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NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 Kernel Panics/Freezes in Lion & late Snow Leopard

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  • Koenig68 Calculating status...

    In these days(it's hot in Italy now) i have 5 or six freeze in a day, ma imac is only a web browser.....which cost 2400€, thanks Apple for care your clients.

  • Zahori Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Has any developer with access to Mavericks checked if the problem is still happening with the Beta versions of the new OS? I wouldn't expect a fix with the OS change (it didn't happen when moving from Lion to ML), but who knows...

  • Joris Sewandono Calculating status...

    Aarghh again, now nearly every day, just hangs on this graphic card driver bug.

     

    There is a bit of a change of crash-behaviour now; the last 2 times just a window would be distoreted, so my document window would be all distorted while the desktop is still looking fine, I can still move my mouse, but nothing responds anymore. it happend in chrome, safari, coda, illustrator and photoshop(cs5)

     

    I really can't work like this, I'm still running 10.7.5 to scared to upgrade,

    I hope this is fixed with Mavericks

     

    Please apple fix this nvidia gt130 graphic issue!!

    Fix This asap!

  • arrrrrrgh Calculating status...

    Just in case this will help someone else having this problem with an 2009 iMac GT 130 I thought I'd post a workaround that I've been using for a few days with some success.  I'm using iStat Menu to raise the rpm of the machine fan via the sensors control.  Its noisy (maybe why Apple won't "fix" this issue as it would make their machine seem less attractive) but I've set it to 3000 rpm and its able to keep the chip temperatures down to below 100.

    I've not had the freezes while using my CADD program rendering complex graphics since installing and setting iStat.  I've also been careful to minimize any application that I am not using.  Kind of a pain as you have to reset iStat from time to time but it has eliminated 4-5 freezes a day and I'm able to get something done.

  • Joris Sewandono Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I'm using smcFanControl, but no help

    Just an other day and an other crash

    lost again work and time ... I'm about to throw this mac out of the window, shame of the $2K spend on it... I'm loosing work and money now...

     

    Is there anyone who has tried Mavericks?

    Please tell me they fixed the driver there !!

     

     

    Some crash info:

    I was bussy in photoshop, editing some text...

     

    some more info about current crash:

    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff7f8097f007): NVRM[0/2:0:0]: Read Error 0x00070000: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff80f65f3000 0x094700a1, D0, P1/4

    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff80f0de2f00 : 0xffffff8000220792

    0xffffff80f0de2f80 : 0xffffff7f8097f007

    0xffffff80f0de3010 : 0xffffff7f80a77b83

    0xffffff80f0de3070 : 0xffffff7f80c42d29

    0xffffff80f0de30b0 : 0xffffff7f80cc2247

    0xffffff80f0de3210 : 0xffffff7f80cc8a06

    0xffffff80f0de3300 : 0xffffff7f80946a16

    0xffffff80f0de33a0 : 0xffffff7f8095a18e

    0xffffff80f0de3460 : 0xffffff7f80984a20

    0xffffff80f0de3650 : 0xffffff7f80984ebe

    0xffffff80f0de3740 : 0xffffff7f81ed2617

    0xffffff80f0de3790 : 0xffffff7f81ed2a90

    0xffffff80f0de37d0 : 0xffffff7f81ed1289

    0xffffff80f0de3800 : 0xffffff7f81e7ce70

    0xffffff80f0de3820 : 0xffffff7f81e9d584

    0xffffff80f0de3850 : 0xffffff7f81e9d311

    0xffffff80f0de38a0 : 0xffffff7f81e9d646

    0xffffff80f0de38c0 : 0xffffff7f81ecb666

    0xffffff80f0de38f0 : 0xffffff7f81ece498

    0xffffff80f0de3930 : 0xffffff7f81e8a2a1

    0xffffff80f0de3aa0 : 0xffffff7f81eced6d

    0xffffff80f0de3b60 : 0xffffff7f81e87346

    0xffffff80f0de3bc0 : 0xffffff8000655f3e

    0xffffff80f0de3be0 : 0xffffff800065681a

    0xffffff80f0de3c40 : 0xffffff8000656fbb

    0xffffff80f0de3d80 : 0xffffff80002a3f08

    0xffffff80f0de3e80 : 0xffffff8000223096

    0xffffff80f0de3eb0 : 0xffffff80002148a9

    0xffffff80f0de3f10 : 0xffffff800021bbd8

    0xffffff80f0de3f70 : 0xffffff80002aef10

    0xffffff80f0de3fb0 : 0xffffff80002daec3

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

             com.apple.NVDAResman(7.3.2)[97284661-2629-379E-B86B-D388618E8C30]@0xffffff7f809 18000->0xffffff7f80c13fff

