For several months now I have been experiencing an intermittent problem with Firefox crashing on me for no apparent reason.
To make a long story short, after trying every software trick in the book I tried booting into another OS (I have eight of them on my PC).
Well guess what, FF crashed on the other OS too (for the record it was MEPIS).
I also had some funny issues in XP.
That's a pretty good indication that I am dealing with a hardware issue.
Well since the error message would more often then not say something about the video card I thought I would try and replace it.
I went out and bought a new video card and all worked well for the first day... then tonight FF went and crashed on my again.
I am now contemplating whether or not I should try replacing putting the video card in the only other slot on my mobo to see if that would help (in case is it is a bad slot).
The old video card had to be plugged into the power supply, this new one draws all of it's power from the slot itself.
So have I been able to exclude the power supply as the source of the problem?
Replacing the power supply is a relatively inexpensive option, however I dread having to replace the mobo and cpu (it would be very expensive to have to replace all of the other necessary components like RAM that I would need to use a new mobo).
I built my computer nearly six years ago, back then it was bleeding edge and I actually had to overclock it to get it to run stable (20%).
I cringe when I think of how much money I spent to build it all those years ago, but a nice stable computer sure would be nice to have.