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Chrome is unbelievably slow. downhillrider1 2/3/09 9:25 AM
When I use chrome to navagate websites other than google, It is so slow, like it has to think about what its doing before it does it. I know its not my connection because when I use Firefox the second I click a bookmark, it instantly goes to it. What can I do?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. 1982 2/15/09 9:12 PM
I too find it very slow. It wasnt like this on my other laptop. But now that i have installed it on a pc, links that i select to open in different tabs, just dont load....they take forever!!

I also use mozilla mainly, and they open up lightening fast!. So theres something wrong with my computer i guess?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Zeke-123 2/22/09 3:05 PM
Yeah, it's slow for me too, it's fast when you're on google but everything else is super slow, I suggest you switch back to Firefox, IE, or Safari. It's not your computer's fault. (my computer runs at 3.2 ghz and it's still slow) 3 tabs on Chrome can cause it to stall. But hey, this is Google's first web browser, give them some time and they may improve on it.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. 1982 2/23/09 3:31 AM
Its funny because I have had a really good version of chrome, its just the latest one that I've downloaded for a pc is really slow/innoperable. Maybe they changed the file. I'll wait for an upgrade or try to re-install it some other time. Its nice to know that its not my pc!! Thanks
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Crome1 3/7/09 1:12 PM
Hi all I had the same problem,, and tried every thing to fixit,, i.e Defragment and increace disk space, bla bla....

But then I reinstalled my crome and WOLA it is like before faster, then IE and Fireforx

Regards
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. K. Stokholm 4/16/09 9:11 AM
Incidentally, that should read "Voilà", if I am not mistaken. Anyway: I think your idea (i.e. to reinstall Chrome) sounds fine. But: would that not kill off all my bookmarks - or even worse: my passwords??!! I would really hate to have to retype them all - that would take me weeks...
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. openbloject 4/26/09 11:42 PM
May the chrome be with you.
Remove this folder.
C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Account>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data

openb...@gmail.com
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. IPBV 6/10/09 6:20 AM
I have tested Google Chrome for 7 days now, and it seems faster then IE/firefox at first, but when using it more intensively/for a longer periode it becomes slower and slower untill it really jams the computer for 10-15 seconds at times.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Shawn (Googler) 7/13/09 6:04 PM
Hey guys,

Can you provide some additional information that may be useful in determining what is occurring?

- What OS?
- How much free hard drive and ram?
- Is there a specific URL(s) you notice this on?
- Does clearing your browsing data help?
- If you go to Google Chrome's task manager (shift+esc), can you identify an intensive process?

Shawn
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. D_O_CV 7/14/09 3:36 AM
I am having a somewhat similar problem. Was using chrome on and off for 10 months.
At the beginning it was very fast, and now it slows down a lot, even when i do google searches.

Spec:
Chrome: 2.0.172.33
Toshiba Tecra Laptop
OS: win xp (shows that it is sp2, but I am quite sure, that it should be sp3 already)
Free space: 6Gb
Ram: 992 Mb
CPU: Core 2 Duo T7100 @ 1.80 GHz

Scenario 1:
have lots of tabs open (10-15 in my case), other application as well like Adobe Reader, Eclipse, Power point.
Try to open new tab. It may take ages before the new tab appears and allows to enter anything in the address bar.

Scenario 2:
similar to above, but this time new tab appears faster, but when i type a search into the address bar,
the page stays blank for about 30 seconds or more.
In Chrome Task Manager: Browser takes around 25% all the time, while the tab stays at 0.
In the same time the hard drive is working, like something is loaded or offloaded from/to page file.

Hope this helps.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. D_O_CV 7/14/09 3:40 AM
Also if I open a big page like this one http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/axes_api.html?highlight=xticks#matplotlib.axes.Axes.set_xticks
but then don't use it for a while, and come back, it is not shown straight away, but can take up to 30-40 seconds before anything comes up.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. DetHusker 7/14/09 7:12 AM
I also have many days where Chrome runs extremely, extremely slow.  So, I switch to IE or Firefox and am off and running.  Other days, Chrome is fine.  I've used Chrome since it came out and the slow issue has always been there, but it's been much worse lately.  There are days when I don't even use Chrome because I give up on it.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. socalguy24 7/16/09 10:53 AM
Yeah, it's been all kinds of slow but only lately.  It always says "waiting for" x but its clearly not the website.  I'm even having problems with gmail.  I have to reload all the time.  I started noticing problems when I installed gmail offline or whatever they call it.  I don't understand how this could effect sites other than gmail but ultimately wouldn't be surprised.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. rizo17 8/5/09 8:42 AM
Whe I try to load youtube, it says at the bottom loading proxy ??
And it takes ages to load
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 8/6/09 10:10 PM
Next time Chrome is being really slow....

