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New MacBook Pros freezing under heavy load

Engadget Writes: "Apple may have dodged the big Sandy Bridge problem with its new MacBook Pros, but it looks like it may now be experiencing some growing pains of an another sort. 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."

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_Q_3912d ago

A little scary.. Hopefully the iMac refresh is better or more optimized..

snoop_dizzle3912d ago (Edited 3912d ago )

I believe the recent firmware fixed the issue.

I am usually weary of buying something like a laptop until a month or two pass after a release.