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I am having this annoying problem with Google Chrome, although I used to love Chrome I will switch to Firefox if the problem persists.

Sometimes while loading a page Chrome fails and displays ERR_TIMED_OUT error.

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This does not occur every time, in average out of 10 page loads 1 fails. When I hit refresh a couple of times, it will load eventually.

I am using Firefox for a couple of hours now and it seems to work fine.

So far I tried these: clearing cache, switching user profiles, disabling DNS prefetching, disabling detection of connection settings automatically in IE (yes, I don't know why this is here, but I remember having the same problem a few years ago and this worked). I run out of ideas.

How can I prevent this error from happening? Or at least how can I trace the source of this error?

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Maybe you have bad latency? Try doing a speed test. This is more likely a network problem than a problem with Chrome. – tjameson Apr 5 '11 at 7:51
You may also try using other DNS server (eg; openDNS) if your internet connection has no issues with speed. – Kushal Apr 5 '11 at 7:55
@tjameson and @Kush: Firefox and IE works fine. – nimcap Apr 5 '11 at 8:06
Got the same issue. Only happens in Chrome with localhost. Very irritating! – ysrb Oct 24 '13 at 14:00
Doesn't Chrome load links on a page automatically in case you need them ? That may be whe its timing out. I gave up on CHrome a while ago because of speed issues. – Rohit Gupta Nov 20 '15 at 0:55

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