Computer hard crashing when watching YouTube

Description of the issue:
Computer hard crashes when watching YouTube videos. No event or BSOD logs are captured. This started about 2-4 weeks ago.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Watch a youtube video

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
No crash

Reproduces how often:
seconds to minutes after playing a YouTube video.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 11 23H2 | Brave Version 1.67.123

Additional Information:
I have done the following;

  • Uninstalled /re-installed Brave
  • Installed Brave from MS Store
  • Disabled all plugins
  • Disabled Graphics Acceleration
  • Disabled Brave Shields
  • Deleted all data in %appdata% folder
  • Completely removed Nvidia and AMD GPU drivers in safe mode using DDU.
  • Disabled 4090 and enabled integrated GPU instead.
  • Made sure updated drivers were for all devices.
  • Tested in Chrome and Edge, videos play fine.
  • Installed brave version 1.67.119

My system:

  • AMD 7950X3D
  • Nvidia 4090
  • 64GB DDR5
  • ASRock SteelLegend X670E - all bios updated

Watching YouTube in the Nightly Build, Brave Version 1.69.65, seems to be working as expected.

Try Creating a New Brave Profile and See whether its still crashing

If yes

Yes it crashes under a new profile or any other profile I have.

So iobit unstaller didn’t work and uninstalling brave and installing that version linked in that comment broke a few things and brave wouldn’t update and didn’t have any of my info (passwords, history, sync’d machines).

I have to say iobit is probably the worst app I’ve installed in a long time and I think Revo-uninstaller is a better choice considering it doesn’t install a bunch of other software and isn’t spamming you to purchase anything.

Update to Win 11 24H2

Also Try


You haven’t Restarted the PC as it is missing from

Restart PC.

Win 11 24H2 doesn’t appear to be available to the public yet. I tried reseting using the link and that did not work. And yes, I have definitely been restarting my PC, though it also restarts on it’s on when testing the issue.

I believe this issue has been resolved. I updated my computers BIOS recently and this I believe caused my undervolted CPU core configuration to become unstable. After adjusting the curve on some of the cores the issue is now resolved.