GPU panic

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eriktbrinke, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. eriktbrinke macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    Hi there,

    Some time ago my mac started to randomly restart itself, because of an GPU kernel panic.
    I brought my mac to AppleCare and they told me the internal Intel graphic card had some issues, as well as my harddrive.

    Now, i've replaced the harddrive with an samsung ssd. The kernel panic does not occur that much anymore as it used to, but still sometimes the macbook shuts down at random moments (even when there's only 1 app open like textedit).

    Now my question is: can this issue be resolved when forcing my macbook to only use the discrete graphics card instead of the integrated graphic card ?

    Thanks in advance! :)

    Mid2010, i7, 8gb DDR3
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (integrated), NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (discrete)
    HDD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB
    Running: Mavericks 10.9.4

    Anonymous UUID: 8CC7A77E-FC8D-4300-3C37-12F42028AA9B

    Sun Sep 14 12:06:48 2014
    panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff7f92994f7c): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 5 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff812c720000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4\n"@/SourceCache/AppleGraphicsControl/AppleGraphicsControl-3.6.22/src/AppleMuxControl/kext/GPUPanic.cpp:127
    Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff811b8d2ea0 : 0xffffff8010622f79
    0xffffff811b8d2f20 : 0xffffff7f92994f7c
    0xffffff811b8d2ff0 : 0xffffff7f91025f1b
    0xffffff811b8d30b0 : 0xffffff7f910ef50a
    0xffffff811b8d30f0 : 0xffffff7f910ef57a
    0xffffff811b8d3160 : 0xffffff7f9136e056
    0xffffff811b8d3290 : 0xffffff7f91112ba9
    0xffffff811b8d32b0 : 0xffffff7f9102c96d
    0xffffff811b8d3360 : 0xffffff7f9102a478
    0xffffff811b8d3560 : 0xffffff7f9102bdc7
    0xffffff811b8d3630 : 0xffffff7f91f913df
    0xffffff811b8d3700 : 0xffffff7f91fbb7b3
    0xffffff811b8d3780 : 0xffffff7f91fa3ae0
    0xffffff811b8d37e0 : 0xffffff7f91fa43da
    0xffffff811b8d3830 : 0xffffff7f91fa4754
    0xffffff811b8d38a0 : 0xffffff7f91fa4fc8
    0xffffff811b8d38e0 : 0xffffff7f91f71fea
    0xffffff811b8d3a60 : 0xffffff7f91fa1940
    0xffffff811b8d3b20 : 0xffffff7f91f70ad9
    0xffffff811b8d3b70 : 0xffffff8010acef16
    0xffffff811b8d3b90 : 0xffffff8010ad0511
    0xffffff811b8d3bf0 : 0xffffff8010acdf7f
    0xffffff811b8d3d40 : 0xffffff80106b6998
    0xffffff811b8d3e50 : 0xffffff8010626bc1
    0xffffff811b8d3e80 : 0xffffff80106139c5
    0xffffff811b8d3ef0 : 0xffffff801061e013
    0xffffff811b8d3f70 : 0xffffff80106c9b8d
    0xffffff811b8d3fb0 : 0xffffff80106f3f66
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:[32862231-50BC-3AF6-87A2-703321AE4F90]@0xffffff7f92986000->0xffffff7f92999fff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0: Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: BBFADD17-672B-35A2-9B7F-E4B12213E4B8
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000010400000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8010600000
    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 3243522721471
    last loaded kext at 2198827323197: 104 (addr 0xffffff7f92a9e000, size 49152)
    last unloaded kext at 2262908251411: 104 (addr 0xffffff7f92a9e000, size 32768)
    loaded kexts: 1.9.5d0 1.60 4.2.6f1 3.0 100.14.28 124 2.6.3f4 1.0.0d1 2.6.3f4 8.2.4 3.5.13 7.0.0 1.0.0 8.2.4 1 1.7.0 8.2.4 4.2.6f1 2.0.4d1 1.0.0 3.6.22 1.2.5 3.0.4d1 240.2 3.4.1 240.2 325.7 1.0.0d1 1.0.0d1 1.0.0d1 35 3.6.6 404 2.6.0 683.4.0 700.20.22 3.8.1b2 5.0.2 3.0.5 660.4.0 161.0.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.7 217.92.1 153 3 217.92.1 10.0.7 1.0 3.6.22 2.6.3f4 1.0.0 1.9.7fc2 1.14 91.1 4.2.6f1 8.2.4 8.2.4 4.2.6f1 2.2.6 2.6.3f4 2.6.3f4 1.0.12d1 1.0.0 5.7.1d6 3.6.22 1.0.4 2.4.1 1.0.12d1 2.4.1 3.1.8 3.6.6 3.6.0 240.9 660.4.0 650.4.0 656.4.1 3.6.6 1.7 1.7.1 1.7.1 2.6.1 3.6.6 640.36 1.0.3b4 1.0.1b5 3.2 660.4.2 4.5.5 2.6.5 683.4.0 2.0 2.0 2.0.0 1.1 278.11.1 1.0.0d1 7 2 371.1 1.9 23 28.30 2.0 2.9 1.4 1.0 1
    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0F, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f17
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x0198, 0x393930353432382D3034372E4130304C4620
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x0198, 0x393930353432382D3034372E4130304C4620
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 4.2.6f1 14216, 3 services, 23 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB, 120,03 GB
    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-898
    USB Device: Hub
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader
    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
    USB Device: Hub
    USB Device: Built-in iSight
    USB Device: IR Receiver
    Thunderbolt Bus:
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Actually it's the other way round.

