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10.8.2 Direct Downloads
Combo:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581
Delta:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1580

10.7.5 Direct Downloads
Combo:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1582
Delta:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1583

Both are also available in software update, but it's still always best to use combo when going for smoothest update process.

Firmware Updates
MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update 1.0
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1591
This update resolves an issue which can cause the system to hang during heavy processor loads, and resolves an issue where NetBoot does not function properly when using an Ethernet adapter.

MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.9
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1593
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (mid 2012) models. This update resolves an issue which can cause the system to hang during heavy processor loads

MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.5
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1592
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2012) models. This update fixes an issue where Turbo Boost does not activate when using Boot Camp, and resolves an issue where NetBoot does not function properly when using an Ethernet adapter.

MacBook Air SMC Update v1.7
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1590
This update enables Power Nap support on MacBook Air (Late 2010) computers and is recommended for all users running OS X v10.8.2 or later.

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Edited by Machkhan on 9/23/2012 8:15 AM PDT
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The 10.8.2 update should resolve the graphical anomalies that NVIDIA G600 (2012 MBP) users are experiencing.
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*wags tail*

yay combo links
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90 Human Warrior
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With 10.8.2 on a MBP Retina, WOW is nearly unplayable. At the lowest possible settings I barely see 30 fps and my normal settings is producing ~9 fps. What the heck?
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Please create a new thread for your issue, as this sticky is used just to inform users of the updates.
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09/19/2012 11:44 AMPosted by Macoun
With 10.8.2 on a MBP Retina, WOW is nearly unplayable. At the lowest possible settings I barely see 30 fps and my normal settings is producing ~9 fps. What the heck?

I hope you used combo updater. if you haven't, try that. Also if something isn't right do as mack said and create a new thread.

to anyone updating OS. use the combo updater. software update, app store, heck even delta updaters, have history of being failures. Missing files, incomplete updates, bad permissions, etc. The combo updaters are just more thorough in replacing all the right files and ensuring nothing gets missed or broken.
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I wasen't able to instal the patch to play and it would say to hit restart to instal it and when i did it wouldn't patch now i uninstalled and cant reinstall and keep getting a error
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Please create a new thread for your issue Vynie, this thread is related to just the latest updates that came out.
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09/19/2012 11:44 AMPosted by Macoun
With 10.8.2 on a MBP Retina, WOW is nearly unplayable. At the lowest possible settings I barely see 30 fps and my normal settings is producing ~9 fps. What the heck?


You may wish to refer to this thread, Macoun:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606352142

This is a strongly recommended update for the 2012 MBP lineup. Be aware that you may need to reset your SMC after doing the update if you have poor performance in games. The instructions for doing so are in the same thread I just linked to you.

If you have already applied the firmware update to your MBP, then reset the SMC and see if it resolves the issue (it should).
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Edited by Omegal on 9/22/2012 2:07 AM PDT
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I have a question about the original post. I apologize if its a dumb one. I'm pretty new to Macs in general so bear with me.

I have an IMac from 2010. The topic I'm confused about is updating between the different versions (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion) I have 10.6.8 currently and when I check for updates it says there are none available.

I have noticed in the last month or so my Frame rates get lower and lower. I'm at about 19-21 FPS now where I used to be at around 60 a year or so ago. I have read blue posts here saying that 10.7 and newer contain new drivers that improve performance. So if that is true I would like to update.

Will the links you provided update me from 10.6.8 to 10.7? I wasn't sure if 10.7 still has a price attached to it since it is not the newest anymore. If it doesn't I would prefer to just get that one. When I clicked on the link it just says its an update for 10.7. I didn't want to download just an update without the actual package. Kind of like downloading a patch for WoW without having WoW installed.

Anyway I'm pretty lost on whether these updates will improve my performance, which ones I should get, where to get them ect ect. If anyone here is nice enough to set me straight I would appreciate it.

Made a thread about it to no prevail, probably because its not really a technical issue. Just wasn't sure where else to post it.
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Hi Velenis,

Welcome to Mac :) Let me answer your questions to see of it helps.

Those are different operating systems, so you won't see any updates past 10.6.8 on your Mac, unless you upgrade to 10.7 or 10.8, in which you can run software update to get additional updates.

Think of it like 10.6 is Windows XP, 10.7 is like Windows Vista, and 10.8 is Windows 7. You have to buy a new copy of Windows like Vista or 7 to get additional updates.

Did this help?

And yes, upgrading to a new OS will get newer drivers which can help performance. Current 10.6 is below system requirements. It will still run, but it is recommended to be on 10.7 or 10.8 for optimal gameplay.
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Hi Velenis,

Welcome to Mac :) Let me answer your questions to see of it helps.

Those are different operating systems, so you won't see any updates past 10.6.8 on your Mac, unless you upgrade to 10.7 or 10.8, in which you can run software update to get additional updates.

Think of it like 10.6 is Windows XP, 10.7 is like Windows Vista, and 10.8 is Windows 7. You have to buy a new copy of Windows like Vista or 7 to get additional updates.

Did this help?

And yes, upgrading to a new OS will get newer drivers which can help performance. Current 10.6 is below system requirements. It will still run, but it is recommended to be on 10.7 or 10.8 for optimal gameplay.


Yes that did help me very much. I suspected that it was similar to the windows examples you used but I wanted to make sure. I just purchased and installed 10.8.2

I see a noticeable difference in the look of the game. It does look sharper. My FPS is still in the mid to low 20s but I suspect I probably just need to upgrade my ram from 4 to 8.

Thanks again for the reply!
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MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.1
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1619
This update is recommended for all 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (late 2012) models. This update improves sleep performance, enhances Thunderbolt router support, fixes an HDMI display issue, and improves compatibility when using the 5GHz band in Wi-Fi.

iMac EFI Update 2.0
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1618
This update is recommended for all iMac (late 2012) models. This update contains general performance fixes pertaining to sleep and Thunderbolt, and improves compatibility when using the 5GHz band in Wi-Fi.
Edited by Omegal on 12/17/2012 6:49 PM PST
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You missed one Omegal:

WiFi Update 1.0 for Late-2012 Macs (w/10.8.2 Build 12C2034):

About Mac Wi-Fi Update 1.0

This update is recommended for all late 2012 Mac systems. This update improves compatibility when using the 5GHz band in Wi-Fi.

Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: To confirm the update has been applied, the CFBundleVersion string of the AirPortBrcm4311.kext will need to be checked.

New driver delivered in update: AirPortBrcm4331.kext CFBundleVersion = 612.20.15

/System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortBrcm4331.kext/Contents/Info.plist


Important information regarding the Wi-Fi Update: The Nov 29th re-release of the 10.8.2 Update for Late-2012 Macs was build 12C3104. The original release (posted Oct. 24th, later pulled) of that update was build 12C2034.

Make sure you are currently at Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Build 12C3104 before applying the Wi-Fi Update.

As with the 10.8.2 OS update and previous EFI updates, it is recommended that immediately following a successful firmware update that you also reset the SMC.

Resetting the SMC:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

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meh i didn't post that one cause it wasn't as important as other two. guess it might be important to some though. If you are using wifi on a desktop computer instead of more reliable cabled internet.
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