Kernel Error Madness, Please help me save my Macbook!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by BJT18, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. BJT18 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Hey there, so I have a black 2008 macbook, throughout most of my user experience with it I haven't had any issues. However in the last year I've noticed a massive decline in the performance of the computer. After a while it started to have these Kernel Error shutdowns, eventually it got to the point where the computer could not even boot up without the kernel error message coming up forcing me to turn off my mac. At this point I took it in to the Mac store, the diagnostic they did showed nothing wrong with the hardware, and seemingly stumped themselves told me it might be due to my memory being at near storage limit. On their advice I erased my entire HD and re-installed macos 10.6. Now a few months later I still get the odd Kernel error, on average one error and forced reboot per 100 minutes of use. Not only that the computer has been performing EXTREMELY slow, to the point where I can't even have multiple windows open, especially if streaming video is involved a crash is almost guaranteed. It's gotten so bad my Iphone is a faster platform then my macbook. From the reading that i've done, programs such as MacKeeper are scams and won't solve my problems. I feel like I'm out of options at this point and if you guys could shed any insight on my circumstance it would be greatly appreciated!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    About "You need to restart your computer" (kernel panic) messages
    Resolving Kernel Panics
    Mac OS X: How to log a kernel panic

    Post your next or past kernel panic report and maybe we can help.
    Past kernel panic reports are available via Applications / Utilities / Console > Diagnostic and Usage Information > System Diagnostic Reports.

    To see, why your Mac is so slow:
    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
    Further reading:

    Btw, "memory" is not the same as "hard drive capacity":
    It is recommended, to have 10 to 20 % of the HDD's capacity unused.
  3. BJT18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Here is the kernel error.

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 230158 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 3
    Anonymous UUID: 6EE229E8-40EE-46BA-80C0-E7CC4CBCE6B1

    Sat Feb 4 17:59:42 2012
    Panic(CPU 0): Unresponsive processor, TLB state:1
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x0081e03c, ECX: 0x05b76b7c, EDX: 0x05b76b98
    CR2: 0x83d770bc, EBP: 0x35da3cf8, ESI: 0x05b76b98, EDI: 0x05b76b7c
    EFL: 0x00000046, EIP: 0x00299d4c, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x10bf48 : 0x2b32c3 (0x35da3c20 0x0 0x10bf78 0x2aa21d)
    0x10bf78 : 0x2ab423 (0x2 0x35da3c20 0x38f 0x1)
    0x10bfd8 : 0x2a1c2e (0x35da3c20 0x0 0x0 0x2a2a5b)
    0x35da3cf8 : 0x2275a6 (0x5b76b98 0x5b76b7c 0x35da3d68 0x564d000)
    0x35da3d68 : 0x2193f4 (0x0 0x0 0x5 0x502f9000)
    0x35da3da8 : 0x2aacb4 (0x7 0x0 0x502f9000 0x9)
    0x35da3dc8 : 0x2a1d77 (0x1 0x35da3e1c 0x9 0x2)
    0x35da3e78 : 0x2270bc (0x1 0x5b76b7c 0x5b76c58 0x226790)
    0x35da3ef8 : 0x2275c6 (0x53f93f0 0x53f93f0 0x35da3f58 0x233203)
    0x35da3f68 : 0x227631 (0x552ed0 0x5697880 0x0 0x84baa0)
    0x35da3f88 : 0x552f8c (0x552ed0 0x5697880 0xdd 0xffffffff)
    0x35da3fc8 : 0x2a179c (0x5697880 0x0 0x10 0x57474e4)

