Kernel Panic, May Be Linked To Software

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  1. mr2gtr macrumors newbie

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    I recently decieded to step into the adventure that is world of warcraft, and I have experienced kernel panics once every two hours or so of playing. I wonder if my ram is sliding out of place, or i should reinstall w.o.w. If it helps any, when I restart my macbook, it tells me a bunch of seemingly random coding as well as mentioning world of warcraft.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have a hunch it's World of Warcraft.

    I also have a feeling the panic log might help as well.

    If you know what the problem is and what the solutions are then what more can I help you with?
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    OSX? Vista? XP?

    Parallels? Fusion?

    more info please
     
  4. mr2gtr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OS X running 10.5.2
    2 GB of RAM
    What else do you want to know?
     
  5. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    We can't give you advise unless you post the panic log.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Disable all add-ons first ... the new version doesn't like some of them.
     
  7. mr2gtr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You think that quest helper would cause the kernel panic?
     
  8. mr2gtr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fri May 23 15:12:29 2008
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A8C8A): Kernel trap at 0x00173f47, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x02591e5c, CR3: 0x01032000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x03b0cdf1, EBX: 0x02591e38, ECX: 0x03cad8e0, EDX: 0x00000000
    CR2: 0x02591e5c, EBP: 0x3409f6b8, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0x00000000
    EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x00173f47, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x07c60010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x3409f448 : 0x12b0f7 (0x4581f4 0x3409f47c 0x133230 0x0)
    0x3409f498 : 0x1a8c8a (0x461720 0x173f47 0xe 0x460ed0)
    0x3409f578 : 0x19ece5 (0x3409f590 0x3cad8e0 0x3409f6b8 0x173f47)
    0x3409f588 : 0x173f47 (0xe 0x48 0x34090010 0x190010)
    0x3409f6b8 : 0x169d64 (0x6a8c7a8 0x0 0x0 0x11000)
    0x3409f7d8 : 0x16a361 (0x2c5f7000 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x3409f818 : 0x1823aa (0x1698d20 0x2c5e6000 0x0 0x2c5f7000)
    0x3409f878 : 0x42c260 (0x1698d20 0x2c5e6000 0x0 0x11000)
    0x3409f8d8 : 0x42c2c4 (0x6cc6000 0x1698f78 0x4475340 0x0)
    0x3409f8f8 : 0x42c3b5 (0x4475340 0x4050 0x1 0x0)
    0x3409f918 : 0x42c38c (0x4475340 0x0 0x2 0x0)
    0x3409f938 : 0x3ea839 (0x4475340 0x0 0x3409fc68 0x308)
    0x3409f958 : 0xc22730 (0x4475340 0x6cc6100 0x3409fa58 0x150)
    0x3409f9a8 : 0xc24599 (0x46b6c00 0x6cc6100 0x2eeb021 0xc0)
    0x3409fb98 : 0xc0de79 (0x46b6c00 0x3409fc60 0x907 0x23bdf090)
    0x3409fc88 : 0x4387a2 (0x46b6c00 0x1 0x3409fcdc 0x3409fcd8)
    Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelGMA950(5.2.4)@0xc05000->0xc3afff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.5)@0x67a000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4.1)@0x5cb000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.5.1)@0x642000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: World of Warcraf

    Mac OS version:
    9C7010

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar 4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBook2,1 (Mac-F4208CA9)


    Thats the log
     
  9. mr2gtr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought the log would be of some use to someone...
     
  10. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    I think you may be experiencing a memory problem, specifically a bad address on one of your RAM modules. As you play the game, more and more memory is being used as time goes on. Kernel panics (unless you can use a debugger and read instructions in registers) are hard to decode, but the first line can give you a possible indication of the problem:

    This would lead me to a possible memory problem, but this is a very generic error message.

    These are drivers that were running in memory at the time of the panic, again possibly related to memory issues. It could also be the game itself, possibly a corrupt file that the game depends on.