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff 7f80770000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.4)[7C8672C4-8B0D-3CCF-A79A-23C62E90F895]@0xff ffff7f80906000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.4)[D0A1F6BD-E66E-3DD8-9913-A3AB8746F422]@0 xffffff7f808cd000

             com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal(7.3.2)[38ACBB3D-4E3C-3883-9A4B-67F15592905F]@0xffffff7 f80c14000->0xffffff7f80f36fff

                dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(7.3.2)[97284661-2629-379E-B86B-D388618E8C30]@0xffffff7f809 18000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff 7f80770000

             com.apple.GeForce(7.3.2)[7E1D7726-416F-3716-ACCB-E1E276E35002]@0xffffff7f81e7c0 00->0xffffff7f81f3efff

                dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(7.3.2)[97284661-2629-379E-B86B-D388618E8C30]@0xffffff7f809 18000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.4)[7C8672C4-8B0D-3CCF-A79A-23C62E90F895]@0xff ffff7f80906000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7)[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff 7f80770000

                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.4)[D0A1F6BD-E66E-3DD8-9913-A3AB8746F422]@0 xffffff7f808cd000

     

     

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Adobe Photoshop

     

     

    Mac OS version:

    11G63

  • Drunken Hobo Calculating status...

    After more kernel panics and many months of sending testing to David P. I was suddenly told he had moved departments & was no longer dealing with my case.   My new apple helper was somebody called Majella. Majella was as helpful as David & was sorry David had been moved without me being informed and admitted Apple had lost me in the system & forgot me. Majella then did the same tests as David. I had to download some app then send her the results (same app as David before) These where sent to apples hardwear & softwear boffins & I was told to wait yet again. Meanwhile to keep sending in the kernal panic reports. Which i did. They still did not know what was causing it & there was still no graphic card update.

     

    I then got the email from Majella. After a couple of weeks when no fault could be found.

     

    You last kernal crash report shows you graphic card has a fault & you need to take it to a authorised apple repair shop to be replaced.

    Even though all the kernal panic reports I had been sending since the 22 sept 2012 had shown no graphic card error.

     

    (I had a similar problem with my 2006 imac that in the end caused  both graphic card & hard drive failure. This is now a jukebox for my iTunes (No good for anything else as it wont run the lion even)

    The reason I bought the current imac was the 2006 imac was in the Apple repair shop so much.)

     

     

    I had spoken to David about this & said i was hot really happy about continuing to use my imac till the kernal issue was fixed as I was expecting the overheating & the kernal panics to cause either a hardrive or graphic card failure. After the expense on the 2006 model I did not want graphic card failure or another hard drive to go.

     

    The apple answer was nothing is showing to indicate thats the problem We still think it looks like a sofwear issue.

     

    Now Apple are saying its the graphic card not the softwear? Therefor i am not covered. But its the kernel panics that have caused the graphic card to pack up.

     

    I can't replace the graphic card myself. Apple wont go any further till there approved repair shop does testing on my graphic card at my cost. Even thought its there inablity to solved the softwear fault thats caused my graphic card fault.

     

    I guess i've been shafted again.

     

    My imac is still having kernal panics. It still freezes the restarts itself with out me doing anything.

     

    I'm no mac wizz so i have no idea if it is my graphics card of a softwear issue.

     

    All i know is i can't depend on it not to crash.

     

    Even my lad playing ceebies games about as basic as you can get for a game makes it crash. But then it will be alright for days at at time.  You then open & email or a safari window with nothing else open & it goes into shutdown mode.

     

    I have lost hours trying to help apple solve this issue & nothing back. I'm hoping the imac when it comes out does not have this issue.

     

    I'm going to wait and see what the the new imac is priced at before, sending this in for repair. I need to transfer all my work to something else before it goes in. I cant run my life without the information stored on the imac. So will have to yet again buy a new something to work on.

     

    But unless apple can convince me the problem will not reaccur it won't be my 4th imac!

  • Will Moindrot Calculating status...

    Hi Drunken Hobo, sounds like you are at your wit's end with this now.

     

    Nothing heard back from David the original poster, but assuming he had the card replaced. I had my card replaced by Apple back in March (costing me £230 I think), it had a warranty of 3 months. Of course just in the last week or two the graphics, blocking up and freezing has started up just as the heat wave his hit. So thermal problems would not have been revealed earlier.

     

    Before going from SL to ML I didn't have any problems (even though some people say that later release of SL had the problem, I didn't have any problems with it). As soon as ML was installed from the App Store it messed everything up, even reverting to SL didn't solve it. With the replaced card I again tried to go from SL to ML but the same thing happened, but I reverted quickly to SL before any damage could be done permenantly, but as I say with the summer warmth it can no longer take it. I'm not interested in having my fans on all the time either. I think that it is a hardware issue, cause by some firmware upgrade that took place on my machine.

