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Hey guys,

 

I'm having a very strange problem…but first, here are my specs:

 

Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4400+

RAM: 2x1GB Samsung DDR2

Storage: nForce 430 + SATA DVD + SATA HDD

OS: Chameleon + Snow Leopard 10.6.4 + nawcom's legacy kernel + Marvin's AMD Utility applied to the whole OS

 

On to the problem…From time to time, some of my apps will crash and then after a few minutes, the entire system will freeze. The crash is a divide by zero error (EXC_I386_DIV) and the crashed thread always looks something like this:

 

0 <<00000000>> 0xffff0329 __gettimeofday + 73 (cpu_capabilities.h:177)

1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90004edb gettimeofday + 43

2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x9082e7a6

CFAbsoluteTimeGetCurrent + 31

 

Just to reiterate, these crashes happen in many applications like Finder, Safari, Microsoft Messenger, Skype, Mail, and uTorrent so it is not an application-specific crash. Is anyone else getting this problem or can somebody tell me what to do?

 

Thanks.

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Hey guys,

 

I'm having a very strange problem…but first, here are my specs:

 

Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4400+

RAM: 2x1GB Samsung DDR2

Storage: nForce 430 + SATA DVD + SATA HDD

OS: Chameleon + Snow Leopard 10.6.4 + nawcom's legacy kernel + Marvin's AMD Utility applied to the whole OS

 

On to the problem…From time to time, some of my apps will crash and then after a few minutes, the entire system will freeze. The crash is a divide by zero error (EXC_I386_DIV) and the crashed thread always looks something like this:

 

0 <<00000000>> 0xffff0329 __gettimeofday + 73 (cpu_capabilities.h:177)

1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90004edb gettimeofday + 43

2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x9082e7a6

CFAbsoluteTimeGetCurrent + 31

 

Just to reiterate, these crashes happen in many applications like Finder, Safari, Microsoft Messenger, Skype, Mail, and uTorrent so it is not an application-specific crash. Is anyone else getting this problem or can somebody tell me what to do?

 

Thanks.

 

Try re-running the standalone 10.6.4 Combo Update.........

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No, no..all the files are good.

 

BUT...I think i fixed it! I just had to edit my DSDT to make it look like Snow Leopard was Vista (Windows 2006 hack). But in my case, I had already done that but i found out there was another place in the DSDT that was checking for this so all I did was change that and BOOM...no more crashes or freezes!

 

Thanks for your help guys.

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No, no..all the files are good.

 

BUT...I think i fixed it! I just had to edit my DSDT to make it look like Snow Leopard was Vista (Windows 2006 hack). But in my case, I had already done that but i found out there was another place in the DSDT that was checking for this so all I did was change that and BOOM...no more crashes or freezes!

 

Thanks for your help guys.

 

It may help others with the same or similar issue if you posted the DST patches you made.......... :)

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