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When do the crashes occur/what are you trying to do in the browser when the crashes occur?

computer specifications as requested
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
my home computer:
cpu: i7 4960X
motherboard: rampage iv black edition x79 chipset
power: antec HCP-1300
gpu: 2x gtx780ti 3gb in sli mode
memory: 64gb 2133mhz vengeance pro
ssd: 2 M500's in raid
hdd: 2 1tb velociraptor's
monitors: 3 27" Benq
case: coolermaster Scout 2
operating system: windows 7 ultimate 64

4 are work laptops
asus pu500ca-xo053g only new about month old now to replace the old ones with windows xp

friends computer:
cpu: 2 Intel xeon S1356 Quads
memory: 32gb gskills 1333mhz
motherboard: asus s1356 dual xeon motherboard
ssd: 120GB Intel 530
hdd: 2 2TB Seagate
gpu: 3 Quadro fx6000 tri in sli mode
case: ASUS T50A
operating system: windows 7 premium 64

at startup
while in use or random times
tried new profile checked drivers everything is updated checked av systems
post #5712 of 7359
Thread Starter 

Is anyone having issues changing their default search engine? Just curious because I can't seem to replicate the issue that some users are reporting.

 

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Originally Posted by nick fuller View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post

When do the crashes occur/what are you trying to do in the browser when the crashes occur?

computer specifications as requested Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
my home computer:
cpu: i7 4960X
motherboard: rampage iv black edition x79 chipset
power: antec HCP-1300
gpu: 2x gtx780ti 3gb in sli mode
memory: 64gb 2133mhz vengeance pro
ssd: 2 M500's in raid
hdd: 2 1tb velociraptor's
monitors: 3 27" Benq
case: coolermaster Scout 2
operating system: windows 7 ultimate 64

4 are work laptops
asus pu500ca-xo053g only new about month old now to replace the old ones with windows xp

friends computer:
cpu: 2 Intel xeon S1356 Quads
memory: 32gb gskills 1333mhz
motherboard: asus s1356 dual xeon motherboard
ssd: 120GB Intel 530
hdd: 2 2TB Seagate
gpu: 3 Quadro fx6000 tri in sli mode
case: ASUS T50A
operating system: windows 7 premium 64

at startup
while in use or random times
tried new profile checked drivers everything is updated checked av systems

 

Out of curiosity, your AV doesn't happen to be avast! does it?

    
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post #5713 of 7359
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Sorry for the late reply everyone, this is a BIG release for Waterfox. This should catapult Waterfox back to the top of the performance charts wink.gif Here is a test build, could you guys please let me know what you think?

https://db.tt/sMbyX8TP
So what did those extra delays bring?

A complete, 100% ICC build! Yay! (As opposed to various VC and ICC build).
Profile-Guided optimisation is back, which brings nice performance improvements.
If you're running an Intel CPU, support for AVX2, SSE4.2, SSE4.1 and SSSE3 if your processor supports these instruction sets. AMD users, at the moment you only get up to SSE3 support
Using Mozilla's built in memory allocator as opposed to jemalloc, otherwise crashes occur.
Finally change the About dialogue to talk about Waterfox and to link to the Waterfox website (links not active yet)

Give it a whirl!

Just remembered I am a AMD man now with my laptop (I got it for cheap from a friend looking to offload semi-old hardware.

So with that in mind, I want to ask about the SSE support. From what I understand, SSE is processor-based, therefore I will only get SSE3. Is that correct? Also, does building it using ICC affect AMD products too, since ICC is an Intel product?

Thanks
post #5714 of 7359
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Originally Posted by DazzaRPD View Post

Just remembered I am a AMD man now with my laptop (I got it for cheap from a friend looking to offload semi-old hardware.

So with that in mind, I want to ask about the SSE support. From what I understand, SSE is processor-based, therefore I will only get SSE3. Is that correct? Also, does building it using ICC affect AMD products too, since ICC is an Intel product?

Thanks
Dazza, I think I can answer that for you.
As far as the SIMD instruction sets go, it depends on what CPU you have. AMD CPUs didn't get the full SSE4 set until the Bulldozer core (AMD FX line), so if you've got Phenom or earlier, technically speaking, your CPU doesn't officially support the full SSE4 instruction set; so SSE3 is the best you would get anyway.
Only Bulldozer and later cores support SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSSE3 and AVX, while the Piledriver core supports also AVX1.1 .

Regarding the Intel compiler, it has actually been proven to produce higher-performance binaries than Microsoft's but also, on occasion, than AMD's own Open64-derived compiler.
post #5715 of 7359
Running Waterfox 28 on Windows 7 Pro AMD Quad Core 16GB and Avast with no issues.

Can change search engine with no problems.

As always, thank you for your work and talent.

Chas
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I ran into my first WF28 issue today. I tried to install MS-Silverlight x64. In Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 x64 I get

The error that pops up takes me to a Microsoft web page that says the same thing with no additional information http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/resources/help.aspx?errorID=1518. Clicking on the here for the latest version of Silverlight link then takes me straight back to the Microsoft Silverlight x64 install page where this all started. http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

I'm trying to view http://ow.ly/vpnsX

Also WF28 blew up once today, but since the system was complaining about being low on memory, I decided that is likely the reason it blew up.

I'm stumped. I like the Khan Academy, so I'm disappointed I can't install Silverlight to watch the video.
post #5717 of 7359
Okay, thanks to Sync I'm able to pick up where I left off using Windows 7 x64, and MS-Silverlight tries to install the 32-bit version of Silverlight. I overrode this and installed Silverlight-x64.exe. Silverlight-64 works fine in Windows 7 x64 with WF28. So I suspect this is an MS-Silverlight problem with Vista x64, not a WF28 problem. Think I'll stick with Linux, but when I have to use Windows, I'll use Waterfox for the reasons I described earlier which can be summarized as "video performance on a slower machine". MS Support is too much of a hassle, so I'm not going to bother reporting this Silverlight problem for Vista x64.
post #5718 of 7359
Silverlight plug-in version 5.1.30214.0 is running fine on my HP laptop with Win 8.1
post #5719 of 7359
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Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post

Out of curiosity, your AV doesn't happen to be avast! does it?

as per request
my home computer: bullguard
friends: NOD32
work has on laptops server there entire network: bitdefender corporate security
post #5720 of 7359
Some pages don't work for me in Waterfox 27.0.2 as they should. For instance this page with maps for the navigation tool Osmand:

http://download.osmand.net/list.php

When I click on a zip file to download it, I get the window asking me to confirm whether I want to download a "download.php" file. It happens both when I double-click the link and when I choose "save the link as".

The standard procedure - emptying the cache, creating the new profile etc. didn't help.
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