Vivaldi Crashing System
I had no crashes from the initial installation - 188.8.131.52. But I have had about 12 system crashes in the last three days running Vidaldi 184.108.40.206. The crashes are just total reboots, not BSOD. These occurred on my main machine - a home-built AUSU F-285 with 16gb of ram and an ATI Radeon HD 4670. I thought that it was caused by running Opera 12.14 x64 at the same time. I cleaned the registry and then ran just Vivaldi. Still crashed. I checked Event Viewer and and in the Critical tab, it just listed unscheduled reboots - nothing specific. I checked my hardware for any needed driver updates - none needed. I checked Event Viewer again and in the Error tab it said that K-Meleon had not been loading properly. As I had not opened K-Meleon for weeks, I was not sure why it would give this error message, so I uninstalled K-Melon. I uninstalled 1.0.105 and cleaned up the registry, etc. Then I reinstalled 220.127.116.11, and after several minutes - system crash. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
One version or another of Opera has been my default browser since version 2 in 1996. Currently my choices are Opera 12.14 x32 or x64. I occasionally use K-Meleon, IE, Chrome or Firefox, but day in and day out it is Opera.
I have not had any problems with Vivaldi from the its first build until the crashes started three days ago. Currently I have Opera 12 x64, Outlook 2010, Spider Solitaire, xplorer2, and WordPerfect X6 open. I usually have these programs, plus Quicken 2013, Blackberry Desktop, Brother Control Center, ACDSee Pro 7, and maybe SyncToy when needed. All of these programs will be open - no crashes.
Right now I am using all of these programs and they are using 25% of my 16gb of memory - and most of that usage is going to Opera 12.
Sorry I can't help. I haven't experienced any system stability issues after installing Vivaldi. If others have it would be nice to hear.
In my experience, random reboots are most of the time related to hardware failure.
Therefore, I'd recommend running stability tests on your system, for example Prime95 Blend for about 4 hours or so.
Thanks for the tip. I ran several of the tests I already had on my machine, but I did not have the HWMonitoring program. I am getting set to run it now. If I have some "iffy" hardware, I want to know.