mid-2010 mbp keeps kernel panicking!

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  1. namethisfile, Feb 24, 2011
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    namethisfile macrumors 6502a

    namethisfile

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    this is the 2nd time in 2 days that i got a kernel panic and perhaps the 5th or 6th time overall since i got the computer in late november of last year.

    i am just browsing as usual in safari with intel gpu off because that was causing glitches in safari before (unrelated) so i just leave it off by default.

    here the log:


    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 1549771 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 2

    Thu Feb 24 16:29:40 2011
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2aab55): Kernel trap at 0x9a479fdc, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x18d7bd00, CR3: 0x282ba000, CR4: 0x00000668
    EAX: 0x0c6bde80, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x0000000d, EDX: 0x0b4dbd80
    CR2: 0x18d7bd00, EBP: 0x01473c78, ESI: 0x0b4dbd81, EDI: 0x463df001
    EFL: 0x00010a47, EIP: 0x9a479fdc, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Error code: 0x00000002

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x1473a58 : 0x21b50c (0x5d4438 0x1473a8c 0x223974 0x0)
    0x1473aa8 : 0x2aab55 (0x59623c 0x9a479fdc 0xe 0x596406)
    0x1473b88 : 0x2a09a8 (0x1473ba0 0x107c00c 0x1473c78 0x9a479fdc)
    0x1473b98 : 0x9a479fdc (0xe 0xe3ff0048 0x463d0010 0x9580010)
    0x1473c78 : 0x128d657 (0x463df000 0xb4dbd80 0x0 0x0)
    0x1473ca8 : 0x1297d0c (0x463df000 0xbf672dc 0xb4dbd80 0x129789c)
    0x1473cd8 : 0x1297e73 (0xbf67000 0x463df000 0xbf67320 0x8)
    0x1473d08 : 0x127146a (0xbf67000 0x463df000 0x1473d38 0xc)
    0x1473d38 : 0x53724b (0x463df000 0xa5097d0 0xa5097d0 0x1)
    0x1473d88 : 0x5672a4 (0x463df000 0xa5097d0 0xa5097d0 0x1)
    0x1473de8 : 0x286234 (0x463df000 0xa5097d0 0x1 0x0)
    0x1473e58 : 0x21d8ba (0x8d46968 0x8d46384 0x8d4696c 0x8d469a4)
    0x1473e98 : 0x210a3a (0x8d46900 0x1473edc 0xa5281ec 0x1473ed0)
    0x1473ef8 : 0x216c9d (0x8d46900 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x1473f78 : 0x295156 (0x84a8488 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x1473fc8 : 0x2a148d (0x84a8484 0x1 0x10 0x0)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics(6.2.6)@0x126d000->0x131bfff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6)@0x927000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.2)@0x95a000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.2)@0x938000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Safari

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    anyone know how to read the log and advice the nature of these kernel panics?

    thanks.
     
  2. arobertson545 macrumors newbie

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    Me too

    My Mid-2010 MBP 17 is kernel panicking too. I was just loading a website and it crashed. I think it's the Intel integrated graphics. If it starts to happen more frequently I guess I will be visiting the Apple store...
     
  3. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    I was having this same exact problems for months and months w/ my 2010 15 inch MBP. 4 trips to the Apple store. They ran tests, replaced my logic board but nothing worked. I even tried a clean install but that didn't fix the problem until I realized that I had Safari in 32bit mode for a specific Slingbox add on. I deleted and reinstalled Safari and made sure it was in 64bit mode and I haven't had a kernel panic since. It has been almost two weeks since I've had one! I was averaging about 1 or more kernel panics a week, so you could imagine how fed up I was getting. So yeah, make sure you're running it in 64 bit mode. If you are, try deleting and reinstalling Safari. If that doesn't work, try doing a total clean install.
     
  4. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    strictly using the nividia dedicated gpu, though, and still kernel panicks?
     
  5. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i am also wary of sending it to the apple store and have them do all these stuff and replacing the logic board and all of that and then still have the same problem.
     
  6. arobertson545 macrumors newbie

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    Safari is definitely running in 64 bit mode

    Safari is definitely running in 64 bit mode. I reinstalled my Mac about a week ago and it hasn't cured the problem. Oh well maybe it's time to book an appointment at the Genius Bar... :(
     
  7. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i checked activity monitor and says safari is running in 64-bit mode. i guess i can always clean install but that is like the equivalent of 3 kernel panicks in 3 hours. lol! half-kidding, of course.
     
  8. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just hoping for a collective analysis of these kernel panicks from people who may know more than i. i feel like the apple genius is the last resort.
     
  9. kiddfroster macrumors newbie

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    Bad RAM?

    I would check to make sure that your RAM isn't bad. You can take off the bottom plate of the MBP (instruction at ifixit.com) and try one stick of RAM at a time to see if your problem is still there. If it stops when you take one of the sticks out then you know you have bad RAM. Good luck with your problem! :)
     
  10. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    doesn't bad ram cause immediate panic? making my computer unusuable? it seems like my computer has a case of the regular kernel panic. like, my computer is fine until a random event triggers it. it just seems like it is happening more than it should on this computer of only 2 months old.
     
  11. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my ram is OK according to system profiler. also, it would be really hard to duplicate a kernel panic by removing one of the rams one by one to see if it's the culprit, which i don't think it is.
     
  12. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you torrent? I mean I do too, but the Apple guy said that could be the issue...non legit software. They also said there's a small % of Mac users who encounter these problems. Yeah take it to the Apple store. Be respectful but if you state that you're tired of this kind of stuff happening, they may figure out a way to figure it out.
     
