Received a new 15" 2.2/6750M MBP last week and have been having some issues with the machine locking up under load.For example if I boot up a VM using Fusion the temperature will spike up above 90 degrees and the machine will lock up most of the time. The machine appears locked (cannot move the mouse at all and keyboard is unresponsive). I can SSH into the machine still and it still is running however. This is one example but it will freeze under a number of circumstances where the CPU/GPU load is very high (rendering, DJ Software, compiling so far in my travels).
Great. I'm having the exact same issue. It happens when rendering video in Imovie. The fan comes on and everything freezes. I can do nothing but a hard reset. Now I'm wondering if I should return this $2000 item and wait until all the bugs are fixed.
this still does not fix the issues on the new MacBook Pro 2011 models (15" 2.3ghz) - just tested on the two machines we have here. Still they are getting too hot, constantly the fans are blowing (testing with Transmission/Bittorrent downloading the Ubuntu DVD). Also we had two freezes already (only under heavy load). I am posting updates on our findings to our blog ( http://j.mp/dLSqgy ) - and we are still waiting for replacements from apple.
Still experiencing blackouts. No graphics glitches but definitely got 2 blackouts post update...albeit less frequent. Back to the drawing board i guess.
I'm on a new Macbook Air (13" maxxed out) and the update seems to be causing iTunes to freeze the whole system - clock, mouse, keyboard, etc. It happens about 5-6 seconds after I launch iTunes. I can start a song, and it will continue to play after the system locks up, but otherwise I'm stuck with a hard reset. I tried clearing the preference files in \Users\[me]\Library\Preferences, but that didn't help. I repaired disk permissions before and after the update. Any suggestions?
Since the update I've had 3 crashes with iTunes.2011 15" 2.2 MBP.Not sure its related to the update, but in the space of just over a year, I've never had a crash with iTunes on MacOS
quote: To be fair Apple has sort of admitted its computers aren't immune to viruses given that its website advises users to purchase AV protection; its ads however, continue to promote that OS X can't get viruses like Windows.
quote: Macs obviously and quite clearly do not get "viruses like Windows". The experience of malware on a Mac is nothing like the experience of malware on a Windows PC, the threat level experienced by Mac users is nothing like that suffered by Windows users.
quote: Well, my Windows lets me play my games without getting in the way, and do some 3D game development too, also without getting in my way, that's why I gave Steve Jobs a finger a long time ago.
quote: Ah, too many to mention here :) Currently my favorite game of the year is Amnesia: The Dark Descent, this is freakin damn Masterpiece of games *thumbs up*... also enjoyed Dead Space 2 very much, Darksiders is pretty cool one too, etc etc... you Mac fans won't understand and believe the breadth of game selection on Windows :P not your turf haha
quote: One of the reasons I love PCs is that they are just as versatile. I run OS X 10.6 in VMWare under Windows when I want to, and it runs beautifully. No need to pay double price to Jobs to get OS X running :P
quote: Absolute tosh. No evidence to support that what so ever. If a hacker or virus writer wants to make money, attack an unprepared and virgin target, or just make a hell of a name for themselves they would go after Macs. They don't because they can't.
quote: I hope you Windows victims (sorry - fans) enjoy that special Windows compatibility advantage - cos us Macs fans sure do :)