Previous 1 11 12 13 14 15 16 Next 228 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2013 1:57 AM by MacUserXI Go to original post Branched to a new discussion.
  • devinci Level 1 (0 points)

    I, too, am experiencing these panics. (it still happening after installing the nvidia drivers 313.01.01f03 (May 13, 2013)


    I originally got 3x GT 120 to power 3 displays.  I went down to 2x GT 120 where 1 of the GPU will power 2, to make room for a PCIE SSD.


    Since Mountain Lion I have been getting these panics seemingly at random.  Someones a second panic only a day after the first; sometimes no panics for 2 weeks.  But it only seems to be triggered where there is something loaded into the display attach to the secondary GPU.


    I have this hypothesis because reading through these forums there were some suspicion aboout 2x GT 120, so I bought a GTX 570 from macvideo and still get these crashes.  I went as far as purchasing a GT 620 and replacing the GT 120 altogether, and I still get these panics.  I don't it is specific to the GT 120s. 


    Right now, I witness it happening only on secondary GPUs.  My GPUs have only been nVidia brands, so I don't know if this applies to AMD GPUs too or not.  I *think* this might be resolved if I were to have only 1 GPU on the primary 16X PCIE that can power 4 display such as the EVGA AMD HD 7950 or the nVidia GTX 680.


    I am heading towards on of those 2 GPUs as a possible solution.  Users at macrumors who are using these cards to power 3 displays have filled me in that they have not had any panics at all.

  • bigj6360 Level 1 (15 points)

    This is interesting. on the mac pro I have at home I have a gtx570 installed, but it's only one card. no kernel panics. It is interesting that you are having KPs when you have different model cards installed. I think that should be a very telling clue for those who are in the know.


    I have certainly noticed that it only happens at work (2xGT120s) on the secondary card and only when media is present. I know for sure now that it occurs while flash videos are playing (Not all instances where flash was playing, but some). Sometimes I can watch several flash videos on the secondary card without problem, but invariably, if I do receive a KP, it is while some sort of media is playing. This could be youtube, a site with flash adverts, or a flash based game. I am not yet sure if mp4 is causing it for me.


    I defintely do not believe this is a flash player problem, because I am fairly certain it is not the only cause.


    I will move my second card to the 3rd pci slot to see if I can get it to occur there as well and post an update.


    Regarding the request for third party kernel extensions. (I do not see you post on this screen at the moment). The only third party kernel extensions installed on my problem machine is for VirtualBox (and now the v313 nvida drivers). Everything else is very stock.



  • Longmonster Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed the May 13 patch and had first post-upgrade KP today, so the new NVIDIA Web Driver is still not solving the issue on my end.  I have 3 x GT120 cards running 3 full Cinema Display monitors (no problems for 4 years prior to ML upgrade).


    Latest report is below in case it helps problem solvers or others in DIY troubleshooting mode:


    Sun May 19 14:15:54 2013

    panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff8012c51107): "IOGMD: not wired for the IODMACommand"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/iokit/Kernel/IOMemoryDescriptor.c pp:1424

    Backtrace (CPU 4), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff819d3eb0a0 : 0xffffff801281d626

    0xffffff819d3eb110 : 0xffffff8012c51107




    0xffffff819d3ebf80 : 0xffffff8012c453d9

    0xffffff819d3ebfb0 : 0xffffff80128b2977

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

   [C1007599-42D0-32FF-9F2F-C63F4E6C1DEB]@0xfffff f7f9392f000->0xffffff7f93940fff

   [99C75C62-8B1D-3D43-9DF1-BFB88E7D3A8A]@0xffffff7f 94a5f000->0xffffff7f94ce2fff

                dependency:[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffff ff7f92e44000

                dependency:[38C214C0-83C8-3594-8A4C-DC6AC3FEC163]@0xff ffff7f92ec6000

                dependency:[74E3E50F-E50A-3073-8C96-06F854292A91]@0 xffffff7f92e83000

   [5295BBF2-7D5E-3C9A-A3AA-DFE5C33EA80E]@0xffffff7f94f 95000->0xffffff7f95060fff

                dependency:[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffff ff7f92e44000

                dependency:[38C214C0-83C8-3594-8A4C-DC6AC3FEC163]@0xff ffff7f92ec6000

                dependency:[74E3E50F-E50A-3073-8C96-06F854292A91]@0 xffffff7f92e83000

                dependency:[99C75C62-8B1D-3D43-9DF1-BFB88E7D3A8A]@0xffffff7f 94a5f000



    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Boot args: nvda_drv=1



    Mac OS version:




    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 12.3.0: Sun Jan  6 22:37:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2050.22.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 3EB7D8A7-C2D3-32EC-80F4-AB37D61492C6

    Kernel slide:     0x0000000012600000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8012800000

    System model name: MacPro4,1 (Mac-F221BEC8)



