Mac Pro 2009 8Core Problem

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  1. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

    AkuskaUK

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    Hi all,

    My 2009 8 Core Mac Pro has started having some worrying issues; Every time it starts up you need to CMD-Option-P-R otherwise it won't start. If you don't tun the fans will run wild for about 15mins.

    After you have reset the P-Ram, it takes about 30 seconds for it to chime and then it runs fluently. After sleep the display doesn't seem to want to turn on either. I am running it though a Panasonic TV.

    This is an error report, would anyone be able to make any sense of it? Im thinking that it may be a graphics card issue. Thanks in advance!

    Anonymous UUID: 0CC2984F-03CA-50E3-5AC4-5042B4C49870

    Sun Nov 10 04:30:57 2013
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f8c0be552): NVRM[0/5:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000004: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0x92000000 0xffffff8399eb9000 0x092100a2, D3, P1/2
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff839880b430 : 0xffffff800b622f69
    0xffffff839880b4b0 : 0xffffff7f8c0be552
    0xffffff839880b570 : 0xffffff7f8c3dcaad
    0xffffff839880b5b0 : 0xffffff7f8c3e0066
    0xffffff839880b5e0 : 0xffffff7f8c3e020e
    0xffffff839880b670 : 0xffffff7f8c3e1064
    0xffffff839880b690 : 0xffffff7f8c0bf900
    0xffffff839880b710 : 0xffffff7f8c0c2e47
    0xffffff839880b910 : 0xffffff7f8c0c4600
    0xffffff839880b9f0 : 0xffffff7f8c2679d0
    0xffffff839880bab0 : 0xffffff7f8c25cc17
    0xffffff839880bc40 : 0xffffff7f8c06eaaf
    0xffffff839880bcc0 : 0xffffff7f8c05f15e
    0xffffff839880bd40 : 0xffffff7f8c061e0b
    0xffffff839880bdb0 : 0xffffff7f8c061b4c
    0xffffff839880be20 : 0xffffff7f8c029452
    0xffffff839880be60 : 0xffffff7f8c02884e
    0xffffff839880be90 : 0xffffff7f8c024bc4
    0xffffff839880bef0 : 0xffffff800baada80
    0xffffff839880bf30 : 0xffffff800baac522
    0xffffff839880bf80 : 0xffffff800baac5f7
    0xffffff839880bfb0 : 0xffffff800b6d6aa7
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.6)[38E388A5-92D6-3388-B799-F2498E582287]@0xffffff7f8c01a000->0xffffff7f8c051fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.8)[447B4896-16FF-3616-95A2-1C516B2A1498]@0xffffff7f8bcba000
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.6)[86BA68C6-18DD-30A1-ABF6-54597AD6C277]@0xffffff7f8c05d000->0xffffff7f8c06cfff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.6)[38E388A5-92D6-3388-B799-F2498E582287]@0xffffff7f8c01a000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.8)[447B4896-16FF-3616-95A2-1C516B2A1498]@0xffffff7f8bcba000

    Model: MacPro4,1, BootROM MP41.0081.B07, 8 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.26 GHz, 32 GB, SMC 1.39f5
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, PCIe, 512 MB
    Memory Module: DIMM 1, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    Memory Module: DIMM 2, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    Memory Module: DIMM 3, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    Memory Module: DIMM 4, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    Memory Module: DIMM 5, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    Memory Module: DIMM 6, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    Memory Module: DIMM 7, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    Memory Module: DIMM 8, 4 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342353137304548312D4346382020
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.16)
    Bluetooth: Version 4.2.0f6 12982, 3 services, 15 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0
    PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, Display Controller, Slot-1
    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N
    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD1600JS-00NCB1, 160.04 GB
    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD6400AAKS-41H2B0, 640.14 GB
    Serial ATA Device: ST3400832AS, 400.09 GB
    Serial ATA Device: HDS721010KLA33R RSD HUA, 1 TB
    USB Device: Keyboard Hub
    USB Device: Apple Keyboard
    USB Device: Logitech Camera
    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
    USB Device: ROCCAT Kone[+]
    FireWire Device: built-in_hub, Up to 800 Mb/sec
    Thunderbolt Bus:
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    You're another victim of 8800GT. Replace it or bake.
     
  3. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you 100% sure that this is an 8800GT issue?
     
  4. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    And if they aren't?? ;)

    Sure seems like the culprit as those are flaky cards and caused similar issues before. But if you want a "guarantee" you need to take it to an Apple Service Provider.
     
  5. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know before i take it as being a student living in Portsmouth, its very difficult for me to get to Southampton as my closest store. These things aren't very light! Ild also like to know beforehand as i was about to order a new card anyway.
     
  6. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    You don't need to take it to Southampton from Pompey. Even a student has an oven, a normal one not a microwave though. Take the card out the Mac Pro and bake it. Search my posts, I gave my precise baking instructions for 8800GT's a few months ago. You will need a screwdriver, rag to clean off the thermal paste, fresh paste and 4 tin foil balls on a baking tray - and oven gloves!
     
  7. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My halls don't have an oven, since its catered. ill see if i can use my friends one :) Are you all thinking that this is an issue with the 8800GT?
     
  8. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Odds on. Got about 60-70% chance baking will fix it. Must dash kids are back...
     
  9. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, thank you for your help!
     
  10. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    If I wouldn't be, I'd say "seems like", "probably" etc. ;)
    Symptoms and KP log directly point at graphics card as a culprit.
     
  11. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18113559&postcount=14

    A combination of my post and MacVidCards point 3, remember he's cooking a dozen a time and you're only doing one. Remove the card, place in an anti static bag to carefully take to your mates and ground yourself onto a copper pipe like a radiator pipe to stop any static whenever you handle it and often. I prefer to let the card cool down slower in the oven with the door half open before moving it. It will smell and smoke a bit, depending on how much dust or thermal compound you have left on the card. Make sure the GPU is facing topside else your GPU will plonk itself on the baking tray underneath lol. Before heating the oven up adjust the foil balls on the tray by putting it in the cold oven to make sure it's as level as can be before baking and use a thick baking tray that doesn't bend. Then pre heat. That means the solder can reflow correctly when you cook it.

    If you want more info just send me a PM. As you're a poor strapped up student like a few I help out I even don't mind giving you a ring when I can cos I've got an unlimited tariff.

    Good luck regardless anyway fella.
     
  12. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you all! At the moment it seems to be running ok. When my student loan EVENTUALLY comes in i will be purchasing a new card. This is just an annoyance that it has happened now, not when i was working before Uni :(
     

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