Can't force quit, repeated kernel panics - Help, my Quad Core Mac Pro is horrible!

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  1. Lhollo macrumors newbie

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    I"m failry new to Mac - got this Quad Core Mac Pro in April, and prior to that had only dabbled with my Husband's Imac. If it were a PC, I'd have a better idea as to what might be wrong.

    I use it for photography. It's slow. Not as slow as an old Imac, but still not as fast as it should be.

    Every day, programs will crash a number of times. It will let me quit them but the icon in the dock will still have the illuminated arrow underneath. I can't force quit them fully and can't reopen them (unless I open them via terminal).
    When this happens, I can't restart and can't shut down without holding the power button.

    I added an extra 4 Gb of Ram - certified for this machine. I was having this problem prior to adding it. I've read that it could be to do with the video card, but then I've read lots of other conflicting ideas as well.

    I'll post the log from my recent crash (I think this is the correct log - it's all I could find and doesn't seem the same as the type that is normally posted).

    Any advice would be very, very much appreciated. Please don't assume I'll understand any very Mac-enthusiast terms!

    The machine's specs are:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
    Memory: 6 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05
    SMC Version: 1.25f4
    Serial Number: YM8020S8XYK


    Video Card info:

    ATI Radeon HD 2600:

    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    Slot: Slot-1
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x9588
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-236
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.236
    Displays:
    DELL 1905FP:
    Resolution: 1152 x 864 @ 75 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported
    Display Connector:
    Status: No display connected



    Log:


    Sep 12 15:14:43 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    Sep 12 15:14:43 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cupsd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    Sep 12 15:14:43 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.ntp.ntpd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: npvhash=4095
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kextd[10]: 400 cached, 0 uncached personalities to catalog
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: hi mem tramps at 0xffe00000
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: PAE enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: 64 bit mode enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.1: Fri Dec 14 19:00:14 PST 2007; root:xnu-1228.1.30~1/RELEASE_I386
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: vm_page_bootstrap: 1489785 free pages and 83079 wired pages
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: mig_table_max_displ = 79
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: 97 prelinked modules
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=0 LocalApicId=0 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=1 LocalApicId=1 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=2 LocalApicId=2 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=3 LocalApicId=3 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=4 LocalApicId=6 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=5 LocalApicId=7 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=6 LocalApicId=5 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=7 LocalApicId=4 Enabled
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpo_policy_init for TMSafetyNet
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Safety net for Time Machine (TMSafetyNet)
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.security.seatbelt
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpo_policy_init for mb
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Seatbelt MACF policy initialized
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Seatbelt Policy (mb)
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: MAC Framework successfully initialized
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: using 16384 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: devfs_make_node: not ready for devices!
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 64:87
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5] (S3)
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: mbinit: done
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Security auditing service present
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: BSM auditing present
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: 5389A57F-F0C5-3E12-934B-ABA1C9729843
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/SATA@1F,2/AppleAHCI/PRT0@0/IOAHCIDevice@0/AppleAHCIDiskDriver/IOAHCIBlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDriver/ST3320820AS_P Media/IOGUIDPartitionScheme/Customer@2
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) TI ID 823f built-in now active, GUID 001ec2fffefa6b0c; max speed s800.
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: jnl: unknown-dev: replay_journal: from: 6423552 to: 14300672 (joffset 0x951000)
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver::start []
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver::switchToHCIMode legacy
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: USBF: 2.765 CSRHIDTransitionDriver[0x9438e00](IOUSBCompositeDevice) GetFullConfigDescriptor(0) returned NULL
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver... done
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: jnl: unknown-dev: journal replay done.
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: E:[AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController][FindInterfaces] mInt0InterruptMaxPacketSize = 16
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: HFS: Removed 19 orphaned unlinked files or directories
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Jettisoning kernel linker.
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Resetting IOCatalogue.
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Matching service count = 0
    Sep 12 15:14:44: --- last message repeated 5 times ---
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 3
    Sep 12 15:14:44 localhost kernel[0]: ** Device in slot: SLOT-1 **
    Sep 12 15:14:48 localhost bootlog[35]: BOOT_TIME: 1221228878 0
    Sep 12 15:14:48 localhost rpc.statd[18]: statd.notify - no notifications needed
    Sep 12 15:14:48 localhost fseventsd[27]: event logs in /.fseventsd out of sync with volume. destroying old logs. (143005 10 143068)
    Sep 12 15:14:48 localhost fseventsd[27]: log dir: /.fseventsd getting new uuid: 2290EDE6-FFD4-40DB-B00F-9AF3A8B40665
    Sep 12 15:14:49 localhost DirectoryService[31]: Launched version 5.0 (v514)
    Sep 12 15:14:49 localhost DirectoryService[31]: WARNING - dsTouch: file was asked to be opened </Library/Preferences/DirectoryService/.DSIsRunning>: (File exists)
    Sep 12 15:14:49 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow[23]: Login Window Application Started
    Sep 12 15:14:50 localhost mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-164 (Dec 4 2007 21:40:38)[22]: starting
    Sep 12 15:14:51 localhost kernel[0]: jnl: disk1s2: replay_journal: from: 3212288 to: 3908096 (joffset 0xe8e000)
    Sep 12 15:14:51 localhost fseventsd[27]: event logs in /Volumes/500GB Work Drive/.fseventsd out of sync with volume. destroying old logs. (85551 0 143068)
    Sep 12 15:14:51 localhost kernel[0]: jnl: disk1s2: journal replay done.
    Sep 12 15:14:51 localhost fseventsd[27]: log dir: /Volumes/500GB Work Drive/.fseventsd getting new uuid: 07454FA5-630B-4906-996F-941A3F8A0097
    Sep 12 15:14:52 localhost /usr/sbin/ocspd[69]: starting
    Sep 12 15:14:57 localhost mDNSResponder[22]: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default “Macintosh-000000000000” instead
    Sep 12 15:14:57 localhost mDNSResponder[22]: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default “Macintosh-000000000000.local” instead
    Sep 12 15:14:57 localhost mDNSResponder[22]: SetDomainSecrets: mDNSKeychainGetSecrets failed error 0 CFArrayRef 00000000
    Sep 12 15:15:06 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/ManagedClient.app/Contents/MacOS/ManagedClient[82]: ODUEthernetAddress(): GetEthernetAddress()== 5
    Sep 12 15:15:12 localhost kernel[0]: AppleIntel8254XEthernet: Ethernet address 00:1d:4f:46:75:10
    Sep 12 15:15:12 localhost kernel[0]: AppleIntel8254XEthernet: Ethernet address 00:1d:4f:46:75:11
    Sep 12 15:15:12 localhost blued[86]: Apple Bluetooth daemon started.
    Sep 12 15:15:12 localhost kextd[10]: writing kernel link data to /var/run/mach.sym
    Sep 12 15:15:15 localhost mDNSResponder[22]: User updated Computer Name from Macintosh-000000000000 to Lindsey ’s Mac Pro
    Sep 12 15:15:15 localhost mDNSResponder[22]: User updated Local Hostname from Macintosh-000000000000 to lindsey-s-mac-pro