Don't kill it.  Just open Firefox and try the page there.   If firefox also is really slow, or locked up
all together, THEN kill chrome and see if firefox immediately loads.

If so, you have this problem: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=22313ae41dc80f75&hl=en

(And I don't have a fix, other than restarting Chrome).
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. nthawEE 9/19/09 3:18 AM
I think i resolved my issue with chrome. I changed DNS servers and it started loading pages like a charm. Before that it was simply slow when compared to ie8 or firefox.
Try looking for DNS server on the net. I used Comodo DNS.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. nganguly5 10/19/09 10:28 AM
download winsocksfix exe.and run it.get your chrome back into lightning state.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 10/19/09 10:57 AM
Winsockfix (to the extent it does anything) simple repairs a broken winsock stack.  This is not a problem with the winsock stack.  Its a problem with Chrome occasionally clogging it up.  Simply killing chrome will fix the problem.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. RokawaCardiff 12/9/09 4:58 AM
I'm currently using chrome 3.0.195.33.. when I installed it in my personal laptop, it was very fast, but in my Office PC it was very slow.. especially when opening a new tab..  It took couple of seconds before the new tab can appear. It was fine when I open the same page using firefox, so i knew immediately that it got nothing to do with the network.

What I did was, I downloaded a cleaning tool (freeware) to optimize my PC performance.. I clear all unused files, clear all the unstable/unused registries.. after that, my chrome went fast like a thunder!!.. IT WAS AMAZING!! I never used other browser anymore since..

BTW the freeware that I used is C Cleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/). Hope this would help u guyz! Cheers..
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. fourier1861 12/13/09 12:16 PM
This has been frustrating me for months, but it seems to finally be fixed.  Instant page loads and event responses, compared to 6-7 seconds before.  Go to Tools | Options | Under the Hood | Change proxy settings | LAN Settings, then deselect "Automatically detect settings" checkbox.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. vinahamp 3/10/10 8:34 AM
It is absolutely slow.  Running on hp laptop, windows ultimate.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. fgreco55 3/10/10 8:56 PM
I use Chrome on my WinXP laptop.  No issues.

But on my new iMac with Snow Leopard (osx 10.6.2), Chrome has a high latency before it renders pages.  Sometimes 20-30 sec.  And then it sometimes does not render the page correctly.  The NYTimes site sometimes looks like a circa 1995 Mosaic webpage.  I didn't have this problem in January, only the past month.  Its so bad, I have to use other browsers to do my work.  I've loaded Opera 10 which is blazingly fast, so its not the connection.   Nslookup comes back pretty quickly so its not DNS.

I have a Docsis3.0 modem.

Anyone else see this behavior?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 3/30/10 8:15 AM
I just upgraded to OSX 10.6.3 (released yesterday) on my 27" iMac.

Chrome (5.0.342.7) latency before the page shows up is still very long.  I haven't gotten the oddly rendered webpages in a while, but its still disappointing that its so slow.  How can Opera 10 be that much faster?  Weird.

Anyone still having the same issues after upgrading to OSX 10.6.3?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. thegonedeadtrain 3/30/10 10:20 PM
I find it interesting that the only Google employee to respond to this thread was back in July.  Chrome is still really slow.  As everyone says, it starts out being faster than any other browser I've ever used.  Then it gradually gets slower than any browser I've ever used.  This is only with a few tabs open.  

I'm running XP on a system with a 2.5ghz dual-core processor and 3 gigs of ram.  Surely it's not the computer (though XP is a different animal than Vista or 7, but that's something separate).  This seems to be a programming issue.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 3/30/10 11:34 PM
Are you running some sort of proxy server or internal software firewall?  I found I was using webguard from Avira, and it could only handle a small number of concurrent connections. Chrome wants 100 concrrent connections. Most proxy software can't support that many.

Try temporarily stopping any browser protection software.  If that helps, find a different proxy, or do without it.

Chrome is the fastest browser.  If not for you, then there is a bottle neck in your stack somewhere.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. kgrooney 3/31/10 7:46 AM
I am new to Chrome and thought that it was the best thing in the world until one or two days ago when it started to take, on average, 10 secs. for pages to load.  I am running Mac OS 10.6.2.  I am rather disappointed with the lack of response here from Google on this issue, as evidenced by this forum anyway.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 3/31/10 8:41 AM
As I mentioned, I have no issues with Chrome on my WinXP laptop.  I use it regularly when I'm mobile.  Its my fav browser on my Dell laptop.

