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Tibill

 
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Hi all,
I am a newbie to this forum and to Mac so please bare with me as I find my way. About 2 months ago I switched from Windows to Mac. I bought myself a MacBook pro with the following specs: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7, 4GB DDR3 RAM and running OSX 10.6.7. The machine worked smoothly for 2 weeks and from then onwards I have been encountering Kernel Panics daily. I have tried the following fixes;
1. I changed the memory
2. I uninstalled all the programs that didn't come with the machine such as Parallels.
3. I re-installed the OS off the CD it came with.
4. I formatted the hdd and re-installed the OS to version 10.6.4.
5. I have spoken with Apple Support who asked me to re-install the OS.

I have had 3 kernel panics for today. The most recent one is posted below. Can anyone please help? I work on a Windows network and the panics are beginning to affect my job. I don't want to give up on Mac just yet. Again, any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. (The panics occur both at work and at home.)

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 16913 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 2
Anonymous UUID: 7C991652-FD75-401F-BA87-43C66362BAB8

Thu May 5 21:36:18 2011
Machine-check capabilities (cpu 2) 0x0000000000000c09:
family: 6 model: 37 stepping: 5 microcode: 2
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz
9 error-reporting banks
threshold-based error status present
extended corrected memory error handling present
Machine-check status 0x0000000000000004:
machine-check in progress
MCA error-reporting registers:
IA32_MC0_STATUS(0x401): 0x0000000000000800 invalid
IA32_MC1_STATUS(0x405): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC2_STATUS(0x409): 0xb200000000030005 valid
MCA error code: 0x0005
Model specific error code: 0x0003
Other information: 0x00000000
Threshold-based status: No tracking
Status bits:
Processor context corrupt
Error enabled
Uncorrected error
IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC6_STATUS(0x419): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC7_STATUS(0x41d): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
Package 0 logged:
IA32_MC8_STATUS(0x421): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
panic(cpu 2 caller 0x2a9d27): Machine Check at 0x01201868, thread:0x9623b7c, trapno:0x12, err:0x0,registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x180b8da0, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
EAX: 0x6b29727c, EBX: 0x000000e2, ECX: 0x6b2951ac, EDX: 0x000000c2
ESP: 0x5c1dbd10, EBP: 0x5c1dbd58, ESI: 0x08764000, EDI: 0x00000003
EFL: 0x00000002, EIP: 0x01201868

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x55295fb8 : 0x21b510 (0x5d9514 0x55295fec 0x223978 0x0)
0x55296008 : 0x2a9d27 (0x59abb4 0x59aca1 0x1201868 0x9623b7c)
0x552960f8 : 0x2a1922 (0x1 0x3c820 0x0 0x0)
0x5c1dbd58 : 0x2b1b76 (0x81e0a4 0x27a3aee5 0x0 0x3f)
0x5c1dbd78 : 0x22697c (0x0 0x5 0x8d0f9bf4 0x0)
0x5c1dbdb8 : 0x226d05 (0xa66b7a8 0x9623b7c 0x9623c58 0x226738)
0x5c1dbe38 : 0x22725d (0xa66b7c4 0x0 0x8b28660 0xffffffff)
0x5c1dbea8 : 0x2272eb (0x210cea 0x0 0x0 0xa66b7a8)
0x5c1dbec8 : 0x211b57 (0x210cea 0x2 0x5c 0x0)
0x5c1dbef8 : 0x216dd9 (0xa5cee44 0x2 0x5c 0x0)
0x5c1dbf78 : 0x295168 (0xa655cc8 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x5c1dbfc8 : 0x2a149d (0xa655cc4 0x0 0x10 0x85f0944)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

