Clean OS install and still random reboots!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adonis3k, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. adonis3k macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2012
    Hi all

    been getting random reboots with the machine for some reason or other, so decided to reinstall OS High Sierra from scratch. Was all ok last night until I woke up the Mac this morning and about an hour or so later, freezing and rebooting FFS!

    It did it about 3/4 times and I caught it on video, you can hear some weird audio as its frozen then reboots itself, anyone got any ideas?

    Did all resets, tests etc and no found issues.

  2. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Planned Obsolescence. This is a common problem with nMP 2013. There needs to be a fix....did you clean install?
  3. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2012
    Clean install online straight from Apple not from usb stick
  4. Riwam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2014
    Basel, Switzerland
    Of course the remark above of "planned obsolensce" is pure nonsense as is that it is "a common problem with nMP 2013".
    I have one since April 2014 and never experienced what your computer suffers.
    I would rather think of a bug in the version of High Sierra you have.
    See if a newer coming version update solves it.
    Don't worry of any planned obsolence regarding your mac.
    It should work fine for many years but of course hardware unintended problems can affect any computer, although because High Sierra is so new my suspicion goes first in that direction.
    Only if coming updates do not get rid of it I would consider the possibility of an hardware fault.
    Good luck!
  5. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2012
    I am getting a new set of 64GB ram incase it was messing things up, I took out two modules and has been fine so will see when the new ones arrive
  6. AtomicGrog macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2011
    I get random freezes reboots, with my 2013, more so than any other iMac/Macbook/Mini (sadly i've had a few...).

    Most recent (yesterday being related to where I plug in my mouse, probably the mouse but still frustrating how it could take down an OS. On prior occasions in the last year I've had:
    • Memory issues... thanks Crucial
    • OS upgrade issues... thanks Apple
    • Games crashing OS... thanks Guildwars
    Maybe the machine is more sensitive... don't know but it's pretty frustrating when the screen freezes and then 10-15 seconds later if just restarts.
  7. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    If user-mode code crashes the OS, then it's Apple's fault.
  8. AtomicGrog macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2011
    Tend to agree, but when you install an app and it asks you for you admin user/password when who knows why.

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