    System uptime in nanoseconds: 77682773607610

    last loaded kext at 10091529720:          75.19 (addr 0xffffff7f94991000, size 77824)

    last unloaded kext at 140520657232:          3.1.1b1 (addr 0xffffff7f93a16000, size 69632)

    loaded kexts:          75.19          1.60          1.9.5d0          3.0          3.5.10          1.1.11          8.1.4          4.1.3f3          1.0.2d2          100.12.87          357          122          2.3.7fc4          1.0.0d1          2.3.7fc4          4.1.3f3          7.0.0          1.6.0          3.3.0          1.0.0          4.0.6          3.5.5          404          2.3.1          1.0.0d1          1.0.0d1          34          5.5.5          4.9.6          2.3.0b5          614.20.16          2.5.1          5.5.0          5.2.5          1.7          1.5          1.8          1.7          1.9          1.7          1.6          196.0.0          4.0.39          2          196.0.0          4.1.3f3          235.29          1.0          8.1.4          8.1.4          10.0.6          2.3.7fc4          1.8.9fc11          1.6          86.0.4          4.1.3f3          4.1.3f3          1.0.11d0          2.2.5          2.3.7fc4          2.3.7fc4          1.0.11d0          3.3.0          2.3.7          2.3.7          3.1.4d2          1.0.0          5.3.0d51          170.2          170.2          5.2.5          5.5.5          3.5.5          3.5.1          5.2.5          3.5.5          1.7          1.7.1          1.7.1          2.5.1          3.5.5          4.5.5          5.5.5          522.4          3.0          2.3.1          5.5.5          1.7          1.8.1          1.1          220.2          1.0.0d1          7          345          1.8          28.21          1.7          2.7.3          1.4          1.0

  • devinci Level 1 (0 points)

    originally but card was on the 3rd 4X PCIE slot, and it was KP, so I know that won't resolve it.


    I only moved it to the secondary 8X PCIE when I was troubleshoot by loading up different nvidia 600-series cards.  The 600 are 2-lane cards and wouldn't fit in the 4X PCIE because I had a PCIE SSD on the fifth.


    I couldn't test non-OEM AMD without the EFI flash, but I heard that nvidia 600 series would work on a mac so that's what I used.  I went to BestBuy and bought a 620 and 610 (ones that doesn't need additional PCIe power) becuase I don't have any extra way of doing it.  And it still KP without the GT 120 in ANY combination.  These were 570 and 620 and 570 and 610.


    The KP only happens when I have a second GPU in the 8X PCIE or 4X PCIE, and when I am doing something related to video/media on any display that is connected to the non-primary GPU.  Today, the KP happened when I was only using Aperture and web browsing.  No videos.  But I was doing some cropping and photo editing.  Strangely it didn't crash until I was re-submitting a form on Amazon!  But I had aperture and a VM on my 3rd monitor (which is powered by that second GPU).


    Has anyone gotten the KP when the second GPU is AMD, or when both cards are AMD?  I am wondering if this specific only to nvidia or not.

  • Jsh111 Level 1 (0 points)

    Took the (painful) plunge and ordered the ATI5770.  Running three Dell 3007s now on three GT120s.  Hoping the ATI plays OK with one GT120 so I can save on ordering another active miniport-DVI adaptor which is expensive and has pretty weak reviews on the Apple store site.


    I'll post back in a week or two and let everyone know if this ends the nightmare.  I am frustrated to put the money into an older machine like this but I need the computer back after a year of collecting dust.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 (56,531 points)

    as long as your displays are 1920 wide or less (1080p), you can get by just fine with third-party ACTIVE Mini DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI adapters made by StarTech or Accell, about US$35.

  • Jsh111 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nope - these are 30" beasts running at much higher resolution

  • techmag Level 1 (0 points)

    Agree 100% -  I did that and have not looked back since...

  • techmag Level 1 (0 points)

    jsh111 - I have 3 x 30" Dell monitors and I'm using two of the DVI adpaters off the one new card to run all three monitors - I found the "perceivable" performance to be well above what of what I was experiencing with the old cards.


    Just make sure you have good USB power to each of the active adapters. They have to be first in any USB chains so they come up early in the boot sequence.


    Once I got past that - no problems at all.

  • Jsh111 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was just going to plug the power USB into an iPhone USB-outlet plug.  That should work if it just needs power and not data from the machine.  Unfortunately over the years the USB ports (and audio output port) of the Mac Pro have gotten wonky and I dont have too many spare openings.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 (56,531 points)

    All it needs is the power. Give the wonky ones a try.

  • devinci Level 1 (0 points)

    my 2x GT 120 KP several times yesterday; and I was using Aperture.  I had aperture running on the secondary GPU, but the KP wasn't triggered until I was browsing  No flash, and no videos. 


