I switch back and forth using Chrome and Firefox as my browsers. I've noticed lately that Chrome has taken awhile to load some pages even with just one tab open. Firefox doesn't do this, and loads very fast. Is this just the nature of these browsers or is it an underlying problem? I'm running Win7 as my OS on a desktop.
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Cache might be a reason. There is a possibility that the page you are loading has been opened earlier in Firefox and has some of its assets already cached in Firefox, so Firefox uses that copy and doesn't need to wait for the server response.
Clear both browsers' Cache and then check again.
Another reason for slower chrome might be a lot of Extensions or Add-ons running in Background and some of them might be Eating up the Bandwidth or at-least the CPU resources and making the loading slow.
Try disabling the extensions.
Download (for free) CCleaner, run it (including registry cleaner) and see if that helps.