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Something on SeekingAlpha Pages Is Taking Large Amounts of CPU?

pone 3 years ago in Website updated by PhillipDMartin 2 years ago 4

I have been doing tests under Windows 8, and there is no question that SeekingAlpha's pages are taking some very large amount of CPU, continuously.  If you have more than one SA page open in more than one Chrome browser tab, the effect becomes even worse.  On a computer with 16 processor cores, I was taking up nearly 50% of the CPU on all 16 cores!!  When I close down all SA tabs, CPU use lowers to 13% on all 16 cores.

You aren't mining for Bitcoin on our computers are you?

I could not agree more; get the same thing going on a my at my end.  Don't know if it's the never-ending advertisements that seem to be perpetually reloading or what, but my browsers just absolutely gum up.  It's gets to the point where I have to use ctrl+alt+delete to manually close down my browser (Chrome).  SA's site is becoming an advertisement cluster-fck.

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Apologies for the issues you're experiencing. 

Which operating systems and versions of Chrome are you both on?

Would one of you be available to do a screenshare with us so we can try and diagnose this issue?

I am using Windows 8.1 and the latest version of Chrome browser.

I would prefer to not do a screenshare.

I would like to bump this comment. I have over a dozen tabs open and the SA tab uses more CPU than the rest of the tabs combined. Here is the info for my system and a screenshot from task manager showing the usage.

Google Chrome is up to date
Version 67.0.3396.99 (Official Build) (32-bit)