The company I work for uses MacBook Pros. Mine is significantly slower and runs significantly hotter than my colleagues'. I want to test the hardware to see whether there is a fault.
All the MBP's we use are Retina 15-inch Mid 2015, 2.5Ghz i7, 16GB RAM. The main software we use is VMWare Fusion running Windows 10 and the Mac version of MS Office. The machines are all running Sierra, but mine has run poorly since way before the upgrade. The only quirk is that I use an external monitor, although my colleagues have used my monitor themselves with no problems.
When VMWare is running, the fans are running full speed almost constantly on mine, and Windows can become almost unresponsive at times. My colleagues' machines run quietly and only occasionally run the fans (but even then the fans are run slower than mine). I am also not able to run VMWare Fusion in Unity whereas my colleagues are. (Aside from my infuriation, the sheer amount of noise mine makes has become a standing joke in the office!). If I leave the Mac for a while, it has crashed when I return and refuses to wake up requiring a reboot. The external monitor occasionally goes black for a second or two.
I have checked the VM settings and they are identical. I have:
- toggled these up and down,
- wiped the VM image and created a new one,
- reinstalled VMWare,
- copied my colleague's VM, and I have
- wiped my Mac.
I'm a Mac noob and am pretty much out of ideas, and so I want to check the hardware.