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Every time I visit this website (which is at least once a day), it causes my browser to become unresponsive, crash, and requires closing all tabs before I can access it again. Fustrating how I have to close out of everything else I'm doing online anytime I wish to respond to a post or look something up on this site. This is the only site I've visited that causes this issue for me.

Anybody else have these issues or is my work computer just THAT bad?

Using Google Chrome on Windows 7 with Java 7 on work computer.
 

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Time to put my 5 years of Tech Support experience to use!

Every time I visit this website (which is at least once a day), it causes my browser to become unresponsive, crash, and requires closing all tabs before I can access it again. Fustrating how I have to close out of everything else I'm doing online anytime I wish to respond to a post or look something up on this site. This is the only site I've visited that causes this issue for me.

Anybody else have these issues or is my work computer just THAT bad?

Using Google Chrome on Windows 7 with Java 7 on work computer.
Chrome on 7 with Java 7 should be just fine, my work machine uses that combo and it works beautifully.

Well, a number of things can cause that crashing and slowness:

1. Ads - Ads can cause a plethora of speed issues. Before I installed uBlock Origin, SCoA was often working at a crawl's pace...and it didn't matter if I used Chrome, Edge, Opera, Firefox...slow all around. SCoA is a gooood site to use an AdBlocker on.

2. Background Processes - Windows Update on Windows 7 machines is often a huuuuuuge drag on performance. Microsoft has released a few updates to correct a broken Windows Update.

Here's one of them.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

Here are the others.
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/asiasupp/2007/05/29/automatic-update-causes-svchost-exe-high-cpu/

3. Java applets - It goes without saying that Java can be a drag, especially older, more vulnerable versions. Check CPU and Disk usage to see if whatever Java app you're using isn't stealing all of your power.

4. Browser extensions - Some extensions can bring your browser to the brink of collapse, disable any ones you don't use or know why they exist.

5. Cache - Browsers collect data as you use them, a good ol' spring cleaning is often enough to bring them back to life.

6. And worse case - It could just be SCoA being silly!!
 

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I have windows 7 PRO and use Chrome, never have a problem, running a 4 year old i5-3450S processor with 8GB of RAM, I currently have 21 tabs open on Chrome now, I run Fair Adblocker, it blocks most ads, especially those annoying ones on YouTube that somehow get 5-10 ads during some videos. I have never experienced a "crash" with Chrome on any of my computers (i have a lot of them!).
 

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Neonspinnazz pretty much hit the money on good starting advice. Try some of those (especially clearing cookies and disabling any ad-ons) and let us know if things improve.

Are you finding it crashed when you are on a certain part of the site or doing a specific action?

Kevin
 

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You are most certainly running out of system resources and then comes the crash. I would press the windows logo key with the "x" key and that brings up a menu. Click on task manager. Click on the performance tab and you will be able to see exactly what program is using all your resources. Chime back to us and we can advise you further as to a more exact remedy to your problem as we narrow it down. I for one don't like Firefox. It is a memory hog. I have it loaded on an older XP laptop that I could no longer get on the net with internet explorer. I just use it for emergencies, but an older slower machine will die on the vine with Firefox because it runs add ons in a separate process box if you will, and once it uses memory for a particular purpose it rarely free's that memory back up to re-use again until you close out the browser or it crashes on it's own. Chrome is a very good browser that doesn't waste memory. The choices are many and so are the fixes, so don't let it frusterate you. We certainly don't want to see ANYONE deprived of getting on our SCOA site. DCO
 

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You are most certainly running out of system resources and then comes the crash. I would press the windows logo key with the "x" key and that brings up a menu. Click on task manager. Click on the performance tab and you will be able to see exactly what program is using all your resources. Chime back to us and we can advise you further as to a more exact remedy to your problem as we narrow it down. I for one don't like Firefox. It is a memory hog. I have it loaded on an older XP laptop that I could no longer get on the net with internet explorer. I just use it for emergencies, but an older slower machine will die on the vine with Firefox because it runs add ons in a separate process box if you will, and once it uses memory for a particular purpose it rarely free's that memory back up to re-use again until you close out the browser or it crashes on it's own. Chrome is a very good browser that doesn't waste memory. The choices are many and so are the fixes, so don't let it frusterate you. We certainly don't want to see ANYONE deprived of getting on our SCOA site. DCO
On XP Chrome and Internet Explorer cry out that they are no longer supported. One can not get the latest IE for XP, and Chrome pops the message as soon as you open it, (it notes Vista as well.) On Vista computers, I purchased Windows 7, and took advantage of free Windows 10 upgrade. So for XP computers I've switched to Firefox, which doesn't give the same warning.

To the OP:

See if you can verify you have the latest Chrome update. I do not believe Chrome uses java, at least not the way IE or Firefox does.....

Also, the ads tend to get bad if you aren't automatically logged in. (This is tricky as you noted this is a work computer.) If you can somehow use the "Remember me" feature so that you are automatically logged in when you go to the site, I have a feeling things may be better.
 

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To the OP:

See if you can verify you have the latest Chrome update. I do not believe Chrome uses java, at least not the way IE or Firefox does.....

Also, the ads tend to get bad if you aren't automatically logged in. (This is tricky as you noted this is a work computer.) If you can somehow use the "Remember me" feature so that you are automatically logged in when you go to the site, I have a feeling things may be better.
Chrome dumped Java in version 42, however you can still have a standalone Java installation for other applets. Some applets still require the very outdated Java 7...which...well that's Java for ya. lol

I often use a modified outdated browser on SCoA. Outdated versions of Chrome and Opera can still use NPAPI extensions that everyone seems so keen on nuking (without replacing) today. :)

Honestly, a lagging SCoA can be caused by like a trillion different issues. :(
 
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