There are many, many questions, concerning a situation: "Blender crashes when..."
Just a few examples from the last 2 months...
Blender GPU compute render preview crash, Blender crashes when entering viewport rendered mode, Blender crashes several times and lags, Blender crashes when entering rendered view, Blender crashes with GPU installed, Windows 10 crashes using blender, How can I avoid crash when adding subdivision modifier?, Blender render extremely slow on Linux (+ crashes), Ubuntu. Blender crashes when opens Shader Editor, Always crash when I enter the rendered view in blender 2.90, Crashing during particle bake (not from memory), Blender crashing when using material preview or using eevee on Pop os 20.04, Blender crashes when using any kind of normal map, Blender won't see my nVidia GPU and 2.90 crashes but 2.91 doesn't, Cycles rendering mode crashes the entire program AMD OpenCL, Blender crashes when rendering cycles although using good settings, Blender crashes when rendering cycles although using good settings, Import STL crashes Blender Blender 2.9 instantly crashes when I try to render in Cycles Rendering (CPU+GPU) crash almost every time Blender Crashes When I Open A File, Blender crashes when I use volume absorption, Normal maps baking crashes blender 2.90. Exact same blender file as in blender 2.83 where bake doesn't crash, Exception Access Violation error, Blender crashes after rendering one frame, Cycles crashing on gpu compute (RX 5700 with XT bios)
Most don't have any answers, since the possible reasons are hard to pinpoint through Q&A format.
Should we have one dedicated Q&A post with possible reasons listed, for users to try?
- Update your GPU drivers
- Check if your HW meets the requirements
- Make sure your HW can handle the scene
- Try a different version
- Pray to Blender Gods... :)
- and so on...
Why it's a good idea:
- It will be faster and more helpful for those asking for help (that's the point here, right?)
- It will help protect our moderators' sanity :)
- It will save time so people can focus on answering other questions