Mac OS version:
10J869

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.7.0: Sat Jan 29 15:17:16 PST 2011; root:xnu-1504.9.37~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro6,1 (Mac-F22589C8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 272949884095
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI 4.1.5 (addr 0x13dc000, size 0x65536) - last unloaded 207361437163
loaded kexts:
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp 4.0.4
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetFlt 4.0.4
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB 4.0.4
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv 4.0.4
com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic 6.0 11994.637263
com.vmware.kext.vmnet 3.1.2
com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge 6.0 11994.637263
com.vmware.kext.vmioplug 3.1.2
com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect 6.0 11994.637263
com.vmware.kext.vmci 3.1.2
com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook 6.0 11994.637263
com.vmware.kext.vmx86 3.1.2
com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor 6.0 11994.637263
com.apple.filesystems.cddafs 2.4.3 - last loaded 116871433472
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.3d0
com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.12.19
com.apple.filesystems.autofs 2.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 1.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.4
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.17
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics 6.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB 6.2.6
com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.0d4
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.54
com.apple.kext.AppleSMCLMU 1.5.0d3
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver 1.1.6
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 4.5.0d5
com.apple.GeForce 6.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.4.12
com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 2.8.68
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 200.3.2
com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 303.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 200.3.2
com.apple.BootCache 31
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTyp eZlib 1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 4.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.7.1
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224 427.36.9
com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet 2.3.9b6
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 160.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 4.1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.3.5
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.3.5
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClien t 105.13.0
com.apple.security.sandbox 1
com.apple.security.quarantine 0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 2.1.11
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 105.13.0
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction 17
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction 14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction 20
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.8d0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 74.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 2.4.0f1
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 10.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.8.0fc1
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 1.9.9f12
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.0d3
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 4.5.0d5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.8d0
com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal 6.2.6
com.apple.NVDAResman 6.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.2
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.2
com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily 41
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 2.6.5
com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.4.0f1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.4.0f1
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 2.4.0f1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 206.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 4.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 4.1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 3.9.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI 1.2.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 4.1.5
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 314.1.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 1.10
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 4.1.8
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.0.4
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.4.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages 289
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.6.2
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.3.5
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.3.0
Model: MacBookPro6,1, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.57f17
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.9)
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.0f1, 2 service, 12 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Serial ATA Device: ST9500325ASG, 465.76 GB
Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N, 756.2 MB
USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000
USB Device: My Passport 0730, 0x1058 (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.), 0x0730, 0xfd140000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0xfd120000
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0xfd110000
USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000
USB Device: Dell Premium USB Optical Mouse, 0x413c (Dell Inc.), 0x3016, 0xfa140000
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0236, 0xfa120000
USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8218, 0xfa113000
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The kernel panic is occurring here:

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

This is a tough one to track down because it could be related to bad hardware or software. But since you removed all non Apple provided applications and reinstalled OS X according to Apple's instructions, I'm inclined to think it may be bad hardware.

I suggest first running the Apple Hardware Test: LINK (Run the extended tests.)

It may show us something and then again, it may show that everything's OK. It will point out if memory is bad. You say you swapped out the memory so I doubt that's it.

If the tests come up with nothing definitive, make an appointment with your local genius bar at the Apple store and take it on in for them to run diagnostics on.
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Thank you for your quick reply. I forgot to mention that I did the Apple Hardware Test that came on the disk with this machine. The test reported that the hardware was good. Unfortunately, I am based on an island in the Caribbean and the closest Apple store to me may be in the US. So, going to an Apple Store is almost impossible for now. That's my dilema. I have attached another panic which occurred earlier today. Thanks again.

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 16914 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 7C991652-FD75-401F-BA87-43C66362BAB8

Thu May 5 21:30:46 2011
Machine-check capabilities (cpu 2) 0x0000000000000c09:
family: 6 model: 37 stepping: 5 microcode: 2
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz
9 error-reporting banks
threshold-based error status present
extended corrected memory error handling present
Machine-check status 0x0000000000000004:
machine-check in progress
MCA error-reporting registers:
IA32_MC0_STATUS(0x401): 0x0000000000000800 invalid
IA32_MC1_STATUS(0x405): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC2_STATUS(0x409): 0xb200000000030005 valid
MCA error code: 0x0005
Model specific error code: 0x0003
Other information: 0x00000000
Threshold-based status: No tracking
Status bits:
Processor context corrupt
Error enabled
Uncorrected error
IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC6_STATUS(0x419): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC7_STATUS(0x41d): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
Package 0 logged:
IA32_MC8_STATUS(0x421): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
panic(cpu 2 caller 0x2a9d27): Machine Check at 0x0022662f, thread:0xb87d000, trapno:0x12, err:0x0,registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x02920000, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
EAX: 0x0022d0e7, EBX: 0x5515d000, ECX: 0x0b87d000, EDX: 0x00847e68
ESP: 0x54d63e80, EBP: 0x54d63ee8, ESI: 0x00847e68, EDI: 0x00847e40
EFL: 0x00000006, EIP: 0x0022662f

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x551c5fb8 : 0x21b510 (0x5d9514 0x551c5fec 0x223978 0x0)
0x551c6008 : 0x2a9d27 (0x59abb4 0x59aca1 0x22662f 0xb87d000)
0x551c60f8 : 0x2a1922 (0x1 0x7274733c 0x3e676e69 0x2e6d6f63)
0x54d63ee8 : 0x227247 (0xb87d01c 0x0 0x1 0x5046b1)
0x54d63f58 : 0x2272c8 (0x22fc24 0x863ea0 0x0 0x2a358d)
0x54d63f78 : 0x22fdbe (0x22fc24 0x863ea0 0x0 0x0)
0x54d63fc8 : 0x2a06dc (0x863ea0 0x0 0x10 0x99436c0)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
10J869

