iDVD 08 Panics my Intel Mac Mini

Ironduke

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start iDVD
Create a new project
Revolution theme plays 20 seconds
Kernel Panic

works great on my new intel black book:confused:

Mon Aug 13 23:25:33 2007
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A4A55): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 1, Type 14=page fault), registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000004, CR3: 0x00e02000, CR4: 0x000006e0
EAX: 0x03a9ab2c, EBX: 0x00da9fe0, ECX: 0x0398e1cc, EDX: 0x00000004
CR2: 0x00000004, EBP: 0x250fbdf8, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0x00000004
EFL: 0x00010002, EIP: 0x00197d82, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x003f0010

Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x250fbbf8 : 0x128d08 (0x3cc0a4 0x250fbc1c 0x131de5 0x0)
0x250fbc38 : 0x1a4a55 (0x3d24b8 0x1 0xe 0x3d1cdc)
0x250fbd48 : 0x19aeb4 (0x250fbd54 0xe 0x200048 0x190010)
0x250fbdf8 : 0x125b54 (0x3a9ab1c 0x3000006 0x450 0x0)
0x250fbf08 : 0x195a42 (0x250fbf44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x250fbfc8 : 0x19b32e (0x3821c94 0x0 0x8 0x3821c94) No mapping exists for frame pointer
Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbffff868

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 8.10.1: Wed May 23 16:33:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.22.5~1/RELEASE_I386
 

mad jew

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Wait. Is it an actual kernel panic, or does it simply freeze/crash the app? Have you tried a different user account (more relevant if it's not an actual kernel panic)?
 

Ironduke

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Wait. Is it an actual kernel panic, or does it simply freeze/crash the app? Have you tried a different user account (more relevant if it's not an actual kernel panic)?
its a multilingual screen of death

i tried a fresh guest account and now iDVD loops the Revolution anim about 5 times then iDVD crashes but no Kernel Panic.

I have opened up my macmini, as I upgraded to 2GB, im going to put the original 2x512MB apple ram back in to test.

If iDVD works flawlessly after that can we safely say its ram? as I have been having other panics now and then while using DVDPlayer, VisualHub:confused:
 

mad jew

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Yeah, I was just about to ask about the RAM and other panics. If it all works well after replacing the RAM with the stock chips then it's a pretty safe bet to say you've got a dodgy one. Have you got a warranty on the third party stuff? :)
 

Ironduke

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Yeah, I was just about to ask about the RAM and other panics. If it all works well after replacing the RAM with the stock chips then it's a pretty safe bet to say you've got a dodgy one. Have you got a warranty on the third party stuff? :)
Drum roll

Damn cheap ebay ram:(

put the two 512 apple memory back in and the revolution menu has been playing away for an hour with no problems.

I upgraded my Macbook with ram from crucial, I think I will go there.

funny thing is i tested the ram with memtest and it came up fine:confused:
 

mad jew

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Good work on finding the culprit mate. Software based memory testers are notoriously bad at finding dodgy RAM. They're so bad that I don't even bother with them most of the time... Trial and error and RAM swapping is the best way to test it, as well as looking for hints in Console. :)