Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:36 PM
It's not always immediate when browsing, but usually within the 1st few minutes. It doesn't matter which of those 3 browsers I use, and I don't have IE installed to try. 100% usage remains high some times, and drops down at times. Browser freezes when it's at 100%. I am typically a user with lots of programs open, lots of browser tabs, with rarely any negative performance. It's currently not a problem with this forum, but fairly often goes to 100% even with no other programs open.
Highest peak memory usage is chrome, svchost, and EKRN.exe (my latest attempt ESET NOD32).
I didn't uninstall Flash, just disabled or blocked it in each browser. Same with Java, then tried an uninstall and renewed download. I read somewhere these may be a problem, and I noticed more usage spikes when on pages with either of those, less issues on plain no-frills web pages.
I had a problem with Chrome speed dial about a month ago, and disabled that. Otherwise, I don't use too many add-ons, but will look into that tomorrow.
Is it appropriate to post my original question in a different forum?
Thanks for your comments/suggestions.