    Sep 12 15:15:17 localhost kernel[0]: Intel8254x -- Link Up -- 00:1d:4f:46:75:10 -- called by interruptOccurred() --
    Sep 12 15:15:17 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Advertisement Register (04d) = 0xde1
    Sep 12 15:15:17 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Link Partner Ability Register (05d) = 0x41e1
    Sep 12 15:15:17 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Advertisement Register (09d) = 0xe00
    Sep 12 15:15:17 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Link Partner Ability Register (10d) = 0x4000
    Sep 12 15:15:17 localhost kernel[0]: -- PHY Specific Status Register (17d) = 0x6c08
    Sep 12 15:15:17 localhost kernel[0]: Intel8254X -- Negotiated Speed: 100 Mb/s, Duplex: Full, Flow Control: Receive Pause Disabled, Transmit Pause Disabled
    Sep 12 15:15:21 localhost kernel[0]: Intel8254x -- Link Down -- 00:1d:4f:46:75:11 -- called by enableHardware() --
    Sep 12 15:15:21 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Advertisement Register (04d) = 0xde1
    Sep 12 15:15:21 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Link Partner Ability Register (05d) = 0x0
    Sep 12 15:15:21 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Advertisement Register (09d) = 0xe00
    Sep 12 15:15:21 localhost kernel[0]: -- Auto-Negotiation Gigabit Link Partner Ability Register (10d) = 0x4000
    Sep 12 15:15:21 localhost kernel[0]: -- PHY Specific Status Register (17d) = 0x8040
    Sep 12 15:15:21 lindsey-s-mac-pro configd[33]: setting hostname to "lindsey-s-mac-pro.local"
    Sep 12 15:15:22 lindsey-s-mac-pro loginwindow[23]: Login Window Started Security Agent
    Sep 12 15:15:22 lindsey-s-mac-pro [0x0-0x5005].com.wacom.TabletDriver[93]: dyld: shared cached file is corrupt: /var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_ppc
    Sep 12 15:15:22 lindsey-s-mac-pro kernel[0]: E:[AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController][StartInterruptPipeRead] there is alredy a pending read, skipping.
    Sep 12 15:15:22 lindsey-s-mac-pro kernel[0]: [InterruptReadHandler] Received kIODeviceNotResponding error - retrying: 1.
    Sep 12 15:15:22 lindsey-s-mac-pro authorizationhost[90]: MechanismInvoke 0x127a60 retainCount 2
    Sep 12 15:15:22 lindsey-s-mac-pro SecurityAgent[94]: MechanismInvoke 0x12a360 retainCount 1
    Sep 12 15:15:22 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 configd[33]: setting hostname to "Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10.lan"
    Sep 12 15:15:22 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 kernel[0]: hfs: early journal init: volume on disk5s3 is read-only and journal is dirty. Can not mount volume.
    Sep 12 15:15:22 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 loginwindow[23]: Login Window - Returned from Security Agent
    Sep 12 15:15:22 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 SecurityAgent[94]: MechanismDestroy 0x12a360 retainCount 1
    Sep 12 15:15:22 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 authorizationhost[90]: MechanismDestroy 0x127a60 retainCount 2
    Sep 12 15:15:22 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 loginwindow[23]: USER_PROCESS: 23 console
    Sep 12 15:15:23 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow[80]): Exited: Terminated
    Sep 12 15:15:24 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.launchd[1] ([0x0-0x5005].com.wacom.TabletDriver[93]): Exited: Terminated
    Sep 12 15:15:24 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.SystemStarter[16]: dyld: shared cached file is corrupt: /var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_ppc
    Sep 12 15:15:26 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dyld): Throttling respawn: Will start in 57 seconds
    Sep 12 15:15:27 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd[41]: SFLSharePointsEntry::CreateDSRecord: dsCreateRecordAndOpen(Lindsey 's Public Folder) returned -14135
    Sep 12 15:15:28 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dyld): Throttling respawn: Will start in 55 seconds
    Sep 12 15:15:28: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Sep 12 15:15:28 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 kernel[0]: jnl: disk5s3: replay_journal: from: 39904768 to: 40519168 (joffset 0xe90000)
    Sep 12 15:15:28 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 fseventsd[27]: event logs in /Volumes/My Book/.fseventsd out of sync with volume. destroying old logs. (85516 0 143064)
    Sep 12 15:15:28 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 kernel[0]: jnl: disk5s3: journal replay done.
    Sep 12 15:15:28 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 fseventsd[27]: log dir: /Volumes/My Book/.fseventsd getting new uuid: 84149EEE-437A-44A1-9C3A-4E506020572B
    Sep 12 15:15:28 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.loginwindow[23]: ODUEthernetAddress(): GetEthernetAddress()== 5
    Sep 12 15:15:30 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dyld): Throttling respawn: Will start in 53 seconds
    Sep 12 15:15:30 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 fseventsd[27]: log dir: /Volumes/FREECOM 1/.fseventsd getting new uuid: F612F882-C35B-420B-8117-D719D75294D5
    Sep 12 15:15:31 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dyld): Throttling respawn: Will start in 52 seconds
    Sep 12 15:15:31 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 fseventsd[27]: log dir: /Volumes/FREECOM 2/.fseventsd getting new uuid: 5C9F5375-DEC3-49D6-8F0C-321116BFCCC5
    Sep 12 15:16:08 Unknown-00-1d-4f-46-75-10 mdworker[70]: (Error) SyncInfo: Boot-cache avoidance timed out!
    Sep 12 15:16:38: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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  3. jwt macrumors 6502

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    One thing I would try is the hardware test. I can't remember how it's done -- you can google it for the details -- but it's possible that it's faulty hardware. I still think it's memory related. You could have gotten faulty memory from Apple. I've never in the 12 years of being a mac user experienced the kind of issues you've described unless the computer in question had non-certified or faulty memory. There are two exceptions, though: running the alpha version of Quake 3 Arena, and installing Perian. In these two situations, the problems were confined to these programs, although they both caused kernel panics. Your situation seems too general to be caused by a piece of software. My recommendation is to run the hardware test, and if you see an error, you probably have your answer. If the result is negative, I would remove the Apple memory and see if the machine behaves differently (you have to rearrange the remaining modules). If not, the problem is elsewhere and you need to get a new machine from Apple. Your situation is not typical. I have the same machine as you and it is freakin' awesome! Good luck.
     

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