Need help deciphering kernel panics and possible solutions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Spike Spiegel, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    #1
    Lately I've been having kernel panics in World of Warcraft with increasing regularity. I looked around in various forums, but couldn't find anyone who has had this problem. As possible solutions, I tried re-installing the game, re-installing OS X, clearing the cache files, deleting old preferences, testing the memory, and thoroughly dusting the inside of my computer. The people at Blizzard were unable to divine the cause of the crashes from my panic log, and I have yet to get a response on my month-old post on the Apple Support forums, so I thought I'd try here.

    For reference, here is what I'm running
    Power Mac G4 Dual 1Ghz
    2GB RAM
    Nvidia geForce 4Ti 4600
    10.4.11

    and this is the most recent panic log

    Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x000000003C3B934E PC=0x0000000000814D3C
    Latest crash info for cpu 0:
    Exception state (sv=0x2D833780)
    PC=0x00814D3C; MSR=0x00009030; DAR=0x3C3B934E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x00814D24; R1=0x17753B20; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x0003175C 0x0081582C 0x00815780 0x007FDD84 0x002E9A80 0x002EB94C
    0x0008C248 0x00029234 0x000233F8 0x000ABEAC 0x6E672049
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(4.1.8)@0x7f2000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.7)@0x491000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.4.2)@0x5ef000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.4.2)@0x613000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(4.1.8)@0x629000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2D833780)
    previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
    Exception state (sv=0x2DA4B280)
    PC=0x9000B348; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x0E7D2000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x9000B29C; R1=0xBFFFE060; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.0: Wed Oct 10 18:26:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.24.17~1/RELEASE_PPC
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xFFFF0003): 0x300 - Data access
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x000954F8 0x00095A10 0x00026898 0x000A8204 0x000ABB80
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2D833780)
    PC=0x00814D3C; MSR=0x00009030; DAR=0x3C3B934E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x00814D24; R1=0x17753B20; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x0003175C 0x0081582C 0x00815780 0x007FDD84 0x002E9A80 0x002EB94C
    0x0008C248 0x00029234 0x000233F8 0x000ABEAC 0x6E672049
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(4.1.8)@0x7f2000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.7)@0x491000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.4.2)@0x5ef000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.4.2)@0x613000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(4.1.8)@0x629000
    Exception state (sv=0x2DA4B280)
    PC=0x9000B348; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x0E7D2000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x9000B29C; R1=0xBFFFE060; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    D`
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    I would greatly appreciate any help or advice you guys could give!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #3
    It's a problem with your video card.

    Whether it's hardware or software.. can't tell. Since driver updates aren't available to the end user on Macs, there's not much you can do about it.

    I had a similar problem with WoW and an ATI 9800 Pro. It worked great with everything except WoW. Wow would cause total machine freezes, not KPs, just a completely unresponsive machine. Very annoying. Moved the card from the MDD and into a Quicksilver, and I never had a problem again. Same exact OS and WoW install.

    Go figure..
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    #4
    You recently upgraded to 10.4.11 ?

    Looks like the video driver is having problems..
     

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