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There are a number of sites that do not display properly on Safari and I need to switch to Chrome. Although when the content of the sites requires flash player, Chrome will consume a significant amount of CPU. Running more than 3 windows, will cause my MBP to overheat, start the fans, and reduce battery life way more than Safari.

What I am looking for is suggestions on ways to improve performance of Chrome running flash. I know Safari is optimised for OSX, but any improvement is welcome.

Following I have a demo to display the issue. I am running same youtube video on Safari 6 and Chrome 21,both updated,at the same time. Both browsers have been reseted and have no extensions. This is run on MBP 13" 2012 with 2.9 i7 running OSX 10.8.1.

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p.s If any additional details can help please let me know.

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I'm curious, what are the sites that don't display properly in Safari? –  Spiff Sep 17 '12 at 8:05
    
Google needs to get their act together and release a 64-bit version of Chrome for Mac. I wonder if the 32-bit version of Flash doesn't support hardware-accelerated H.264 playback or something. –  Spiff Sep 17 '12 at 8:23
    
Spiff it happens on few places but cant recall any specific case. Although a different example that Safari doesnt work is here: free-tv-video-online.me/player/… . When I click on close ad and watch, nothing happens. On chrome it works. –  Giannis Sep 17 '12 at 11:12

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