Browsers forum: IE7 maxes out CPU - occasionally

by: gschelz November 29, 2008 12:02 PM PST

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

IE7 maxes out CPU - occasionally

by gschelz - 11/29/08 12:02 PM

Dear geeks, experts, etc,

I have a P4 2.4GHz computer with 2GB RAM and plenty of free hard drive space (about 500 gigs) running fully updated XP and IE7. I have Norton Internet Security 2008 running - and showing green everywhere. The only BHO running on IE7 is Symantec stuff.

Under normal surfing conditions (like now) my CPU meter shows about 10% usage (after a jump when going from page to page). However some pages (such as this one at Best Buy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9016986&type=product&id=1218008593628) shoots it up to 60% CPU usage and it stays there until I close the page. If I duplicate the page, the computer really grinds to a halt.

The only process I see running (gt 1%) is iexplore.exe.

I have tried disabling Flash and Java, but it makes no difference. The funny thing is, I don't see much happening on this particular page, animations etc. I would expect to have more problems at the home page of BestBuy as that would be the busiest, I think. Some are also slowing the CPU, but not all like this.

The available memory stays at 1.3GB.

Any ideas?

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close