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    Freeze for a min or two

    Hi am having a problem with chrome I am hoping someone can help me with. Chrome keeps freezing my pc but only for a minute or two then back to normal. This happens regardless of what extensions or apps I have enabled or installed also no conflicts are shown. I have herd that my realtek driver might be the reason and if I update it it should stop. However even after I install the generic driver from Realtek it still happens and my mobo manufacture driver is kind of old and does the same thing. This happened on win7-64 and even after a fresh install of Win8.1-64 Firefox works fine so its only with chrome. I even tried Chromium and still the same results.

    ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+

    Realtek ALC892

    AMD FX-6300
    Sapphire 7870 XT
    8 gigs Ram

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    You could try several chromium snapshots. The way to do it is not to download the mini-installer, but instead use the win32 zip file. Unzip to any empty folder. Run chrome.exe. This will create a chromium profile folder(I think under %appdata%.) The trick is, every time you try a different snapshot copy the folder contents of the folder that has chrome.exe(the folder you unzipped into) and the profile folder, to new folders with the version and build number. The reason to do this, if you go back to an older build that worked, if any new variables were introduced by the newer build you will get an error when you try to run it. So to go back copy the saved profile info and exe file folder contents back into the base folders after first emptying those folders of all files.

    It sounds more complicated than it is. Just save the current snapshot and profile to numbered folders before unzipping a new version and trying it.

    I would be surprised if you tried 4 snapshots from various spots on the tree without getting one that works.
    The first time you run the snapshot chrome.exe it should pick up settings and bookmarks from your current chrome install.
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