Chrome on the Mac has serious problems.  After talking to some of my Mac colleagues, everyone agrees to step away from Chrome until the Mac issues are resolved.  Some of them are using Safari; personally I find Opera 10 on the Mac blazingly fast (but still has issues with websites hard-coded for IE... so I have to use FF for that).  Two non-tech people in my house overwhelmingly refuse to use Chrome on my iMac, which is an interesting indicator.

Maybe the underlying question is "Does Google care about Apple products"?  Maybe it doesn't given their business relationship.  From the lack of response from Google on the Chrome/Mac issue here, perhaps this is true.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 3/31/10 8:53 AM
First, as to google not responding, there are hundreds of threads on this subject to which they have responded. Use search. Google is your friend.   Second, it's somewhat laughable to find Apple users complain about non responsive developers. Talk about kettle black!

But more importantly, even on the Mac chrome wins all browser shootouts. So it's something with your Mac.  Look to any anti virus suites as problem sources. Especially those that have a web guard feature. Often these have very restrictive concurrent socket limits.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 3/31/10 11:38 AM
Screenio,

Where are the hundreds of threads on Chrome page rendering latency?  I would appreciate a pointer.  It might help me.  Seriously.

I'm not comparing Google support to Apple support.  I just want a solution to the problem.  I'm a happy user of Chrome on my Windoze laptop.  I don't want a flamewar or some silly who's faster contest.  I did use Google to find this forum, so please drop the attitude.  I'm trying to build software that works in Chrome and need answers.

Btw, I've talked to about a dozen Mac users about this problem, all senior developers.  All but one said to avoid Chrome until it works well on a Mac.  This is valuable information for Google, not merely flip responses.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. matix 3/31/10 6:46 PM
completely sympathise with Frank55. I'm using MacBook and my chrome considerably slowed down exactly since i upgraded to 10.6.3.
weird!!!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. DemiGuru 3/31/10 8:31 PM
@Frank55 I'm using the Chromium nightly builds and have noticed the same problem. Regardless of how busy the page is, everything is slow to display/render. I'm not talking about mere seconds but minutes!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. DemiGuru 3/31/10 8:35 PM
One more thing - Safari has significantly slowed down after the update as well, but not as bad.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. matix 4/1/10 12:29 AM
@DemiGuru
'I'm not talking about mere seconds but minutes!' -- you got the point.
i shifted from firefox to safari because FF was extremely slow in opening tabs. and i did the same thing from safari to chrome for similar reason. chrome was far faster than safari. but now every time i open a tab or tabs at the same time, it just FROZEN (it means that my screen looks dead) until ALL tabs are loaded, and it always took so long for chrome to open ANY tab recently.

further, many blogs and sites i visit with chrome very often before even couldn't be opened now. how so?

it seems google doesn't care about mac users? i do hope i'm wrong, but will they manage to solve this issue soon before i am forced to return to safari???
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. risoldi 4/1/10 4:47 AM
Chrome 5.0.360.4 dev on a Mac
I started noticing a slowdown a few days ago, after Chrome did a self update. And that was before updating to OS X 10.6.3 (which I only did today). My colleague in the next office is having the same experience. Pages that used to load quickly now freeze for 10-20 seconds, and I can't neither scroll nor click links until the tab is completely loaded. This is especially noticeable on youtube or sites with flash ads, and I'm beginning to suspect this has at least something to do with flash loading.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Argelius 4/1/10 6:08 AM
From risoldi:  Pages that used to load quickly now freeze for 10-20 seconds, and I can't neither scroll nor click links until the tab is completely loaded. This is especially noticeable on youtube or sites with flash ads, and I'm beginning to suspect this has at least something to do with flash loading.

I was going to post the exact same thing...
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Scheller 4/1/10 11:27 PM
My Chrome has also been going slow and I have yet to update to 10.6.3... so it's not the problem.

I disabled my only Extension (AdBlock) and so far pages have been running smooth again. Maybe it's something caused by the recent Chrome update and it's ability to play nicely with Extensions?

I had never had any problems with Chrome going slow before just recently in the past couple of days.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. matix 4/2/10 1:34 AM
@Scheller: it seems you've found the key. thank you.
my chrome has more than 10 extensions, including adblock. i disable the adblock ONLY and chrome runs far faster again, though might not as fast as before. now i've uninstalled adblock and use adblock lite instead.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. alexbunke 4/2/10 11:37 AM
Experiencing this page loading lag like the past few users...started after Chrome recently self-updated.  Will try disabling AdBlock.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. alexbunke 4/2/10 11:40 AM
Updated AdBlock, seems to have resolved the problem noticeably.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 4/2/10 12:26 PM
I had high promise for the AdBlock solution, but I have no extensions loaded on my iMac Chrome.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 4/2/10 12:40 PM
So as I predicted above in my 3/30/2010 post, it is your proxy server (which is exactly what AdBlock is).    

