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2020-09-30 3:15:14 AM  
So 100% of us have to use the CPU, and then we're going to be set on fire??  2020 sucks
 
2020-09-30 9:01:26 AM  
My Chromebook has had what might be a related problem, it keeps updating the google play music library over and over but I've never used google play music.  The googles do nothing as far as tech support.
 
2020-09-30 9:03:09 AM  
To be fair, it doesn't take much to push an Intel Atom chip to 100%.

Just sayin.
 
2020-09-30 9:26:32 AM  
Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.
 
2020-09-30 9:35:51 AM  

uttertosh: To be fair, it doesn't take much to push an Intel Atom chip to 100%.

Just sayin.


Mine has a core M3, it's not that bad.
 
2020-09-30 9:44:11 AM  

flamark: Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.


It does the same thing in Linux. I stick to Firefox or Opera
 
2020-09-30 9:49:44 AM  

KarmicDisaster: My Chromebook has had what might be a related problem, it keeps updating the google play music library over and over but I've never used google play music.  The googles do nothing as far as tech support.


I have exactly the same issue, never used google play music but it keeps 'updating'. And I noticed the fan switching on a lot as well, however I am not on fire.
 
2020-09-30 9:56:21 AM  

OldJames: flamark: Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.

It does the same thing in Linux. I stick to Firefox or Opera


I've got four cpus, running openSUSE and Firefox. Firefox often pins one of the cpus, the "Web" routine can do the same.
 
2020-09-30 10:22:41 AM  

OldJames: flamark: Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.

It does the same thing in Linux. I stick to Firefox or Opera


Firefox will also bog CPU and memory but you have to leave it up a while.  I do a lot of dev work and end up with browser windows open a long time.  It will eventually lock the system but you can generally catch it before that and simply close the windows/tabs, wait a second and re-open.  And when I say a "while", I'm talking 24+ hours usually...even on the most innocuous page.

The Visual Studio XAML designer does the same damn thing (across multiple versions).

I've noted all this on multiple systems and it is just the way I use them - leaving everything open and "sleeping" the system.  That may not be the norm for a lot of people.
 
2020-09-30 10:26:05 AM  

KarmicDisaster: My Chromebook has had what might be a related problem, it keeps updating the google play music library over and over but I've never used google play music.  The googles do nothing as far as tech support.


Which is interesting in its own right because Google Play Music is getting the axe in favor of YouTube music.
 
2020-09-30 10:27:49 AM  

UberDave: OldJames: flamark: Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.

It does the same thing in Linux. I stick to Firefox or Opera

Firefox will also bog CPU and memory but you have to leave it up a while.  I do a lot of dev work and end up with browser windows open a long time.  It will eventually lock the system but you can generally catch it before that and simply close the windows/tabs, wait a second and re-open.  And when I say a "while", I'm talking 24+ hours usually...even on the most innocuous page.

The Visual Studio XAML designer does the same damn thing (across multiple versions).

I've noted all this on multiple systems and it is just the way I use them - leaving everything open and "sleeping" the system.  That may not be the norm for a lot of people.


Not that I'm a web dev (or a developer at all), I'll leave my Firefox open for days with multiple tabs loaded up and nearly never see RAM usage climb more than ~3 GB (of available 16).
 
2020-09-30 10:52:13 AM  
Can you say "busy wait"?
Can you say "busy wait"?
Can you say "busy wait"?
Can you say "busy wait"?
Can you say "busy wait"?
Can you say "busy wait"?
...
 
2020-09-30 11:04:23 AM  

envirovore: UberDave: OldJames: flamark: Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.

It does the same thing in Linux. I stick to Firefox or Opera

Firefox will also bog CPU and memory but you have to leave it up a while.  I do a lot of dev work and end up with browser windows open a long time.  It will eventually lock the system but you can generally catch it before that and simply close the windows/tabs, wait a second and re-open.  And when I say a "while", I'm talking 24+ hours usually...even on the most innocuous page.

The Visual Studio XAML designer does the same damn thing (across multiple versions).

I've noted all this on multiple systems and it is just the way I use them - leaving everything open and "sleeping" the system.  That may not be the norm for a lot of people.

Not that I'm a web dev (or a developer at all), I'll leave my Firefox open for days with multiple tabs loaded up and nearly never see RAM usage climb more than ~3 GB (of available 16).


That's generally the case.  Here is three browser windows (this site, a youtube music vid, and an MS documentation page).  The youtube vid is the only thing running since Monday:

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Like you said, < 3GB.  And it's not anything bothersome.  I haven't investigated it but I'm guessing some small memory leak (which you can actually see in process 15124 above if you watch it...it's bouncing and getting higher) that happens under specific circumstances.  And I said 24+ hours just to be cautious and not write a long message - personally, it seems most common when it has been up over a week (again, don't really pay close attention).  I see the mouse cursor stutter or similar and I go close and restart the browser.

/No complaints, been using FF forever, prefer over chrome.
 
2020-09-30 11:21:42 AM  

UberDave: envirovore: UberDave: OldJames: flamark: Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.

