CoolBook: Possible fix for freezing MacBook Air’s
MacBook Air’s look great, but underneath that slim, sexy exterior is a problem that for some users is causing their precious to hiccup and/or freeze.
For some users EFI updates from Apple have helped, while others can’t do much of anything without their MBA hanging.
Some users are saying its the result of overheating caused by misapplied thermal grease as with the MacBook Pro overheating problem from last year. (As you may recall, Apple was in the news for a similar problem last year and some users were shocked at how much thermal grease was slathered onto their MBP’s logic boards.
Apple hasn’t admitted anything regarding thermal grease and the MacBook Air’s, but some users are blaming overheating and the problems sound consistent with an overheating computer.
What CoolBook does is allow you to reduce the heat and load on your MBA’s CPU cores, memory, etc. by allowing you to easily dial down the clock speed and voltage going to your processors, giving you a cooler running, quieter computer while extending your battery life a bit.
Chip Chick tried it out and their MacBook Air is “running great” and they are “no longer experiencing those super aggravating freezes and chokes.”
Sure, it sucks to have to spend $10 to fix something that Apple should fix to begin with but if you can spend $10 now and maybe get a fix or wait a few months and hope things get better, I’d spend the $10.
[Via Chip Chick]