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.7.0: Sat Jan 29 15:17:16 PST 2011; root:xnu-1504.9.37~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro6,1 (Mac-F22589C8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 5882788880719
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.filesystems.cddafs 2.4.3 (addr 0x54b41000, size 0x24576) - last unloaded 2406455134105
loaded kexts:
com.google.filesystems.fusefs 2.0.3 - last loaded 2410716176683
com.vmware.kext.vmnet 3.1.2
com.vmware.kext.vmioplug 3.1.2
com.vmware.kext.vmci 3.1.2
com.vmware.kext.vmx86 3.1.2
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp 4.0.4
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetFlt 4.0.4
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB 4.0.4
org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv 4.0.4
com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic 6.0 11994.637263
com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge 6.0 11994.637263
com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect 6.0 11994.637263
com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook 6.0 11994.637263
com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor 6.0 11994.637263
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.3d0
com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.12.19
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 1.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.4
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.17
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.54
com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.0d4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics 6.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB 6.2.6
com.apple.kext.AppleSMCLMU 1.5.0d3
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
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com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.4.12
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com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 2.6.5
com.apple.BootCache 31
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTyp eZlib 1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 4.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.7.1
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224 427.36.9
com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet 2.3.9b6
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 160.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 4.1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.3.5
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.3.5
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClien t 105.13.0
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com.apple.security.quarantine 0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 2.1.11
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 105.13.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 2.6.5
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction 17
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction 14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction 20
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.8d0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 74.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 2.4.0f1
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com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.8.0fc1
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.3
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com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.8d0
com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal 6.2.6
com.apple.NVDAResman 6.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.2
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.2
com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.4.0f1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.4.0f1
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 2.4.0f1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 206.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 4.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 4.1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 3.9.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI 1.2.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 4.1.5
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 314.1.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 1.10
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 4.1.8
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.0.4
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.4.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages 289
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.6.2
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.3.5
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.3.0
Model: MacBookPro6,1, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.57f17
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.9)
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.0f1, 2 service, 12 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Serial ATA Device: ST9500325ASG, 465.76 GB
Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N, 756.2 MB
USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000
USB Device: My Passport 0730, 0x1058 (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.), 0x0730, 0xfd140000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0xfd120000
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...I have tried the following fixes;
1. I changed the memory
2. I uninstalled all the programs that didn't come with the machine such as Parallels.
3. I re-installed the OS off the CD it came with.
4. I formatted the hdd and re-installed the OS to version 10.6.4.
5. I have spoken with Apple Support who asked me to re-install the OS.

I have had 3 kernel panics for today. The most recent one is posted below. Can anyone please help?
I'd say that about 80% to 90% of the time kernel panics are due to a hardware problem. In order of likelihood, that problem is usually:

- bad third party RAM
- a bad USB hub
- a peripheral that your Mac doesn't like for some reason (sometimes just a poorly attached cable, or a bad cable, is the problem)

If you have very recently added new software, especially something that alters the system at a low level, such as anti-virus software, or something that changes the look and/or function of the Mac interface, I would suspect that first. Uninstall that software and see if things get better. (This type of software typically requires an uninstaller to completely disable. Just dragging the application, or the application's folder, to the Trash won't disable it.)

If you have not added this type of software just prior to the problem starting, then I would say that trying to track down this problem with software fixes is most likely a waste of time.

If you suspect a hardware problem, the next thing to do is to shut down your Mac, uninstall all peripherals other than the Apple-supplied keyboard and mouse (that is, uninstall all third-party peripherals, even mice and keyboards), restart and see if that helps. If it does, you can re-attach one peripheral at a time, restarting each time, until you isolate the offending peripheral.

If that isn't a solution, I would remove all third-party RAM and see if that fixes things.

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The latest panic is pointing to a kernel task, which when looking back appears to be here:

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Processor context corrupt
Error enabled
Uncorrected error
IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC6_STATUS(0x419): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
IA32_MC7_STATUS(0x41d): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
Again, it looks like a hardware error. The very next thing to occur is a memory dump.

Since you're on an island away from the mainland US, I would give Apple a call and arrange to have it shipped to them for analysis, repair and or replacement of the machine.

I'm assuming you put back the original memory modules?

You might also want to try the suggestions Randy gave above.
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My money is on bad third-party RAM.
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I would normally agree with the 3rd-party RAM being the culprit, but since in the OP it was mentioned that the RAM was changed after the problems started, I'm not so sure. Try a different RAM-testing utility for starters. Rember should do a better job of it. If the new RAM fails, then most certainly put the old back in. If those fail as well, then either you bummed out with bad RAM, old and new, or perhaps the motherboard itself is wonky. Either way, Apple will owe you a replacement.


