2011 MBP Hard Freeze

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  1. ahdickter macrumors 6502

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    I have a 15" 2011 MBP I bought in March. Whenever I play Bad Company 2 in Windows, it freezes and the only way to fix the problem is a hard reset. It's the only game the problem occurs in. Is it my revision number of my MBP? I'm wondering if Apple will replace it for a newer revision....


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    750GB HDD
    4GB Ram
     
  2. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    Have you updated to the most recent version of Bootcamp via Software Update in Windows? What about Windows Update (SP1?)

    Make sure you have all the updates in OS X as well.

    If it's only one game, I doubt it's a bad MBP. Apple won't replace it for a problem that you're experiencing on Windows.
     
  3. ahdickter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Every update is installed in Bootcamp and Lion. I went into the Apple Store and they gave me a new machine (although they were very rude about it.) But they gave me one of the same revision number. Could that be it?
     
  4. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, they actually gave you a new machine because of that? I'm surprised...

    Does it still happen on the new machine? And I couldn't tell ya if it has to do with a new revision. I don't know anything about new revisions of 2011 MBP's... didn't know there were any? :confused: Perhaps someone else will be able to answer that for you.

    MBP's are meant to run OS X.... Bootcamp is more of a marketing gig, though it is effective because it generally runs very nicely. If it does the same thing on the new machine, I would say that there is an update needed on someone's part (MS, Apple, or the game's).
     
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  6. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    Very good possibility. Didn't even cross my mind.

    When I had Bootcamp installed, I used Driver Genius to update the drivers (including the graphics driver and Intel chipset drivers, which were all pretty out of date). I noticed an overall improvement of performance (not to mention the ability to adjust graphics options on the AMD side of things through CCC, which Apple does not include by default).

    I hate driver updater programs, they're really stupid and not always worth the money. Though there are ways around that ;)
     
  7. ahdickter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My friend has the same drivers, same programs, etc. Except an older revision.
     
  8. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    What is your revision and what is his?
     
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