Is your BRAND NEW i5/i7 MBP freezing? (August or later)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macwannabe27, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. macwannabe27 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    Yes, i saw the other forum about freezing issues and mid 2010 mbp's... but looking for some clarification:

    has anyone bought a mbp since August or this month? - not talking about mid 2010 releases (april)....

    have you had freezing problems?
    do you have an i5 or i7?
    fixed with the EFI 1.9 update?

    tell me your stories...

    I want to get a new 15" mbp (probably i5 due to the poor reputation of the i7's for freezing...) should i wait, or has Apple sorted out the bugs on the new ones rolling out..

    I really appreciate your comments and recommendations - spending 3k on a freezing computer is not high on my priority list... but i like apple :D
  2. TitanApe macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    I received my 15" i7 on 9/14/10 and it has been perfect. No problems at all.
  3. crypticlineage macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    My 13" mbp with C2D has managed to freeze about 4-5 times in the 4 months since I have had it.
  4. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I bought my MBP about a month ago. No freezing issues before or after the EFI update. I do notice when the display is switched from the intel gfx card to nvidia gfx card. Not a big deal.
  5. AttilaTheHun macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2010
    DO YOU RUN WIN 7 also?
    mine started to freeze only after eddying the boot camp
  6. macwannabe27 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    thanks guys! great posts... Keep em coming.... :D
  7. Dyne macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    I've only had mine for two days, but not one freeze or issue. :)
  8. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    That wouldn't be in august as the OP has specified and OP is asking about i5-i7 neither of which you have...

    But I got my i7 15" either august 18-19 and ive had parallels and boot camp on both apples 500gb 7200rpm hdd and my new momentus xt and I think ive only had it freeze once in Windows, not OSx.
  9. Gucci Mane macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2010
    yo i got a 15" i7 built in mid August. It never freezes unless i'm using google chrome. however i think that this is caused by the chrome browser and not the computer. Any of you guys having freeze issues while chrome is consequently open?
  10. macwannabe27 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010

    ^^ that's good to hear... maybe things are looking up for the i7, plus, the 512mb GPU would be nice...
  11. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I had some problems running the dev version of chrome to test the HTML5 and since I moved back to public version I haven't had any problems. I do believe that version of Chrome might have caused OSx to freeze once but I don't really count that because I know when it froze it wasn't really the computers fault, I think chrome died or something...I had a good reason at the time it happened but can't remember what happened. But if they're any problems to arise Apple will just release a software update and you'll be good to go so I would go ahead and buy it.
  12. padapada macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    Switched from Dell/Windows to get some quality... Not.:mad:

    After two days it freezed, probably after a standby/resume:

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 37128 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 1
    Anonymous UUID: 8898110A-1FFC-41F6-91A6-E459D254D4CA

    Sat Sep 18 08:13:43 2010
    Panic(CPU 3): Unresponsive processor
    EAX: 0x000000c0, EBX: 0x7c2b3eb0, ECX: 0x0006d0c0, EDX: 0x00000000
    CR2: 0x947020fa, EBP: 0x7c1e6fd8, ESI: 0x000000de, EDI: 0x00000000
    EFL: 0x00000087, EIP: 0x002a80e2, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x7c1e6e68 : 0x2af5c1 (0x7c1e6f00 0xd3e6000 0x7c1e6ec8 0x11d9f92)
    0x7c1e6e98 : 0x2a8033 (0x2 0x7c1e6f00 0x7c1e6ec8 0x2a752a)
    0x7c1e6ee8 : 0x29ecca (0x7c1e6f00 0x0 0xdd521876 0x290c)
    0x7c1e6fd8 : 0x29eb5e (0x7c2b3eb0 0x7c166000 0x7c17bd98 0x2a10de)
    0x7c2b3f48 : 0x2256d2 (0x7c16649c 0xc7a2886a 0x290c 0x7c166488)
    0x7c2b3fa8 : 0x22802c (0xd3dc7a8 0x228015 0x0 0x227764)
    0x7c2b3fc8 : 0x29e6cc (0x0 0xffffffff 0x29e6db 0x189c5000)