    I would try reseating your memory, swap your memory modules around and see if that makes a difference before doing anything else.

    Let us know the results.
     
  11. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

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    I agree with is disable all addons on wow. Grant it that wow runs native on mac but the addon errors could be causing the kernel panic. I also agree try to reseat the ram
     
  12. mr2gtr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sat May 31 22:03:07 2008
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A83A6): Double fault at 0x00161e5a, thread:0x453db58, trapno:0x8, err:0x0),registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x4375ffc8, CR3: 0x01032000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x01698f78, EDX: 0x00000000
    ESP: 0x4375ffd0, EBP: 0x43760138, ESI: 0x43760234, EDI: 0x00000000
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x00161e5a

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x4eae28 : 0x12b0f7 (0x4581f4 0x4eae5c 0x133230 0x0)
    0x4eae78 : 0x1a83a6 (0x4611a4 0x161e5a 0x453db58 0x8)
    0x4eaf58 : 0x19fc73 (0x4eaf70 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x43760138 : 0x1a8a3b (0x1698f78 0x0 0x0 0x3)
    0x43760218 : 0x19ece5 (0x43760230 0x0 0x43760398 0x1a8a3f)
    0x43760228 : 0x1a8a3f (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x43760398 : 0x19ece5 (0x437603b0 0x0 0x43760518 0x1a8a3f)
    0x437603a8 : 0x1a8a3f (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x43760518 : 0x19ece5 (0x43760530 0x0 0x43760698 0x1a8a3f)
    0x43760528 : 0x1a8a3f (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x43760698 : 0x19ece5 (0x437606b0 0x0 0x43760818 0x1a8a3f)
    0x437606a8 : 0x1a8a3f (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x43760818 : 0x19ece5 (0x43760830 0x0 0x43760998 0x1a8a3f)
    0x43760828 : 0x1a8a3f (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x43760998 : 0x19ece5 (0x437609b0 0x0 0x43760b18 0x1a8a3f)
    0x437609a8 : 0x1a8a3f (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    Backtrace continues...

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: World of Warcraf

    Mac OS version:
    9C7010

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar 4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBook2,1 (Mac-F4208CA9)

    Just resat the ram and got this kernel panic once I played agian
     
  13. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    A double fault, ouch. This can only be caused by bugs inside the kernel image, either in the core kernel code or in a kernel extension.

    You have any 3rd party kernel extensions installed? What is the output of kextstat from Terminal.app?
     
  14. mrgq macrumors newbie

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    It is not World of Warcraft. I played World of Warcraft on my iMac using 10.4 then 10.5 and i had no issues what so ever. Then I installed 10.6. Crashes happening every couple of hours. At first i thought there was something wrong with my hardware but then a friend who also plays on a mac (mac pro) started crashing also. Bear in mind that he never had any issues until he also installed 10.6.

    I recently purchased a Mac Pro, and experienced the same kernel panics. I quickly picked up my copy of windows 7 64 bit and installed it using boot camp. Needless to say (and very sad about it) I have not had a single issue. And when running on 10.6 i got 60 FPS at high settings and some on normal, but running on windows im getting 60 FPS at Ultra settings.

    I think that these crashes are a combination of OpenGL lagging behind and not having enough support out there but especially the new apple technology of OpenCL that uses GPU to do other CPU tasks. I think that just puts to much strain on the GPU and creates the crash.

    Apple needs to either commit to us that actually want to be able to play our games in our macs and also commit with developers so that they can actually see Mac OS X as a viable gaming platform.
     
  15. mrgq macrumors newbie

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    I really doubt is a hardware based issue. It is an issue happening across different hardware platforms (iMac, MBP and MP). I still think that this is an issue with OS X 10.6. I wanted to roll back to 10.5 to prove my theory but it was easier to just install windows 7 on a bootcamp partition.
     
  16. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but the posts you are responding to are 2.5 years old!
     

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