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Display distortion with white low bit blocks and system lock up

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Oct 14, 2009 6:07 PM
Hi all, not new to macs, but new to the forum.
I don't know if this has come up before, but it's a dire matter as this problem makes my computer almost inoperable (will only work for about 10 mins).

What happens is, all of a sudden the screen will display some blocks and lock up the system. It then requires a PRAM reset, along with the power management reset (whatever it's called).

Here is the system reporter log.

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 107 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 748D190E-A3A2-494B-971E-8AE1D3F6A65F

Wed Oct 14 20:50:12 2009
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x00C516A4): NVRM[0]: Read Error 0x00020400: BAR0 0xd2000000 0x6cd24000 0x084700a2 D0 P2/4
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x5b163868 : 0x12b4c6 (0x45f91c 0x5b16389c 0x13355c 0x0)
0x5b1638b8 : 0xc516a4 (0xe81e80 0xe81e80 0xe466d4 0x0)
0x5b163918 : 0xf0adf0 (0x79bdc04 0x7a5f004 0x20400 0xc8dd06)
0x5b163958 : 0xf2e86f (0x7a5f004 0x20400 0x5b163988 0x898)
0x5b163978 : 0xd246da (0x7a5f004 0x46dbb098 0x0 0x5b16399c)
0x5b1639a8 : 0xd12c99 (0x7a5f004 0x46dbb004 0x1 0x5b1639ec)
0x5b163a08 : 0xdb41f3 (0x7a5f004 0x787ec04 0x8745880 0x0)
0x5b163ab8 : 0xdb381b (0x7a5f004 0x7c5b404 0x0 0x0)
0x5b163b38 : 0xef3468 (0x7a5f004 0x7c5b404 0x6 0x2)
0x5b163bb8 : 0xef4254 (0x7a5f004 0x7c2f004 0x1000 0x5b163cdc)
0x5b163d38 : 0xf253ed (0x7a5f004 0x7c2f004 0x0 0x0)
0x5b163e88 : 0xda7495 (0x7a5f004 0x787ec04 0x0 0x0)
0x5b163ed8 : 0xc51b60 (0x7a5f004 0x787ec04 0x0 0x0)
0x5b163f18 : 0x426bfb (0x0 0x7c7aa00 0x1 0x19fed4)
0x5b163f68 : 0x425d58 (0x7c7aa00 0x79709dc 0x79709b4 0x0)
0x5b163f98 : 0x425a3a (0x734ad40 0x0 0x5b163fc8 0x126204)
Backtrace continues...
Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):>0x10eafff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro4,1 (Mac-F42C86C8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 911021854348
unloaded kexts: 1.0 - last unloaded 491091609030
loaded kexts:
com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic 4.0 3846.436204
com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge 4.0 3846.436204
com.parallels.kext.prlusbconnect 4.0 3846.436204
com.parallels.kext.prlhidhook 4.0 3846.436204
com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor 4.0 3846.436204 1.5.5 - last loaded 431208577452 1.0 2.0.8 1.9d0 2.1.8f2 2.0.2 2.1.8f2 2.7.5 1.7.1a2 5.4.8 1.6.0 5.4.8 1.7.1a2 2.1.1d2 6.0.3 1.0.6 113 1.4.5d1 3.4.0a17 1.3.1 1.7.7 1.7.4f1 189.35 1.7.4f1 3.4.6 2.1.1 2.1.1 2.7.91 1.5.3 1.2.2 3.1.13b2 1.7.0 2.0.1 3.4.9 3.4.9 3.4.6 3.9.7 3.3.5 366.91.21 1.2.0 158.10.5 1.2.3 1.4 1.2.5 1.2.5 1.4 1.2.5 1.4 107.12 1.6.77 3 76.2.0 199 30.4 9.4 2.1.8f2 2.1.8f2 1.7.1a2 5.4.8 1.7.3 1.7.1a2 1.6.9fc5 1.1 1.7.3 3.4.0a17 2.3.1d1 3.4.6 3.2.0 2.1.1 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.1.1 1.5.0 2.0.1 3.4.9 3.4.9 216.1 1.6.1 1.2.0 1.1 1.5.5 1.5.6 1.2.5 1.2.0 2.6

Sadly I don't know what any of this means, please help, I've been looking to get a new macbook pro, but not under these conditions.

Here's my display's info

GeForce 8600M GT:

Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT
Type: Display
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x8
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0407
Revision ID: 0x00a1
ROM Revision: 3212
Color LCD:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Depth: 32-Bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Built-In: Yes
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected

also i might note, that one time after it locked up, the PCIe lane width was only x1, not x8 (i don't know what it should be).

I read somewhere it should be x16, and that x8 shows that a logic board or something is dying.

Is my only real solution to get a new one?
Macbook Pro 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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