[OT] Google Chrome Resource Hog?

Jerry Jensen jhj at jhj.com
Sat Jun 23 18:13:09 EDT 2012

I rarely if ever use Chrome, but I have it handy. My habit is to use Safari, since I have to support it for others, until it makes me mad, then I use FireFox.

I launched Chrome just now to see if I had the same problem, but no. It doesn't seem to eat any resources while its just sitting on a simple page.

Chrome v. 19.0.1084.56 OS X 10.7.4


On Jun 23, 2012, at 2:51 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> For some time now, I have been noticing massive activity on my wireless
> router for a few minutes several times a day.  Today I decided it was time
> to figure out what's going on.
> I started by doing a virus scan which came out clean.  This is all on OS X
> Lion.
> So I started looking at Activity Monitor.  First thing I noticed is that
> Google Chrome is using up around 35-40% of my CPU time even when I'm not
> doing any browsing.  I switched off all the Chrome extensions I have but
> the CPU usage stayed at the same level.  On the network display, I see
> outbound traffic at between 10-20kb/sec and inbound at 0.5-1.5kb/sec.  Disk
> Activity shows writes around 2mb/sec.  This is all with no activity in any
> user programs other than me typing this email.
> If I quit Chrome, the Disk activity drops to mostly zero with the
> occasional blip of a few bytes, There's nothing using the CPU more than 6%
> (interestingly, that's Livecode), and the network activity drops to zero
> unless I actually access the web with, e.g., Safari.
> I've deleted Chrome, downloaded a new version and installed it but still
> get the same issue.
> Obviously, I've stopped using Chrome for now but I'm curious if any others
> are experiencing similar issues with Chrome.
> Pete
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