Random Crashes. Can't Pin Point the Problem. Please Help.
I have a MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 that doesn't have Apple warranty anymore and my problem is that my computer will randomly display artifacts when I turn it on. At random, it will also freeze and the only way to reboot it is a hard reboot. I have to admit I've been playing World of Warcraft a bit much on this laptop. The steps I have taken to troubleshoot is as followed:
-took it to a genius bar and they ran system test and said it was the RAM I am using is bad. Later it was replaced with a Apple Certified RAM and it was still doing the same thing. Apple genius don't have a definite answer besides sending it back ($450 a pop).
-When the laptop is elevated, battery off and with good air flow it tends to crash less. I've since opened it up and cleaned the machine from inside out and problem still occurs.
-I've reinstalled 4-5 times since this problem hoping it would be a software issue but even with fresh install without any 3rd party apps installed it still crash.
-The crash can happen at anytime. The computer can be completely idle and it'll crash or when I'm killing big, bad monster in World of Warcraft or even just viewing photos.
I know some might say that is the infamous BSoD but I still can't find a credible source or tech to pin point the problem on this issue.
Is this a good question?