After spending week figuring out why my Cores were over heating, i finally have my Vertex 3 on MBP 17 " running with out any issues. Problem was with software related.
1st. Install fresh OS to external HD, i would use Firewire HD 7200 RPM.
2nd Update & Install all your apps & run cache cleaner app (Oynx is Free} :
Run all 6 Cleaning options with Oynx Reboot!!! Open Oynx, check all boxes & Run Automation
3. Defrag your Drive, you only need to do this once. I prefer iDefrag, your able to download demo for 30 days. I use "Optimize" feature.
5. Make clone, i use SuperDuper!, It has few added features I like. Carbon Cloner is free. I prefer .spareimage over .dmg when making clones. For one there Read/Write, also you can mount & fix issues w/ utility apps if you backup regularly. I keep master clone along w/ schedule backup.
6. CLoning Vertex 3, Your clone needs to be on external Drive & boot up using OSX install DVD. Open up Disk Utility , Partition your Vertex 3 Drive, THEN ERASE your OSX partition. Mount your Clone!!! Drag & drop Vertex 3 Partition to Restore Box. Drop your mounted Clone to Source Box and check Erase. Click on restore and grab smoke. Here example :
7. Do not REBOOT!!! Run Disk Utility / First Aid / Repair Permissions & Repair Disk. You might need to Run Repair Permission Twice, You will probably see a ton of JAVA issues. It's well known issue and Looks like Apple has fix this in 10.7.
8. Reboot, turn OFF SPOT LIGHT!!! if you use App Store or any other App that will index your drive turn it on only when needed!!! Here commands to run in terminal for on/off " sudo mdutil -a -i off " & "sudo mdutil -a -i on"
9. Next Disable Spindump by running " sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.spindump.plist" in terminal. This will help with Spinning Beach ball , Spindump is a tool used by various system components to create hang reports and notify the user of application hangs.
10. I would add these tweaks.
Turn of sudden motion HDD sensor command
$ sudo pmset -a sms 0
Disable waking up when LID opens
$ sudo pmset lidwake 0
$ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
$ sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage "This command removes sleepimage and you will gain 8GB"
11. Follow this Link Add “com.nullvision.noatime.plist” Unix filesystems will record the ‘last access’ time of every file. This means that every time a file is read, a write is made on the filesystem to record this action. No point and not necessary" Adding Noaltime Script will disable this action.
12. DISABLE "Use secure virtual memory" Open up System Preferences / Security / General. Uncheck Box for "use secure virtual memory"
13. Check your activity Monitor for Page Outs, if your seeing Page Outs you need to add RAM Disk. Google it, there are ton of tutorials on how to do this.
Im not making any promises, but my 17" MBP 2011 w/ 240 Gb vertex 3 FW 2.06 is finally running without any issues.