03-21-2011, 02:35 PM #1
MBP 15 & 17 experiencing freeze under heavy load?
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- Mar 17, 2011
According to this Engadget report: New MacBook Pros freezing under heavy load? -- Engadget MBP 15" and 17" versions are freezing up during heavy loads, possibly due to overheating.
Anyone here experience this as well? I currently own a 2011 MBP 13", but am considering swapping it for the 15" but this concerns me.
03-21-2011, 02:55 PM #2
ahh, maybe I will hold on to my 10 month old 15" for the time being.
03-21-2011, 03:50 PM #3
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- Feb 24, 2011
- March 2011 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB Ram | Mid 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 16 GB RAM 2 TB HDD
Where did you read that it was due to overheating? There are numerous threads on the topic - but I haven't seen that listed credibly as a causal factor. You can start here - and wind your way through some of the links embedded therein. I haven't seen the issue myself - but there are reports that Apple is taking a good look at it.
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...-problems.html The prevailing opinion seems to be that Apple will address this in their next firmware release. It's worth keeping an eye on - but unless you're buying it to do some of the Heavy duty video encoding - similar to what you'll see from reading those threads - I wouldn't let it sway you. Mine has been fantastic thus far.
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