    It didn't crash for 2 days since I re-install the second GT 120 after updating my nvidia GPU.  The aperture, and bam KP.  It KP within 15-20 mins of Aperture running and doing something else.  I moved Apeture to my middle monitor powered by the primary GPU, and no KPs.


    I'm trying to remember restrict myself to load only email, text, and non GPU intense windows on the second GPU. Trying not to load any browsers on it too.


    I took the plunge and ordered a Sapphire AMD HD 7950 from Amazon after it went through several price drops.  Its $434 now.Cheaper than the 5870 on Apple store or macsales!


    Several users at macrumors reported this GPU powering 3 displays without any issues.  Hope that goes the same for me. 


    Good part is, I will remove all the other GPU and go with this single GPU solution, so I finally got room for that USB 3.0 HBA for mac.

  • r winn Level 1 (0 points)

    I've bad a 5770 running with one 120, 4 monitors for a week without a KP. But too early to break out the champagne yet.

  • bigj6360 Level 1 (15 points)

    Here is my latest KP since I only posted a partial earlier:

    3rd party KEXTS: logmein, virtualbox, nvidia may 15 driver.

    OS X 10.8.3, 2xNvidia GT120s.


    I have begun inserting this thred URL into my KP reports to apple.



    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  325689 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          2

    Anonymous UUID:                    AF0F8CF0-1A05-9C04-FFCD-92561C2C57D3


    Mon May 20 14:09:05 2013

    panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff801c451107): "IOGMD: not wired for the IODMACommand"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/iokit/Kernel/IOMemoryDescriptor.c pp:1424

    Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff81e2dd29a0 : 0xffffff801c01d626

    0xffffff81e2dd2a10 : 0xffffff801c451107

    0xffffff81e2dd2aa0 : 0xffffff801c4515e9

    0xffffff81e2dd2ba0 : 0xffffff7f9c71c93d

    0xffffff81e2dd2c20 : 0xffffff7f9c774e96

    0xffffff81e2dd2c70 : 0xffffff7f9c774dd7

    0xffffff81e2dd2cc0 : 0xffffff7f9c75d0de

    0xffffff81e2dd2d50 : 0xffffff7f9c75b2ba

    0xffffff81e2dd2da0 : 0xffffff7f9c74b528

    0xffffff81e2dd2e50 : 0xffffff7f9c77229f

    0xffffff81e2dd3050 : 0xffffff7f9c7739e3

    0xffffff81e2dd3120 : 0xffffff7f9d7c9cd3

    0xffffff81e2dd3260 : 0xffffff7f9d7c97be

    0xffffff81e2dd3270 : 0xffffff7f9d7bedac

    0xffffff81e2dd36b0 : 0xffffff7f9d771378

    0xffffff81e2dd36e0 : 0xffffff7f9d7c397b

    0xffffff81e2dd3740 : 0xffffff7f9d7c3d1c

    0xffffff81e2dd37a0 : 0xffffff7f9d7a6d87

    0xffffff81e2dd37f0 : 0xffffff7f9d7a785a

    0xffffff81e2dd3840 : 0xffffff7f9d7a7c4b

    0xffffff81e2dd38d0 : 0xffffff7f9d7a83f8

    0xffffff81e2dd3910 : 0xffffff7f9d778585

    0xffffff81e2dd3a90 : 0xffffff7f9d7a4be3

    0xffffff81e2dd3b50 : 0xffffff7f9d777051

    0xffffff81e2dd3ba0 : 0xffffff801c4650c9

    0xffffff81e2dd3bc0 : 0xffffff801c466670

    0xffffff81e2dd3c20 : 0xffffff801c46408f

    0xffffff81e2dd3d70 : 0xffffff801c0984a1

    0xffffff81e2dd3e80 : 0xffffff801c020aed

    0xffffff81e2dd3eb0 : 0xffffff801c010448

    0xffffff81e2dd3f00 : 0xffffff801c01961b

    0xffffff81e2dd3f70 : 0xffffff801c0a5dd6

    0xffffff81e2dd3fb0 : 0xffffff801c0cdd43

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

   [99C75C62-8B1D-3D43-9DF1-BFB88E7D3A8A]@0xffffff7f 9c717000->0xffffff7f9c99bfff

                dependency:[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffff ff7f9c681000

                dependency:[38C214C0-83C8-3594-8A4C-DC6AC3FEC163]@0xff ffff7f9c703000

                dependency:[74E3E50F-E50A-3073-8C96-06F854292A91]@0 xffffff7f9c6c0000

   [5295BBF2-7D5E-3C9A-A3AA-DFE5C33EA80E]@0xffffff7f9d7 65000->0xffffff7f9d830fff

                dependency:[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffff ff7f9c681000

                dependency:[38C214C0-83C8-3594-8A4C-DC6AC3FEC163]@0xff ffff7f9c703000

                dependency:[74E3E50F-E50A-3073-8C96-06F854292A91]@0 xffffff7f9c6c0000

                dependency:[99C75C62-8B1D-3D43-9DF1-BFB88E7D3A8A]@0xffffff7f 9c717000


    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: plugin-container

    Boot args: nvda_drv=1


    Mac OS version:



