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SSD, sluggish performance on Chrome and other applications

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    The OP stated clearly that neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox suffered from the same problems as Chrome. Doesn't this indicate that the problem is most likely with Chrome?
    Yes that's my point: has to be something with the browser, which is Chrome.
    It's a possibility.

    There are many variations on the default settings that work for different users.

    If I was me, I'll look at how many extensions run, how many programs managed to install/add extra extensions.
    Then disabling unused plugins and extensions.

    Chrome has a great way of showing resources usage through its own task manager and details ("view background pages and gives the number of them).

    Disabling or enabling "Continue running background apps when Chromium is closed" located at settings, may influence the startup speed as well.

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  2. #12


    I've done that on my Chrome previously as well - and I noted in the orginal post that I had tried variants of other Chrome browsers when the issue cropped up (Canary, Comodo, Iron, Rockmelt) all of which suffered the same issue. I think it has something to do with the multi-process nature of the browser and that is somehow linked to the slowdown in the loading of my applications.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HeliosLeviatis View Post
    I've done that on my Chrome previously as well - and I noted in the orginal post that I had tried variants of other Chrome browsers when the issue cropped up (Canary, Comodo, Iron, Rockmelt) all of which suffered the same issue. I think it has something to do with the multi-process nature of the browser and that is somehow linked to the slowdown in the loading of my applications.
    Sorry I've skipped those. I'll mention that I never encountered it before, because maybe I don't have SSD also.
    BUT the startup is not as fast as IE and FFox and that is something to notice in my case as well.

    Have you tried Chromium ? Then you've got all the Chromes tested.
    You unzip this one wherever you like and run it. It's safe because I use it daily and works pretty well.
    Compare it with Iron, but this one is the base project for all Chromes.

    Then if nothing else works then unfortunately you'll have to use another browser.
    The hope still remains that it will get fixed in the near future, whatever the problem is.

    I'll post any tips that I'll encounter regarding the matter.
    In the meantime, best of luck.

    Get the latest daily build from Chromium here:
    http://commondatastorage.googleapis....html?path=Win/
    Site needs some time till it loads. then go under to the biggest number folder an get the *win32.zip


    Hopachi
    Last edited by Hopachi; 14 Dec 2012 at 18:20.
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Chrome is slow on startup.

    Some interesting links:
    https://productforums.google.com/for...me/ol9o8cJ1sFc
    Chrome slow loading from start : Google Chrome Hints & Tips
    Browser Slow? How to Make Google Chrome Fast Again - How-To Geek

    The first one has many different things like Babylon interfering and antivirus programs (intensive/proactive scans maybe...) plus some who uninstalled it...
    Hope you'll find something useful especially if you're a Chrome fan.

    But it's weird that it gets slower and slower, if that's noticed, probably they keep adding too much stuff to it.
    Well, who knows for sure, FFox also gets slower, don't know what to think.

    Testing if a 64bit browser is better in speed, as most claim:
    If you are on x64 you can try PaleMoon or WaterFox.
    Then you have IE 10 x64, to begin with, as well.
    -Chrome builds are not available in this list...

    Changing the architecture to 64bit for browsers doesn't bring big changes but the crashes and hangs can be different and speed isn't a problem (speed is slightly better). Keep in mind that LESS plugins are available for x64 but 64 FFox'es mentioned above can use pretty much all plugins from Mozilla's site.
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  5. #15


    Thanks for your suggestions. I'll monitor my PC carefully and see if I can resolve this. For now, I have downloaded a copy of PaleMoon and am enjoying it. Thanks! I don't have any AV software that is interfere, especially not over time.

    It's just my Chrome becomes unbearably slow occasionally; and apps get sluggish. For now, I'll monitor and learn to work around it with PaleMoon if I can't reboot. +1 Rep for you and if you're interested, I'll take a video when I see it again!
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    You're welcome.

    I find Pale Moon a good choice myself, work very well and was built with Visual Studio 2012, that's why we can consider it 100% compatible. Plus we will see x64 in action for browsers ourselves.

    Thanks for the +1 Rep.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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