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Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource.

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Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. amidyala 4/17/09 7:59 AM
Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource.
I am using Windows Vista, I feel Chrome is more secure than IE(7) but, Chrome uses extremely high CPU (80% avg) and sometimes sustains at 100% until I pause, when watching movies using the adobe flash player plugin . Comparatively to IE7 uses much less (around 30% avg) of the CPU while using the flash player plugin.

Details of the System I am using are:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz each.
OS: Windows Vista SP1
Chrome Version: 1.0.154.53

I usually watch movies at www.megavideo.com
Here is a sample URL: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=6PWO1DNO
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. skatardrummer 4/17/09 5:50 PM
Really? That's weird. I've always found it to be considerably low in comparison to Firefox especially. Are you sure you aren't looking at the overall CPU usage for all running processes? Sometimes if you have background programs running like anti-spyware/anti-virus, these eat up a lot of your active memory.

Your system should be sufficient to sustain Google Chrome with little impact on your CPU.
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. amidyala 4/21/09 6:57 AM
Yeah I am sure that I was looking at just the chrome process CPU usage in the Task Manager when I noted those number down.
I made sure that there were no such background programs like anti-spyware/anti-virus running at that time.

Chrome by itself will work fine but with the Adobe Flash Plugin, it uses more CPU.
I want to be cautious here not to make this as a general statement for all the flash sites/videos but, with a few that I observed.
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. nakro 4/21/09 7:39 AM
i just checked your link and i only get 23% cpu usage

amid, you have basically 2 options (and i would do both!) 
1- update your flash to the latest version (mine is 10.0.22.87) see if it solves it

2-  update your chrome to the latest beta or the dev channel one (instructions at the bottom)
mine is the latest dev build which is 2.0.174.0


Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. GeordieBri 4/30/09 1:21 AM
I see the same re: processor usage.  Windows Task Manager shows "chrome.exe" @ 99%, and Chrome Task Manager shows "Plug-in: Shockwave Flash" @ high%.  This is only when the tab containing the page is visible, and the Flash movie is 'busy' (i.e. constantly animating).

I'm on Windows XP SP3, Chrome 1.0.154.59, Flash 10.0.22.87.
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. nakro 4/30/09 1:59 AM
@geordie, get the latest dev build (it is quite safe) and you will see the difference

just read this doc to see how
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. brenesh 9/7/09 9:43 PM
hi, even i have the same issue.. Chrome consumes more than 60% of CPU on an average.. Some times it consumes huge CPU even when only one tab is open. Is it due to shock wave? How do i turn it off?
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. kickball 9/14/09 12:31 PM
I am getting the same behavior -

starting and running chrome (gmail) for a bit pegs my processor.  The surest way to do it is to start chrome.  Everything returns to normal a few minutes after shutting Chrome down.
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. Hallucinosis 9/14/09 12:39 PM
I've been having terrible problems with Adobe Flash in Google Chrome ever since updated to the latest version of Flash 10. The Flash process seems to run out of control, fully utilizing one of my CPU cores and using tons of memory until I kill that process with Task Manager. Chrome then gives me this warning:
The following plug-in has crashed: Shockwave Flash. It's very annoying. I ran some youtube videos on Friday and came back to my machine on Sunday to find that the Chrome process running Flash had used 32 CPU hours and grown to 1.5gb of memory use.

Windows 7 Ultimate (7600) x64, Google Chrome 3.0.195.20, Adobe Flash Player Plugin 10.32.0.18. My machine is running an Intel Q6600 with 4GB RAM, nVidia 260GTX graphics card, onboard non-accelerated sound, etc.
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. MetallumRed 4/21/10 6:59 PM
Me too! I have severe CPU problems in Chrome! When I'm listening music in Grooveshark (hell! that's only music!), my CPU processes goes up to 100% until I force the Chrome to close.
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. faded_horizon 10/14/10 10:19 AM
No doubt chrome uses hell of a processor resource. It goes to almost 100% in short intervals. Can't seem to find a clue why it is happening but it surely does. No other browser acts this way. I have tried IE, Mozilla and Opera but they just workfine except for chrome. I think google need to look into the matter.
Re: Google Chrome is using up a lot of processor resource. PilarVIRUS 7/6/11 8:38 AM
I've actually just ran into this problem also, and I'm using Windows 7.