Possible kernel panic shuts off monitors. video card problem?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by noom12590, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. noom12590, Jan 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012

    noom12590 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    #1
    Hey all:

    My machine is breaking down in its old age (purchased 2006). I have dual screens but the issue occurs with one or two cinema displays plugged in. Playing video or leaving the computer running long causes a KP (I believe) and the monitors shut off. My unprofessional diagnosis is that my video card has gone to sh** and overheats, this and that. The fan does get very loud. I cannot turn the monitors back on without a hard restart. As a video editor this is hindering my ability to do, well, anything...

    Is it time to get a new video card (if that is likely to be the issue) and any recommendations if so?

    [ I have had a tech savvy friend clean up some tangled permissions and install new drivers, but to no avail]

    Thanks for your time!

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
    Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

    Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1900
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    Slot: Slot-1
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 512 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x7249
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-A52027-140
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.140
    Displays:
    Acer G235H:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Display Serial Number: LJK0W0224336
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Cinema HD:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1200
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Display Serial Number: 2A3456Z7PKL
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    #2
    Test using another OS install either from re-installing yours fresh and starting over or using an external. Let it idle for a while and see is it can be stable. If so, you have your answer. But if not then work on fixing the HW. Maybe a new aftermarket cooler for the X1900 or a 5770 upgrade?
     
  3. slughead macrumors 68040

    slughead

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    #3
    Try removing the video card and resecuring it. It could be loose, especially if this problem started occurring after moving your comp
     

Share This Page