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When using google chrome and go to some webpage that is huge like 9gag.com the system freezes and the hard disk led -- I'm using a laptop with 5400 rpm disk -- lights up. Somehow I succeeded to go to the virtual terminal and run htop and saw that the cpu usage is below 30% on both 2 cores and the ram is on 700 mb of 2GB. Killing/terminating google chrome via killall chrome resolves the problem.

What should I do to stop this from happening, do I have to switch browsers?

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What is your question? –  user25656 May 10 '13 at 10:53
    
Sorry I forgot to type it in. –  user128712 May 10 '13 at 10:57
    
Does the same happen with Chromium? There are many problems with Google Chrome 26 and up... –  mreq May 10 '13 at 11:12
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No,but it seems like uninstalling the unstable(version 28) and installing the stable(version 26) google-chrome package solve it. –  user128712 May 11 '13 at 11:04
    
I believe that comment should be an answer - it helped me pretty much (but not completely). –  Victor Sergienko Apr 11 at 7:54
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