Black Macbook freezes in cold temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by guy86, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. guy86, Jan 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012

    guy86 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    I have had this freezing issue for a while now when coming back from sleep or shut down. I've noticed It hardly happens in the summer but almost every day in the winter. It definitely has to do with the temperature outside.

    I usually let it sleep most of the time and after a period of inactivity of let's say 2 hours min (again, I suspect hardware needs a bit of time to get below a certain temperature), it will run fine for 30sec-2min and then it freezes. Fixable only with a hard reset. I suspected for a long time that might be the sleep mode, but it does the same thing if it's coming from shut down too. When powered on, it will run roughly for the same amount of time (30 sec-2 min) and freezes - sometime with the system still loading which I found it strange.

    This is definitely a hardware issue, some say it's this hot to cold when powered off or put to sleep that upsets the graphics side. Anybody with a solution to this?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, it doesn't. The only temperatures that can affect your Mac are the room temperature where it's located and internal temperatures. Unless you take your MacBook outside, outside temps have no effect on it.

    Install iStat Pro to track your Mac's temperatures, among other things.

    As for your freezing issue, there are many possible causes.
    This is a good place to start: Performance Tips For Mac OS X

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