Ridiculous CPU/RAM usage

Old Dec 16, 17, 11:50 pm
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Ridiculous CPU/RAM usage

This list is sorted by CPU usage.

This is ridiculous. What the heck is running on that page that needs ANY CPU? It should be static content.

I don't want to get an ad blocker. I like FT. I'm happy to support it. I'd pay a nominal annual fee for an ad free version.

But if this is caused by the ads, then do something about the ads.

This is on pretty much every computer I own (multiple MacBook Pros, a Chromebook, a Windows desktop, etc.). No other website I frequent has the CPU issue (though RAM is another matter entirely).

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Old Dec 17, 17, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
This list is sorted by CPU usage.

This is ridiculous. What the heck is running on that page that needs ANY CPU? It should be static content.

I don't want to get an ad blocker. I like FT. I'm happy to support it. I'd pay a nominal annual fee for an ad free version.

But if this is caused by the ads, then do something about the ads.

This is on pretty much every computer I own (multiple MacBook Pros, a Chromebook, a Windows desktop, etc.). No other website I frequent has the CPU issue (though RAM is another matter entirely).
Been noted before here https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...g-reports.html

A decade or so ago, when Randy owned the site, we could pay an annual $ fee for an add free FT. But have been told that is now not possible.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 1:25 am
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This long predates November 15.

I have just never been pissed off enough to take the time to write about it.

54% was after it had significantly dropped enough to not be noticeably laggy. On my brand new MacBook Pro. 3.1GHz i5.

At least the ads that start playing sound automatically have mostly disappeared
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Old Dec 17, 17, 1:38 am
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Have you tried other browsers as well??

Add-ons from Chrome can cause the memory and CPU usage.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Have you tried other browsers as well??
No, I think if it can't handle the world's most popular browser, that's an FT issue.

Also, as I said, it's only FT. No other site consistently gets my CPU above 50%.

Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Add-ons from Chrome can cause the memory and CPU usage.
I have some Google Drive stuff. Nothing that would run on flyertalk.com.
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This poster solved a similar high CPU usage by installing a bitcoin mining blocker. Might give it a try....would also be another data point as to whether IB's ad service is allowing bitcoin miners to slip in:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29114024-post658.html

Originally Posted by TomMM
Getting a lot of the same ads hijacking my phone as recently as this morning.

One thing that has been reported in the news lately is the use of Javascript Cryptocurrency Miner by some sites.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/13/su...f-other-sites/
But I think I found a solution to the huge CPU and memory usage in Chrome on Windows. I installed the "No Coin" extension that blocks coin mining in browser and that has drastically reduced CPU and memory usage on FT.

You guys have a real problem with ad quality control since you're allowing coin miners to hijack your site.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by 84fiero View Post
This poster solved a similar high CPU usage by installing a bitcoin mining blocker. Might give it a try....would also be another data point as to whether IB's ad service is allowing bitcoin miners to slip in:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29114024-post658.html
I'll give that a try, but if that fixes it... sigh.

And I thought the FT ads that autoplayed with sound were bad
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Old Dec 18, 17, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
No, I think if it can't handle the world's most popular browser, that's an FT issue.

Also, as I said, it's only FT. No other site consistently gets my CPU above 50%.
What's your computer specs? Specifically, CPU, GPU, the amount of memory, HDD v. SSD.

Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I have some Google Drive stuff. Nothing that would run on flyertalk.com.
No 3rd-party like Adobe?
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Old Dec 18, 17, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
What's your computer specs? Specifically, CPU, GPU, the amount of memory, HDD v. SSD.
I have multiple computers.

The current one is:




Originally Posted by garykung View Post
No 3rd-party like Adobe?
No.
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I was just going to post this, so I'm glad someone's brought it up. My computer is old, but the site is virtually unusable due to memory hogging. This wasn't the case before the update.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Parterre View Post
I was just going to post this, so I'm glad someone's brought it up. My computer is old, but the site is virtually unusable due to memory hogging. This wasn't the case before the update.
I have been having this issue for as long as I can remember.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I have multiple computers.

The current one is:

I have not experienced any issues as you describe.

In the 2 computers I tried (1 has a faster CPU than yours and 1 has a slower), both did not result a high memory and CPU consumption. However, they are both desktop PCs running latest Firefox (in private mode) on Windows 10.

You have your charger plugged in?
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Old Dec 18, 17, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
I have not experienced any issues as you describe.

In the 2 computers I tried (1 has a faster CPU than yours and 1 has a slower), both did not result a high memory and CPU consumption. However, they are both desktop PCs running latest Firefox (in private mode) on Windows 10.

You have your charger plugged in?
It's not consistent, but it's frequent (right now, no issue, with 3 FT tabs open).

I almost always have my charger plugged in, and definitely did when I made this thread.
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While it's not being seen by everyone, at all times, this seems to be more than just an isolated one-user issue. In addition the post I linked upthread from the disruptive ads thread, some others have been posted in the main 15 Nov thread such as:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29178901-post1032.html

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29178954-post1034.html

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29178963-post1035.html

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29179225-post1036.html

For about a week after the 15 Nov changes, I had similar slowness and high CPU usage on one particular laptop, though I didn't investigate in detail at the time. It's been OK since then.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 5:10 pm
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It's been very slow for me as well--often not loading properly, freezing, and asking me if I want to kill the page or wait.

I subsequently stopped infinite scroll and set the number of posts per page at 5 and now it works fine.

I didn't check CPU/mem load, so I don't know if this is related.

Just thought I'd mention my problem/solution.
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