15-inch, Mid 2012
OS X El Capitan
Processor 2.3GHz Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
Anyone know why this happens?
How can I prevent this from happening?
I have tried PRAM and SMC resets in the past.
This has happened on multiple OSX versions: Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan. I'm assuming this has to be more of a hardware failure than software. In the time that I have owned this macbook I have replaced the memory and hard drive. I hardly ever restart the machine. I usually have 10 tasks open all the time.
After it happens I get a message that asks if I want to ignore the problem or send to Apple. I send to Apple.