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IE 8 high cpu usage

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by news.microsoft.com, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. news.microsoft.com

    news.microsoft.com Flightless Bird

    I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the time.
    Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This is not
    just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All machines are
    running XP SP2 or 3.

    It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8 but
    not at this cost.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Dave,

    Dual core or single core processor? Are any 'movies' playing in other
    windows/applications (Media Center). There is a beta version of Adobe Flash
    in the pipeline coming. Do you tend to keep a lot of tabs opened at once?

    To test, start all your IE windows in no-Addons mode where Flash and other
    ActiveX and Third-party toolbars and BHO's are disabled.
    Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet Explorer (no-Addons)

    I have a lot of FX extensions installed. FX takes 30 seconds or so to load
    each time. IE8 with third-party browser extensions disabled, a local
    homepage (Flash and other Active X are enabled) loads in an instant. Vista
    x86 SP2 4Gb Ram.

    To speed up IE8 disable third-party browser extensions. Tools>Internet
    Options - Advanced tab, uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions".
    Restart all open IE windows.

    The throttling CPU is caused by heavy disk usage from running low integrity
    processes like (maybe) some of your IE Addons and ActiveX. You really don't
    need any Addons with IE8. Popup blocker, autocomplete, phishing filter, ad
    blocker and search are all built-in.

    Regards.

    "news.microsoft.com" <daves_41@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:-OAbfonUyKHA.4240@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the
    > time. Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This is
    > not just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All machines are
    > running XP SP2 or 3.
    >
    > It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8
    > but not at this cost.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    From your headers: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180

    Why isn't the WinXP SP3 computer fully patched at Windows Update?

    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    news.microsoft.com wrote:
    > I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the
    > time.
    > Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This is not
    > just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All machines are
    > running XP SP2 or 3.
    >
    > It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8
    > but
    > not at this cost.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Dave
     
  4. DaveP

    DaveP Flightless Bird

    > Why isn't the WinXP SP3 computer fully patched at Windows Update?

    Say what?




    --
    dP

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eoWk6ceyKHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > From your headers: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180
    >
    > Why isn't the WinXP SP3 computer fully patched at Windows Update?
    >
    > 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?
    >
    > => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    > Explorer (No add-ons).
    >
    > Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7
    > & IE8 in all OSS]
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    >
    > 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >
    > 3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    > Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    > applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
    >
    > 4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    > machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    > it)?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > news.microsoft.com wrote:
    >> I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the
    >> time.
    >> Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This is not
    >> just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All machines are
    >> running XP SP2 or 3.
    >>
    >> It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8
    >> but
    >> not at this cost.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Dave

    >
     
  5. DaveP

    DaveP Flightless Bird

    I didn't do anything, it just stopped. I quit using IE8 for a few days then
    when I started using it again problem was gone.

    oooooooh k

    --
    dP

    "news.microsoft.com" <daves_41@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:-OAbfonUyKHA.4240@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the
    > time. Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This is
    > not just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All machines are
    > running XP SP2 or 3.
    >
    > It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8
    > but not at this cost.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  6. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Dave,

    Maybe you had an old version of one of your IEAddons and it slipped in an
    silent automatic update WHILE you weren't using IE.

    Some IE Addons check (call home) while you are surfing with IE. IE itself
    may prevent the connection for the update check and so you see the throttled
    memory usage as the addon opens more and more connections.

    Start>Run>msconfig - Startup tab,

    You will see a number of applications that launch update services at windows
    startup... Google Toolbar, Quicktime, Adobe Updater..

    I disable these autoupdate items from my windows startup list on my XP and
    Vista machines. Most new/compatible IE Addons/Plugins have application
    settings to turn automatic updates on/off.

    Regards.

    "DaveP" <d_powelson@xxxhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:A10B2D16-1662-4150-97D3-567580FE7109@microsoft.com...
    > I didn't do anything, it just stopped. I quit using IE8 for a few days
    > then when I started using it again problem was gone.
    >
    > oooooooh k
    >
    > --
    > dP
    >
    > "news.microsoft.com" <daves_41@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OAbfonUyKHA.4240@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the
    >> time. Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This
    >> is not just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All machines
    >> are running XP SP2 or 3.
    >>
    >> It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8
    >> but not at this cost.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Dave
    >>

    >
     
  7. DaveP

    DaveP Flightless Bird

    Yeah thanks for the info. I am all over startup trash.

    Thanks anyway

    Dave

    --
    dP

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:C8D3EB80-B3D6-48E4-822A-0B4920F8D83C@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Dave,
    >
    > Maybe you had an old version of one of your IEAddons and it slipped in an
    > silent automatic update WHILE you weren't using IE.
    >
    > Some IE Addons check (call home) while you are surfing with IE. IE itself
    > may prevent the connection for the update check and so you see the
    > throttled memory usage as the addon opens more and more connections.
    >
    > Start>Run>msconfig - Startup tab,
    >
    > You will see a number of applications that launch update services at
    > windows startup... Google Toolbar, Quicktime, Adobe Updater..
    >
    > I disable these autoupdate items from my windows startup list on my XP and
    > Vista machines. Most new/compatible IE Addons/Plugins have application
    > settings to turn automatic updates on/off.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "DaveP" <d_powelson@xxxhotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:A10B2D16-1662-4150-97D3-567580FE7109@microsoft.com...
    >> I didn't do anything, it just stopped. I quit using IE8 for a few days
    >> then when I started using it again problem was gone.
    >>
    >> oooooooh k
    >>
    >> --
    >> dP
    >>
    >> "news.microsoft.com" <daves_41@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OAbfonUyKHA.4240@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the
    >>> time. Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This
    >>> is not just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All
    >>> machines are running XP SP2 or 3.
    >>>
    >>> It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8
    >>> but not at this cost.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Dave
    >>>

    >>
     

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