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.4.0: Fri Apr 23 18:28:53 PDT 2010; root:xnu-1504.7.4~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBookPro6,1 (Mac-F22589C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 45135229629100
    unloaded kexts: 1.0 (addr 0xa6775000, size 0x12288) - last unloaded 7181954745771
    loaded kexts: 2.0.3 - last loaded 16925052441240 1.6.2 1.9.3d0 2.1.0 1.2.0 100.12.12 1.8.7f1 1.8.7f1 1.4 3.3.2 3.0.0d4 1.5.0d3 7.0.0 1.1.2 4.1.2b1 6.1.8 1.4.12 2.8.63 6.1.8 6.1.8 3.2 1.8.1b1 303.8 1.8.1b1 2.6.5 31 1.0.0d1 1.6.2 425.16.2 4.0.0 4.7.1 2.3.8b2 2.1.2 1.3.0 160.0.0 4.0.2 4.0.2 1.3.2 1.3.1 1.5 1.6 1.3.2 1.4 105.10.0 0 0 2.1.11 105.10.0 1.8.7f1 17 1.0.8d0 10 14 10 10 20 2.0.3 74.0 2.3.7f1 10.0.3 1.7.6fc2 1.3 1.8.7f1 1.8.7f1 41 3.0.1d2 4.1.2b1 1.0.8d0 6.1.8 6.1.8 2.1 2.1 2.3.7f1 2.3.7f1 2.3.7f1 205.32 4.0.2 4.0.0 3.9.0 2.6.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 402.1 1.2.4 2.6.5 311.1 4.0.0 4.2.6 1.9 2.0.4 4.0.2 1.3.0 1.6.5 1.1 1.0.0d1 6 283 1.6.1 1.3.2 2.6 1.3.0
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x28d59c): "pmap_flush_tlbs() timeout: " "cpu(s) failing to respond to interrupts, pmap=0x84b6e0 cpus_to_respond=0x8"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.7.4/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3548
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x7c17b708 : 0x21b455 (0x5cf328 0x7c17b73c 0x2238b1 0x0)
    0x7c17b758 : 0x28d59c (0x58d740 0x84b6e0 0x8 0xf1e0ad)
    0x7c17b7c8 : 0x292a68 (0x84b6e0 0x0 0x7c17b808 0xba29b000)
    0x7c17b8f8 : 0x2937b9 (0x84b6e0 0xba09c000 0x0 0xfedd04e0)
    0x7c17b968 : 0x2608ee (0x84b6e0 0xba09c000 0x0 0xba29c000)
    0x7c17ba98 : 0x260e89 (0xba29c000 0x0 0x1 0x0)
    0x7c17bad8 : 0x259c63 (0x2f00ebc 0xba09c000 0x0 0xba29c000)
    0x7c17bb18 : 0x22027f (0x2f00ebc 0xba09c000 0x200000 0x29ea30)
    0x7c17bb38 : 0x52acb5 (0xba09c000 0x200000 0x206 0x0)
    0x7c17bb58 : 0x12b16b9 (0xba09c000 0x200000 0xdf5cb84 0x226669)
    0x7c17bc78 : 0x12b4b4e (0xdedf000 0x0 0x2 0x0)
    0x7c17bdc8 : 0x12b1c1b (0xdf92800 0x2 0x7c17be08 0x0)
    0x7c17be18 : 0x12b1e41 (0xdf92800 0x706f7772 0x2 0x230eaf)
    0x7c17be68 : 0x94499a (0xdf92800 0x70777273 0x2 0x9482d1)
    0x7c17be98 : 0x944b22 (0xdf92800 0xb1 0x7c17bec8 0x948385)
    0x7c17bec8 : 0x94d20e (0xe5e6900 0xb1 0x7c17bf28 0x29d54e)
    0x7c17bf08 : 0x54884d (0xdb64e40 0xdb62000 0x1 0x29d54e)
    0x7c17bf58 : 0x54787e (0xdb62000 0xd351e1c 0x189d7418 0x189d73f0)
    0x7c17bf88 : 0x547cd8 (0xdb64e40 0xdb64e40 0x0 0x7fff)
    0x7c17bfc8 : 0x29e6cc (0xdb64e40 0x0 0x10 0xdffc2e4)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):>0x12b9fff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    System Profile:
    Model: MacBookPro6,1, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.57f17
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 2.3.7f1, 2 service, 12 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD TS512B, 465,92 GB
    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N
    USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0237, 0xfa120000
    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8218, 0xfa113000
    USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0xfd120000
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0xfd110000
  13. Bumflake macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I received my 15" i7 on july 31 and never experienced a freeze.
    Using it around 10-12hrs daily.
  14. Gucci Mane macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2010
    yeah, i honestly think so too, i bought mine on sept 1st but built on august 19th, shipped straight from shanghai to california, literally only froze twice, but because google chrome wasn't responding. so i blame it on the browser which is still in a relatively early stage.
  15. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    my MBP15 i5 has a build date of week 37 2010 (sep 2010) .... and doing only mild browising and video editing ... i have had 0, no, zero issues whatsoever. I didnt even have to install the EFI update.
  16. jdieh1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2010
    I bought my 15" i5 last week and have been using it non stop, even left it on for about 3 or 4 days straight and haven't had any issues at all with it
  17. craigy2302 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Scarborough, North Yorkshire
    I got my i7/15" around 6 days ago, I have been using it for 4-6 hours a day (most days) and not experienced a single freeze.

  18. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    My i5 2.4 has NEVER frozen once. Usually on for 10+ hours per day and almost never shut down (sleep only).
    All software updates from :apple: have been installed.
    I would go for the i5 anyway, unless you push your machine hard the i7 doesn`t seem like such good value for money
    and I suspect that in the "real world" most people won`t notice much performance gain from it.
    Put the money you save on the processor into a SSD
  19. macwannabe27 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    that's good advice^^^ others say to go with the i5 and upgrade the ram to 8gb... instead of the i7... but an SSD would be nice..
  20. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I run my i7 15" with 8gig of ram and a 500gb momentus xt and its plenty fast for anything I do including running 3d cad programs on bootcamp. If you really want an ssd for speed you can always get rid of the cd drive and use a cheap $40-60gb ssd for booting and a hdd for storage instead of spending $300+ on a decent size SSD.
  21. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
  22. CTrav86 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I've had my MBP 15" i7 for a couple weeks now, and I've only managed to beachball it a couple times, both while running large backups to an external HDD and using many other programs at the same time. But none of the freezes like that were being discussed in the initial thread. So, no problems here!
  23. riverwater macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    I received my 15" i7 on 9/2/10, and it runs perfect. No problems at all.
  24. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Mine does beachball alot with Photobooth and the extra effects...only problem I have really noticed.
  25. Wreckem macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    My i7 was built during the first week of August.

    I have not experienced a freeze of any kind. There has been some mild beach ball(extremely minor) action related to having multiple flash apps going.

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