1 Reply Latest reply: May 26, 2014 9:40 PM by Linc Davis
ezejm Level 1 (0 points)

I upgraded my MacBookPro to 10.9.2 and now my computer crashes constantly. Prior to the upgrade my MBP was rock solid. Now, some days are good and it will only crash 2 or so times.  Other days are bad, today it must have crased 10 times. I definately feel like I've gone back to microsoft ****. 


Here is what I know and what I have done.


1) When I "upgraded" I was using firevault. I did not turn this off prior to the upgrade. I suspected this might be the problem early on because my computer asked me for 2 passwords on boot. One for "legacy firevault." I turned this off. The computer still crashed. I did a safe boot and turned off firevault. This time my computer took about 4 hours to presumably unencrypt the drive. Compuer still crashed regularly

2) I have used safe boot several times.

3) I have used disk utility to check my HDD. No errors to fix.

4) My experience seems to be that often time when moved around my folders in finder the computer crashes so I deleted finder preferences: com.apple.finder.plist

5) I have also reset the NVRAM and the SMC


Still crashing.


Here is my latest crash report.  Anyone have any ideas?


Mon May 26 20:00:49 2014

panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f867d7fb0): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 5 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xc0000000 0xffffff80a3ff0000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4\n"@/SourceCache/AppleGraphicsControl/AppleGraphicsControl-3.4.35/src/Apple MuxControl/kext/GPUPanic.cpp:127

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff80811ab140 : 0xffffff8004422fa9

0xffffff80811ab1c0 : 0xffffff7f867d7fb0

0xffffff80811ab290 : 0xffffff7f84ec0eab

0xffffff80811ab350 : 0xffffff7f84f8a49a

0xffffff80811ab390 : 0xffffff7f84f8a50a

0xffffff80811ab400 : 0xffffff7f85209056

0xffffff80811ab530 : 0xffffff7f84fadb39

0xffffff80811ab550 : 0xffffff7f84ec78fd

0xffffff80811ab600 : 0xffffff7f84ec5408

0xffffff80811ab800 : 0xffffff7f84ec6386

0xffffff80811ab8e0 : 0xffffff7f85df19c2

0xffffff80811ab920 : 0xffffff7f85e0137f

0xffffff80811ab940 : 0xffffff7f85e2f33b

0xffffff80811ab980 : 0xffffff7f85e2f39b

0xffffff80811ab9c0 : 0xffffff7f85e06e15

0xffffff80811aba10 : 0xffffff7f85dd2b5e

0xffffff80811abaa0 : 0xffffff7f85dceae7

0xffffff80811abad0 : 0xffffff7f85dcc636

0xffffff80811abb00 : 0xffffff80048cbe03

0xffffff80811abb90 : 0xffffff80048cdcff

0xffffff80811abbf0 : 0xffffff80048cb81f

0xffffff80811abd40 : 0xffffff80044b6558

0xffffff80811abe50 : 0xffffff8004426bf1

0xffffff80811abe80 : 0xffffff80044139f5

0xffffff80811abef0 : 0xffffff800441e043

0xffffff80811abf70 : 0xffffff80044c976d

0xffffff80811abfb0 : 0xffffff80044f3b46

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

         com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(8.2.4)[80472F2E-D31D-32C4-88BA-2EB3D63 C159F]@0xffffff7f84e71000->0xffffff7f850d9fff

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[EDA75271-4E9D-34E7-A2C5-14F0C8817D37]@0xffffff 7f84abb000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[999E29DA-D513-3544-89D1-9885B728A098]@0xff ffff7f84e61000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[4421462D-2B1F-3540-8EEA-9DFCB0565E39]@0 xffffff7f84e1e000

         com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl(3.4.35)[1BFF66C1-65E4-3BB3-9DEE-B61C3137019B]@ 0xffffff7f867ca000->0xffffff7f867dcfff

            dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl(3.4.35)[09897896-ACBD-36B5-B1D4-0CCC4000E 3B3]@0xffffff7f867c2000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[045D5D6F-AD1E-36DB-A249-A346E2B48E54]@0xfffff f7f84d28000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[EDA75271-4E9D-34E7-A2C5-14F0C8817D37]@0xffffff 7f84abb000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[4421462D-2B1F-3540-8EEA-9DFCB0565E39]@0 xffffff7f84e1e000

            dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert(1.0.4)[E04639C5-D734-3AB3-A682-FE66694C66 53]@0xffffff7f867c5000

         com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDANV50HalTesla(8.2.4)[B0E6AAA7-E970-3D81-8B43-145D56 A3A4AC]@0xffffff7f850e4000->0xffffff7f8538dfff

            dependency: com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(8.2.4)[80472F2E-D31D-32C4-88BA-2EB3D63 C159F]@0xffffff7f84e71000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[EDA75271-4E9D-34E7-A2C5-14F0C8817D37]@0xffffff 7f84abb000

         com.apple.GeForceTesla(8.2.4)[B6C71E9A-E304-354B-80AD-C69C9032D367]@0xffffff7f8 5db1000->0xffffff7f85e7bfff

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[EDA75271-4E9D-34E7-A2C5-14F0C8817D37]@0xffffff 7f84abb000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[999E29DA-D513-3544-89D1-9885B728A098]@0xff ffff7f84e61000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[4421462D-2B1F-3540-8EEA-9DFCB0565E39]@0 xffffff7f84e1e000

            dependency: com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(8.2.4)[80472F2E-D31D-32C4-88BA-2EB3D63 C159F]@0xffffff7f84e71000


BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer


Mac OS version:



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 13.1.0: Thu Jan 16 19:40:37 PST 2014; root:xnu-2422.90.20~2/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 9FEA8EDC-B629-3ED2-A1A3-6521A1885953