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Hi all. Thanks for the help thus far.
Singer, I am going through your suggested articles. The Tutorial: Avoiding and eliminating Kernel panics | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews article recommends tons of fixes. The sad thing is that kernel panics can occur for so many different reasons. I really hope that I am not making it worse.
Chscag, I plan to ship it back to the US on May 10th if all fails.

I had about 8 crashes yesterday. I have them saved if you guys what like to see some of it. I have now cloned my hdd to an external and booted the machine off it. I intend to keep working this way the the next 3 days to see what happens.
In as much as this crashes have driven me up the wall and have placed a bitter taste in my mouth for Mac, on the brighter side, I have learnt so much about Mac since the crashes I might be a pro at the end of this.
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Lifeisabeach, I ran the Rember test and it passed. So we can rule out bad memory.
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I have now cloned my hdd to an external and booted the machine off it. I intend to keep working this way the the next 3 days to see what happens.
Keep us posted on this. If your MBP behaves itself booting from the external hard drive, that almost certainly points to a flakey internal hard drive. That would be an easy fix that you can do yourself without having to ship it back to Apple.

Let us know and good luck with it.
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...I ran the Rember test and it passed. So we can rule out bad memory.
I don't want to focus on the negative...but if these kernel panics are hardware related (and it's not bad ram/incompatible ram...which is usually a BIG cause of kernel panics)...then the problem could be something MUCH more serious. Like something wrong with the logic/motherboard (which you really don't want)!!!

So definitely be 100% sure it's not the ram before crossing ram off the list of things to investigate. Does your MacBook Pro have both ram slots filled? If so:

- shut down the computer
- remove 1 stick of ram
- restart & see if the computer is stable

If not stable:

- shut the computer down
- remove the 1 ram stick that was in the computer
- install the other stick of ram
- reboot & see of you have stability

This test may help you figure out if you have 1 good & 1 bad stick of ram.

Good luck,

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Hi all. Thanks for the help thus far.
Singer, I am going through your suggested articles. The Tutorial: Avoiding and eliminating Kernel panics | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews article recommends tons of fixes. The sad thing is that kernel panics can occur for so many different reasons.
They can be caused by all sorts of things, but in the vast majority of cases, they are caused by the few things that I mentioned in my post. I highly recommend that you do your best to rule those out first.

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I ran the Rember test and it passed. So we can rule out bad memory.
Unfortunately, while it is a good sign that your RAM passed using Rember, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is good. An engineer who wrote RAM testing applications for a ilving once told me that to do a thorough RAM test, a program would take weeks. No one is willing to wait that long, so no software RAM tester is completely thorough. So, the fastest and easiest way to test RAM is to swap out the RAM that is questionable with known good RAM.

Since that is impractical in many cases, what I usually recommend is removing all third-party RAM (which is usually the problematic RAM) and only leave in the OEM RAM that Apple provided, and see if things get better.

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I don't want to focus on the negative...but if these kernel panics are hardware related (and it's not bad ram/incompatible ram...which is usually a BIG cause of kernel panics)...then the problem could be something MUCH more serious. Like something wrong with the logic/motherboard (which you really don't want)!!!

So definitely be 100% sure it's not the ram before crossing ram off the list of things to investigate. Does your MacBook Pro have both ram slots filled? If so:

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- restart & see if the computer is stable

If not stable:

- shut the computer down
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- install the other stick of ram
- reboot & see of you have stability

This test may help you figure out if you have 1 good & 1 bad stick of ram.

Good luck,

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This, but also test that same stick in both RAM slots. You could also have a bad RAM slot, and the stick can be perfectly fine.

And for you guys targeting 3rd party RAM, Apple's RAM can also be bad. Brand new Mac Mini Server where I work kept having issues, finally did a clean install and hardware test and original RAM stick was bad.

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This, but also test that same stick in both RAM slots. You could also have a bad RAM slot, and the stick can be perfectly fine.
Very true...great additional idea!

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This, but also test that same stick in both RAM slots. You could also have a bad RAM slot, and the stick can be perfectly fine.

And for you guys targeting 3rd party RAM, Apple's RAM can also be bad. Brand new Mac Mini Server where I work kept having issues, finally did a clean install and hardware test and original RAM stick was bad.
Both are excellent points. Regardless of what the culprit is or may be, the bottom line here though is that there is almost certainly a hardware problem. It may be more expeditious for the OP to just call Apple and see what they can do (hopefully an outright replacement).


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