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MacBook Pro 17 Owners - SMC version? update?
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solofx7
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Apr 4, 2007, 10:44 AM
 
if you have a MacBook Pro 17 can you please post what version of SMC that you have in the about this mac section?
i got my Mac about 4 months ago and the SMC version is 1.14f5

there is an update on Apple's site:
Apple - Support - Downloads - MacBook Pro 17-inch SMC Firmware Update
this is for version 1.5f10 and is said to fix fan behavior issues.
it will not install on my Mac and gives me the error:
Alert your computer does not need this update.

I talked to support and they were stumped by this because the version numbers appear to be correct for an update.

Please post your SMC version and let me know what you think. thanks again.
oh and the issue is that my fan is acting all kinds of wonky.
     
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Apr 4, 2007, 12:20 PM
 
please don't try and tell me i am here alone...
     
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Apr 4, 2007, 12:57 PM
 
Whats wrong with your fan?
     
solofx7  (op)
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Apr 4, 2007, 01:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by highstakes View Post
Whats wrong with your fan?
under normal load is spins silently.
then under heavier load and more programs and such it ramps up to pretty loud.
it used to go back down to silent when the temp got under control, but since one of the updates and i do not remember which one it spins high and never decreases until i shut it off.
it is very odd and support just shakes their head at it.
     
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Apr 4, 2007, 06:59 PM
 
core 2 duo 17" macbook pro smc version 1.14f5.

I had no idea this update existed...it says released on june of 2006-so im guessing is for 1st gen mbp's and not for the second batch
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solofx7  (op)
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Apr 5, 2007, 10:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Javizun View Post
core 2 duo 17" macbook pro smc version 1.14f5.

I had no idea this update existed...it says released on june of 2006-so im guessing is for 1st gen mbp's and not for the second batch
that is what i thought, but support could not verify this. so i guess either i push the machine alot or i gotta accept the helicopter fans...
     
solofx7  (op)
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Apr 6, 2007, 09:46 AM
 
please help me people.
i just want to know what version you are using and if you are having the same fan issues that i am?
     
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Apr 6, 2007, 05:53 PM
 
Hi,
My smc on my MBP 17" is 1.5f10. I bought mine back in August. I dont really have any fan issues, plus I got smc fan control running to keep my fan minimum at 3200. No problems so far.


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Apr 7, 2007, 05:58 PM
 
hello there have not been here for a while sorry for the late post. I have 17" CD and is has version 1.5f10 I had to update to this and had no problems trying to install it. Hope you find a fix for this. If i see or hear anything i will be sure to let you know.
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solofx7  (op)
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Apr 9, 2007, 10:08 AM
 
are you guys running Core 2 Duo?
     
MARINEOSX
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Apr 9, 2007, 01:57 PM
 
no i am running CD not C2D
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solofx7  (op)
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Apr 10, 2007, 12:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by MARINEOSX View Post
no i am running CD not C2D
thanks, i think that is the difference.
     
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Apr 12, 2007, 09:28 PM
 
17" C2D MBP, SMC Version 1.14f5. Tolerable heat even when driven hard with 3 GB RAM, no fan problems. Quiet, seldom does the fan engage.

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