    Since it's a mid-2010 model, it's famous for the GT 330M failure issue.

    Apple used to have an extended repair program for it, but not anymore.
  3. nolenium, Sep 14, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014

    nolenium macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2010
    Try an older version of gfxcardstatus; it'll let you force the computer to use either the integrated Intel HD card or the 330m.

    Google gfxcardstatus 2.2.1, the last version to allow true "forcing" of integrated-only/dedicated-only mode(s).

    In my case, the Nvidia card (or whatever mechanism the machine uses to switch to it) is totally shot - I get from 0-20 seconds of usage out of the machine if the discrete card kicks in before kernel panic, so I'm perpetually using a gimped-out Pro with Intel HD only.

    You could try going to a retail store and arguing your way to coverage, but like the fella said, Apple only extended the repair program to 3 years from your date of purchase.

    Seems like Apple has done a god-awful job of building Pros with discrete graphics these last few generations... (going back to the 8600 issues in the '08 MBPs)
  4. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    It is amazing how Apple is somehow escaping flak for such shoddy workmanship! Why does this not deserve greater news coverage? Why is Apple covering the failed graphic cards for only 3 years ? So is Apple saying that they do no expect their machines to last longer than three years ? Really OSX but it sure looks like Apple s holding it ransom with their hardware....
  5. eriktbrinke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    Yeah pretty sad to see so much people with malfunctioning graphics...
    I tried the newest version of gfxCardStatus, but I think I'll give the 2.2.1 version a shot.
    Will let you guys know if this fixes my graphic issues.

  6. eriktbrinke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    gfxCardStatus 2.2.1 works like a charm!
    No Kernel panics after I've set it to Intergrated :)

  7. namethisfile macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2008
    Try reserving a Genius Bar appointment and have them look at your computer. Mention in the comments section when making the reservation that your MBP is exhibiting issues related to the "TS4088" article. Or, tell them when you're at the store. The Apple store employee was reading up on it when he was taking a look at my MBP. Then, he took my MBP inside to do some test and came back out to tell me that it is the GPU. He then started to tell me what Apple can do for me since my computer is out of warranty. I basically had three options, which I already know since this was my second time this year trying to get my computer fixed. The first time was in April when I started to notice the constant KP's. During that first visit, I basically just sort of left the store after I was quoted the price for a logic board replacement since I couldn't afford it. So, on my second try, I wanted to be more insistent. Apparently, this means asking for the manager. When the Apple employee told me my 3 options, I think, it was around this time that I asked to speak to a manager. Those 3 options, btw, were, 1) Use my computer as is; 2) $550 for in-store repair; or, 3) $310 for off-depot repair.

    He returned from the back without a manager and told me himself that they will take my MBP in and most importantly, will cover the cost of the repair. All I could say then was something like, "Thank you. Somethingsomethingsomething. I didn't even have to speak to a manager." And, his response was something like, "You can still speak to him, if you want." And, I was like, "No thanks. I really appreciate it. Somethingsomethingsomething."

    I then did something corny, which was say, "Bye Macbook Pro" to my computer as I was leaving since it was so unexpected.

    So, yeah, I thought Apple stepped up to the plate. So, moral of this story is, "Don't give up."

    I guess, I'll find out soon enough, if the LB replacement has fixed the issue.
  8. eriktbrinke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    Wow, sounds nothing like apple, but hey I think I'll give it a shot.
    Thanks man will let you know when I contacted the apple store (probably within 2 or 3 weeks)

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