My PC was slow a couple of days ago. Task manager showed Chrome had 39 processes running with only 4 open tabs!
That's it! Chrome is a resource hog... and the more tabs you have open the more of a hog it becomes.
My sister got Chrome free with Ccleaner [like it's paid for anywhere else] and she spouted about how fast it was, etc. I told her that was fine... until she had a few tabs open and wanted to do some of the digital scrapbooking she's into.
Sure enough, a few days later I get the call about Digital Image Pro running slow as a wet week and her PC running like a hairy goat [slow as]. I told her to open task manager to see what processes were running, and sure enough, Chrome was at the top of the list with over 70. She had 9 tabs open in Chrome, one of them streaming music from Google and using a large amount of Ram and CPU.
I told her to close Chrome and see how Digital Image Pro ran after that. Sure enough, it ran as it had always done for her in the past... fast and without freeze up issues. Agter that she went back to Firefox and has had no such issues since.
Nope, Chrome isn't for me.