Vivaldi Rebooted my PC
This is most likely a hardware or hardware driver problem.
What Windows version are you running and are you by any chance running ESET?
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@pesala I know... But like I said in my previous message: maybe Vivaldi makes a "specific usage of the memory, by some drivers or libraries, which triggers the issue?" (but with a real root cause being HW related?)
Maybe also, it is just a question of chance or statistics, ie you spend a lot of time on Vivaldi, making the probability higher?
Nevertheless "a very high probability" does not mean it is the case, so I don't say you're wrong.
Anyway, It must be kind of very irritating issue... So I really wish you good luck with that!
Have you tried further investigation on your RAM, GC and power supply ? (I suggested memtest86 and OCCT, but there are lot of other tools)
Another crash today, about a week after the previous one. The usual symptoms, watching YouTube videos. In this case it was paused in one tab, while browsing the BBC website in another tab.
I sent another crash dump to my bug report. I don't really expect anyone to work on this ,but just take note that there might be an issue with video or Adobe Flash (also updated today)
Reboot without a Blusecreen could never happen. If it does so, it is a serious driver/kernel error related to unstable graphics driver or hardware error.
Just happened again for the first time in a month, with the usual recipe:
- Watching a YouTube video
- GestureLeft to go back
This time there was some corruption and Vivaldi would not launch even after a reinstalled. I installed it to a fresh VeraCrypt drive and copied my User Data folder across
My C:\Windows\Minidump\ folder no longer exists. Probably due to the latest Windows update.
Back up and running fairly painlessly. I still think that Watching videos in Vivaldi is putting excessive loads on my hardware. No bluescreens, no warning, just an immediate reboot.
Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit •Snapshot 1.16.1195.3 (64-bit)
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Specs: AMD A10-6800K
I think I found your problem Just by googling seems that this CPU suffers from overheating especially the 4ghz+ models. Bad fans or bad PSU can force the cpu to reset to save the HW under high stress.
Your PC needs some cleanup or substitute some parts.
@ian-coog Perhaps, but Vivaldi needs to improve its code for caching videos to put less load on the CPU. I only change my PC once in ten years. I do clean out the dust from time to time.
Since the reboot nearly always happens in similar circumstances it highlights an area that might be improved in the Vivaldi code.
Bumping this old thread because I had two sudden shut downs yesterday and today while watching YouTube videos in Vivaldi.
This time I took off the CPU cooling fan and cleaned out a massive amount of dust (this place has been a building site for about 7 months and I have been doing some DIY since moving back into my renovated flat).
Hopefully, now that the fins on the CPU heat-sink are clear of brick dust and saw-dust, I won't see a repeat of this problem.
P.S. Note that it is more than 3 years since I first reported this problem. My PC has not gone south due to some inherent hardware problem. My previous Windows XP PC (also from Novatech) was still working after 7 years when I upgraded and gave it away.
@Pesala Windows has a History for Reliability (sorry, i do not know the correct english wording for this), please check for warnings and errors.
And any entries in Windows Event Viewer's system logs for hardware errors?
@Gwen-Dragon WinKey+R eventvwr shows 2 critical kernel-power events in the last 24 hours and 3 in the last 7 days. I guess those refer to the sudden shut downs.
Did you repasted the CPU?
Did on mine weeks ago and temp decreased on 20° on peaks.
Average are 60° or less.
Hadn't crashes but needed to clean/repaste after few years.
I have started seeing this issue again quite frequently in the past few weeks. My CPU heat sink and fan are clean and working just fine.
It happens when watching YouTube videos. Look at the CPU and power usage in Task Manager. I typically have only a few tabs open in two windows. I use only two extensions: WordWeb and the Vivaldi Forum mod.
I noticed that the videos are 1080p HS. Reducing the quality to 720p reduces the power usage to High/Moderate.