  13. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no, i don't torrent. and all my apps are legit. also didn't upgrade the ram or anything else. the only thing i have downloaded since i got the computer in late november was gimp because i can't afford ps. lol. it's kind of disconcerting these kernel panics are that it makes me wonder what the hell is wrong with the computer. of course, right after i shut it off and turn it back on as instructed, the computer acts normally as if nothing ever happened. the only thing that reminds you is the the system log that pops up and prompts the user to ignore or to report it. i've all reported mine, of course, and i just hope someone at apple reads them and that they find a fix for it because i am obviously not the only one having these kernel panic attacks.
     
  14. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    argh! kernel panic'd again! 3rd time in 2 days! why is this happening just by normal web surfing?

    here is the log just to prove it:


    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 1561037 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 3
    Anonymous UUID:

    Thu Feb 24 21:09:25 2011
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2aab55): Kernel trap at 0x00009018, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0xc03c2af5, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000668
    EAX: 0xc03c2af5, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x0000000c, EDX: 0x0d5f9c67
    CR2: 0xc03c2af5, EBP: 0x5c3abc18, ESI: 0x09883780, EDI: 0x463f0000
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x00009018, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Error code: 0x00000002

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x5c3ab9f8 : 0x21b50c (0x5d4438 0x5c3aba2c 0x223974 0x0)
    0x5c3aba48 : 0x2aab55 (0x59623c 0x9018 0xe 0x596406)
    0x5c3abb28 : 0x2a09a8 (0x5c3abb40 0x102e00c 0x5c3abc18 0x9018)
    0x5c3abb38 : 0x9018 (0xe 0xe3ff0048 0x463f0010 0x9470010)
    0x5c3abc18 : 0x123f657 (0x463f0000 0x9883780 0x0 0x0)
    0x5c3abc48 : 0x1249d0c (0x463f0000 0x9a53edc 0x9883780 0x124989c)
    0x5c3abc78 : 0x1249e73 (0x9a53c00 0x463f0000 0x9a53f20 0x8)
    0x5c3abca8 : 0x122346a (0x9a53c00 0x463f0000 0x5c3abcd8 0x213ebb)
    0x5c3abcd8 : 0x53724b (0x463f0000 0x8e83bb8 0x8e83bb8 0x1)
    0x5c3abd28 : 0x5672a4 (0x463f0000 0x8e83bb8 0x8e83bb8 0x1)
    0x5c3abd88 : 0x286234 (0x463f0000 0x8e83bb8 0x1 0x0)
    0x5c3abdf8 : 0x21d8ba (0xa2ae368 0x8695484 0xa2ae370 0xa2ae3a4)
    0x5c3abe38 : 0x210a3a (0xa2ae300 0x5c3abe7c 0x8ec2d74 0x5c3abe70)
    0x5c3abe98 : 0x216c9d (0xa2ae300 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x5c3abf18 : 0x294e13 (0x5c3abf44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x5c3abfc8 : 0x2a1018 (0x9089cc0 0x0 0x10 0x8d33184)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics(6.2.6)@0x121f000->0x12cdfff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6)@0x927000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.2)@0x95a000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.2)@0x938000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WebKitPluginHost
     
  15. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i forgot to mention that I do have a usb keyboard attached to the mpb. the older white model before the aluminum ones came out. i don't think that could cause it. it's not ram since they're good. but, i do have a bamboo fun pen tablet connected as well, which i double as my mouse. i have just installed the latest driver for it from wacom. so, i hope it was that. i don't really know what else to do.
     
  17. arobertson545 macrumors newbie

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    It won't Be

    It won't be your keyboard because, by the looks of things Safari is causing the problem. I have just installed the Lion developer preview which includes a newer version of Safari so hopefully this fixes it.
     
  18. arobertson545 macrumors newbie

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    I took my MacBook Pro to the Genius Bar today and it is being repaired, so hopefully I don't have any more problems!
     
  19. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well, good luck. let me know how it goes for you. although, i am wary how they can fix your computer if, indeed, you are having the same trouble as me and that what you say about safari is true that it is causing the problem.
     
  20. Crazysah macrumors member

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    Any updates on what happened to your MBP? Did they replace it?
     
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  22. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my mbp after the KP attacks i posted above has been free of KP's since then.

    we'll see how the new update (10.6.7) holds up.
     
  23. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Hey. May I know how you cured your KP problems? I have 2 friends on an i5 model from mid-2010 (identical models) and they both get 5 or 6 KPs a week:confused:
     
  24. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i didn't do anything differently. my kernel panics occurred while normally browsing the web using safari. and it usually occurred while i was on the intel integrated graphics. so, i turned off "automatic graphics switching" and exclusively used the nvidia gpu all the time. it solved the problem. the kp's that i posted about above occurred when i tested the waters again by turning on the "automatic graphics switching" just to see b/c i was curious and i wanted tp save battery power. lo and behold, i had those kp attacks above. since then, it hasn't occurred interestingly enough, in so far, as browsing in safari is concerned with the intel gpu. i have "automatic graphics switching on" now and it hasn't caused any kp's.

    i don't know why this is. just that it is not happening now (the kp's). maybe, something got updated in safari or something that solved the issue with the mid-2010 mbp's? i don't know.

    i also don't know in what circumstances your friend's kp's are occurring in. but, maybe someone here (not me) can help if he/she post the system logs after a kp occurs. your friend's high frequency of kp attacks sounds alarming and i would have had an apple genius or certified tech take a look at my mbp, if i had that many occurring with my computer.
     
  25. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Things have been surprisingly stable on her machine this week, but last week things weren't as rosy. How did you switch off auto graphics switch? Did you use the gfxCardSwitch or whatever it's called?
     

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