My proxy was WebGuard, by AVira.  My first clue was that Chrome for Linux had no slowdown (because linux does not need an antivirus), but my Chrome for Windows became slower and slower as more tabs were opened.

I filed a bug report with Google (rather than bitching in a news group) and the source of this behavior was quickly determined to be a restrictive proxy.  You can view the thread here:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=32817

I subsequently filed a bug report with Avira.

The AdBlock issue is exactly the same. AdBlock can't handle more than a few tens of sockets, whereas Chrome uses 100 per tab.  Perhaps someone filed a bug report with them as well, and the upgrade fixes this issue.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 4/2/10 1:59 PM
I do not have AdBlock installed in my OSX version of Chrome.  I still have the problem.  I have no extensions loaded.  I did a reinstall.  Seems to have the same issue.  Even when there's only a few tabs open.

Only on my Mac.  My PC Chrome has no issues.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 4/2/10 2:48 PM
Still, I will wager you have another proxy server running on that machine that you forgot about or don't know about.

Many protection suites work by acting as proxy servers and many even fool your applications into believing they are not there.  

The mere fact that others have solved this problem by updating Adblock suggest that there is nothing wrong with the Mac version, and nothing wrong with the Mac tcp stack, but that some other element is making a bottle neck.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. iPcc 4/3/10 12:12 AM
I also have this problem. Couldn't even load some pages which worked before.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. talattof 4/6/10 10:46 AM
chrome is now nearly dysfunctional in 10.6.3 !!! and there's no way to export your bookmarks to use another browser lol
i've also removed all extensions and many pages still don't render properly
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. lycheesinsyrup 4/13/10 9:03 AM
Well! I had the Chrome lack of responsiveness problem too, and it was not like that before. I did everything you say here, (I'm on LAN, and use a PC, Win XP Pro), deleted the users file, re-installed Chrome, got rid of all the add-ons, and the result was a big NOTHING:I was entering google.com, and it would take more than a MINUTE to go there, while Firefox was responding instantly.
If I clicked on web page links from my emails, it would go there right away.
I gave up and installed Opera Turbo as my second browser, and Chrome will just stay closed.
Just finished setting up Opera, and find it much more intuitive and 'complete' than Chrome.
Enabled the Opera Turbo mode, which compresses and loads web pages faster, and I'm in heaven-it's instant!
Good bye Chrome, hope you do better in the future!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. risoldi 4/19/10 5:09 AM
A little follow-up: now my Chrome (dev version on OS X 10.6.3) has updated itself to 5.0.375.9 and the problem seems to have disappeared.
Now however I am bothered by the lack of the http:// in the address bar, but that's another complaint entirely. :)
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Lars Kniep 5/8/10 3:22 AM
YouTube is also very slow.. sometimes it can take up to 20 seconds before it goes to the video when you clicked it....

O.S.  Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Processor: Core 2 duo E6750 @ 3,2ghz
RAM: 6GB
Free HDD space: 260gb
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. kamcik 5/28/10 11:20 AM
I also had problem with slow chrome v5.0.375.55 (slow loading pages; scrolling; opening tabs; etc.). The problem was my default proxy setting in Windows7. It could be your problem too.
To fix, go to:
CONTROL PANEL –> INTERNET OPTIONS –> CONNECTION tab –> LAN SETTINGS button –> uncheck AUTOMATICALLY DETTECT SETTINGS

I hope it will be helpfull.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. notsofastboy 7/5/10 11:08 PM
I like chrome or The ideas that chrome has to offer.But i have installed chrome and uninstalled  chrome over and over.Sometimes chrome works fine and sometimes chrome jams up or does not load news ,gmail or youtube.But i keep trying to use chrome.I have hope that is it hope. thanks.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. irondsd 7/25/10 8:38 AM
I found Chrome is very slow too. Especially with many tabs, when I open the next tab, it freezes for 15-20 seconds until it download the next tab. If I open about 15 tabs, sometimes even scroll is very slow. Other browsers like Opera and FF works just fine. Even I open 30 tabs in Opera, it's still as fast as before. But the longer I use Chrome, the slower it is.

I like Chrome very much, I'm afraid it will be too slow so I can't stand it and I'll have to change browser.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. JayCanfield 7/29/10 7:33 PM
Tried everything mentioned here. Still no joy. Clean install of snow leopard with chrome. Browser is almost useless.

