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. A MacRumors discussion thread also mirrors some of the complaints. Forum user lithast describes his situation: 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. Article Link: 2011 MacBook Pros Crashing Under Load?