Mid 2010 15" MBP Kernel Panic workaround

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  1. raptor402, Sep 2, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013

    raptor402 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    Hello, forum

    My mid 2010 15" MBP is suffering from kernel panics due to the Nvidia Card, which is a pretty common issue. I can't have the Logic Board replaced anymore, so I decided to go for a workaround. I was experiencing the issue on Mountain Lion. I had read that Lion (10.7.3 and up) fixes the issue, so I went ahead and downgraded to 10.7 and updated to 10.7.5. I thought that the kernel panics were gone, since AOE3 ran for 15 minutes without a hitch. But then, as soon as I loaded an RCT3 map, the laptop crashed. I couldn't get a crash report, but I'm pretty certain that was the issue.

    So, which OS and which updates will help me fix this issue? Will i have to go back to Snow Leopard?

    Thanks in advance.


    UPDATE 1: I just pulled a log from another crash. It's the popular Nvidia kernel panic. Also, I realised that there's still an SMC update left (not in the 10.7.5 combo update), so that might fix it. Fingers crossed.

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 858 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 2
    Anonymous UUID: 57301E27-3DEB-4484-8139-F3EBCF12CD64

    Mon Sep 2 12:39:40 2013
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff7f80926007): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff81141a1000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4
    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff8113cdb090 : 0xffffff8000220792
    0xffffff8113cdb110 : 0xffffff7f80926007
    0xffffff8113cdb1a0 : 0xffffff7f80a1eb83
    0xffffff8113cdb200 : 0xffffff7f80a1ebf7
    0xffffff8113cdb270 : 0xffffff7f80d20855
    0xffffff8113cdb3b0 : 0xffffff7f80a42ddd
    0xffffff8113cdb3e0 : 0xffffff7f8092fd6a
    0xffffff8113cdb490 : 0xffffff7f8092b43c
    0xffffff8113cdb680 : 0xffffff7f8092c668
    0xffffff8113cdb750 : 0xffffff7f81eaaf36
    0xffffff8113cdb890 : 0xffffff7f81eab0e9
    0xffffff8113cdb8a0 : 0xffffff7f81e81b11
    0xffffff8113cdb8b0 : 0xffffff7f81e5e144
    0xffffff8113cdb8d0 : 0xffffff7f81e5f291
    0xffffff8113cdba40 : 0xffffff7f81ea3d6d
    0xffffff8113cdbb00 : 0xffffff7f81e5c346
    0xffffff8113cdbb60 : 0xffffff8000655f3e
    0xffffff8113cdbb80 : 0xffffff800065681a
    0xffffff8113cdbbe0 : 0xffffff8000656fbb
    0xffffff8113cdbd20 : 0xffffff80002a3f08
    0xffffff8113cdbe20 : 0xffffff8000223096
    0xffffff8113cdbe50 : 0xffffff80002148a9
    0xffffff8113cdbeb0 : 0xffffff800021bbd8
    0xffffff8113cdbf10 : 0xffffff80002af140
    0xffffff8113cdbfb0 : 0xffffff80002dab5e
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff7f80849000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.4)[7C8672C4-8B0D-3CCF-A79A-23C62E90F895]@0xffffff7f808ad000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.4)[D0A1F6BD-E66E-3DD8-9913-A3AB8746F422]@0xffffff7f80874000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(7.3.2)[97284661-2629-379E-B86B-D388618E8C30]@0xffffff7f808bf000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff7f80849000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(7.3.2)[97284661-2629-379E-B86B-D388618E8C30]@0xffffff7f808bf000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.4)[7C8672C4-8B0D-3CCF-A79A-23C62E90F895]@0xffffff7f808ad000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff7f80849000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.4)[D0A1F6BD-E66E-3DD8-9913-A3AB8746F422]@0xffffff7f80874000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: RollerCoaster Ty

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:25:48 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: FF3BB088-60A4-349C-92EA-CA649C698CE5
    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 540839682519
    last loaded kext at 7154089533: com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0 (addr 0xffffff7f8255c000, size 28672)
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  2. raptor402 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    So I did the SMC update too, along with everything else that was there. I ran RCT3 for a full half hour before the system crashed. On 10.8, I got no more than 6-8 minutes. I suppose this is the best that I'll get. It'll have to do.

  3. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Give. The fact Apple refuses to acknowledge nor do anything about the 2008 iMac's that are magically "fixed" by downgrading to 10.6.2(this proving it's a software issue), I wouldn't hold out much hope.

  4. raptor402, Sep 2, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013

    raptor402 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    Well, this is a hardware issue in some Logic boards which is instigated by bad software. Apple did acknowledge this issue and offered free replacement of logic boards of all laptops suffering from it within 3 years of purchase, but mine is 3 months over.

    However, considering that I have to use this MacBook for another 2-3 years, the Lion fix is better than what Mountain Lion did.


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