Kernel slide:     0x0000000004200000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff8004400000

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


System uptime in nanoseconds: 4076372120718

last loaded kext at 3712737034770: com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMCEReporter          104 (addr 0xffffff7f86926000, size 49152)

last unloaded kext at 4073380354702: com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMCEReporter          104 (addr 0xffffff7f86926000, size 32768)

loaded kexts:

com.apple.filesystems.smbfs          2.0.1

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC          1.60

com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor          1.9.5d0

com.apple.driver.AGPM          100.14.15

com.apple.filesystems.autofs          3.0

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager          4.2.3f10

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver          124

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver          2.6.0f1

com.apple.driver.AppleHDA          2.6.0f1

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics          8.2.4

com.apple.driver.AppleLPC          1.7.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU          2.0.4d1

com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin          1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB          8.2.4

com.apple.GeForceTesla          8.2.4

com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl          3.4.35

com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport          4.2.3f10

com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient          3.5.13

com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl          1.1.12

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC          1.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet          1.0.0d1

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X          7.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleHWAccess          1

com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor          3.0.4d1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons          240.2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard          240.2

com.apple.driver.AppleIRController          325.7

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader          3.4.1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless          1.0.0d1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib          1.0.0d1

com.apple.BootCache          35

com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient          3.6.6

com.apple.driver.XsanFilter          404

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage          2.5.1

com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331          700.20.22

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub          666.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI          4.9.9

com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort          3.0.0

com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet          3.8.1b2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI          660.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons          2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager          161.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleRTC          2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleHPET          1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS          2.1

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC          2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC          1.7

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient          216.0.0

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall          153

com.apple.security.quarantine          3

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement          216.0.0

com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl          3.4.35

com.apple.kext.triggers          1.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily          10.0.7

com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib          2.6.0f1

com.apple.vecLib.kext          1.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily          1.9.5fc2

com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib          1.14

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI          1.0.12d1

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy          1.0.0

com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDANV50HalTesla          8.2.4

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert          1.0.4

com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl          3.4.35

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport          4.2.3f10

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController          2.6.0f1

com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily          2.6.0f1

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP          2.2.6

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController          1.0.11d1

com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla          8.2.4

com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport          2.4.1

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily          5.7.0d10

com.apple.iokit.IOSurface          91

com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily          2.4.1

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily          4.2.3f10

com.apple.driver.AppleSMC          3.1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch          240.9

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver          660.4.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice          3.6.6

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass          3.6.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub          650.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite          656.4.1

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice          3.6.6

com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily          1.7

com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily          1.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily          1.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI          2.6.1

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily          3.6.6

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family          630.35

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily          4.5.5

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient          660.4.2

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily          2.6.5

com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController          1.0.3b4

com.apple.driver.mDNSOffloadUserClient          1.0.1b5

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily          3.2

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily          675.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM          2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily          2.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime          2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily          1.1

com.apple.security.sandbox          278.11

com.apple.kext.AppleMatch          1.0.0d1

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet          7

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore          2

com.apple.driver.DiskImages          371.1

com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily          1.9

com.apple.iokit.IOReportFamily          23

com.apple.driver.AppleFDEKeyStore          28.30

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform          2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily          2.9

com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily          1.4

com.apple.kec.pthread          1

com.apple.kec.corecrypto          1.0

Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.58f17

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, 0x384A53463235363634485A2D314731443120

Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x384A53463235363634485A2D314731443120

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

Bluetooth: Version 4.2.3f10 13477, 3 services, 15 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1

Serial ATA Device: ST9500420ASG, 500.11 GB

Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: Built-in iSight

USB Device: IR Receiver

Thunderbolt Bus:

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), crashes all the time :(
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,922 points)

    You have the MacBookPro6,2, the Edsel of Macs. It may have a logic-board defect covered by this recall.

    Make a "Genius" appointment at an Apple Store, or go to another authorized service provider, to have the machine tested. The routine hardware diagnostics used by service providers do not detect the fault. There is a specific test for this issue that Apple calls "VST" (for "Video Switching Test.") Ask for it. A "Failed" result means that the fault is present. However, according to reports, some units may pass the test, and yet still be deemed eligible for repair under the program. Your experience may vary.

    Print the first page of the panic report, if any, and the support page linked above, and bring them with you.

    Note that the recall only applies within three years of purchase. After that, Apple may refuse the service. In that case, you may be quoted a price of about $300 (in the U.S.) for a "depot repair," which involves shipping the unit to a central repair facility and takes about two weeks. For that flat fee, anything found wrong with it should be fixed, not just the logic board.

    The model was discontinued on February 24, 2011, so the recall has nominally ended. Some units may have been sold after that date by Apple as refurbished, or by resellers as new, and they should still be covered.

    Some owners report that their unit was repaired under the program after the deadline had passed. Others report that the repair was covered by the extended warranty from a credit-card issuer. Again, your experience may vary.

    Sometimes the replacement part is also defective, so be prepared for that possibility.

    If it's too late for your unit to be repaired under the program, and you don't want to pay for a new logic board, you may be able to stop the panics by disabling automatic graphics switching. To use the discrete graphics processor, you'll need a third-party utility to switch to it manually.

    If you're dissatisfied with Apple's response, please keep in mind that no one here represents the company or can help with customer-service issues.

    Back up all data on the internal drive(s) before you hand over your computer to anyone. If privacy is a concern, erase the data partition(s) with the option to write zeros* (do this only if you have at least two complete, independent backups, and you know how to restore to an empty drive from any of them.) Don’t erase the recovery partition, if present.

    *An SSD doesn't need to be zeroed.