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I think Chrome is locking up my PC

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Drjones, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Been a Chrome user exclusively for years, love it.

    As it silently updates itself, I'm always running the current version - they're at 13.something now....

    I thought it was just my old computer acting up, but this new PC I just built myself is also locking up, and I think it's caused by Chrome.

    I have an i7-2600K running at 4.4Ghz, 12GB RAM, SATA3 SSD - looking at the system task/performance manager, my system almost looks like it's not even running, the RAM & CPU usage are so low - this is a beast of a system I built myself.

    Seems like when I highlight text & right-click to copy it, my system freezes for several seconds, then loosens up, but Chrome remains locked for a few more seconds.

    Anyone else notice this or have any issues with Chrome?

    Yes, I'm playing with it.....and soon as I right-click on ANYTHING in chrome, it freezes. I can't alt-tab to anything, but if I click on an open program on the taskbar, I can get into it & works just fine. WTF?:dunno:
  2. pilsbury


    Apr 23, 2010
    Gotham City
    I've got a new Dell Studio laptop, 500 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, 64 bit running Windows 7 and Chrome does NOT play well on my PC. Had it for a couple of days and deleted it.

  3. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    Working fine here (Linux)
  4. JimmyN


    Sep 29, 2006
    It seems a number of users are having that problem. There doesn't seem to be a definitive fix and Google doesn't seem to be addressing the issue, publicly at least. For some a reboot is the only answer, for others switching to another application will free Chrome back up.

    You can read more about it on the Google Chrome Help forum, along with some things you can try.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  5. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Lovin Sparks Nv!
    Any thing in the event logs?

    Try the new Firefox 6 for fun...

    And, don't forget that Open Carry and Linux will fix this... :rofl:

  6. Windows event logs? I'll be honest, I've tried, and I can't make heads or tails of those things..... :dunno::dunno:

    I've tried threatening my PC with my .308 and a clean install of Ubuntu, but no luck. :dunno: :supergrin:

    PS: Will linux even run on a processor like my new i7-2600K, or do I have to manually write & compile drivers? :supergrin:
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  7. kewa0501


    Feb 28, 2010
    I had that problem recent. It was usually my Skype toolbar that was locking everything up. I uninstalled it and the problems went away.