Maybe once they put some more work into it i'll try it again. For now it's back to firefox.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. adamhunterprice 8/21/10 12:13 PM
I had this problem. Here is the solution

For Mac:
Go to the Chrome button at the top left hand side of the screen beside the apple. Click clear browsing data, it will pop up a window with all the stuff that you want to clear out then on the bottom of the pop out window there is a ling to adobe flash storage that goes to this http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html webpage, all you have to do is delete all the sites in there and it will run smooth.

if you one windows i dont know where you would go but you can probably just click on the link that i posted and it should work.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Marcus Cook 10/8/10 11:02 AM
When I installed Chrome, it was the snappiest browser I could use. Then it started to slllllooooooooowwww doooooowwwwn. Thanks adamhunterprice! That tip about Flash was the ticket to speediness once again!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. golfingdude3 11/4/10 11:21 PM
I have found Chrome to be intolerably slow.  The home page comes up quickly but than you sit and wait before you can do anything on the page.  This is what happens with every tab I open, shows up but is locked for some time before the page is fully functional.  I only have 3 add-ins and have found Google to be a dog.  I have tried ChromePlus and was impressed but couldn't spent much time with it.  I find Opera would be the ticket but the plug-ins suck;  No Adblocker, WOT, ClicknClean, and seems kind of weird when using it or trying to set it up initially.  I have an older machine Windows XP SP3 one gig of ram and only 60g for hard drive, but all other browser work
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 11/5/10 10:52 AM
@golfingdude3:

Read thru the thread and look for things that might be similar to your situation.
Some versions of AntivVir Premium just totally bog down Chrome because of the limitations in Antivir web guard.  (If you have it, turn it off, its useless).

Also look for other things in the thread, because Chrome beats ALL browsers for speed, so if it stalls out on your computer there must be some contention for resources or virus activity going on.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 11/7/10 2:05 PM
The slowness went away for a few releases, but now its back again.

I have Chrome 7.0.517.44 on my Mac running OS X 10.6.4 (plenty of RAM) with a 25Mbps Verizon connection.
Chrome latency is very bad once again.

Here are some rough load/render times for Chrome with Opera times in parentheses.

NYTimes.com - 15 sec (4 sec)
Microsoft.com - 7 sec (9 sec)
Cnet.com - 13 sec (5 sec)
Apple.com - 5 sec (5 sec)
musictoyz.com - 40 sec (6 sec)
youtube.com - over a minute (4 sec)
PrsGuitars.com - 3 sec (2 sec)
espn.com - over a minute  (13 sec)

Hey Google guys, Chrome on the Mac is bad once again.

Frank G
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 11/7/10 2:48 PM
Sub 2 seconds on all of those.  musictoyz.com was maybe 4 or 5 seconds.
This with half your bandwidth from comcast.
Chrome 8.0.552.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 11/7/10 6:12 PM
Chrome 8.x?  Is that the dev build?

What do you get with Chrome 7.x?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 11/7/10 6:25 PM
For Windows or  Linux just select the Beta version. (Everything in Google seems to carry the beta tag long past the time necessary).

I had 7.something previously, and wanted some of the new features in 8.  7 was no slower.

Don't know about the mac version.  

See my post (about #14) on the first page.  It will help you determine if there are other bottelnecks in your system .
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frank55 11/8/10 7:12 PM
Hey Screenio, thanks for the info.  I'll look for your post.

But I've never had trouble with Chrome on my Windoze box.  Its only with my iMac.  Chrome is very fast on my PC, but the Mac version is now slow again.  Chrome (4?) was similarly slow on my Mac, but then it was fixed for a while.  Now with 7, its slow once again.

It seems to be a rendering latency issue with Chrome.  I can wget a page practically instantaneously (espn.com in 1.2 sec); Chrome took 43 sec to render that same page.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. cazzytime 11/14/10 4:41 AM
I didn't have problems with Google Chrome but in the past couple of weeks it has been really slow. I thought I had a problem with my computer and have been defragging, deleting and analysing, but when I switch back to Firefox there is no problem with loading. Has a recent upgrade changed Chrome from a go faster to slowmo?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. cazzytime 11/14/10 4:47 AM
I have cleared the cache and the download history and cookies and it seems to have speeded things up for now.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. cazzytime 11/14/10 5:53 AM
Maybe I spoke too soon! Back to slow now.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. giantsbaseball 11/21/10 6:25 PM
Slow as molasses.  I don't get it.  I unchecked DNS prefetching and it seems to have perked up.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. pozitronic 11/24/10 6:00 AM
Potential Solution:

I had big time lag with multiple tabs open. Using  XPS M1530, windows 7, 64bit.

