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Firefox crashes due to overclocking RAM

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I'm getting repeated crashes in Firefox and Thunderbird under normal usage and I have no idea what's wrong. Both have been freshly installed after a reformat. Also having the issue that a lot of Firefox tabs are randomly crashing.

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Yeah disabling the OC on my RAM seems to have fixed it. Haven't crashed since. And memtest reported no errors so all is good. Thanks for the support.

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hello, could you provide your latest few submitted crash reports? please enter about:crashes into the location bar, copy the latest few report ids from there starting with bp- & paste them here into a forum reply. this will give us a better understanding what may be triggering those crashes.

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bp-794b94f6-f87d-4521-9e27-0d1340181026

I've reinstalled both programs, hoping that will help.

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hi thanks, in the associated bu report developers have analysed the problem and came to the conclusion that it's most likely caused by bad hardware leading to bit-flips. you could try to check the integrity of your ram with a tool like www.memtest.org and replace the memory in case bad sectors are found...

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I've overclocked my RAM to 3200 MHz. Could this cause the issue?

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sure, that could be a plausible possibility too.

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I'll disable the OC on my RAM and see if that helps and also run MEMTEST to check for any faults after doing so.

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Yeah disabling the OC on my RAM seems to have fixed it. Haven't crashed since. And memtest reported no errors so all is good. Thanks for the support.