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3/30/10
Expert - Google Employee
Blair (Googler)

High CPU Usage - Mac

Are you experiencing high CPU usage when running Google Chrome on your Mac?  For us to troubleshoot, please include the following two things in your post:

1. Google Chrome version number (Tools > About Google Chrome)
2. Steps to reproduce high CPU usage

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Blair
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gd2440
4/1/10
gd2440
Chrome 5.0.342.7
OS X 10.5.8
 
Never had this problem before today, so came onto this forum. Shockwave Flash plugin running cpu at 100+. I usually have 2-3 browser instances open, each with 6-10 tabs.
Brodster85
4/1/10
Brodster85
Chrome 5.0.342.7
OSX 10.6.3
 
Same here - Shockwave Flash plugin hovers ~ 100% CPUusage. This site I visit has music streamers that I assume is flash and it hangs for so very long. Also noticed most websites loading very slow in general - I can't scroll through many pages unless they're completely done loading. Looking forward to a fix. :)
lardissone
4/2/10
lardissone
Yes, it happens also with sites with many Youtube videos embedded. It takes some time for each embed.
Brodster85
4/2/10
Brodster85
Blair: No go for me.
Brodster85
4/2/10
Brodster85
Uploading a picture, it's small..8k...to tinypic.com produces this annoyance as well :) It will stall out and ask if I want to kill the page or wait, I click wait and it works at it for a bit more and finally completes the process.
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kevinmoran
9/19/13
kevinmoran
OSX 10.8.4
Version 29.0.1547.65
 
The attached shows the number of processes created by Chrome. At the moment it's low but at times it eats the cpu and memory of the machine especially when Chrome has been open for a while. I tend to have to restart Chrome which happens every few hours. When in high usage my mac and Chrome is unusable. There doesn't seem to be any one particular site that causes it but just a continued hogging of the resources over time.
 
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