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2011 MacBook Pros Confirmed To Crash Under Load

sammcj (1616573) writes | more than 3 years ago

Portables (Apple) 5

sammcj (1616573) writes "2011 Macbook crashing under heavy load?... you are not alone. While trying to figure out what was wrong with my fancy new Macbook I soon realised that the issue is very wide spread."
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Sometimes no load is needed (1)

gimpboy (34912) | more than 3 years ago | (#35547766)

While mine crashes quicker under heavy load, it's not necessary.

Sandy Bridge (1)

kinabrew (1053930) | more than 3 years ago | (#35547902)

Is this related to Intel's problems with the new Sandy Bridge chipsets?

Re:Sandy Bridge (1)

sammcj (1616573) | more than 3 years ago | (#35548038)

Hi Kinabrew, No, it appears to be either a cooling issue or something to do with the switching from the HD3000 to AMD/ATI card. My money is on cooling / power...

Try with quality laptop cooling pad? (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 3 years ago | (#35547990)

Try a taxing load on a few units, one with a good quality fan cooling pad.

Re:Try with quality laptop cooling pad? (1)

gimpboy (34912) | more than 3 years ago | (#35549696)

This can happen for me when the computer is cool to the touch. I've read through that thread a lot and I really think this is a driver/firmware issue.

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