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2009 Mac Pro owner notes on Dual 3GHz X5675 CPU Upgrade and More
Matthew send a long report on his 2009 Mac Pro CPU upgrade experience (w/Mac Pro 5,1 EFI update) that includes notes on resolving some problems he initially had with upgrading the CPUs (bought with IHS already removed), other upgrades (graphics card, 1333MHz RAM, SSD, etc) and comments on future upgrades for his Mac Pro tower. (No pix but I enjoyed reading his story.)
OS X 10.10 Driver for Edimax EW-7711MAC/AC450 USB 802.11AC adapter
(also added to Edimax reports at 802.11AC adapters page.)
"Edimax Yosemite compatible drivers available for EW-7711MAC (AC450)
Saw the update yesterday. Installed and the AC450 now works fine under Yosemite.
(I asked if he was running OS X 10.10.2, as driver notes 10.10.1)
I have it installed on a 2009 Mac mini running OS X 10.10.2. It is connected to the latest generation Airport Extreme at 5GHz. I ran a cable modem speed test on it and it was right at my max throughput of 60Mbps down and 4Mbps up. Haven't tested file transfer speed between it and another Mac yet. No problems so far, but I'm not a fan of the software. Puts an unsightly bar graph in the menu bar and I haven't found a way to hide it.
-Michael F."

The "Mac v1.1" driver/installer update is at Edimax drivers page, 3rd heading down titled "802.11AC 5Ghz only" (in yellow) - EW-7711MAC AC450 wireless adapter OS 10.7 to 10.10.1. (Here's the D/L link for the Mac v1.1 installer. If link changes, go to driver page.)

Mac compatible 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0 Adapters page updated: (from Tuesday)
Updated the page on Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac adapters (and some combo AC Wifi/BT4.0 upgrades) with another report on Combo 802.11ac Wifi + Bluetooth 4.0 card/kits for Mac Pros. (Previous reports include PCIe, mPCIe and USB adapters with info on OS X drivers if required.)
Apple/Mac related News/Updates/PR:
(Feb. 3rd/4th) Apple Support Article Updates:

(Topic-based page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To articles for Mac/OS X/iOS Users.)

Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY Repair, Upgrade articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software updates, troubleshooting to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    February 2nd, 2015 News Archive
  • More 2009 Mac Pro Northbridge Heatsink Retainer Repairs & CPU Upgrades
  • Users Report Problems with Thunderbolt Drives in OS X 10.10.2
  • Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac/BT4.0 Adapters page updated
  • Adobe posts another Security Advisory for Flash Player
  • EtreCheck Version 2.1.8 (utility used for troubleshooting OS X)
  • NewerTech Expands Battery Line for MacBook and MacBook Pros
  • Mac professional workstation survey results
  • (XBMC) Kodi 14.1 Helix Bugfix release

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