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The nVidia Graphics web drivers cause shutdown/reboot panic 10.9.4

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Hello, 

 

I am very well aware of the openCL bug with graphics power management on nVidia cards. (the one where the clock would be stuck and the temp will run hot).

 

I am also aware that the nVidia web drivers they have released have fixed the problem. 

 

I have recently updated to 10.9.4, and have updated the web drivers and cuda drivers as well, however now I get kernel panics on shutdown and reboot relating to those graphics kexts. These panics never happened on 10.9 - 10.9.3. It will panic and reset my CMOS every time i attempt to shut down my computer. With the original OSX kexts it shuts down normally, however the clock will get stuck when opening preview or other apps. 

 

I was wondering if this is an isolated incident, or if the web drivers are broken for everyone on 10.9.4?

Is there a way to prevent this panic? I strongly prefer using the web drivers as they provide a noticeable increase in performance on my system.

 

I am using an nVidia Geforce GT 640

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I had this same issue on 10.9.4 with a GTX 650 Ti, but leave my system on 24/7 so it wasn't anything more than a minor annoyance (that I could never find a solution to). 10.9.5 and the updated nVidia drivers did seem to resolve it for me as well, at least based on my very limited testing (2 restarts).

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ACTUALLY, on second thought, it still panics. On every single shutdown/reboot. With web drivers or no web drivers. I have just discovered it happens on 10.9.4 and 10.9.5. 

 

Except on 10.9.5 it still continues to shutdown instead of freezing.

 

I have also found out that it panics on the 10.10 Public Beta 4 that was just released as well. I am starting to think this is a compatibility issue with the card and I have no idea how to fix it.

 

The computer still shuts down, it just displays a panic message if I booted in verbose. It is really odd.

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Mine was different then.  On 10.9.4, the system would reboot/shutdown, but on next boot OS X would give me the error report dialog for the system getting a kernel panic during the reboot process, with the traceback always indicating the nVidia graphics driver.

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