Thread: Chrome Question
February 28th, 2012, 11:49 PM #1
OK, I'm a nerd, not a noob. I know my way around a computer or a server. And, massive storage arrays. It's what I do for a living.
But I have been noticing that if I have two IMO tabs open, maybe a FOX News and a Google, and throw in a local TV station link and maybe I am looking at Boston Scientific dotcom at a new device they want to try on me. Say I have an Outlook client loaded in as a separate.
And a Safari window minimized for work webmail.
So I am sitting on the couch in the OTHER room and I hear the fan creeping up and up and up until it's at 100% on my my trusty old GTS250 in a rig I built in November of 2009.
Could serving all those Chrome tabs really load up the GPU that much? When I get up and go close 5-6 tabs, the fan will spin down in 2-3 minutes so that MUST be it.
February 29th, 2012, 12:38 AM #2
Its that Safari window...haha.
Honestly no unless on one of the pages there happens to be a buggy script loading or a bad add-on there shouldn't be anything that would push any of your browsers higher than normal at least not just sitting idle. Maybe another piece of software that loads when you aren't doing anything? Malware, spyware?
Have you checked to see what else might be loading?
February 29th, 2012, 01:47 AM #3
I really wonder if just supporting 7-8 tabs, one of those being Fox News which seems to refresh every 60 seconds ( and I have tried to find a way to change that! ) is wearying the old GTS250 GPU. That and whatever it takes to support polling the mailserver every 60 seconds with the Outlook client and, the Safara webmail to HQ. Which is static. That's 10 open windows on a dual CPU but, dual 1.80GHZ,,,
I think it's time I get to build a new rig. Lot's of technology out since my last build. I may go Mega. Maybe $3-4K. Something with a mobo that would support multiple GPU's and let me play with Cross-Fire. I never have.
And, MY health is good. Now down to 1/6th of the original meds. Now have a Boston Scientific :: Products :: Precision Plus™ SCS System :: Health Care Professionals :: Prescriptive Information
And it's an awesome difference.
February 29th, 2012, 02:21 AM #4
Sounds like someone just wants a new toy...haha
In all honesty though right now I'm running the newest version of Chrome with 10 tabs fox news, cnn money, my local news, timo facebook, youtube and a couple flash sites with Firefox and two tabs and my gpu usages barely moves. FireFox with hardware acceleration pushed usage up to 10% and bumped my fan speed a couple rpms. So I'm guessing Chrome isn't the issue.
Like I said maybe a bad script loading on one of the sites and pushing usage? Or something else? Short of gaming or running F@H my gpu fan never maxes out. Should also note that Chrome at any point shouldn't be pushing your GPU or CPU enough to heat it up that much.
Last edited by RicheemxX; February 29th, 2012 at 02:29 AM.
February 29th, 2012, 05:27 AM #5
Isn't it a good thing when the fan spins up?
Is the rest of the case very clean? Maybe another case fan to blow out hot air would help.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
February 29th, 2012, 12:09 PM #6
It is except when it gets all the fans going and sounds like a Hornet getting ready to catapult.
This a rig I built and it has front and rear fans and I vacuum all religiously. It's a full size Cooler Master tower case I bought when I bought the entire build.
Richee made a suggestion and now I see a script that runs continuously. I killed it and the fans all spun down within 2-3 minutes!
February 29th, 2012, 05:04 PM #7
Yeah fans spinning up is a good thing but not when they do so totally unexplained on a machine that shouldn't be using that much power. That's usually a sign that something is drawing more power than normal and could mean something bad is pushing the system beyond the norm.
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