Chrome+OSx=Crash

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  1. idufour macrumors member

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    Hi! I have an late 2011 13" MBP that I recently updated to Yosemite (Clean Install) but when I am browsing FB in Chrome it starts to suck my resources

    Is this normal?

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  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Google Chrome is a natural resource hog. It's helpers often stay idle and do not respond, this is normal. If you don't want Chrome to eat up your computer, don't use it.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No it is not normal. Chrome does tend to suck up a lot of memory, but it should not be using over 100% of a CPU core.

    Try deleting then reinstalling Chrome and see if that helps.

    I notice you have some third party utilities running there. Try holding the shift key at startup to boot to safe mode. That will bypass any login or startup items and stop those utilities from running. Then test out Chrome and see what happens.

    If the problem goes away in safe mode that tells you there is a conflict with one of the login or startup items.
     
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  5. Meister Suspended

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    I had the same thing happening to me. It caused tremendous strain in the CPU and the fans went crazy. My poor rmbp got hot like a stove.

    **** Chrome!!!
     
  6. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    It is normal if you are doing something resource intensive in Chrome like playing a game.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You need to take another look at that screen shot. The process is hung and using 100 percent cpu. Definitely not normal.
     
  8. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Completely "normal;" chrome is a resource hog and you should avoid it like the plague.
     
  9. alan63, Nov 10, 2014
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    alan63 macrumors newbie

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    cannot agree
    this is my Chrome
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  10. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    I've had chrome use 8GB of ram before.

    keep monitoring it.

    also chrome gives terrible battery life compared to safari.
     
  11. alan63 macrumors newbie

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    i use Chrome and Chrome Canary on my MBP 8GO Ram
    i agree for battery life
    but Safari suck a lot
    a snail with Adblock colander...
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Chrome and Macs really don't play nice it seems. The issues and resources it hogs is such that I avoid it, and that's my recommendation.
     
  13. alan63, Nov 11, 2014
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    alan63 macrumors newbie

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    i live in Asia unser spy...and Safari is to much slow , Firefox also
    Chrome run fast and from 2 years no problem with it
    My MBP feel good also without Flash Player installed
     
  14. idufour thread starter macrumors member

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  15. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    On my late 08 MBP Chrome was using a massive amount of resources, the only extension I had was adblock. I had several "chrome helpers" in activity monitor that took up quite a bit of CPU. Nowhere near 100% but it did slow down my computer a lot. Once I got my mid 14 MBP I didn't even consider using chrome. I've just adjusted to Safari. Aside from no fav icons and weird multi-tab implementation I'm getting used to it. If I do end up needing another browser I will stick with firefox. There's a google community thread about this thats hundreds of posts long, a majority of users are on OS X but there are some Windows users as well.

    Link if you wanna take a gander:
    https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/chrome/LfBqIlfFoSo/lDje0LzwlK8J
     

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