Anybody have issues when using an external monitor with a MacBook Pro?
I'm moving so my Mac Pro is in storage for a couple of months.
In the meantime, I'm using my mid 2012 quad core 15" MBP. I installed the max 16G of memory and a 1T Evo 850.
I'm using a Thunderbolt2/mini display to DVI cable to my aging Asus PA248 monitor.
When I watch streaming videos for a while (over an hour usually since my TV is in storage too) my browser freezes. Spinning beachball.
This happens with Chrome, Chrome Canary and Safari so I don't think it's a problem with the browser (of course it could be).
I've tried restarting the browser, clearing the memory (Memory Clean) but I have to restart the computer to get things going again.
This was all in Clamshell mode (lid closed on the MBP while using a usb keyboard and bluetooth magic mouse).
Crazy as it seems (to me at least) when I use this setup with the lid on the MBP open with the second screen active, no Freeze!
Before I discovered that, I was guessing that it was a GPU issue but now I'm not so sure.
Just to complicate this issue, I've also got a number of outboard gears connected.
1. Firewire 800 connected to a powered external drive (OWC Mercury Elite Pro) with a 2T Evo 850 (my sample library).
2. The above drive enclosure is daisy chained to Firewire 400 to my Metric Halo ULN-2 (to monitors/headphones/mics)
3.Powered USB hub with my iLok and eLicencer (euro version of the iLok) and my Novation Impulse keyboard
4.The usb hub on my Asus monitor has my Apple full keyboard, a Korg microKey mini keyboard and a PreSonus Faderport control surface.
Before you ask, I've tried disconnecting all of these but this freezing issue occurs with just the MBP and Asus monitor (but I haven't done extensive tests yet).