So I uninstalled a lot  of apps I not longer used and needed. Then I updated all of my drivers to the latest. It fixed lag, and now Chrome is back to its speedy self. I think the culprit was the video driver, but hard to pinpoint because I did it all in one go.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. giantsbaseball 11/24/10 9:20 AM
all drivers are current, and in fact i have a new motherboard, of which the video drivers are part of from what I am told.  dont have that many apps, either.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. CustomKramer 11/24/10 11:53 AM
It's obviously a Google Chrome issue. I got pages rendered incorrectly, Pages not loading at all, or just plain stupidity when trying to navigate back and forth! If you WANT people to use your browser...FIX IT! If you don't want to do that, people will just go back to using IE ,Firefox, or w/e browser they use. When I get on the internet, I don't have time to dick around waiting for a simple webpage to load! Talk about being unproductive!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. giantsbaseball 11/24/10 11:56 AM
AMEN.

Right now, Chrome is just junk. Too bad- it was great.  Meanwhile, Firefox is zooming along.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 11/24/10 2:47 PM
@giantsbaseball
Chrome is the fastest browser.  Period.  Hands down.
Don't come here posting that Chrome is junk when your machine CLEARLY has some issues.
Your issues are most likely software. Hardware has very little to do with anything the browser needs.
So fix your installation or your DNS server or what ever, but stop blaming Chrome for your messed up installation.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. giantsbaseball 11/24/10 3:00 PM
Check the attitude at the door, pal.  Think I am the only one who's having Chrome slowness?  Then, ah, GOOGLE it.  My computer is in perfect running order.

http://www.google.com/search?q=google+chrome+is+slow&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

New clean Chrome install- same issue.  Sorry I am not as perfect as you seem to be.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. jcrada 12/3/10 2:23 PM
I just disabled Google Mail Checker Plus - Version: 1.2.1.1 for chrome and now it is really fast now. Maybe there are some chrome applications that makes it really slow :(
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. oicu 12/16/10 3:00 PM
On some systems the slowness of Chrome may be hopeless (unless the programmers build in a fix). My I.T. manager said the problem (on this machine anyway) is the way Chrome uses 'multi-threading'. Whatever is wrong causes Chrome to take nearly a minute to respond to ANYTHING when launched, and periodically it will go into similar lengthy freezes unexpectedly. Firefox and I.E. work fine.

This machine is an Intel Pentium 4 CPU @3 GHz with 1 gigabyte of RAM, with XP Pro sp 3
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 12/16/10 3:32 PM
I run chrome just fine on a machine like yours OICU.  Multi threading is not the source of the problem that some are seeing.

Some reports indicate its the add-ons, others suggest you clear your cache, and others suggest you not import your old book marks.  Turn off your virus scanner (just as a test, not permanently) and check for other software that acts as a web proxy server in your computer.

Since I got rid of Avira, which was acting as a web proxy server, I have not been able to find one machine that it was slow on.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. ~WillowRaven~ 12/16/10 11:59 PM
- What OS?     Windows XP
- How much free hard drive and ram?   318 GB free on main HD (147 used) , 487 GB free on spare HD (443 GB used) - OS on main drive .... 6 GB RAM
- Is there a specific URL(s) you notice this on?  Gmail, Facebook
- Does clearing your browsing data help?  --NO-- neither does clearing compute cookies or temp internet folder or doing disk cleanup
- If you go to Google Chrome's task manager (shift+esc), can you identify an intensive process?  Shockwave Flash (10,1,103,22) at 222,352K of memory (everything else is about 20k or less, with most of the actual plug-in/extension coming in below 3k)

Additionally, FB games/apps are not loading properly or fully, and neither is Gmail (have to switch to "basic HTML" instead of "standard as it will not load up completely in the 'standard' view).  This has been going on for about the last 24-ish hours.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Imbericle 3/23/11 7:48 AM
Chromium getting slower and slower can be easy resolved when running on GNU/Linux.

Just do as described here:
http://www.limitlessfx.com/speeding-up-chromium-start-up.html

