Lot of Kernel Panics with MacPro 3.1 & flashed GTX 570

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  1. SunRiser macrumors member

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    Hello all,
    all of a sudden and without any apparent reason, my MacPro is get a lot of Kernel Panics. From the crash report, it seems to be related to the flashed GTX 570 card.

    I have two HP 2448 monitors connected to it, one to DVI input and the second to the display port input (via a DVI-DP cable). I also have a Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme with latest drivers (9.7.7).

    I have two separate 10.8.4 systems with CODA 5.5.25 and both crash at what it seems random times.

    Not sure how to debug that. I just hope that the video card is not dying on me.

    Here's the latest header of the crash log.

    Any suggestion?

    Code:
    Tue Aug 27 15:06:21 2013
    panic(cpu 5 caller 0xffffff7f93513f33): NVRM[0/2:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0x8a000000 0xffffff821eae7000 0x0c8300a1, D0, P2/3
    Backtrace (CPU 5), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff821cf83770 : 0xffffff8012c1d626 
    0xffffff821cf837e0 : 0xffffff7f93513f33 
    0xffffff821cf838a0 : 0xffffff7f935e812d 
    0xffffff821cf838e0 : 0xffffff7f935e818e 
    0xffffff821cf83950 : 0xffffff7f93912344 
    0xffffff821cf839c0 : 0xffffff7f93610a75 
    0xffffff821cf839e0 : 0xffffff7f9351ad50 
    0xffffff821cf83a90 : 0xffffff7f935187d0 
    0xffffff821cf83c90 : 0xffffff7f9351a8e7 
    0xffffff821cf83d80 : 0xffffff7f9434cc73 
    0xffffff821cf83de0 : 0xffffff7f94349ea8 
    0xffffff821cf83e30 : 0xffffff7f94333915 
    0xffffff821cf83e60 : 0xffffff7f942eeddf 
    0xffffff821cf83e80 : 0xffffff7f942f00d0 
    0xffffff821cf83ed0 : 0xffffff7f942ed44b 
    0xffffff821cf83ef0 : 0xffffff8013048588 
    0xffffff821cf83f30 : 0xffffff801304708a 
    0xffffff821cf83f80 : 0xffffff80130471b9 
    0xffffff821cf83fb0 : 0xffffff8012cb3137 
          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
             com.apple.NVDAResman(8.1.2)[96AE69DE-8A37-39D0-B2D3-D8446A6AA670]@0xffffff7f934b2000->0xffffff7f93757fff
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.3)[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffffff7f93172000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.7)[6C8CFC18-75F0-3DEF-86C7-CEB2C1FD6BB1]@0xffffff7f9349e000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.7)[990D1A42-DF16-3AB9-ABC1-6A88AC142244]@0xffffff7f9345b000
             com.apple.nvidia.gf100hal(8.1.2)[FA8C7324-8B91-350A-8E20-D07AE0E2689F]@0xffffff7f93763000->0xffffff7f93ab0fff
                dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.1.2)[96AE69DE-8A37-39D0-B2D3-D8446A6AA670]@0xffffff7f934b2000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.3)[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffffff7f93172000
             com.apple.GeForce(8.1.2)[7EC545A4-4B57-32F1-8DC3-C31023AFBDCB]@0xffffff7f942e6000->0xffffff7f943b3fff
                dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.1.2)[96AE69DE-8A37-39D0-B2D3-D8446A6AA670]@0xffffff7f934b2000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.7)[6C8CFC18-75F0-3DEF-86C7-CEB2C1FD6BB1]@0xffffff7f9349e000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.3)[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffffff7f93172000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.7)[990D1A42-DF16-3AB9-ABC1-6A88AC142244]@0xffffff7f9345b000
     
  2. netkas macrumors 65816

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    Looks like vga related panic

    Have you tried osx drivers from nvidia website?

    Is your gtx570 flashed, if so where it comes from?
     
  3. SunRiser thread starter macrumors member

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    When you say VGA, you mean like a faulty cable?

    I bough the card from MacVidCards. They did the flash.

    About NVidia drivres, I couldn't find any for the card, only for CUDA. Can you provide me with an url?
     
  4. netkas macrumors 65816

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    No, I mean video card.

    Urls is nvidia.com
     
  5. Asgorath macrumors 65816

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    Check the sticky thread at the top of the forum.
     
  6. SunRiser thread starter macrumors member

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    got it. Thanks!
     
  7. kennyman macrumors regular

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    I actually had the same problem, mine was a GTX 580 flashed by MacVidCards. I had some image imperfections from day 1 when I received and installed the card, emailed MacVidCards but I never got a reply back. I tried every Mac Nvidia driver that I could found on the web, did several installs of ML. Then I started getting kernel panics and the card died on me after 3 days. I brought it to the local PC repair shop and was told that the VGA chip is dead. To this day I still do not know what kill the card:confused:
     
  8. SunRiser thread starter macrumors member

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    I have the feeling that will happen to mine too.

    Could the PC shop repair it or did you have to bough a new card?

    Anyway, I have updated with the latest drivers from NVidia... Let's hope for the best.
     
  9. MacVidCards Suspended

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    As every new card generation comes out there is a "golden" time during which there have been no failures.

    As the weeks and months go by, slowly but surely the failures start appearing.

    Right now, I have not seen a single Kepler failure. (ie, GTX6xx/7xx)

    HOWEVER, the GTX5xx failures are definitely picking up.I end up with boxes of cards that died as "hot potatoes" that I got stuck with. Every year or so I make a run to the electronics recycling facility. I try not to think of the cost of all the dead cards as I hand the box over.

    Please have a look at the emails you got from Ebay order and find our email address and contact us directly regarding these issues. When you ask a question on Ebay via an item no longer for sale, it is much harder to see.

    Even when a card dies out of warranty we typically offer a reduced cost replacement or upgrade.

    The exception is the dreaded "capacitors of shame". These are a row of tiny caps on backside of card just above the gold connectors that go in slot. The single most common source of card failure is an eager install attempt that misses the slot and instead scrapes a few of these off. SOmetimes we can fix this, but it is unpleasant work.

    If you can't find email with our direct addy, PM here.

    Sorry for your troubles, we will do what we can to remedy.
     
  10. SunRiser thread starter macrumors member

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  11. Asgorath macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, those read error panics indicate some kind of hardware problem. My understanding is that the driver panics when it reads a bad value from the GPU.
     
  12. SunRiser thread starter macrumors member

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    Looks like it.

    MacVidCards has been very generous with their offer for a replacement card. It's in the mail and I should get it soon :)
     
  13. SunRiser thread starter macrumors member

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    After a week with the replacement card, I can say that the cause of the KP was a faulty hardware. My mac hasn't crash this whole week. :D
     

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