MacBook Pro 2010 Kernal Panics/Very High Temperatures - HELP!

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Dear Fellow Mac Users

I realise this is in the Hardware section, but seeing as it is about software and hardware, I thought it would be acceptable.

The Specs:

MacBook Pro 2010 (6.1) i7 2.66ghz with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics card and 8gb of crucial RAM.

The Problem(s):

In February of this year I took the plunge and upgraded to Mavericks. All went well, until (from what i can see from my saved logs) my upgrade to 10.9.3 at the end of May. My first saved Kernel Panic log was dated 26/06/2014. The screen would just go black and restart with the message "Your computer restarted because of a problem", It didn't happen very often, about once every month or two, up until August, about a month after upgrading to 10.9.4, then the Panics started to happen more frequently. My logs state that it happened 2 weeks from the 2/8/2014 then every week from the 31/8/2014, then twice a week after that, Im now on 10.9.5.

Now I am at a point where it can happen up to 15 times a day, depending on what I am doing on the MacBook Pro.

I have a Mac Pro desktop which I use solely for Music and 3D rendering, and I used to use the MacBook Pro for everything else, including photoshop, but now I am having to pretty much use the Mac Pro for everything (something I don't really want to do), and to the point where I have the MacBook Pro on, purely to be linked up via LAN to the Mac Pro to access and copy files across.

I should also mention that I use an external display with my MacBook Pro, something which has been said to increase the Kernel Panic frequencies, but It seems to happen almost as often when I use the MacBook Pro screen or the external display.

I have tried, many, many things. Deleting the .plist containing "windows", disabling the automatic graphics card switching. I have ran the hardware test on loop overnight, which came up with nothing. The only thing I haven't tried doing is a clean install, which I will probably have to try if I can't get it fixed from any suggestions on here.

When does the problem occur?:

This is the strange part, at first it seemed completely random, but as it's now happening everyday, I have started to notice certain patterns.

Guaranteed to give Kernel Panics:
Looking at photo albums on Facebook.
Searching under 'Image' in Google Search.
Switching to list view in finder, then opening up a file branch by clicking the arrow.
Sites that are very image orientated.

It seems to not like multiple images on the screen. Its funny because the more graphically intense the program, the less chance of a kernel panic. I have used Photoshop for hours with no problem, then I will go online to look up something and BAM a kernel panic.

I did look into the Logic Board Problem, as some of the symptoms are there, but most of the problems people have had are the graphics getting mangled and not being able to turn on their computers, while mine will just suddenly restart and give the error message: "Your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few seconds to continue starting up".


Here is a copy of my latest kernel panic log from today:

Anonymous UUID: 29D0A7A7-3A47-E3C6-4B2F-49659E78678F

Mon Dec 1 09:28:43 2014
panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f97feaf7c): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 3 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff8131f8c000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4\n"@/SourceCache/AppleGraphicsControl/AppleGraphicsControl-3.6.22/src/AppleMuxControl/kext/GPUPanic.cpp:127
Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff8131d2b140 : 0xffffff8015c22f79
0xffffff8131d2b1c0 : 0xffffff7f97feaf7c
0xffffff8131d2b290 : 0xffffff7f966eef1b
0xffffff8131d2b350 : 0xffffff7f967b850a
0xffffff8131d2b390 : 0xffffff7f967b857a
0xffffff8131d2b400 : 0xffffff7f96a37056
0xffffff8131d2b530 : 0xffffff7f967dbba9
0xffffff8131d2b550 : 0xffffff7f966f596d
0xffffff8131d2b600 : 0xffffff7f966f3478
0xffffff8131d2b800 : 0xffffff7f966f43f6
0xffffff8131d2b8e0 : 0xffffff7f976039c2
0xffffff8131d2b920 : 0xffffff7f9761337f
0xffffff8131d2b940 : 0xffffff7f9764133b
0xffffff8131d2b980 : 0xffffff7f9764139b
0xffffff8131d2b9c0 : 0xffffff7f97618e15
0xffffff8131d2ba10 : 0xffffff7f975e4b5e
0xffffff8131d2baa0 : 0xffffff7f975e0ae7
0xffffff8131d2bad0 : 0xffffff7f975de636
0xffffff8131d2bb00 : 0xffffff80160ce793
0xffffff8131d2bb90 : 0xffffff80160d068f
0xffffff8131d2bbf0 : 0xffffff80160ce1af
0xffffff8131d2bd40 : 0xffffff8015cb6998
0xffffff8131d2be50 : 0xffffff8015c26bc1
0xffffff8131d2be80 : 0xffffff8015c139c5
0xffffff8131d2bef0 : 0xffffff8015c1e013
0xffffff8131d2bf70 : 0xffffff8015cc9b9d
0xffffff8131d2bfb0 : 0xffffff8015cf4196
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl(3.6.22)[32862231-50BC-3AF6-87A2-703321AE4F90]@0xffffff7f97fdc000->0xffffff7f97feffff
dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl(3.6.22)[AA46D551-BE0F-33DA-93A3-8F46197BB36F]@0xffffff7f97fd4000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[045D5D6F-AD1E-36DB-A249-A346E2B48E54]@0xffffff7f965f4000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[2852ACFE-FD28-3C37-9B39-885201BB8D25]@0xffffff7f962bf000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[75D81741-64C1-3941-ADFA-9D6B6C434EE4]@0xffffff7f9664c000
dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert(1.0.4)[80899285-3952-30DA-A0F9-357C51E104CF]@0xffffff7f97fd7000
com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(8.2.4)[D61B2BB9-4289-318D-9197-5E1E13B1FF32]@0xffffff7f9669f000->0xffffff7f96907fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[2852ACFE-FD28-3C37-9B39-885201BB8D25]@0xffffff7f962bf000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[D41125CE-69BD-32E7-9B1D-4E83431662DD]@0xffffff7f9668f000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[75D81741-64C1-3941-ADFA-9D6B6C434EE4]@0xffffff7f9664c000
com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDANV50HalTesla(8.2.4)[B0E6AAA7-E970-3D81-8B43-145D56A3A4AC]@0xffffff7f96912000->0xffffff7f96bbbfff
dependency: com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(8.2.4)[D61B2BB9-4289-318D-9197-5E1E13B1FF32]@0xffffff7f9669f000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[2852ACFE-FD28-3C37-9B39-885201BB8D25]@0xffffff7f962bf000
com.apple.GeForceTesla(8.2.4)[B0074750-2FC6-3E26-BEA0-5AD5469686CF]@0xffffff7f975c3000->0xffffff7f9768dfff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[2852ACFE-FD28-3C37-9B39-885201BB8D25]@0xffffff7f962bf000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[D41125CE-69BD-32E7-9B1D-4E83431662DD]@0xffffff7f9668f000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[75D81741-64C1-3941-ADFA-9D6B6C434EE4]@0xffffff7f9664c000
dependency: com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(8.2.4)[D61B2BB9-4289-318D-9197-5E1E13B1FF32]@0xffffff7f9669f000

