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  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,405 points)

    You've got a bad graphics card. Apple will replace it fee of charge for up to 3 years from date of purchase. See here:

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,405 points)

    Do you have another Apple Certified repair center in the area?

    Those NVDAResman hits in the backtrace and the dual GT330Ms are pretty well indicative of the problem.


    And, ask them if they can explain why you get KPs on a clean installation if that is not the problem.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,405 points)

    Sorry, I think you are being screwed by that store.


    Any way you can contact AppleCare, ask for a senior tech, and explain how the Repair center refused to complete the tests and wouldn't fix the Mac.

    Don't pay for any AppleCare tech support fee. Reference the article and ask that Apple intervene and get the problem resolved.

  • zsharif Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you tried a clean install of OSX ML i think it will help also check for the corrupt fonts hing-due-to-font-conflicts/ as per my experience ML is far much better then SL specially in speed and compatiablity with other softwares. I Do suggest you to upgrade

  • ChrisW1199Panigale Calculating status...

    I have been suffering the same issue since upgrading to Lion, Mountain Lion is even more sensitive.  I have one definite fix and one maybe fix for this.  The definite fix which worked for me was to install the drivers from the Retail_256.01.00f03v7.dmg package.  You have to open the install package with show contents then go into the Contents\Packages folder and install the three packages separately there.  One major downside, it seems that whilst this cures the NVDARESMAN crash, it also disables some 3D functionality from the card, for example VMWare reports the graphics driver as having no 3D capability, I've also noticed that some toggle buttons on certain apps are not visible.


    So, I backed out to Lion default drivers again and thought I would live with the twice daily crashes and see how it goes.  I also was wondering if this is heat related so downloaded the excellent iStat Menus app and thought I would see if it's an over heat issue as this logs sensor temperatures, you can also set the fans so I had them slightly higher than normal and kept the temperature down.  Worked all day with no crashes and thought maybe I was on to something, I couldn't believe it.


    I travel to work by motorbike and today there's a cold snap in London, my MB-Pro was icy cold, I booted up confident that the machine would work all day long and it crashed three times on the trot as soon as the Discrete card was used (plugged into monitor) with the same NVDARESMAN error.  Drat I thought, what now, anyway, off to lunch, with iStat still running, came back and ka-bam NVDARESMAN crash.  Checked the iStat temperatures and the CPU and GPU temperatures were very low when I logged back in.  So I decided to test if I could crash the machine by running the fans full steam at 6000 revs and sure enough when the GPU drops below a certain temperature ka-bam the NVDARESMAN crash occurs!!!!  See screenshot


    So I've just written a small java program to keep the CPU from idle to see if I can prevent the machine crashing but seems bizarre that you have to run at a certain temperature to function correctly, usually electronics love super-cooling??


    Would be interested to hear from Apple if they have any experience of the hardware being too cold to function correctly?


    Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 4.00.02.jpg

  • ChrisW1199Panigale Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Or maybe it is the amps in the GPU which would make more sense, tries to spin up but not enough power so dies, see associated graph below:


    Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 5.42.15.jpg

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,405 points)

    Posting more panic logs won't help. You have no third party extensions, so the only thing left is a hardware problem.

    If you've added RAM, try going back to the original RAM, or check it with Rember. Disconnect all external peripherals.


    Run the extended hardware tests in the Apple Hardware Tests.


    If it doesn't find anything wrong, backup, erase the drive and reinstall mountain lion. If it still fails, you have an internal hardware fault.

  • Milan Levy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please Help..


    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  94348 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          7

    Anonymous UUID:                    9185CD6A-5DD4-1DDA-AC36-CBA89510D41E



    Sat Feb  9 09:20:46 2013

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f9456bb25): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff80b30e7000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff8090272f80 : 0xffffff8013e1d626

