Is there something wrong with my Graphics Card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mac Pro 2009, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. Mac Pro 2009 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Hey guys,
    Tonight this happened, should I send my Graphics Card back to support? My warranty expires in a week so I should act fast if there is a problem. I have had several issues lately and no one can seem to figure out what it is. Apple wasn't very helpful, they said something was wrong with my RAM and so I had the RAM tested extensively and it was fine... Maybe someone here can tell me if I have a hardware problem? Thanks guys!


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  2. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    And then some:
  3. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    The end hopefully:

  4. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Okay, the end:


    If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate it, kinda desperate...
  5. Cindori, Jun 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2014

    Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    Your crash log does not say much else than "safari crashed during some graphic animations".

    Crashes happen for everyone, all the time, in basically any software. With no other context, a single crash once in a while is definitely not a reason to send back your computer to Apple.

    You need to describe these other issues to get more help.
  6. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Well, I have been having all sorts of crashes lately, most of the time it happens the first time I open a program after doing a Fresh Install. Basically I open the program for the first time, i click something, it doesn't work, I click again and then bam, crash! The strange thing is that once it has happened it never happens again for that same program. I'm scratching my head here... RAM was tested by a friend for 24 hours straight using specialised tools and software and passed all tests with flying colours. I wonder what else it can be? GPU? CPU? My CPU is a qud core 2,66 ghz but for some odd reason in some programs it is displayed as 2.67 ghz, is that normal?
  7. omvs macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
    That's perfectly normal. The CPU speeds are in 0.133 GHz increments. So depending on which way you round, you can call it 2.66GHz or 2.67GHz.

    Did your machine come with the GTX 680, or was that a upgrade? If upgrade, I'd toss in the original video card and see how it behaves for a day or two.

    But in general, I'd say send the machine back while still under warranty - that way if they claim nothing is wrong at this point and the machine gets flakier you can argu the symptoms showed up while still under warranty.
  8. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Unless OP bought the MacPro as a refurb from Apple, it would not be in warranty (the MacPro4,1 was discontinued August 2010)
    So, more likely the vid card (not an Apple vid card), and the OP is hoping that's the failure.

    I think it's unlikely that the vid card is your problem (although it could be a driver issue (?) ), but reinstalling your original vid card could help you decide if your newer card is at fault.

    OP - is there any particular reason that you have not upgraded to 10.9.3?
  9. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Yes, it's the GPU that is under warranty indeed. I am running 10.9.3 but not on this particular hard drive which I use when trying out new software. Is there any test I could run to check the GPU? Also is there a test to see if the CPU is working properly?

    I already used Techtools Pro on a friend's hard drive and it found no issues but I don't know to what extent it tests GPU and CPUs.

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