Have you experienced a core shutdown?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 173080, Jul 2, 2008.


Have you experienced a core shutdown?

  1. Yes

    31 vote(s)
  2. No

    29 vote(s)
  1. 173080 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    I'd like to see what percentage of MBA users are having the core shutdown problem as a result of overheating.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    I voted yes because I have experienced core shut downs... before, but not anymore after the 10.5.4 update.
  3. shrtmkr macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2008
    the apple
    I get core shut downs pretty much everyday, especially when using skype for more then 10 minutes.
    even my old vaio played songs thru itunes, do a skype conference and firefox at the same time with no problems.

    Is it too much to do a skype conference, and visit flash websites at the same
  4. rom macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2006
    Experience core shutdown after 10.5.4 update but the system recovers rather quickly! Only had the shutdown when I uploaded photos to Facebook using the Java applet.

    Been watching several YouTube videos in full screen and the two 720p Animusic.com videos - no problem!

    Encoded DVD to MP4 with 100% on two cores whilst surfing the internet - no shutdowns.
  5. trentiles macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Washington DC
  6. TheBearman macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    Cary, NC
    Yes and no.. no problems with it since I replace the thermal paste. Had it all the time prior to doing that.
  7. saisrujan macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    No more core shut-downs after starting to use coolbook.
  8. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    Only after I opened FOUR 480p QT movie trailers and played them together :eek:. The machine reached around 80 C and one of the cores died :D Otherwise, everything is perfect even while playing a 1080p trailer :cool:
  9. Shrek-Moscow macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2008
    Never had any core shutdown.

    Even playing Call of Duty or watching You tube videos in full screen...
  10. jont-fu macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    Yes, starting from 10.5.3 I'm getting core shutdown when watching flash videos (youtube equivalent) full screen for more than 10 minutes. Updating to 10.5.4 didn't help. I already took my MBA to the service because of this, they replaced the logic board but the problem persists. Coolbook helps but it feels weird to me having to use a tool like that. I'm probably just taking it to the service again sometime soon.
  11. rom macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2006
    Am encoding two 720p videos using VisualHub with both cores going from 78-95%. Temp runs at 74 and fans at 6192. No shutdown with Safari, Mailplane, Mail.app running.
  12. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    No core shutdowns for me.

    Even while exploring the Google Earth 3-D DisneyWorld (which pushed a 2Ghz MBP to its limits) it didn't shut down.
  13. DJGuy macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    apple core blowhard

    After a month, finally got a core shutdown. I was running with an external monitor, with the laptop closed, hoping to reduce slightly the graphics demands. Parallels was on, accessing the web. Time Machine came on and failed to do a backup. And I saw from Activity Monitor that a core had shut down. Everything was slower than molasses.

    What to do? I tried blowing into the ventilation grill. And the core came back on! But when I stopped blowing, the core died again. Didn't want to hyperventilate, so I fanned it with a folder until I was able to shut Parallels down.

    It seemed like warm air was exhausting from the 123 side of the grill, so I guessed that intake was on the 890 side--having seen no other places for intake. So I concentrated fanning on the 890 side.

    OK, now somebody can start selling an accessory fan to keep the MBA cool. (Remember when they made those for the Mac Plus?)
  14. shootr macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2008
    So far, so good!

    (By the way, what is a core shutdown???):)
  15. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    No shutdowns here.

    I think the poll should have split the SSD vs. the Hard Drive Models.

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