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high memory usage, google chrome, computer SLOW response

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#1 cafejose


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:25 AM

Less than a week ago, I used Control Panel to disable Google Chrome automatic update checking & installations. I did this because Chrome sometimes automatically checks for available updates and ties nearly all of computer resources while some unknown process associated with Chrome occurs. I thought this was because of the automatic update checking and installing, which why I turned this off (through Scheduling Tasks, in Control Panel.)

Just a couple of hours ago, I fresh-started the computer (Windows XP, s.p.3, 2.0GHz processor, 512MB RAM, Norton Internet Security 2011, Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 7.01, Google Chrome (belief up to date, 15.0.874.121 m)), visited internet using Internet Explorer - NOT CHROME - and had not yet even opened chrome during this user session. A few minutes after the internet usage, the computer became suddenly very, very, very slow, and Norton File Insight indicated high memory usage from Google Chrome. It reported "setup.exe" as the file causing this. I clicked to see where file is this was file, and after maybe 5 or 7 minutes, a folder opened in response indicating C:....CR_2D830.tmp\setup.exe.

When the Chrome business finished, apparantly not accomplishing anything that I could tell, computer responsiveness returned to normal.

I just wonder, is my computer so affected not really well suited for Google Chrome Browser? Also, must I completely uninstall Chrome in order to make sure this unknown process regarding Chrome does not happen again? I thought by disabling the scheduled task of automatic check & install of updates, that this problem would not happen again, but the problem just DID happen again.

Edited by cafejose, 22 November 2011 - 01:28 AM.

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:49 AM

Uninstall Chrome if it bothers you that much. There seems to be a new version of Chrome weekly so it's something that comes with the territory.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:49 AM


Well first you could do without norton.. with a computer such as yours with 512Mb ram you need all the memory you can get and with norton you are loosing a lot of that available memory. Chrome and its auto updates just add to that, then you start using your page file which will really slow you down. If it were me I would either get a ram upgrade or get rid of norton infavor of a different anti-virus. Or if you really don't like it uninstall chrome. :)
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