    0xffffff8090272ff0 : 0xffffff7f9456bb25

    0xffffff8090273080 : 0xffffff7f946654b3

    0xffffff80902730e0 : 0xffffff7f94665527

    0xffffff8090273150 : 0xffffff7f9497a853

    0xffffff8090273290 : 0xffffff7f9468b659

    0xffffff80902732c0 : 0xffffff7f945758da

    0xffffff8090273370 : 0xffffff7f94570fac

    0xffffff8090273560 : 0xffffff7f945721d8

    0xffffff8090273630 : 0xffffff7f955ef45e

    0xffffff80902736f0 : 0xffffff7f9562000f

    0xffffff8090273770 : 0xffffff7f95604b4a

    0xffffff80902737d0 : 0xffffff7f95605415

    0xffffff8090273820 : 0xffffff7f9560580f

    0xffffff80902738c0 : 0xffffff7f95606239

    0xffffff8090273900 : 0xffffff7f955c1e81

    0xffffff8090273a80 : 0xffffff7f956027fe

    0xffffff8090273b40 : 0xffffff7f955c098a

    0xffffff8090273ba0 : 0xffffff8014265bc9

    0xffffff8090273bc0 : 0xffffff8014267170

    0xffffff8090273c20 : 0xffffff8014264b8f

    0xffffff8090273d70 : 0xffffff8013e981e1

    0xffffff8090273e80 : 0xffffff8013e20aed

    0xffffff8090273eb0 : 0xffffff8013e10448

    0xffffff8090273f00 : 0xffffff8013e1961b

    0xffffff8090273f70 : 0xffffff8013ea5b16

    0xffffff8090273fb0 : 0xffffff8013eced53

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

   [A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f94504 000->0xffffff7f94806fff

                dependency:[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f94472000

                dependency:[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f944f0000

                dependency:[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f944ad000

   [9F3D09B5-3158-3D9E-BDA3-E71576AAD3B7]@0xffffff7f9 4814000->0xffffff7f94b36fff

                dependency:[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f945 04000

                dependency:[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f94472000

   [2E56ED9A-D848-3795-9E52-56BABDC9000C]@0xffffff7f955b4000 ->0xffffff7f95676fff

                dependency:[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f945 04000

                dependency:[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f944f0000

                dependency:[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f94472000

                dependency:[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f944ad000



    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer



    Mac OS version:




    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333

    Kernel slide:     0x0000000013c00000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8013e00000

    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)



    System uptime in nanoseconds: 2975563120194

    last loaded kext at 1113233104975:          1.8 (addr 0xffffff7f96161000, size 229376)

    last unloaded kext at 145251813253:          5.2.5 (addr 0xffffff7f94dfa000, size 65536)

    loaded kexts:          1.8          75.15          1.60          1.9.5d0          100.12.69          122          2.3.1f2          8.0.0          4.0.9f33          2.0.2d0          2.3.1f2          3.0.2d6          3.5.10          8.0.0          8.0.0          1.0.0          1.6.0          3.2.11          1.0.33          3.0          1.0.0          1.0.0d1          4.0.9f33          7.0.0          3.2.11          235.4          3.1.0          235.4          320.15          1.0.0d1          1.0.0d1          34          3.5.1          404          2.2.2          5.2.5          2.4.1          4.9.6          602.15.22          3.2.5b3          5.4.0          1.6.1          161.0.0          1.5          1.6          1.7          1.9          1.6          1.6          196.0.0          4.0.39          2          196.0.0          4.0.9f33          235.28          2.3.1f2          1.8.9fc10          1.6          4.0.9f33          8.0.0          8.0.0          2.3.1f2          2.3.1f2          1.0.10d0          1.0.0          1.0.4          1.0.10d0          1.0          2.2.5          5.2.0d16          86.0.3          10.0.6          4.0.9f33          3.1.4d2          3.2.11          2.3.5          2.3.5          3.5.1          3.5.0          235.7          5.2.5          5.2.5          5.2.5          3.5.1          1.7          1.7.1          1.7.1          2.5.0          3.5.1          5.2.5          2.2.1          4.5.5          500.15          1.0.2b1          3.0          5.4.0          1.6.1          1.8.0          1.1          220          1.0.0d1          7          344          1.8          28.21          1.6          2.7.2          1.4          1.0

    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0F, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.58f16

    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f33 10885, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100, 1 TB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfa130000 / 5

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0236, 0xfa120000 / 4

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 3

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8218, 0xfa113000 / 8

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2

    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 4

    USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8507, 0xfd110000 / 3

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    It's exacly the same problem.


    You are lucky, because Apple is repairing all Mid 2010 MacBooks Pro with a defective NVIDIA graphic card for free. Make a backup of your data and take the Mac to an Apple Store or reseller

  • Milan Levy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You.


    I am not in USA I am in South Africa

    What must I do here?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    Search a reseller. If there aren't any resellers, you can't repair the Mac


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