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

Mac OS version:
13F34

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 13.4.0: Sun Aug 17 19:50:11 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.115.4~1/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: 9477416E-7BCA-3679-AF97-E1EAAD3DD5A0
Kernel slide: 0x0000000015a00000
Kernel text base: 0xffffff8015c00000
System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 800913282676
last loaded kext at 280878087793: com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.9 (addr 0xffffff7f96be1000, size 65536)
last unloaded kext at 769283131559: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI 656.4.1 (addr 0xffffff7f96e63000, size 65536)
loaded kexts:
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring 9.0
at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch 4050
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.60
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0
com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.14.34
com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.2.7f3
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 124
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 2.6.3f4
com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.0d1
com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU 2.0.4d1
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleHWAccess 1
com.apple.GeForceTesla 8.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 2.6.3f4
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.7.0
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 1.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics 8.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB 8.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.13
com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC 1.0.0
com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.4d1
com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 4.2.7f3
com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl 3.6.22
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.2.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 240.2
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 240.2
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader 3.4.1
com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 325.7
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeLZVN 1.0.0d1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1
com.apple.BootCache 35
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 3.6.7
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 404
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.6.0
com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331 700.20.22
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 683.4.0
com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet 3.8.1b2
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 5.0.2
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 3.0.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 660.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 161.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 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 217.92.1
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 153
com.apple.security.quarantine 3
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 217.92.1
com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl 3.6.22
com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 10.0.7
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 2.6.3f4
com.apple.vecLib.kext 1.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.9.7fc2
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.14
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 91.1
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 4.2.7f3
com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDANV50HalTesla 8.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 2.6.3f4
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 2.6.3f4
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.12d1
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy 1.0.0
com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla 8.2.4
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 5.7.1d6
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.8
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 4.2.7f3
com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 3.6.22
com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert 1.0.4
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.4.1
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.12d1
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.4.1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDKeyboard 170.15
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard 170.15
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 240.10
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 3.6.7
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 3.6.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 660.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 650.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 656.4.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 3.6.7
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 3.6.7
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 640.36
com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController 1.0.3b4
com.apple.driver.mDNSOffloadUserClient 1.0.1b5
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 3.2
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.5.5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 660.4.2
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 686.4.1
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 2.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
com.apple.security.sandbox 278.11.1
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.corecrypto 1.0
com.apple.kec.pthread 1



I have 34 separate Kernel Panic Logs that I have saved in textedit. There have been 100s more, but as it happens so often, I couldn't be bothered to save every single one.
If anybody needs be to upload any more logs, please ask and I will upload them.

Thank you in advance!



My Second Issue:

Very High temperatures from my MacBook Pro.

I always used my Macbook Pro on a Kensington stand, not just because it raised the Macbook Pro up to eye level (before I switched to external display), it also allowed for better cooling of the computer. I did notice the Fan would come on quite a lot from general use, but from what I read online, using an external display will make it run hotter, and their advice was to keep it on a stand, which is what I was doing already, so I thought nothing of it.

Then when the Kernel Panics starting happening more frequently, there was mention of high temperatures causing problems with the thermal paste on the logic board. So I installed iStats Menus to monitor the temperatures, and to my amazement, just after the computer was turned on, it was already at 75-85C (167-185F for you americans ;) ) and When I had used it for a while, just browsing online and listening to music, the temperature had shot up to almost 100C (212F), I then tried it with Photoshop and it hit 106C (223F) and stayed there, even though the fan speeds said 6000rpm, which I believe is their maximum speed!

The room wasn't particularly warm (being in Britain :p) and it had good ventilation. I opened up the MacBook Pro to check for dust build up, and there was a finest of fine layer of dust inside, no hair balls like I used to get on my old PC laptops. Never the less, I gave it a blow with my air compressor to get rid of any dust. I also purchased a new laptop stand (Griffin GC16034 Elevator Desktop Stand), which not only elevates it off the ground, but also has barely any contact with the computer, so plenty of ventilation.
Made absolutely no difference to the temperatures what so ever.

This cannot be right that even with the upmost optimum conditions (aside from living in a fridge) it still puts out such high temperatures!

I installed SMC Fan Control and set the default speed to 3500rpm, and the start up temperature is now 64C (147F), and usually goes up to 85C (185F) for web browsing, but still hits 106C (223F) with the more intense programs. It usually stays around 45-55C (113-131F) when I am just listening to music with the screen off.

Its a world away from the Temperatures in my Mac Pro (granted its a desktop so will be far superior with dissipating heat), but when running the beast at full speed with some 3D rendering over night, the highest temperature it hit was 45C (113F) and normally runs between 20-30C (68-86F). I have never (touch wood) had a major problem with my Mac Pro, and its a 2008 model!

Its not right that I should be having such problems with a Mac! I switched to Mac after being tired of the constant problems I used to have with all my windows computers, (had one Acer laptop that i had to have replaced 4 times in 6 months!).


I don't really want to have to take it to Apple, as its almost a year out of its warranty. But If thats literally the last resort then I guess I will have to!


