chrome using 60-70% cpu

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Harry-70, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Harry-70 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2014
    hey guys,i have a late 2013 macbook pro and the fans were running loud(watching netflix) .And i opening activity monitor and wanted to know from you guys (i am new to mac). If any of this is using more than it should
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  2. skirmisser macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2012
    Chrome does not support HW-accelerated video decoding. Type chrome://gpu on the URL bar to confirm this.

    Safari does and is also way faster throughout (especially on retina machines the difference vs. chroma is very pronounced).
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Don't use Chrome on a Mac. Chrome is the worst browser you could possibly install on it, because it's a massive resource hog.
  4. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Like others have mentioned: Stay away from chrome!
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Chrome on the Mac is not a great implementation, find a different browser.
  6. mr.bee macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2007
    Brussels, belgium
    Can you suggest the best way to watch flash on a rmbp?

    because those safari extensions are a too confusing. a flash player for html5, one for youtube, but they are not compatible, etc... very annoying.
  7. Giev macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Most people aren't aware that you can play YouTube from VLC directly.

    Cmd+N , paste the YouTube URL.

    Not the most convenient way as you need a browser to know the URL, but for long videos I prefer it that was, as I can keep the VLC window on top.
  8. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    It is not using 80%. Your image shows that you have only 20% in use (which is a total of every process), and Chrome is only using 60-65% of a single core.

    If you have a dual core Macbook (13"), you will have 4 threads, so you are using 65% out of 400%.

    If you have a 15" MBP, you will have 8 threads, so you would be using 65% out of 800%.
  9. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    People say Chrome is rough, and to use Safari.

    But when I open Safari it seems to take way longer to open pages.

  10. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Safari takes a while for me as well, Chrome has always been faster, but it definitely is a resource hog. Firefox doesn't seem to be much better either. Why can't any create a stellar browser!!!
  11. pingchp macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2014
    Using Chrome and no problem at all. LOVE tab sync, page load significantly faster than Safari too.
  12. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Using mostly firefox at the moment, but I am liking safari more and more. Is there any way to allow safari to sync just the bookmarks with icloud? I'm not a big fan of icloud tab syncing.
  13. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    Chrome is not very efficient on OS X and will actually cut down on battery life. Safari will actually give you 45 mins - 1 hour extra battery life.

    I'm used to chrome though (been using it for years) so I used it when plugged into power but when I'm on the go I use safari.
  14. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    Safari is the best browser someone can use on a Mac. I miss the status bar or the functionality of showing the url path when hovering a hyperlink. For debugging web pages and Ajax data flows, I still prefer Firefox/Firebug.

    The exception is when you can't run the latest Safari (e.g. on Snow Leopard). In this case, Firefox is the best option. Never tried Opera on a Mac, but it works pretty well on Windows.
  15. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    There is a Safari extension for that: Ultimate Status Bar

    That, some other extensions and Glims really improve the standard Safari experience...

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