Crash when rendering

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vmachiel, May 2, 2012.

  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Hi Forum,

    For a while now i've had random crashes of my Mac (specs in signature). I think it's the graphics cards cause it happened twice in a rom while i was scrolling to a folder with 500+ images that where being previewed in their icons. I think it's my 330m cause the console gave me this:

    02-05-12 11:00:00,000 kernel: NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! exception type = 0x6 = Fifo: Parse Error
    02-05-12 11:00:00,000 kernel: IOVendorGLContext::ReportGPURestart
    02-05-12 11:00:00,000 kernel: NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! exception type = 0x6 = Fifo: Parse Error
    02-05-12 11:00:14,000 kernel: 00000069
    02-05-12 11:00:19,000 kernel: 00000069

    Does anyone know what to do about this? I've tried to turn off the previews but every once in a while it still crashes:(

    Thanks!
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    That's a graphics card issue as you have correctly identified...OpenGL is probably the culprit here...Assuming you are up to date with Apple:

    Check here to see if anything more up to date is available...You might also have corrupt drivers anyway, so worth reinstallation.

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/#graphics drivers
     
  3. winski macrumors newbie

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    I know this is an old thread, but in case anyone gets here by searching the error, I think I have a fix.

    These errors are generated because your Nvdia graphics processor is overheating. I had them all the time in my 2006 iMac. I installed Fan Control and adjusted the fan speeds and desired temperatures until my Mac stopped getting the errors. I've had it on here for a month, and have had absolutely ZERO of these errors since I installed. I used to get several errors and freezes per day!

    http://www.derman.com/iMac-Fan-Control
     

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