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Help me with my suspected kernel panic, please

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nigmia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 12, 2013 12:27 AM

My 24-inch Late 2006 iMac has been misbehaving lately. I've noticed odd graphic bits and pieces appearing on the screen, sometimes whole patches of weird patterns, sometimes a couple of tiny squares.


I presume this is connected: today I had what I think was a kernel panic, the second one in a few weeks. The machine restarted itself. The report is headed ...


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  1169677 sec

Panics Since Last Report:          1

Anonymous UUID:                    D9CEC4B4-BB8C-4EE4-9EA8-6E36CFCC5DE9


Tue Feb 12 07:57:21 2013

panic(cpu 1 caller 0x2ceabf): Kernel trap at 0x002f7cf0, type 14=page fault, registers:

CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0xff33503c, CR3: 0x199bd000, CR4: 0x00000660

EAX: 0x0c1fc9d4, EBX: 0x66bea393, ECX: 0x07cf7970, EDX: 0x18100000

CR2: 0xff33503c, EBP: 0x012e3bd8, ESI: 0x00000008, EDI: 0xff33501c

EFL: 0x00010282, EIP: 0x002f7cf0, CS:  0x00000008, DS:  0x00000010

Error code: 0x00000000 ...


Does that tell anyone anything that might help me resolve this?


I'd be grateful for some guidance.

iMac 24-inch
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to nigmia)


    There is more information under there that you have not included.  I would not be surprised if it is a graphics card or logic board issue.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to nigmia)

    These have been known to cause problems for others posting here, nigmia.  I would make certain they are all still compatible.  Also, rethink these:  Do you really need them?


    com.logmein.driver.LogMeInSoundDriver          1.0.0

    com.rogueamoeba.HermesAudio          4.1.0

    com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport          4.1.2

    jp.plentycom.driver.SteerMouse          4.1.4


    This is scary to me, however:


    Unable to gather system configuration information.

    Is your Lion updated to 10.7.5?

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to nigmia)

    If you have Airfoil for Mac, it is now at 4.7.5


    But I can't tell which rogue you have on there.


    Go to the websites of the others and see which versions are compatible with Lion:  Ambrosi, SteerMours & LogMeIn.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to nigmia)

    nigmia --


    Do you have ANY other rogueameoba apps on there? Is AudioHiJack on there? Use the search function and look for rougueamoeba files.  If you find any, delete them.  Let us know, OK?


    Then I would apply the 10.7.5 COMBO Update from here:

    Then repair permissions.

  • raunok Calculating status...
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:30 AM (in response to nigmia)

    These old iMac 24 have mxm Nvidia 7300GT or 7600GT graphic card. And these i getting very hot because of machine not notice if graphic card temperatures get high, only cpu temperature get fan little higher.


    Use smc fan control to set minimum fan speed. Cpu fan 2000, hdd fan 2000, and odd fan about 1800. These help really much to keep iMac cooler. And it will last longer. If fans get sooner failure, these are cheaper than MXM GPU card.

    These graphic errors come when GPU die gets about 50 - 60 celsius. And that's not much.


    Hope this helps you.

  • k5yf Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to nigmia)

    Check the console and see what errors are being reported... any change?

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:21 PM (in response to nigmia)

    Good, nigmia --


    Hopefully, you won't have any more KPs.  If you do, copy the report, and paste it to this thread .We're keeping our fingers crossed for you.

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