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Surly forum brings my PC to its knees

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For some time, I've had an issue when I try to browse the Surly forums: it just crushes my PC, locking up my browser (current version of Chrome) and any other applications that are running. Everything stops responding and just becomes slow as molasses, and I get heavy disk access for no apparent reason. It seems to be maxing out my system memory. If I wait long enough (a minute or three) things slowly come back and become usable again, but still sluggish. This forum is the only website that I regularly have this problem with, including several other forums or bulletin boards that run very smoothly. What on earth is Surly doing to my PC? Virus and malware scans don't turn up anything. The only Chrome extension I have is ABP. System info: quad core i7 860 (2.8+ ghz), 4 gig RAM, Windows 7, plenty of free hard drive space). (Yeah, it's old, but not so old that web surfing should be a strain.)

Thanks for any ideas.

 

 

 

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Just now, Paper_jam said:

For some time, I've had an issue when I try to browse the Surly forums: it just crushes my PC, locking up my browser (current version of Chrome) and any other applications that are running. Everything stops responding and just becomes slow as molasses, and I get heavy disk access for no apparent reason. It seems to be maxing out my system memory. If I wait long enough (a minute or three) things slowly come back and become usable again, but still sluggish. This forum is the only website that I regularly have this problem with, including several other forums or bulletin boards that run very smoothly. What on earth is Surly doing to my PC? Virus and malware scans don't turn up anything. The only Chrome extension I have is ABP. System info: quad core i7 860 (2.8+ ghz), 4 gig RAM, Windows 7. (Yeah, it's old, but not so old that web surfing should be a strain.)

Thanks for any ideas.

 

 

 

I'd say 4GB RAM plus W10 plus Chrome might be a problem.  But W7, so  . . .  I don't know.

Have you tried it in Firefox or Opera?

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Does this happen on *every* page load, or only when you click on threads that contain a lot of embedded content (youtube videos, tweets, etc.)?

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You didn’t read the fine print when you created your account, did you?

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22 hours ago, Hate said:

You didn’t read the fine print when you created your account, did you?

Just watched "Countdown" last night, so this hits close to home.

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