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New MacBook Pros Freeze and Crash Under Heavy Load?

New MacBook Pros Freeze and Crash Under Heavy Load?

Posted March 21, 2011 at 1:56pm by iClarified · 9224 views
A growing number of new MacBook Pro users are finding that their notebooks are crashing went put under heavy load, according to an Engadget report.

As evidenced by a 44-page and growing thread on Apple's official support forums, a number of users have been seeing their 15-inch and 17-inch MacBooks freeze up when they're under a heavy load -- encoding a large video file, for instance. That problem seems to be related to the laptops' new AMD graphics, as switching them to integrated-only seems to "fix" the problem for most users, although obviously at some considerably expense to performance.

A wiki has been established here to document the growing issue. There are several tests outlined on the wiki to let you determine if you have the same issue. If you do, call Apple Care to report the problem.

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