Hopefully you guys can help me!

I have tried to be as detailed and thorough as possible, save you having to ask me lots of follow up questions, but please ask me if theres something I have missed out!

Thank you in advance!


Chris
 

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I should also mention that I use an external display with my MacBook Pro, something which has been said to increase the Kernel Panic frequencies…

In my extensive experience…not true. If the hardware & software of a computer is working fine…using an external display will not increase the chance of kernel panics.

The only thing I haven't tried doing is a clean install, which I will probably have to try if I can't get it fixed from any suggestions on here.

Exactly! If you suspect a software problem…this is one of the first things that should have been tried…instead of "dealing" with things as you have since June.

If you feel that the upgrade to Mavericks has something to do with the problem…then why didn't you downgrade long ago?? But I will suggest…99% chance...the Mavericks upgrade had absolutely nothing to do with things.

Regarding all of the temp info that was posted. Yes those temps are high…probably the highest I've seen…and I'm surprised that the computer is not automatically shutting off.

The VERY FIRST THING you want to do is…figure out if you have a software issue or a hardware issue. And the most straight forward way of determining this is…with a fresh OS install. With ABSOLUTELY no other apps installed. You don't need to do this with the MacBook Pro's internal drive…you can do it with an external drive.

If the computer works fine AFTER testing with a fresh OS install…then you know you have a software issue. If the problems remain…then you most likely have a hardware issue.

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As to the high heat issues.... I would recommend popping off the bottom panel. Hold the fan blades captive and hit them with short quick blasts of compressed air. This should clear the exhaust paths and hopefully drive the temps down overall. If this doesn't help at all, I would personally look at the way the thermal compound was installed between the heatsink and the chips it attaches to.

Also, I would do away with SMCFanControl. The fans are thermostatically controlled by the SMC, so forcing the fans to subvert the SMC is counter-productive and will ultimately shorten the fan lifespan.
 
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Exactly! If you suspect a software problem…this is one of the first things that should have been tried…instead of "dealing" with things as you have since June.

If you feel that the upgrade to Mavericks has something to do with the problem…then why didn't you downgrade long ago?? But I will suggest…99% chance...the Mavericks upgrade had absolutely nothing to do with things.

Regarding all of the temp info that was posted. Yes those temps are high…probably the highest I've seen…and I'm surprised that the computer is not automatically shutting off.

The VERY FIRST THING you want to do is…figure out if you have a software issue or a hardware issue. And the most straight forward way of determining this is…with a fresh OS install. With ABSOLUTELY no other apps installed. You don't need to do this with the MacBook Pro's internal drive…you can do it with an external drive.

If the computer works fine AFTER testing with a fresh OS install…then you know you have a software issue. If the problems remain…then you most likely have a hardware issue.

- Nick

Thanks for telling me I could install the OS on an external drive. Iv been putting off a fresh install because of the hassle of having having to wipe and then restore the old backup again.

I did a clean install on a spare USB drive I had. About two minutes of google image searching and BAM a kernel panic happened. BSD process was WebKit, which Im assuming is Safari, seeing as I was using Safari when it crashed. All my previous logs either say WindowServer, kernel_task or WebKit.

Fresh Install Kernel Panic Log:

