Kernel Panic crashes!!!

eboyeboy Member Posts: 239
edited November -1 in Working with GS (Mac)
Hello all of a sudden I have been getting KP's, three in a row...I am only using a RULE and a CHANGE SCENE behavior....but when I preview my game it crashes my entire system....I got this on .7 and also on .8.2 any ideas????

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: GameSalad


  • eboyeboy Member Posts: 239
    Could there be an issue with my ATI card?


    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):>;0xa85fff
  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
    Hacintosh or real Mac?
  • eboyeboy Member Posts: 239
    REAL, powermac with 8 cores, 5 gigs....ATI,RadeonX1900
  • ktfrightktfright Member Posts: 964
    I thought you can only use Intel, that may be your problem.
  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Member Posts: 3,210
    I had a kernel panic when I first started using GameSalad...version 6.1 i think?
    It hasn't happened since (or before...)

    I've seen it happen on a friend's machine while he was using GameSalad as well...

    don't know what causes it.
  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
    Heat is the usual cause of kernel panics on Macs, they try to run the fans as little as possible and in my opion, not enough.

    I use a little program called smcFanControl that lets me set the minimum fan speed. My MacBook Pro Unibody has a default setting of 2000rpms, That's too low, I set it to 2600, it's not any louder but it keeps the CPU temp well below 60deg C.

    I noticed when GS runs it tends to slow down over time. That slowdown shoots my CPU usage up over the 100% mark for sustained periods of time. The temp will jump up to 80 deg C. Really fast!

    100 deg C is when kernel panics happen.
  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
    Also, i've seen the web plug in totally crash my system from time to time. Complete system hang. REALLY RARE! Only happened twice and usually it was due to me doing some really fast opening and closing of Safari.
  • eboyeboy Member Posts: 239
    I am on an Intel happens when I am testing the game in GS usually when I hit a touch behavior......what the heckle? can I do anything?
  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
    Check your console, see what is causing it.

    how hot is your machine?
  • eboyeboy Member Posts: 239
    temp is 92F i really dont think GS would push my machine to a threshold of there anything else I can check
  • ORBZORBZ Member Posts: 1,303
    actually GS pushes my machine up to 80deg C when it does it's "spinning for no reason" thing.

    100deg C kills your box.
  • eboyeboy Member Posts: 239
    no, something else is going on...:(
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