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MBP 15 & 17 experiencing freeze under heavy load?


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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.
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ahh, maybe I will hold on to my 10 month old 15" for the time being.
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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.
More silly macbook pro problems 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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