OSX and Bootcamp same problem

motox2121

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 26, 2012
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Hey guys,

I have an issue with my MBP where it will lock up after around 25-45 minutes of use - the mouse is still able to move and if i have music playing it will continue playing for a while before finally crashing. At first I thought it was definitely heat but even with fans set at full speed and a fresh thermal paste application the symptoms are still EXACTLY the same in both osx AND bootcamp win7.

Does this definitely indicate that this is a hardware problem - reformatting etc wouldn't fix it?

I always thought osx / bootcamp were completely unlinked since you have to reboot to switch - but I could be wrong on their relationship.

Since the symptoms are exactly the same I was thinking it was a hardware problem - but I'm running out of ways to try and fix it w/o buying a new logic board.

Could this be a software problem?
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
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I'm a rolling stone.
Hey guys,

I have an issue with my MBP where it will lock up after around 25-45 minutes of use - the mouse is still able to move and if i have music playing it will continue playing for a while before finally crashing. At first I thought it was definitely heat but even with fans set at full speed and a fresh thermal paste application the symptoms are still EXACTLY the same in both osx AND bootcamp win7.

Does this definitely indicate that this is a hardware problem - reformatting etc wouldn't fix it?

I always thought osx / bootcamp were completely unlinked since you have to reboot to switch - but I could be wrong on their relationship.

Since the symptoms are exactly the same I was thinking it was a hardware problem - but I'm running out of ways to try and fix it w/o buying a new logic board.

Could this be a software problem?
Do you have two Memory sticks installed, if so try to get one out and look how it goes, if it crashes again, remove the one inside and replace with the one you got out the first time, might be the problem.
 
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motox2121

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 26, 2012
5
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I already have run memtest multiple times, but I can try and see if physically swapping ram helps. Does the AHT test run without ANY external software interference?
 
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T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
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I already have run memtest multiple times, but I can try and see if physically swapping ram helps. Does the AHT test run without ANY external software interference?
Follow the instructions that I linked. AHT is run off of one of the DVDs that came with your Mac, if it came with any. Otherwise it is on your HDD in the restore partition.
 
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