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Does the 10.6.4 update fix the freezing issues with the i5 & i7 MBP's

3523 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2010 2:38 PM by sterlingjbadon RSS
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Since I am on the fence about buying a new 15" MBP I would be interested to know what effect the new update has on the latest MBP's and the freezing issues some are experiencing.
MacBook 2.0 Black, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • agusie Calculating status...
    Apparently it doesn't. Someone in the "+MacBook Pro (2010) Freeze+" thread has installed the update but still encounters freezes.
    iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Jimi Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
    Don't really think you can make a broad conclusion that it doesn't work based on just ONE single posting.

    Freezes can have a multitude of causes.
    2010 15.2 Hi-Res i7/8gb/500gb7200HD, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Maxit Level 4 Level 4 (3,640 points)
    It's hard to say ... I haven't had a freeze since installing 10.6.4, but they were intermittent to begin with.
    2.66 i7, 8GB, matte, 500G hd (7200), Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Maxit Level 4 Level 4 (3,640 points)
    OK, No freezes in two days (lots of run time) so I think 10.6.4 solved my freeze problem
    2.66 i7, 8GB, matte, 500G hd (7200), Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • djanthonyw Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    My 2.4 i5 is running beautiful now, no problems what so ever!

    If you notice, there are hardly as many posts in the thread since the update.
    MacBook Pro, Logic Studio, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • simonfulford Calculating status...
    I have experienced the freezing only SINCE I have upgraded the 10.6.4 update so am a little frustrated now... hopefully Apple are working on it!
    Macbook Pro 2.4GHz i5, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • DeadAlive55 Calculating status...
    I too have upgraded to 10.6.4, I'm still experiencing the random freeze/hang issues. This is on a two week old Macbook Pro.


    Macbook Aluminum Core i5 (April 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 320GB Hard Drive
  • mestevie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My MBP Mid 2009 has started freezing since the upgrade as well...
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Macbook
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7 (31,985 points)
    The "freezes" that are mentioned in other threads here appear to be due to a wide variety of different issues. Looking at the relevant posts I'd reckon about one in thirty of them at the most are due to an unusual issue with a few of the current MBPs. The other 29 are simply the regular array of things that cause freezes on any computer - out of date software, corrupted directory structures, the migration of already corrupted software from older computers, duplicate or corrupted fonts, badly written third party software, the occasional shonky HD or RAM module, etc etc etc.

    THis is a non-issue from what I can see. Some people may well benefit from updating to 10.6.4 , but probably only because it replaces some files that have been corrupted for other reasons in the past.

    I certainly wouldn't be putting off getting a new MBP on the basis of the stuff here. Sure, some people will experience "freezes", but there doesn't really seem to me to be anything out of the ordinary being reported here with respect to the new MBPs. There are a thousand and one things that can lead to "freezes". In a few cases it probably is due to a hardware problem with one component or another. In the vast majority, however, it will simply be because of the common old "thousand and one shocks that silicon chips, magnetic storage and software developers are heir too"!


    MBP 13"2.26, MBP15"2.2, iMacG520"RevB , MB2CD, MBCD, ,PM5400/180 & earlier, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 7 chooks, 2 dogs, 2 daughters, 1 pear tree, 0 partridges, itinerant bats, magpie
  • DeadAlive55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Payed a visit to the Genius Bar yesterday with my week old Macbook Pro, there were no software issues and the guy at the bar said he was going to run some usage/stress tests, after which he would be replacing the HD and the RAM.

    Just to specify, this is the stock 15" Core i5 model.


    Macbook Aluminum (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 320GB Hard Drive
  • sterlingjbadon Calculating status...
    Problems started with the 10.6.4 update. Mid 2009 15" MBP. Out of town with not retailer who carries the MAC O.S. Safe Mode is the way I have had to start many times!! Even that isn't smooth! Never thought to bring the only copy of something: "you can't copy" with me. Afraid it would get damaged. I think Apple should offer very cheap boot/repair disk. A VERY LARGE RED WARNING SHOULD OF POSTED BEFORE WE INSTALLED THIS!!! Something like; " If you install this, make sure you are near an apple retailer or have your install disk with you! Thanks for your cooperation!" That or pay someone $80.00 to try and fix it when they have no disk to sell you. I keep this baby in sleep mode. Shutting it down will mean no start up. I have had plenty of problems since snow leopard. The first release and this one.
    mid 2009 MBP, 4MB Mem. 2.53 GHz.


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