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I've been having a lot of slowness with google chrome. When I come to work in the morning, I unlock my computer. I then try to browse in chrome. I'll go to my already open tabs (won't be unusual for me to have 20 open) and they show blank pages. If I leave the computer for a few minutes, it'll eventually re-render these tabs. However, the computer will be really slow during the period. I'm also experiencing intermittent slowness in chrome with going to new pages and opening tabs... but like I said it's very intermittent. I have a really decent PC... any ideas what could be causing this? Nothing jumps out while watching the chrome or windows task manager.

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Have you already rebooted your machine? –  random Mar 24 '11 at 18:36
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It's answered very clearly in another Q on superuser.

Quoting:

"In the fallowing scenario:

have multiple tabs opened in Chrome, and don't use it for a while

have many opened applications that trigger windows to send unused applications to swap file (run out of memory)

When you return to Chrome, you will feel each tab recovering from swap slowdown. In other applications you will be delayed only once.

You could call it a performance issue, but it's only a side-effect of the different process architecture."

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Yeah took a closer look earlier and that was what was happening... running out of memory and paging it out...... –  Brett Mar 24 '11 at 20:51
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