Anonymous UUID: F945B5D0-F72E-D80D-EB87-86AB70D4E4EC

Mon Dec 1 18:58:53 2014
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f8e049f7c): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 3 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00070000: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff8127aa4000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4\n"@/SourceCache/AppleGraphicsControl/AppleGraphicsControl-3.6.22/src/AppleMuxControl/kext/GPUPanic.cpp:127
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff81163fa580 : 0xffffff800ca22f79
0xffffff81163fa600 : 0xffffff7f8e049f7c
0xffffff81163fa6d0 : 0xffffff7f8e68ef1b
0xffffff81163fa790 : 0xffffff7f8e75850a
0xffffff81163fa7d0 : 0xffffff7f8e8ceb2e
0xffffff81163fa820 : 0xffffff7f8e9406e0
0xffffff81163faaa0 : 0xffffff7f8e93efa9
0xffffff81163fac40 : 0xffffff7f8e73358f
0xffffff81163facd0 : 0xffffff7f8e66502e
0xffffff81163fae00 : 0xffffff7f8e66aeda
0xffffff81163faec0 : 0xffffff7f8e6939d7
0xffffff81163fb0c0 : 0xffffff7f8e6954e3
0xffffff81163fb1b0 : 0xffffff7f8ebb5747
0xffffff81163fb240 : 0xffffff7f8ebb597b
0xffffff81163fb260 : 0xffffff7f8ebb2b77
0xffffff81163fb4a0 : 0xffffff7f8ebac358
0xffffff81163fb610 : 0xffffff7f8ebabd26
0xffffff81163fb640 : 0xffffff7f8ebadedc
0xffffff81163fb680 : 0xffffff7f8ebad854
0xffffff81163fb700 : 0xffffff7f8ebad59c
0xffffff81163fb780 : 0xffffff7f8eb95ae0
0xffffff81163fb7e0 : 0xffffff7f8eb963da
0xffffff81163fb830 : 0xffffff7f8eb96807
0xffffff81163fb8a0 : 0xffffff7f8eb96fc8
0xffffff81163fb8e0 : 0xffffff7f8eb63fea
0xffffff81163fba60 : 0xffffff7f8eb93940
0xffffff81163fbb20 : 0xffffff7f8eb62ad9
0xffffff81163fbb70 : 0xffffff800cecf146
0xffffff81163fbb90 : 0xffffff800ced0741
0xffffff81163fbbf0 : 0xffffff800cece1af
0xffffff81163fbd40 : 0xffffff800cab6998
0xffffff81163fbe50 : 0xffffff800ca26bc1
0xffffff81163fbe80 : 0xffffff800ca139c5
0xffffff81163fbef0 : 0xffffff800ca1e013
0xffffff81163fbf70 : 0xffffff800cac9b9d
0xffffff81163fbfb0 : 0xffffff800caf4196
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl(3.6.22)[32862231-50BC-3AF6-87A2-703321AE4F90]@0xffffff7f8e03b000->0xffffff7f8e04efff
dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl(3.6.22)[AA46D551-BE0F-33DA-93A3-8F46197BB36F]@0xffffff7f8e025000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[045D5D6F-AD1E-36DB-A249-A346E2B48E54]@0xffffff7f8d8ef000
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This doesn't rule out the possibility of it being Mavericks, is it possible for me to use my Lion installer to install lion on an External USB drive, or is this not possible? Is it pretty much a done deal that its the Logic board thats the problem?

All in all, I think I will have to take my MacBook Pro to my local apple store and just refuse to leave till they fix it for free, seeing as the logic board problem is one they know about and it has happened to a ridiculous amount of 2010 MacBook Pros!

Many people seem to have had this problem start when they installed Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion didn't interest me at the time, and Mavericks was free so I thought "Why Not?", but I wonder had I upgraded to Mountain Lion, would this problem have happened then, which would have been in my 3 year warranty period. I guess we'll never know!

Thanks for your help!
 
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Install Lion by all means but do not think that is your problem. Have you blasted air through as yet? If all does not impprove maybe off to a Genius Bar and ask they check out the graphics.
 

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I would follow cwa107's advice about removing the bottom panel and looking closely at the thermal paste coating he mentioned. The panics you're receiving are clearly related to the GPU either overheating or failing. If you do take the machine to Apple, my bet is they're going to want to change out the logic board at your expense. Your particular model MacBook Pro was the subject of a recall and free repair for failing nVidia GPUs, however, I believe the timeframe for getting that free repair is over.
 

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I did a clean install on a spare USB drive I had. About two minutes of google image searching and BAM a kernel panic happened.

Just so we are both 100% clear. Did you actually boot the computer from the external drive (instead of the internal HD)? Just want to be sure.:)

All in all, I think I will have to take my MacBook Pro to my local apple store and just refuse to leave till they fix it for free, seeing as the logic board problem is one they know about and it has happened to a ridiculous amount of 2010 MacBook Pros!

