[OT] Google Chrome Resource Hog?

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Sat Jun 23 18:36:45 EDT 2012


Are you using Chrome Canary or enrolled into any testing/feedback program?
If you agreed to something along the lines of "let us help to improve
chrome by sending anonymous usage statistics" bla bla bla...

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> 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
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
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