Ok, so I have a 1g macbook Pro and I'm having an issue with the graphics card, so I believe.

     I believe I'm having an issue with the graphics card. For one, when I'm using programs like iMovie '11, SPORE, or the Sims 3  for long periods (hours usualy) of time, the computer will be perfectly fine. It gets warmish-hot, like usuall, all of a sudden it will randomly freeze for 5 to 10 seconds, then shut down and reststart. This happens, espically on the Sims 3 I can play for a while, but when I try to save it will shut down on me.
     Also, I got a new iPod touch 4g on the 25th, the first few times I tried syncing and downloading, it started off fine, but after 10 min. it would restart. Now it works ok, but I still monitor it just incase.
     Can anyone help me understand why all of this is happening? I beleve the graphics card isn't good enough, even though it meets the standards for iLife, and The Sims 3. My graphics card is a ATI,RadeonX1600. The laptop has 2 GB RAM runs at 2.16GHz with an Intel Core Duo on OS X Snow Lepard (10.6.8). Thanks everyone.

Threads are just processes that link together like the threads in these discussions, well, maybe that is a bad example given how disjointed these get
It looks like you are not pushing the cpu or hard drive enough to cause your behavior.  Not sure what the temperature limit on that cpu is, on the newer models it is around 100-110 °C which is notciabley hot, and the system shutsdown for self protection at the thermal limit.
You could be hitting a thermal limit causing that behavior...so do you see good behavior at lower load levela on the system?  Does this only happen with when you are under the high graphic loads?
Trying to zero in on when this occurs to see if we an isolate the problem.

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