Freezes after hooking up display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by clooner, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. clooner macrumors newbie

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    This week I hooked up a new lcd monitor to my mac but it now seems more unstable. I had complete os freezes 4 times this week(for this never) and it reacts more slow. I use the mini display port to hdmi adapter(monoprice.com) and the screen is running at 1920x1200. I have the 2,4 ghz unibody macbook with 2 gb ram.

    Does anyone have an idea about the problem and or solution?

    Thank you,

    Jerome
     
  2. foothead macrumors regular

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    It depends. What GPU do you have? The resolution is really high on the monitor, so it may be loading up the graphics.
     
  3. clooner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The gpu is the nvidia graphics one which comes standard with the 2.4ghz unibody macbook.
     
  4. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps try an SMC reset? That cleared up some external display issues I was having a few days ago.

    To do this, unplug everything but power. Then simultaneously press Shift-Control-Option plus the power button. This must be done using the left side of the built-in keyboard. Wait 5 seconds or longer, then power up the Macbook.

    Unfortunately, there's no sure-fire way to tell if this was done correctly like with zapping the PRAM, so it might be a good idea to try if a couple times if it doesn't seem to resolve your issues.
     

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