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Black screens on GA-X58A-UD3R with GB Batmobile Radeon 5770

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I'm running MacMan's CustomMac from 2011. See my signature. For the last few months, I *think* since the 10.7.2 upgrade, I've been getting random black screens. At first I thought it was caused by over clocking and heat. I was running at 4.2GHz stable for about a year, but I recently moved and my computer room is notably warmer, resulting in a few degrees extra temperature. I clocked everything down and the error persisted. I snooped a little further and I from the best I can tell, this is being caused by the video card. My clues being that, for one, everything in the system appears to keep running -- fans keep going and so forth. It doesn't restart.

Furthermore, in the kernel.log, I traced the blackout to the following error:

kernel IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero

I have found some other threads that talk about similar problems using ATI 5XX0 cards, but mostly in Snow Leopard. I never had this issues -- at all -- with SL. It only seems recent.

Any clues? I just flashed the Bios on the board to FH and reinstalled Lion. We'll see if the problem persists, but I thought I'd inquire in the mean time.
 
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Same setup with the exception of my processor and amount of RAM. I took the plunge and made my Linux box a hackintosh with OS X 10.7.4. It has been up for the past 4 days stable and I started migrating all my important stuff onto a hfs+ file system this morning.

No problems at all for me.

Does your monitor go into sleep mode or is it on but just black? I have noticed that from time to time when I reboot that my screen doesn't come out of sleep and it takes a plug and unplug of the video cable or completely removing power from the system and then powering back on to get my monitor working again.
 
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fireman949 said:
Same setup with the exception of my processor and amount of RAM. I took the plunge and made my Linux box a hackintosh with OS X 10.7.4. It has been up for the past 4 days stable and I started migrating all my important stuff onto a hfs+ file system this morning.

No problems at all for me.

Does your monitor go into sleep mode or is it on but just black? I have noticed that from time to time when I reboot that my screen doesn't come out of sleep and it takes a plug and unplug of the video cable or completely removing power from the system and then powering back on to get my monitor working again.

That is what happens. I thought I had it licked but it's back. Not sure if it happens on other OSes. I have Windows and Ubuntu loaded but never leave it on long enough to find out. I'll pop in an old video card and see what happens.
 
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My 5770 goes black on boot after the Apple logo if I'm not explicit about the graphics mode.

So I boot, I used to type in "Graphics Mode"="2560x1600x32@60Hz" and everything comes up roses. I've since moved it into org.chameleon.Boot.plist

Of course, you should use the resolution of the monitor you've got hooked up.
 
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Hypergolic said:
My 5770 goes black on boot after the Apple logo if I'm not explicit about the graphics mode.

So I boot, I used to type in "Graphics Mode"="2560x1600x32@60Hz" and everything comes up roses. I've since moved it into org.chameleon.Boot.plist

Of course, you should use the resolution of the monitor you've got hooked up.

I have a dual monitor set up. Any clues on what to do then?

I wonder if that will solve the problem. The issue is that at random times I get black screens on BOTH monitors.
 
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