     

    I definately am not in the remotest interested in trying out Mavericks, as to me the upgrade to ML was the cause to the issue (very happy with SL and should have stuck with it). I only wish Apple had just said that this machine was not suitable for ML.

     

    As I have said before, this crashing imac is just for web surfing. Any serious work now such as final cut pro work is carried out on my self build pc running ML, which seems to be able to cope with it fine. I highly recommend looking around as I think this is pretty shocking what they have done to our machines and would not trust them again with such a big investment in one piece of hardware.

     

    Will

  • rip662 Calculating status...

    I've had to move all my files to my 2011 Mac Mini... it's a dual core i5, but it has an nvidia graphics chip... and yes, it does crash too, but not anything like my 2009 iMac.

     

    But, I have noticed that if I'm using my 2009 iMac and the memory is full (from the activity monitor) and I reach temperatures above 130F, my system crashes. Mostly happens when I'm in Lightroom, now using 5 and it's a little better. The crashes seem to happen when I'm doing heavy spot removal. Seems the algorythms are pretty hardware intensive and it's trying to keep the history. I've had a few issues with Photoshop, but for the most part it's working. When I publish my photos to flickr, I'm hanging around 125-130F. And yes this is using SMC fan control at 3000+RPM.

     

    Most of this doesn't happen on the Mac Mini, but I do notice a lag when doing the Spot Removal in LR5. I noticed the same lag happening with my buddies quad core i7 and it's using an nvidia graphics card!

     

    So, I'm still not sure, but my money is on the ML drivers with nvidia graphics chips.

     

    I still haven't pulled the trigger on replacing my GT 130 card with the ATI 4850. My iMac can use both (all 2009 3.02 iMacs can). I'm hoping that the memory management of Mavericks helps solve the overtasking of the iMac hardware. I can only hope.

     

    And as I have previously posted, I have reapplied the thermal paste on my GT 130 card several times. Still no luck.

     

    -RIP

  • Soulcatchr Calculating status...

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 and SL, same problems as w/ other OS.  Have the fan closest to graphics chip running at 3k, seems to help but completely destroys the elegance of the silent imac design.  I haven't upgraded OSs yet b/c everyone says its either the same or worse.  More pain I DON'T need.

     

    It is a chip driver/OS incompatibility problem and Apple should be obligated to offer a fix, or NVIDIA, IMHO.  Hate to let customer satisfaction get in the way of that multi-billion dollar cash reserve Apple is sitting on.  Wonder how many units of this series of IMacs are still running w/ this config and having this problem?  Doubt Steve Jobs would put up w/ this situ w/o firing someone for incompetence.

  • digitalparkour Calculating status...

    Seeing same issues here- late 2009 iMac, 27 in. Took it to two repair shops, both Apple authorized. Quoted at a whopping $1800 to fix it (saying they'd have to replace the entire logic board). I paid almost 2.5K for this machine (including add-ons) in early 2010, which works out to roughly $800 a year. That's some ugly math- I could've bought a different laptop every year for that rate, all 3 of which would probably still be working now.

     

    After 2 hours on the phone with Apple including 5 transfers and two call backs (plus diagnostic fees and two weeks of wasted travelling as stores are not near me), I've purchased a brand new Samsung laptop. I'm looking forward to learning Windows 8.....Apple definitely lost a long time customer today. I've only bought Apple for the past 10 years, but won't be buying or recommending one anytime soon. More and more of us in the music community are finding out the dirty secret: we can once again center a home studio around a PC easier and cheaper, something I would've never dreamed of in 2009. Sorry for the non-techy post (still relatively green in many of those areas), but wanted to add another tally to this growing scorecard. Get it together Apple- make up for your manufacturing mistakes and you'd keep more of your clientele.

     

    PS- it says this discussion branched out to another topic, but I am unauthorized to view? https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5044860 Is there other info or cases we/I am not privy to?

  • Dodger_im Calculating status...

    Been having the exact same isue, Imac early 2009, 24 inch, Nvidia GeForce Gt 130, OS X 10.8.4 (12E55). just thought I should add my voice to the group...

  • Joris Sewandono Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Does anyone know wheter the problem and crashes still persists with osx Marverics?

  • Dodger_im Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Went to my local apple store on saturday, the guy at the Genius bar ran a primary check on the machine and find nothing wrong with it. More extensive checks will be ran this week but he already made me sing a work order for a graphic card replacement. around 200$ canadian... I Guess it's cheaper than getting a new machine. Hopefully this will fix the problem...

  • celloist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The Nvidia GeForce GT 130 graphics card has a maximum operating temperature of 105 C.

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