But I don't think that this Problem is as easy to solve with Windows as with GNU/Linux.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Vi3tgur1 4/5/11 11:32 PM
Wow, I thought it was my connection at first but it's not. I can load Google fine but not my other web sites. Does anyone have a better internet user than Google Chrome?!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Rahi374 6/9/11 12:23 AM
I thought Chrome was supposed to be fast!!?? That's what all the commercials say! I just accidentally closed Chrome (that was my fault) and I reopened it. When I reopened it, there were 13 tabs, and I closed 3 of them so now there are only 10 tabs open, and I've been waiting for..... 540 seconds (9 minutes), and it's still not done loading!!!! None of them are! In the speed tests, they said that Chrome was faster than lightning! But no~~ they only tested it on opening one page that it already had experience opening! And so now people in this thread are complaining that it's too slow! The only reason why I still use it is because of the Apps. You got lucky this time!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Rahi374 6/9/11 12:53 AM
Okay, I went and did something else and did not touch the computer for... 39 minutes after I opened up Chrome with those 10 tabs, and it's still not done loading.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Epic0 6/10/11 7:57 AM
To make Google Chrome faster you will need to delete History Every week
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Shirauk 6/12/11 11:12 AM
For months, I used Chrome and it was lightning fast, then I changed my settings to load the last pages I had up and it got really slow. I thought maybe it was an internet thing, but internet was same quality/speed. Changed it back to just opening to home page and it's blazing fast again. Might be your problem.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. lvirden 6/22/11 10:46 AM
When I first started using google chrome, it started up very fast. However, over the past 4 months or more, it now takes chrome at least 5 minutes - sometimes more - to start up on my vista home premium laptop.

I have started opening the built-in task manager in chrome to watch it progress. Before I can use chrome, it has to allocate what appears to be nearly all the laptop's 2gb of memory. Then it begins to slowly respond to pages.  I had to remove all extensions and applications, because otherwise, chrome would take so much time that I couldn't use it.

Is there any plans for chrome to return to being speed?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 6/22/11 11:23 AM
@Ivirden:
 
   "Is there any plans for chrome to return to being speed?"

Chrome is the fastest browser I've ever seen.  It should be patently obvious that if
a program takes 5 minutes to load NOBODY would use it.  No one.  Yet millions of users use it as their preferred browser.

From that you should have immediately come to the conclusion that there is nothing wrong with Chrome, but rather something is horribly wrong with your computer or your chrome installation. 

You should clear your cache in Wrench / Options / Under the hood.
You should set "Open Home page" in Wrench / Options / Basics  (not reopen the pages that were open last which might be dozens of tabs).

You might also see if you have web virus scanner running that is intercepting http requests.  AVG used to have a huge problem with this because they would limit concurrent connections to an unreasonably low number. Temporarily stop these and try it again. 

If all else fails, clear cache, uninstall, Export your book marks, (Wrench / Bookmarks / Bookmark Manager / Organize / Export) and then nuke it and start with a fresh download and a re-install.

Believe me, there is nothing wrong with Chrome.  I use it on every computer I have.  Everyone complaint about slowness I have ever seen is traced to something else.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. kvarv 6/22/11 1:05 PM
@screenio

Chrome loads faster than the rest of the browsers in my computer (IE / Firefox) BUT SLOWER THAN ONE MONTH AGO.

Moreover when I type a url and press enter it takes 1 or 2 minutes (!) to load if the program is still initializing.

Chrome wasn't like that in it's previous versions.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. screenio 6/22/11 1:12 PM
@kvary:

What version are you running?

I have 13.0.782.24 beta-m and its blindingly fast.  Firefox is the one that grinds and grinds after I type a URL, but even it does not take a minute.

Maybe post one URL that takes a minute to load?  
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. shukri77 6/25/11 9:10 PM
Download and install CCleaner http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/. Run the cleaner and registry cleaner. This may solve your problem.
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Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. berkbilak 8/16/11 10:41 AM
When i first downloaded Chrome, I downloaded it because it was a light, fast, non-CPU eating browser...  Now  I have 2-3 Chrome Extensions, and when i'm on facebook, 3-4 tabs open, when i open task manager i see over 15-20 Chrome.exe *32 's! and And the one with lowest CPU use is 9K! WTF?! I have 3.4Ghz i7 and 8GB Rams, i'm not having any problems at usual usage tough.. But sometimes, when i search for something on internet and when i have to check many websites, like 10-15 tabs, it even slows my computer! And sometimes it crashes! It makes me freak out when it crashes!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. ppanchal 9/14/11 1:35 PM
My google chrome is super slow, it was faster before, but now its like its thinking before loading a page, the missing status bar does not help either.
Chrome 13.0.782.220 m
OS Windows 7-64 bit , 8GB RAM
Disappointed by the speed, I cleared my all the data, restarted the computer, nothign has helped so far
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. GreenLEDs 11/10/11 5:22 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, this IS the problem. It's not Chrome itself, it's the version as is stated below by a previous poster . . .

"Its funny because I have had a really good version of chrome, its just the latest one that I've downloaded for a pc is really slow/innoperable."

