OSX and Bootcamp same problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by motox2121, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. motox2121 macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  4. motox2121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  5. justperry macrumors 604

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    If I am correct you startup from AHT CD/DVD so there is no other software running besides the Firmware.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    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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