imac G5 kernel panic problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by stewart911sc, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello, i've had my imac G5 for sometime now and it has recently started crashing on start up, the display goes almost as if it is in 2, which is probably a weird description and then i have to restart, this will happen 2 or 3 times and then it will be okay, it sometimes happens after the machine comes out of sleep also, the machine specs are as follows:

    20" 1.8 Ghz PowerPC G5
    Memory 1.25 GB DDR SDRAM
    Running OSX 10.3.9

    I have looked in the panic logs after searching on this site, which is very informative, and they are posted below:

    Sun Sep 24 11:31:56 2006




    Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x0000000046A9734E PC=0x000000002F00D464
    Latest crash info for cpu 0:
    Exception state (sv=0x2F158A00)
    PC=0x2F00D464; MSR=0x0000B030; DAR=0x46A9734E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x2F00D44C; R1=0x188639C0; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x01ED4780 0x2F013EC8 0x2F013C08 0x2F011534 0x2F011760 0x2EFF7088 0x0027E650 0x00280324
    0x0007AC48 0x00021668 0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x07312E31
    backtrace terminated - frame not mapped or invalid: 0xBFFEE490

    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x2eff0000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x288ac000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x28815000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x352d7000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x28835000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2F158A00)
    previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
    Exception state (sv=0x008CBC80)
    PC=0x900078B8; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x0185C408; DSISR=0x0A000000; LR=0x90007438; R1=0xBFFEE490; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.9.0:
    Wed Mar 30 20:11:17 PST 2005; root:xnu/xnu-517.12.7.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC


    panic(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x00083498 0x0008397C 0x0001EDA4 0x00090C38 0x0009402C
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2F158A00)
    PC=0x2F00D464; MSR=0x0000B030; DAR=0x46A9734E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x2F00D44C; R1=0x188639C0; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x01ED4780 0x2F013EC8 0x2F013C08 0x2F011534 0x2F011760 0x2EFF7088 0x0027E650 0x00280324
    0x0007AC48 0x00021668 0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x07312E31
    backtrace terminated - frame not mapped or invalid: 0xBFFEE490

    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x2eff0000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x288ac000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x28815000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x352d7000
    dependency:
    *********

    it is the same message everytime the MAC crashes, i'm no expert with MAC's but it looks to me as if there is a problem with the graphics card.

    Can anyone help with this?

    Many thanks

    Stewart
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    BlizzardBomb

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    That would be the smart thing to do. Logic board problems was what popped into my head first.

    It's Mac not MAC :)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Aw, you're mean!:rolleyes:

    I was going to say that but I figured I'd leave him off this time as his stress level is probably high enough already.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Have you installed any memory, hardware or new programs recently. Is there any pattern to what you are doing when you get the panics?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    thank you very much for your replies, i shall make sure i call them Mac and not MAC from now on :)

    the kernel panic described always happens on start up, i've probably installed lots of things recently to be honest as i use logic pro for music on the machine and am always installing plug-ins every other day, i havent turned the machine upside down to check the serial number as yet.

    but thanks very much for all your helps and replies, cheers
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    To get the Serial Number, just go To "About This Mac" in the Finder Menu Bar and click on More Info.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    another great tip, cheers, you'll make a tiger person of me yet...:)
     

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