I can't remember for the life of me what version I had installed at home. If anyone would like to know, you might be able to download an older version on OldApps and keep that nice znappy Chrome you once knew.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. GreenLEDs 11/10/11 5:29 AM
Ah, and a few suggestions for those of you who did use the old and new versions of Chrome. If you can do without having a service auto complete your web addresses -- meaning the "under the hood" tab options that use outside services to lookup sites you should TURN THEM OFF. They provide NO extra usability for the experienced surfer and they only add operational overhead to the chrome.exe process. In a world of convenience, having control over what you do NOT need will give you an edge, so turn those options off, off and more off. :)

I actually disable plugins from running and I enjoy it very much. I'm primarly a text reader so I think that makes a difference... I like loading a page with an article at LIGHTNING fast speeds and if I WANT to see an advertisement (eye-roll) then I DECIDE to turn it on (flash or w/e). Even when sites come up that flash ads in front of your fast, it's so easy to move them out of the way with plugins disabled. A simple right-click + r is a small price to pay for mega-uber fast page loads and a return to a NON advertised world where I can comfortably read to my hearts content.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. arum_lily 1/9/12 7:13 AM
I`m using Firefox at the moment as I can`t even open anything on Chrome. I will not be uninstalling & re-installing Chrome, I really can`t be bothered. If it`s still like this at the end of the day I`m going back to Firefox.
I`m using the same laptop with the same software as I was when I first downloaded Chrome. If Googke can`t be bothered to resolve this issue I`m off. I had my doubts about how much of my private information Google stores prior to using Chrome but was pleased with Chrome when I first installed it a couple of months ago.  There is no point using a slow web browser that won`t even open one page unless it`s Google sign in page.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. NLOjim 1/20/12 6:15 PM
GreenLEDs was right on. As soon as I disabled everything in "under the hood", in the "privacy" section except the protection against phishing and malware all the stutter loading, low and never load problems vanished!  Great Job GreenLED.  (any relation to Green Latern?) jim
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. GreenLEDs 1/21/12 8:47 AM
No relation, sorry. Glad to be of help. When I finally get around to posting on my blog,  I might actually have some more useful things to help you out. Busy getting my Accounting degree at the moment.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. deluxreverb 2/4/12 9:55 PM
The people that report that Google Chrome is slow must be working for MS or somebody.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. IrrationalKilla 3/20/12 7:13 PM
Solved my problem. Thanks!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Frustrated Chrome User 3/20/12 9:38 PM
I have a similar issue: very slow on my laptop and several site do not open or operate with Chrome, but they work well with Firefox. So it not your computer,but a Google issue. Chrome will not even open up Hotmail, but Firefox does it OK. Also Chrome will not allow me to delete messages from a Yahoo email address. I have had this problem for several weeks, and have moved to Firefox. I have called Google and left several messages. Hope Google gets the message before competition moves in.
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. zimstock 5/9/12 6:45 AM
Does not look like Google gives a toss as this problem (and others) have plagued Chrome for a while so...perhaps they do want us to use IE or firefox!!!
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. caver_tim 5/9/12 7:43 AM
There is some evidence that some Malware and Anti virus programms detect the new version of chrome as possible malware and restrict its internet connection.
What malware / Av software do you run?
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. domini99 5/14/12 8:43 AM
i got the same problem.

And i downloaded chrome because the adds say it is a "very fast browser with very fast start time". it takes 1 minute to start!

Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. ham39 5/14/12 3:51 PM
Yea Google Chrome was the bomb but last 7 days its been going real real slow , thought my computer at 1st but all good . Have heard they having probs there might go to Firefox for awhile - good luck
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. MANthrax 5/18/12 4:40 AM
I've been a loyal Chrome user since its creation.  However, after a few years of slow performance and ill performance (the list of problems is too long) I have begun my search for a replacement.  It is sad that it's come to this and even more sad for me to leave an old trusted friend.  I'll try it again in a year but hopefully they will fire the department head.  
Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. rabnud 5/19/12 2:58 PM
Do you have McAfee? If so go to its Setup window , then select Firewall>Settings>InternetConnections for Programs

then find Google Chrome and see if it shows "Outgoing".  If so, edit and change to "Full".

Don't know why this happens, but every time Chrome slows down (sometimes stops) I find this setting has changed from "Full" to "outgoing".

Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. DrGoldstein 7/11/13 6:27 AM
Shawn,

I use both Mac OS X and Windows 7 and have the same problem on both.  Ample space on hard drive and ram for both computers.  Clearing browsing data does not help.  I am unable to access Google Chrome's task manager (shift + esc does not work) so I can't rule that out.  All I know is that I use this website everyday and chrome takes so long it's becoming unbearable and will need to go back to using firefox if it persists:

http://games.espn.go.com/frontpage/baseball

Also imdb and the MS Windows website too.

I'm sure many others.

Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Dave

Re: Chrome is unbelievably slow. Razvan Avramescu 7/24/13 8:37 AM
on mac removing comodo resolved chrome slow problem

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