Firefox and Chrome freeze in Win7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by warlun, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. warlun macrumors member

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    When I run Firefox/ Chrome for about 10mins in 32bit Win7, the system freezes... does this happen to anyone else? or do you guys just use IE8?
     
  2. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    No freezes here with Firefox on 64 bit Windows 7 and unibody Macbook.
     
  3. argos4000 macrumors member

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    Same, Firefox on 32 bit Windows 7 and unibody MacBook Pro.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    I've had Win7 64-bit freeze just navigating Windows Explorer (2.16 MB/1 core/1.5GB/40GB Fusion VM)
     
  5. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    Chrome will not load pages for me in Win7 x64. Firefox works without any problem though.
     
  6. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    32 bit Win 7 and Firefox as i type here, and no freezes...................yet.....
     
  7. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Chrome is currently not supported on 64 bit. There's a workaround you can use though that involves adding a switch to the command line arguments. Can't remember offhand what it was.
     
  8. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    Gizmodo has said command line switch posted. Anyone who needs it just has to click the link.

    One thing though: If the program is compiled for x86, wouldn't it just run as a 32bit app in a 64bit environment? Confused as to why it won't work.
     

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