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Chrome Resource Hog

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#1 Magic Sam

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

I find frequently that it takes ages to log in to Chrome, and then to Yahoo Mail, and sometimes the system seems to come to a complete halt.  I regularly clear browsing data and use CCleaner without any great success. Recently I installed Advance System Care and this displays a little screen showing my CPU and RAM usage.  The latter often gets to almost 100% when I am logging in.  This prompted me to open the Task Manager and observe what processes are the most demanding.  Very obvious at the most hungry end are the several chrome.exe files which in total account for several hundred MB.


Mine is an old PC running XP with 1 GB ram and a Sempron 2800+ processor.  Is this just incompatible with using a modern browser such as Chrome, even before I go to the "luxury" of opening several different tabs???  Or is my instance of Chrome somehow being too greedy???


I do of course have other applications in my Start Menu but as far as I can tell none that are that hungry.


As I write this with Yahoo Mail in the other open tab RAM usage has settled to around 70% and CPU at just 5%.

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:57 PM

You've already pointed in the right direction. Your PC is old. You've only got 1GB of RAM. Microsoft is ending XP support in April. It's time to put it out to pasture. 

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