Description of the issue:
Brave Browser (randomly) freezes my Desktop PC and requires a hard reboot in some cases. I noticed that this issue happens more often when trying to connect to YouTube or while it is already open in a tab so it could be a GPU spike crash but I’m not entirely sure.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- It is seemingly random and therefore hard to reproduce at will but having YouTube open or trying to connect to it causes the PC to freeze for a while or completely (in some cases) requiring hard reboot. I suspect it to be related to hardware acceleration and GPU spikes but cannot confirm it.
I expect the browser to not hard crash my computer or freeze it temporarily.
Version 1.27.109 Chromium: 92.0.4515.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)
This issue only happened to me on Windows 10. Linux (Arch / AUR brave-bin) seems to be either immune or less affected.
My GPU belongs to the GTX 10 series - NVIDIA Proprietary Driver.