    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 12.3.0: Sun Jan  6 22:37:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2050.22.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 3EB7D8A7-C2D3-32EC-80F4-AB37D61492C6

    Kernel slide:     0x000000001be00000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff801c000000

    System model name: MacPro4,1 (Mac-F221BEC8)


    System uptime in nanoseconds: 1346584684308

    last loaded kext at 967394653007:    10.0 (addr 0xffffff7f9e239000, size 348160)

    last unloaded kext at 125186491200:    3.1.1b1 (addr 0xffffff7f9d28c000, size 69632)

    loaded kexts:

    com.nvidia.CUDA    1.1.0

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp    4.2.10

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetFlt    4.2.10

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB    4.2.10

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv    4.2.10

    com.logmein.driver.LogMeInSoundDriver    1.0.0    10.0    7.0.0    1.8    75.19    1.9.5d0    4.1.3f3    1.0.2d2    100.12.87    122    3.0    2.3.7fc4    1.60    3.5.10    1.1.11    2.3.7fc4    8.1.4    1.0.0d1    7.0.0    3.3.0    1.6.0    4.1.3f3    1.0.0    4.0.6    1.0.0d1    1.0.0d1    34    3.5.5    404    2.3.1    5.5.5    4.9.6    614.20.16    2.3.0b5    2.5.1    5.5.0    5.2.5    1.7    1.5    1.8    1.7    1.9    1.7    1.6    196.0.0    4.0.39    2    196.0.0    1.0    235.29    4.1.3f3    10.0.6    1.0    2.3.7fc4    1.8.9fc11    1.6    8.1.4    8.1.4    86.0.4    4.1.3f3    2.2.5    1.0.11d0    3.3.0    2.3.7    1.0.11d0    4.1.3f3    2.3.7fc4    2.3.7    2.3.7fc4    3.1.4d2    1.0.0    5.3.0d51    170.2    170.2    5.2.5    3.5.5    5.5.5    3.5.1    5.2.5    3.5.5    1.7    1.7.1    1.7.1    2.5.1    3.5.5    5.5.5    4.5.5    522.4    3.0    2.3.1    5.5.5    1.7    1.8.1    1.1    220.2    1.0.0d1    7    345    1.8    28.21    1.7    2.7.3    1.4    1.0

    Model: MacPro4,1, BootROM MP41.0081.B07, 4 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.66 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 1.39f5

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, PCIe, 512 MB

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, PCIe, 512 MB

    Memory Module: DIMM 1, 16 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x802C, 0x33364B534632473732505A2D314734443120

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8E), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 4.1.3f3 11349, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0

    Network Service: Ethernet 2, Ethernet, en1

    Network Service: FireWire, FireWire, fw0

    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en2

    PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-2

    PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1

    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N

    Serial ATA Device: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H663C

    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD6400AAKS-41H2B0, 640.14 GB

    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0, 500.11 GB

    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD5000AACS-61M6B2, 500.11 GB

    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD5000AACS-61M6B2, 500.11 GB

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd300000 / 3

    USB Device: CTE-650, 0x056a  (WACOM Co., Ltd.), 0x0018, 0xfd320000 / 5

    USB Device: eUSB Multi-Slot Reader, 0x04e6  (Shuttle Technology), 0x0325, 0xfd310000 / 4

    USB Device: Keyboard Hub, apple_vendor_id, 0x1006, 0xfd100000 / 2

    USB Device: Apple Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x0220, 0xfd120000 / 6

    USB Device: OneTouch II, 0x0d49  (Maxtor), 0x7100, 0xfa200000 / 2

    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x5a100000 / 2

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8215, 0x5a110000 / 3

    FireWire Device: built-in_hub, 800mbit_speed

  • Jsh111 Level 1 (0 points)

    Got the Radeon card.  Running now with one GT120 connectedt two one monitor and one 5770 connected to two monitors (one dual-dvi one using the Apple active dual-link adaptor).


    I'll report on system stability when enough time passes.  Initially I was getting some strange peripheral behavior but a PRAM/SMC reset fixed that.


    I will say that I am very disappointed with the Active minidisplay-dual DVI adaptor sold by Apple for $100.  The monitor has all sorts of strange video effects and needs to be power cycled not infrequently.  While far less annoying than total system crashes it still feels like a band-aid solution and Im not thrilled given the cash I just spilled out. 


    Perhaps I should try putting a second  5770 card in to dtich the dongle?  Can a 2009 Mac Pro handle two of those cards plus at GT120?