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: plugin-container

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBook2,1 (Mac-F4208CAA)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 56601222770334
    unloaded kexts: 2.0 (addr 0xc95000, size 0x12288) - last unloaded 132349811857
    loaded kexts: 2.1.0 - last loaded 27515207703 2.0.5f14 3.5.7 1.0.20 1.5.1 3.0.1d2 1.57 7.0.0 1.1.6 425.14.7 19 4.7.0a1 6.3.6 170.0.46 6.3.6 303.8 201.6 201.6 201.6 2.6.8 31.1 1.0.0d1 1.6.4 2.1.7 4.2.4 4.7.3 160.0.0 4.2.4 2.5.1 4.2.0 3.2.1b1 1.4.0 1.3.1 1.5 1.3.6 1.7 1.3.6 1.4 142.6.0 1 0 2.1.14 142.6.0 2.0.5f14 2.0.3 17 10 14 10 10 20 2.0.5f14 2.0.5f14 74.2 2.4.5f3 10.0.3 1.8.3fc2 1.3 320.1 41 3.1.0d5 4.7.0a1 1.0.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.4.5f3 2.4.5f3 2.4.5f3 4.2.4 4.2.0 3.9.0 2.6.8 1.6 1.6 1.6.1 402.1 2.5.1 2.6.8 2.0.6 4.2.4 4.2.6 2.5.1 4.2.4 1.10 1.4.0 1.6.6 1.1 1.0.0d1 6 289.1 1.6.3 1.3.6 2.6.5 1.3.0
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x28fc2e): "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x1, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x1"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3572
    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x2fb3bb28 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x2fb3bb5c 0x223ce1 0x0)
    0x2fb3bb78 : 0x28fc2e (0x59a47c 0x1 0x0 0x1)
    0x2fb3bbe8 : 0x2944ee (0x4a9f740 0x83e42000 0x1 0x0)
    0x2fb3bd78 : 0x255994 (0x4a9f740 0x83e42000 0x1 0x7680a)
    0x2fb3bde8 : 0x2589af (0x3d35270 0x4a9f740 0x83e42000 0x1)
    0x2fb3bf38 : 0x2ab83c (0x53971ec 0x83e42000 0x1 0x3)
    0x2fb3bfc8 : 0x2a18da (0x60a44c4 0x0 0x10 0x0)

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: plugin-container
    System Profile:
    Model: MacBook2,1, BootROM MB21.00A5.B07, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.16 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.17f0
    Graphics: Intel GMA 950, GMA 950, Built-In, spdisplays_integrated_vram
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x87), Atheros 5416:
    Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: FUJITSU MHW2160BHPL, 149.05 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-857E
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8501, 0xfd400000 / 2
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x021a, 0x1d200000 / 2
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8240, 0x5d200000 / 2
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8205, 0x7d100000 / 2
  4. BJT18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    also.. here is a screen shot of activity monitor

    Attached Files:

  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Launch Activity Monitor and change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes", then click on the CPU column heading once or twice, so the arrow points downward (highest values on top). Also, click on the System Memory tab at the bottom. Then take a screen shot, scroll down to see the rest of the list, take another screen shot and post them.
  6. BJT18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Thx for the help! Here are the shots.

    Attached Files:

  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I don't see anything there that would severely impact performance or cause kernel panics. For general performance issues: Performance Tips For Mac OS X
  8. BJT18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Well I pretty much meet all of those requirments and it is still Kernel Error crashing on the regular and running like ****..
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    At this point, I'd probably do a clean install of Mac OS X. Be sure you have a current backup, even if you don't do the clean install, in case you have a failing hard drive.
  10. BJT18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Already tried that as the original solution, I guess this thing is just ****ed
  11. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Maybe some plugin (Flash / Shockwave) is responsible?

    Btw, what does your S.M.A.R.T. status say in Disk Utility?

    Have you tried AJA System Test, Blackmagic Disk Speed Test or Xbench yet to benchmark your HDD?
  12. BJT18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    The SMART is verified, as far as flash goes how would I best look into that?
  13. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    I'm not saying this IS your problem, but I'm going to throw it out there. Maybe someone with experience can expand/clarify it.

    I've heard that the thermal past between the cpu and heat sink can get old, dry, and crack. That causes the CPU to run warm. The Mac is smart enough to see the temperatures are high, and reduces the clock speed to prevent itself from cooking (causing slowness). If it gets too hot, the Mac shuts itself down (causing Kernel Panics).

    It could also be something much less sinister. A dying ram chip, dying hard drive, etc.
    I really doubt it is software related, because you did a fresh install of OS X.
    That's my evidence for a hardware problem.
  14. VanessaLC25 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2012
    Crude/Easy Solution, But it Worked for Me

    I have a late 2006 Macbook and started having the same issue (kernel errors) in the past few months when I stream video, most frequently with Netflix and Hulu. I searched these forums but am far too lazy and ignorant to try most of the proposed solutions, so I figured I'd start by updating all my browsers, reinstalling Flash Player (latest version) and Silverlight, and crossing my fingers.

    It's probably a crude solution, but I haven't had a kernel error since and am back to watching Pawn Star marathons in peace across all browsers.

    I know some people doubt that it's software-related, and that you did a "clean install" (I don't really know what that is), but I didn't read that you've reinstalled Flash Player or Silverlight specifically. Have you?

    Good luck. I know how frustrating this problem can be, especially when you're trying to finally watch Rashomon after it's been in your queue for 8 years.

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