I've done this update and haven't noticed any changes at all, heat or otherwise, however when I run CoreDuoTemp it's at 1500MHz, which is about normal under basic load I guess?
Also I note the lowest it really even goes is 1333 on AC or battery, which is sad as I'd hope it'd go to 1000 on battery as it does under XP. Couldn't battery life improve it it dropped to the minimum?
Nick MacBook Pro 15.4", Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.83GHz Core Duo, 2GB RAM, 100GB @ 7200RPM
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2006 2:33 AM (in response to Mardacious)With the SMC Firmware update installed,
CoreDuoTemp 0.51 shows me this:
Temp: up to 83°C
CPU usage: 100%
Current frequency: 2000 MHz
So everything is fine, I guess - no capping.
By the way, I keep my processors busy with two terminal shells open, doing "yes > /dev/null" for about ten minutes.MacBook Pro, 2.0 GHz, no moo, no whine, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2006 3:45 AM (in response to CapKapak)Do you peeps also find that the overall speaker volume has increased? I mean mine sounds louder for the same volume level before the upgrade was done.
Or is it just my ears playing up.MacBook Pro 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2006 4:31 AM (in response to Mardacious)CoreDuoTemp should be a widget man! That would be awesome.
My average reading is:
Temperature: 64ºC (Hardly gone passed 70% since the SMC firmware update)
CPU Usage: ~
Mini: 1000 MHz
Max: 2167 MHz
Current: 1667MHz (most of the time)
Don't quite understand the frequency thingy.MacBook Pro 2.16GHz / 2GB RAM / 100GB 7200rpm HD, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Mac mini 1.42GHz / 1GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2006 4:31 AM (in response to Thinkology)Has anyone else noticed the footnote on all the CPU speeds for the Macbook Pros in the online store...
2.0GHz Intel Core Duo(1)
And here is what it reads...
1. The MacBook Pro continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
Is this because they have had to cap the speed and some may say they are over-stating the performance of the machine?
Smells of Class Action doesn't it?MacBook Pro 1.8GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2006 4:39 AM (in response to AT)
CoreDuoTemp should be a widget man! That would be awesome.
Yeah, or even better would it be a menu bar item,
preferably part of the great MenuMeters
http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/MacBook Pro, 2.0 GHz, no moo, no whine, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2006 5:03 AM (in response to Mardacious)Mine now sits at 1.5ghz when "idle". I've seen it jump down to 1.33 when starting Entourage, and then upto 2.0ghz while loading Entourage.
More testing is needed of course, so we'll see how it goes.
As for the "whine"....cant test that yet...too many puters in my home office. Will check that at work.MacBookPro 15" 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 2gig/100@7200
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2006 5:38 AM (in response to Mardacious)Yeah, I just pop in here to see if someone else is experiencing the same thing. Mine is also stuck at 1000 MHz and even if I use system overloader to increase the cpu load to 100%, it is still at 1000 MHz. This *****.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)