MBP Mid 2009, GeForce 9600m GT kernel panics

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by roocker, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. roocker macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    I've got a problem with my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro. When choosing the (better) GPU (NVIDIA GeForce 9600m GT) i get kernel panics which seem to happen quite randomly, but regularly. Yesterday, i tought of gfxCardStatus, with witch i havent had any problems yet, causing the problem. I then quited it, and deleted it from autostart - and the GPU worked the rest of the evening. But this morning even without gfxCardStatus the kernel panic problem is back.

    As my bootcamped Windows only runs with the GeForce 9600m GT, the problem also occurs there. The funny thing is, when actually getting a game to start it NEVER crashes. (I play League of Legends and when i am actually ingame i never got a DC/BSOD yet.)

    I added a console entry from the kernel panic below:

    Mon Dec 31 10:27:25 2012
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff7f8918bb25): NVRM[0/2:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xe4000000 0xffffff80f1814000 0x096380c1, D0, P2/4
    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff80f0b13800 : 0xffffff800881d626 
    0xffffff80f0b13870 : 0xffffff7f8918bb25 
    0xffffff80f0b13900 : 0xffffff7f892854b3 
    0xffffff80f0b13960 : 0xffffff7f89285527 
    0xffffff80f0b139d0 : 0xffffff7f89591570 
    0xffffff80f0b13af0 : 0xffffff7f892ab659 
    0xffffff80f0b13b20 : 0xffffff7f891958da 
    0xffffff80f0b13bd0 : 0xffffff7f89190fac 
    0xffffff80f0b13dc0 : 0xffffff7f891929ba 
    0xffffff80f0b13ea0 : 0xffffff7f891261c4 
    0xffffff80f0b13ef0 : 0xffffff7f8a97471f 
    0xffffff80f0b13f40 : 0xffffff7f8a9738e7 
    0xffffff80f0b13f60 : 0xffffff800883dcde 
    0xffffff80f0b13fb0 : 0xffffff80088b26b7 
          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffffff7f88e0a000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xffffff7f89110000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0xffffff7f890cd000
                dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f89124000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffffff7f88e0a000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffffff7f88e0a000
                dependency: com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily(5.2.0d16)[41B414E9-EC1E-3724-A158-14FD48712B0C]@0xffffff7f89b22000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xffffff7f89110000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0xffffff7f890cd000
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    Mac OS version:
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333
    Kernel slide:     0x0000000008600000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8008800000
    System model name: MacBookPro5,3 (Mac-F22587C8)
    System uptime in nanoseconds: 8370935500592
    last loaded kext at 252995149027: com.apple.filesystems.smbfs	1.8 (addr 0xffffff7f8ab5b000, size 229376)
    last unloaded kext at 148242833550: com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient	3.5.1 (addr 0xffffff7f89acd000, size 28672)
    loaded kexts:
    com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic	7.0 15106.786747
    com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge	7.0 15106.786747
    com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook	7.0 15106.786747
    com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor	7.0 15106.786747
    com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect	7.0 15106.786747
    com.paragon-software.filesystems.ntfs	82
    com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower	1.6.2
    net.osculator.driver.OSCulatorIOKit	1.5.3
    at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch	3876
    com.apple.filesystems.smbfs	1.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor	1.9.5d0
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager	4.0.9f33
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs	3.0
    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC	1.60
    com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet	1.0.0d1
    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X	7.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AGPM	100.12.69
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA	2.3.1f2
    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver	122
    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient	3.5.10
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU	2.0.2d0
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    com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl	3.2.11
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    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC	1.6.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl	3.2.11
    com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl	1.0.33
    com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport	4.0.9f33
    com.apple.GeForce	8.0.0
    com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor	3.0.2d6
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons	235.4
    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless	1.0.0d1
    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib	1.0.0d1
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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard	235.4
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    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage	2.2.2
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    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient	196.0.0
    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall	4.0.39
    com.apple.security.quarantine	2
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement	196.0.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily	10.0.6
    com.apple.kext.triggers	1.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSurface	86.0.3
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily	4.0.9f33
    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib	2.3.1f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily	1.8.9fc10
    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib	1.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP	2.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController	2.3.1f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily	2.3.1f2
    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy	1.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI	1.0.10d0
    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily	5.2.0d16
    com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl	3.2.11
    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert	1.0.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController	1.0.10d0
    com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport	4.0.9f33
    com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal	8.0.0
    com.apple.NVDAResman	8.0.0
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    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily	2.3.5
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    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver	5.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice	3.5.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass	3.5.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily	3.5.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub	5.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite	5.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient	5.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily	4.5.5
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    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily	3.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily	2.2.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily	5.4.0
    com.apple.driver.NVSMU	2.2.9
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime	1.6.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily	1.8.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily	1.1
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    com.apple.kext.AppleMatch	1.0.0d1
    com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet	7
    com.apple.driver.DiskImages	344
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily	1.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore	28.21
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    com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily	1.4
    com.apple.kec.corecrypto	1.0
    Any chance this is some kind of really wierd software bug? Because it really seems to me like the GPU has some major hardware issue.
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I've had issues recently too, your not alone. I honestly think it's Gfx Card status.
  3. roocker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    Glad to hear that...

    For me GfxCardStatus updated like 2 weeks ago and then i had a wired session where it wouldnt let me choose the GPU but instead was on "auto switch mode" which i had though impossible, because the mbp 5,3 is manual GPU-choose only. I restarted and it was back to old (just a "switch GPU" Button, no "integrated/discrete"- button). Problems occur since then.

    But why do i have the same problems when running windows 7 (when just working with CAD programs i have random kernel panics, sometimes windows starts and immediately crashes again, sometimes it works for hours. How could GfxCardStatus cause problems with windows?
  4. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I dunno my panics came up nVidia kexts..I haven't had an issues in the last 2 days 14 hrs and 34 minutes.
  5. roocker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    As i used my mac today, i had several kernel panics using windows 7 (with completely removed gfxcardstatus). Friend of mine referred to his story of 5-times replacing his logic board. Seems like either the gpu is simply broken or the apple kill switch wants me to buy a new one...

    Any other ideas?

    BTW: Happy new year!
  6. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Sounds like a hardware issue to me if you are getting it in both OSX and Windows.
  7. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    Try an SMC reset after removal of gfxCardStatus?
  8. casperghst42 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    I have had this for a very long time (more or less since Lion) - most of the times it happens when I put the MBP to sleep or reboot.

    I think I have been able to trace my issue down to an issue where it only happens if I reboot or put to sleep in clamshell (ie. external monitor attached).

    I called Apple a few weeks ago, as I was getting sick of it, and the answer was to talk to a Service Center, as the MBP is out of support no matter what.

    Another thing; I got 8GB memory in it, but I can't remember if it started after or before that.


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