IE7 - CPU Maxed in XP Pro

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by TBear, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. TBear

    TBear Guest

    Is anyone having a problem with IE7 maxing out the CPU? I am running XP Pro
    SP2 w/1 GB RAM. Every time I open IE7, the CPU goes to 100% and stays. When I
    removed IE7 and went back to IE6, the CPU runs around 4-6% with occasional

    Any ideas? MS glitch?

    Note: I did try IE7 beta versions with their associated problems. Is there
    something left in the registry?

    TBear, Nov 9, 2006
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    coachgeorge Guest

    I did the same thing and have the same problems. I now have the release
    version on all of my computers. Not only does it use all CPU resources, it
    also uses most if not all of the ram I have.

    I also run into the problem of IE explorer shutting down, sending a report
    to MS etc.
    This is quite annoying.

    Does anyone from MS read these????
    coachgeorge, Nov 9, 2006
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  3. TBear

    TBear Guest

    Apparently not. This should have been another Beta. I feel sorry for the
    average user who downloads it. MS should own up to mistakes and take it off
    the auto download site.
    TBear, Nov 9, 2006
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    tfiorda Guest

    I had a similar problem on one of two machines I've loaded IE7 on. I did
    some checking and found that the video driver was over the machine having
    problems was more than two years old. After updating that driver, there've
    been no problems in more than a week.

    In fact, another problem seems to be fixed also relating to CPU usage by
    updated the video driver. In my case, Explorer would eat up more then 50% of
    the CPU cycles and just bring the system to a crawl.

    An interesting note is that after I updated the driver, Windows Update
    informed me that I needed to reinstall the video driver with the one that was
    two years old. I quickly told WU to ignore this and never show it to me

    FWIW, you might do a deep dive in your driver levels. IE7 afterall does
    some new things for MS that weren't known before.

    tfiorda, Nov 9, 2006
  5. TBear

    TBear Guest

    Great Puzzlement! Laptop is only 1 year old. Video driver? Is MS expecting
    every Tom, Dick, & Harriett to do upgrades to make IE7 work? No. I think MS
    needs to back up and punt.
    TBear, Nov 9, 2006
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    Jack Ryan Guest

    The one system I have here that has IE7 instlled shows a huge % of CPU
    being used and a large use of memory when IE7 is open. Additionally -
    my HD is VERY active when IE7 is open. Even if it's open and sitting
    idle the HD is grinding away.

    Some of MANY reasons I don't/can't use the beast.
    Jack Ryan, Nov 9, 2006
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    coachgeorge Guest

    I just updated my video. We will see.
    Early trends look good. I will wait to see if things stay good or make a
    turn for the worse.
    If this does it, thanks tfiorda!
    coachgeorge, Nov 9, 2006
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