It does the same thing in Linux. I stick to Firefox or Opera

Firefox will also bog CPU and memory but you have to leave it up a while.  I do a lot of dev work and end up with browser windows open a long time.  It will eventually lock the system but you can generally catch it before that and simply close the windows/tabs, wait a second and re-open.  And when I say a "while", I'm talking 24+ hours usually...even on the most innocuous page.

The Visual Studio XAML designer does the same damn thing (across multiple versions).

I've noted all this on multiple systems and it is just the way I use them - leaving everything open and "sleeping" the system.  That may not be the norm for a lot of people.

Not that I'm a web dev (or a developer at all), I'll leave my Firefox open for days with multiple tabs loaded up and nearly never see RAM usage climb more than ~3 GB (of available 16).

That's generally the case.  Here is three browser windows (this site, a youtube music vid, and an MS documentation page).  The youtube vid is the only thing running since Monday:

[Fark user image image 782x165]

Like you said, < 3GB.  And it's not anything bothersome.  I haven't investigated it but I'm guessing some small memory leak (which you can actually see in process 15124 above if you watch it...it's bouncing and getting higher) that happens under specific circumstances.  And I said 24+ hours just to be cautious and not write a long message - personally, it seems most common when it has been up over a week (again, don't really pay close attention).  I see the mouse cursor stutter or similar and I go close and restart the browser.

/No complaints, been using FF forever, prefer over chrome.


I typically have YouTube and Fark loaded up at all times in a couple tabs, with any news or such things I intend to read but just haven't got around to yet sitting open.

During work hours I'll use my machine to browse and do any searches related to work on it as well (fast, powerful desktop vs Citrix Igel VPN'ing to a Win 10VM, and having to use Chrome on it at that...hard pass on opening more tabs than needed), so will sometimes end up with 12-15 of not more tabs open at any time.
Still haven't seen it peak over 4GB.

Add to that that the browser doesn't force update when launching, doesn't feel the need to always run in the background (seriously chrome, why do you think Google services needs to run all the time? F*ck off with that sh*t, even killing it in Windows start up doesn't prevent it from auto flagging to 'start with windows' the moment you load chrome again.), and actually allows for proper customization and privacy control, it's been worth sticking with F.F. since they launched it - even if it's been an occasionally bumpy ride.

I'm not too thrilled with their update to the Android build, but at least they fixed the issue with quoting on Fark being a mess on it.
 
2020-09-30 11:48:21 AM  
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2020-09-30 2:42:41 PM  

KarmicDisaster: My Chromebook has had what might be a related problem, it keeps updating the google play music library over and over but I've never used google play music.  The googles do nothing as far as tech support.


Just call the Google tech support number.

/Womp womp
 
2020-09-30 4:20:39 PM  

TheSwizz: KarmicDisaster: My Chromebook has had what might be a related problem, it keeps updating the google play music library over and over but I've never used google play music.  The googles do nothing as far as tech support.

Which is interesting in its own right because Google Play Music is getting the axe in favor of YouTube music.


Yeah, it is supposed to be discontinued soon anyway.
 
2020-09-30 6:50:24 PM  
This why I use Edge.

Sent from Edge mobile because Microsoft no longer supports a mobile browser.

: (
 
2020-10-01 6:52:23 AM  

UberDave: OldJames: flamark: Not Chrome OS, but the Chrome browser in Windows sometimes hits 100% CPU usage making it nearly impossible to use the keyboard or mouse. It's website dependent.

It does the same thing in Linux. I stick to Firefox or Opera

Firefox will also bog CPU and memory but you have to leave it up a while.  I do a lot of dev work and end up with browser windows open a long time.  It will eventually lock the system but you can generally catch it before that and simply close the windows/tabs, wait a second and re-open.  And when I say a "while", I'm talking 24+ hours usually...even on the most innocuous page.

The Visual Studio XAML designer does the same damn thing (across multiple versions).

I've noted all this on multiple systems and it is just the way I use them - leaving everything open and "sleeping" the system.  That may not be the norm for a lot of people.


Web dev here. It sure seems to be the norm for us. I always have multiple browsers running, sometimes with multiple windows, always with a multiple tabs open. I never turn off my system unless it needs a reboot. Besides the browsers, there's also my IDE and local web server and some terminal clients and Docker and ... I don't want to bother with getting everything started again in the morning.

NetBeans has it too. After running a week or so it'll start bogging down and when I restart it, it runs smoothly again.
 
2020-10-01 9:34:00 AM  

turboke: After running a week or so it'll start bogging down and when I restart it, it runs smoothly again.


I generically blame these problems on bloat but with that, fixing isn't always as simple as finding a bug or trimming the fat in your app.

The trouble comes from using multiple high level languages, libraries and APIs that allow developers to churn out new features, protocol and user interfaces at top speed with little or no knowledge of what piece of bought or borrowed software is performing any particular thing.  Or how.  And this state of development can hardly be avoided for most applications that are intended to reach the largest audience.

Your application's resource bug may be your fault, but the more insidious ones are often someone else's misuse of someone else, else's inadequate library which implements a shaky protocol through a committee-designed API, all running on an OS that's getting updates every week.
 
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