Lots of luck with this.;)

Many people seem to have had this problem start when they installed Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion didn't interest me at the time, and Mavericks was free so I thought "Why Not?", but I wonder had I upgraded to Mountain Lion, would this problem have happened then, which would have been in my 3 year warranty period. I guess we'll never know!

I seriously doubt that the problem has anything to do with the OS version that is installed. But if it will satisfy your curiosity and make you feel better. Please install Lion (10.7) and see if the kernel panics go away.

- Nick
 
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Just so we are both 100% clear. Did you actually boot the computer from the external drive (instead of the internal HD)? Just want to be sure.:)

I seriously doubt that the problem has anything to do with the OS version that is installed. But if it will satisfy your curiosity and make you feel better. Please install Lion (10.7) and see if the kernel panics go away.

- Nick

I installed Lion on the external drive as well, just to be sure. It took a whole hour of constantly looking through google images for the Mac to finally Kernel Panic, though unlike in Mavericks, the Mac just went black and froze and stayed like that until I eventually powered it off and turned it back on again. Strange. At least now I can 100% confirm its a hardware issue.

I will open up the laptop once it has cooled down.

Off to Mac I shall go! Hope I can get it fixed for free, I wanted to get a SSD upgrade for Xmas, that may have to wait! :p
 
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I would follow cwa107's advice about removing the bottom panel and looking closely at the thermal paste coating he mentioned. The panics you're receiving are clearly related to the GPU either overheating or failing. If you do take the machine to Apple, my bet is they're going to want to change out the logic board at your expense. Your particular model MacBook Pro was the subject of a recall and free repair for failing nVidia GPUs, however, I believe the timeframe for getting that free repair is over.

I removed the panel and gave it a blow of air, but nothing really came out, it was pretty spotless inside, bar a very tiny amount of dust. I couldn't get to the paste, as it required a special screwdriver. But I pretty much know it needs to go to apple now.

I will fight tooth and nail to get that recall repair done for free, as I have done nothing but take care of that Macbook Pro, probably why it took almost 4 years for the problem to surface.

I will do a clean install of mavericks on the mac before I take it in. Don't want them snooping through my files and trying to blame the problem on something I've installed.


Wish me luck.
 

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At least now I can 100% confirm its a hardware issue.

Yes…this is the conclusion we were trying to confirm (hardware or software). If it's hardware…it's probably the logic board. Too expensive to replace yourself.

If you can get Apple to replace it for free…great!!!:) Otherwise (unfortunately)…you may be shopping for a new computer.

Good luck,:)

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You might want to nix the SMCFanControl before you go. As a technician, I would personally find that to be a an intentional subversion of technologies designed to keep your computer operating within design tolerances. And that sort of thing may actually hurt your chances of getting a good will repair.
 
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I have been using the Macbook Pro without the external display now, and I have noticed much less Kernel Panics and the the temperature is much much lower. It now averages around 50-55C (122-131) with normal use and often goes down to 45C (113F) and I've removed SMCFanControl as per cwa107's advice, and so its running a low temperature with a fan speed of 2000rpm. Running the external display with the discreet graphics card (Nvidia) always on, really ramped up the temperature.

Hopefully going to take it to Apple on Monday and find out what can be done!
 
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Thought I would update this thread.

Took my MacBook Pro into my local Apple shop for a Genius Bar appointment. He ran some diagnostic software on it which, of course, confirmed it was the logic board problem.

He said that Apple had an extended warranty for my model, and it expired literally at the beginning of December.

But he talked to his manager, and agreed to have the MacBook Pro repaired free of charge, which I was very happy with :D!

He also commented on the excellent condition of my Laptop, saying he wishes everyone took as good care of theirs as I do.

It's been with them for a week, and they emailed me today to say its ready for collection. So I will be picking it up tomorrow :)!

Thanks for everyones help on here, Im glad I got the result I wanted!
 

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Thanks for posting back the good news. Proves once again that Apple has the best customer service. Let us know when you fire up your "new" MacBook Pro. :)
 

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