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A lengthy discussion thread on Apple's discussion forum reveals an issue that some new 2011 MacBook Pro owners have been having with their new machines.

There's been speculation that the issue is related to the graphics driver or power management, and it seems the issue is reliably reproducible. A wiki has been organized to document the issue. Apple is reportedly aware of the issue, but no reliable solution has been provided.
Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/21/...ng-under-load/
Edited by The Mad Mule - 3/20/11 at 11:01pm
    
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Anything with rumors in the name of a website just doesn't do it for me in terms of news.
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
Anything with rumors in the name of a website just doesn't do it for me in terms of news.
Well the problem is very real.

I hope for the sake of Apple that it's only a software issue and not a hardware one.
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Ouch....good thing I didn't get the 2011 model
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In before Jobs saying "Just don't use them that way".
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I think Apple cheaped out on powering their new lineup and are amidst failing as bad as Intel did with Sandy Bridge.
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I think Apple cheaped out on powering their new lineup and are amidst failing as bad as Intel did with Sandy Bridge.
Well Intel got back up on their feet pretty quickly... You'll be surprised how quickly large corporations can rectify their mistakes.
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There's been speculation that the issue is related to the graphics driver or power management, and it seems the issue is reliably reproducible. A wiki has been organized to document the issue. Apple is reportedly aware of the issue, but no reliable solution has been provided.
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no reliable solution has been provided.
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no reliable solution
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no solution
Apple = no solutions, just take money from people
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http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-teardown.html

Remember this thread?



I think that tiny heatsink made for a dual core and G310 has something to do with it since it's now got the task of cooling a quad core and a Radeon.

It's probably one or the other hitting TJmax.
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I may be lame for being a hater, but I am willing to acknowledge that I am one.

Also there is little more satisfying then when something you hate fails
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