Gigabyte 7950 kp

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BConvery, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. BConvery macrumors regular

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    I have a 3.1 mac pro with a ATI 4870 1GB that I flashed 4 years ago. I read a lot of recent threads about how the new systems had drivers for the ATI and GTX cards. I don't need the log in screen so I gave the Gigabyte 7950 3GB a go. It seems to work ok, though I needed a 6 to 8 pin connector. I got a kernal panic after a few hours that required a restart and was a huge pain in the ass. Temps were in the 95f range.....

    My question is, how do I find a great card that will drive a modern display that won't cause these problems. I've read all the threads here....the irritating part others have reported no problem with the same card.

    I'm looking to ugrade this computer to last another 2 to 3 years and need some graphic horsepower.

    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Post KP log (use
    Code:
     tag). Is the card flashed or not? What OS version?
     
  3. BConvery thread starter macrumors regular

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    I reinstalled my 4870, and very rarely would it restart and have a log available. OS 10.8.3, the card was not flashed.
     
  4. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    KP log should be available in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports or in Console under Files//Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports
     
  5. BConvery thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, here it is...

    Tue Apr 16 18:44:04 2013
    Machine-check capabilities 0x0000000000000806:
    family: 6 model: 23 stepping: 6 microcode: 1547
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5462 @ 2.80GHz
    6 error-reporting banks
    threshold-based error status present
    Processor 0: no machine-check status reported
    Processor 1: no machine-check status reported
    Processor 2: machine-check status 0x0000000000000005:
    restart IP valid
    machine-check in progress
    MCA error-reporting registers:
    IA32_MC0_STATUS(0x401): 0x1000000020000000 invalid
    IA32_MC1_STATUS(0x405): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
    IA32_MC2_STATUS(0x409): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
    IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0020000000000000 invalid
    IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000011 invalid
    IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0xb200000084200e0f valid
    MCA error code: 0x0e0f
    Model specific error code: 0x8420
    Other information: 0x00000000
    Threshold-based status: Undefined
    Status bits:
    Processor context corrupt
    Error enabled
    Uncorrected error
    Processor 3: machine-check status 0x0000000000000005:
    restart IP valid
    machine-check in progress
    MCA error-reporting registers:
    IA32_MC0_STATUS(0x401): 0x1000000020000000 invalid
    IA32_MC1_STATUS(0x405): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
    IA32_MC2_STATUS(0x409): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
    IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0020000000000000 invalid
    IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000011 invalid
    IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0xb200000080200e0f valid
    MCA error code: 0x0e0f
    Model specific error code: 0x8020
    Other information: 0x00000000
    Threshold-based status: Undefined
    Status bits:
    Processor context corrupt
    Error enabled
    Uncorrected error
    Processor 4: no machine-check status reported
    Processor 5: no machine-check status reported
    Processor 6: no machine-check status reported
    Processor 7: no machine-check status reported
    panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff80120b8709): "Machine Check at 0xffffff7f93857cf7, registers:\n" "CR0: 0x0000000080010033, CR2: 0x0000000101a82880, CR3: 0x0000000028d31000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660\n" "RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0xffffff8020e6d000, RCX: 0x0000000000000001, RDX: 0x0000000000000000\n" "RSP: 0xffffff80c8ebbc20, RBP: 0xffffff80c8ebbc50, RSI: 0x0000000000000001, RDI: 0xffffff80c2f4d148\n" "R8: 0x00000000e0000000, R9: 0x7ffffffffffffffe, R10: 0x0000000000000c00, R11: 0x0000000000000206\n" "R12: 0x0000000000000001, R13: 0xffffff8020bd9fc0, R14: 0x0000000000000000, R15: 0x0000000000000148\n" "RFL: 0x0000000000000046, RIP: 0xffffff7f93857cf7, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010\n" "Error code: 0x0000000000000000\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/osfmk/i386/trap_native.c:280
    Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff80c2ecdec0 : 0xffffff801201d626
    0xffffff80c2ecdf30 : 0xffffff80120b8709
    0xffffff80c2ece0a0 : 0xffffff80120cddaf
    0xffffff80c8ebbc50 : 0xffffff7f9385112e
    0xffffff80c8ebbd30 : 0xffffff7f93850515
    0xffffff80c8ebbde0 : 0xffffff80120b8fdb
    0xffffff80c8ebbe00 : 0xffffff801202f1c3
    0xffffff80c8ebbe40 : 0xffffff801202dc81
    0xffffff80c8ebbea0 : 0xffffff801202d9f3
    0xffffff80c8ebbee0 : 0xffffff801201310b
    0xffffff80c8ebbf00 : 0xffffff801201970b
    0xffffff80c8ebbf70 : 0xffffff80120a5dd6
    0xffffff80c8ebbfb0 : 0xffffff80120cdd43
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement(196.0)[EDE188A8-D142-3689-B2F0-26AB424A4CAF]@0xffffff7f9384e000->0xffffff7f93876fff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: SystemUIServer

    Mac OS version:
    12D78

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 12.3.0: Sun Jan 6 22:37:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2050.22.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 3EB7D8A7-C2D3-32EC-80F4-AB37D61492C6
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000011e00000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8012000000
    System model name: MacPro3,1 (Mac-F42C88C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 1159322354839
    last loaded kext at 30193467526: com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring 9.0 (addr 0xffffff7f9405a000, size 16384)
    last unloaded kext at 122208918958: com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver 3.0.1 (addr 0xffffff7f93a73000, size 8192)
    loaded kexts:
    com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring 9.0
    com.Logitech.Control Center.HID Driver 3.4.0
    com.apple.filesystems.ntfs 3.10
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    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.1.3f3
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    com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer 8.1.0
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.60
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays 357
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  6. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    KP wasn't card related IMO.
    Machine check with uncorrected errors usually points on RAM.

    Perform AHT or ASD, check Memory in System Profiler for ECC errors (but do it after few hours of working - single bit errors are cleared on reboot).
    Check LEDs on memory risers.
     
  7. handheldgames macrumors 6502a

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    Which Gigabyte card do you have? All the designs I've seen from them are the C381 reference design with 2x6 power connectors (yes there is more than one reference design).

    1) Try going back to the 4870 and see if the problem exists. If the 7950 is drawing too much power for your MP Power Supply, it could cause an issue with RAM/CPU not getting the power it needs.
    2) Could also be a sign that your MP power supply is getting tired.
    3) Lastly - when I had a 2008MP, some OWC ram I had failed after a year and had to be replaced. The RAM was no longer recognized.

    Best luck



     
  8. BConvery thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, I appreciate all the information. I put the 4870 back in and have had no problems at all. I reseated all the memory before pulling the 7950 to make sure they weren't the problem. I have had that happen before and re-seat fixed it.

    The Gigabyte card is GV-R795WF3-3GD, it had one 6 pin and one 8 pin, I used an adapter.

    I'm going to return it and try a GTX 680. I wasn't getting the performance increase I was hoping for. Though to be fair I need to add more RAM....I'm really interesting in playing Wow and similar games and for the connections when this 23" ACD goes (which may be soon...its all pink around the edges).

    Again thanks for all the information and I'm open to any ideas.
     
  9. BConvery thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update.

    The problem was actually the RAM. The original 2G have finally failed and are not recognized regardless where in the riser they reside. I guess they were beginning to fail and set off the panics. Now that they are completely dead they no longer cause them. So I've ordered more memory and can put the 7950 back in.

    Thanks for all of your help in the diagnosis.
     

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