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Originally Posted by Satans_Hell View Post
Drivers are never the problem, its the hardware!
While this is not true for every case, in this case it may be.

I have a feeling Mac will release an update that throttles the CPU and GPU to lower the amount of heat being put out. Then they'll claim it was a software issue all along. Typical Mac users will be none the wiser, because Facebook doesn't put any stress on your CPU anyways.
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More proof from people in their forums that it's the heat:

http://discussions.apple.com/message...19904#13219904

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1120543

It happens to some and not to others, I think it may be due to the GLOBS of thermal paste as seen on the test model some reviewers got. There must be one troll applying too much paste in the factory where it's produced, leading to inconsistencies. I bet if you were to rip apart the Macbooks of people without problems vs with (there is about a 50/50 split: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1121819) you would see a major difference in TIM.
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post #83 of 161
Kinda expected considering the overpriced crap apple sells. I know im a fanboy lol.
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More proof from people in their forums that it's the heat:

http://discussions.apple.com/message...19904#13219904

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1120543

It happens to some and not to others, I think it may be due to the GLOBS of thermal paste as seen on the test model some reviewers got. There must be one troll applying too much paste in the factory where it's produced, leading to inconsistencies. I bet if you were to rip apart the Macbooks of people without problems vs with (there is about a 50/50 split: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1121819) you would see a major difference in TIM.
Almost every apple product I've taken apart has had "too much" TIM. I think this point might be overemphasized.

Unrelated - Herpa derp lerp apple. Am I cool now?
    
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post #85 of 161
Might also be on relation why they disabled Turbo Boost.
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Might also be on relation why they disabled Turbo Boost.
Wrong. Turbo boost works normally.

It's funny how people refuse to accept that AMD messed up on the drivers.
Nobody was reaching 102C on either the CPU or GPU. No heat issues.
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My mbp has not crashed on me yet, even with the above test.


Also everyone posting "Mac users should have gotten a $800 laptop instead of 2k for a mac to browse Facebook" should just stop. I bet most of you are doing the same thing with your $2k desktops browsing Ocn when a cheaper 1k pc can do that just as well.
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This isn't really a big deal, it's not like its a hardware issue. It should be fixed in a week, if not sooner. According to the help wiki setting it to integrated graphics only will fix it, so its probably a bug with the drivers for the AMD GPUs.
Just like the iPhone 4 reception issues were software too right? LOL! Who would guess that inadequate cooling was the culprit here.
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post #89 of 161
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Just like the iPhone 4 reception issues were software too right? LOL! Who would guess that inadequate cooling was the culprit here.
A phone's antenna being built into the outer casing has nothing to do with drivers causing kernel panics on a laptop. Nice try though.
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http://mbp-freeze.wikispaces.com/

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How to re-create the crash
The following have been shown to reproduce this problem consistently:

Option 1 - Easiest and preferred for scientific repeatability of testing
Open an application that forces the discrete GPU (e.g Photobooth or Cinebench GPU test) or connect an external display
Open the Terminal application located in /Applications/Utilities
Type the following command and press the enter key: yes > /dev/null &
Press the up-arrow key to see the command again and hit enter
Repeat the previous step six more times (for a total of 8 times, once per logical core)
Wait for computer to hang (usually within seconds)
In the case that the computer does not hang, end the test by typing the following command and pressing the enter key: killall yes


Option 2
Source
Install Xcode (under optional installs on one of the DVDs that comes with the machine)
Install MacPorts, http://www.macports.org/
Open Photo Booth (to cause a switch from the Intel GPU to the AMD GPU)
Open Terminal and run "sudo port install boost" (without the quotes)


Option 3 - Media encoding
Put your MacBook Pro on charge.
Download handbrake or similar application, http://handbrake.fr/
Re-encode a large video file. (For example from a mkv to mp4 for AppleTV/iPhone)
This often causes a crash within the first minute.
Handbrake doesnt use GPU acceleration.


Video. Kernel panic? Looks like a freeze to me. One that would usually cause you to press the restart button on your PC.
Edited by Kand - 3/21/11 at 11:04am
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