MacBook Air freezing then unfreezing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ahaxton, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    Ok it's what I would have randomly when running long HD films if the Air was running hot.

    Now though it'll progressively get worse during the day to the point where it'll freeze (no mouse, no activity on the screen) for like 10 seconds then unfreeze and freeze up again within 20 seconds.

    Does this happen to anyone here?
  2. MazingerZ macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2007
    Yeah..its called core shutdown.
  3. ahaxton thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    I wonder why its happening so often now....
  4. wordy macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2008
  5. Jimmie Geddes macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    It's been happening to me a lot lately. It usually happens to me while using Parallels, or watching videos. Hopefully Apple will release a fix for this issue, it's getting really annoying.
  6. Olvenskol macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Core shutdowns come from overheating of the machine (primarily caused by overworking the CPU, though other causes exist too).

    There are *lots* of threads here about overheating and things you can do about it. Some of them are pretty effective.

    Personally, I used the Coolbook solution ( and have been very pleased.

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