Crashes repeat for long time using different versions of FF, on two similar computers type Dell D830 with slightly different hardware, both having windows 7 OS, though ag… (read more)
Crashes repeat for long time using different versions of FF, on two similar computers type Dell D830 with slightly different hardware, both having windows 7 OS, though again different versions & installed by different persons.
There's a clear dependance on quantity of windows & tabs in FF regarding how soon/frequently crashes occur - the more load, the more likely is a crash.
Recently, still in FF ver31, crashes became more frequent (from about one to several hours in between to just several minutes) as a few more windows were added, then, after updating to ver32 expecting some improvement things got even worse - FF couldn't even fully start in normal mode (though crashes occurred at the very end of loading, when almost all windows were ready), so after some attempts I succeeded in starting FF in safe mode (holding "shift" is frequently missed so several attempts are needed) in which it still lasts for some time - again, depending on actual browsing activity - the more actions (tabs switching/re-loading), the more soon crash follows.
Notice about resources (amount of RAM used)
I also have some old machines based on Intel 815 chipset running Windows 2000 which have inherent RAM limit of just 512MB (versus 3-4GB in Dells) - though these sometimes experience terrible lags with my browsing style (all RAM exhausted, page file used instead), but FF (of respectively older version) never crashes/-ed there on its own, so then I suspect that crashing on much never computers is related either to Windows 7 or to FF itself (critical to increasing ABSOLUTE amount of windows/tabs - btw, to make this aspect easier, I have "load tabs on demand" feature set in all cases).
Recent crash ID, together with a few previous ones:
(see time intervals, usually 2-4 minutes is for normal mode, up to 10 minutes for safe mode)
bp-f8a50d6a-f4c0-4888-a55f-6a7ba2140904 2014.09.04 03:14
bp-d8385067-6d3d-4040-ab7c-e26462140904 2014.09.04 03:10
bp-963ed1cb-a348-4042-8fd9-cd7fb2140904 2014.09.04 03:07
bp-2b27942e-2dd0-43de-af64-219b02140903 2014.09.04 02:59
bp-4aaee700-eecb-4234-8513-f34c32140903 2014.09.04 02:57
bp-62357ed1-671e-4f13-9ebf-b8d962140903 2014.09.04 02:54
bp-59678b83-c170-4c18-83fc-3560b2140903 2014.09.04 02:52