For some reason or another IE7 doesn't like GTG. I can go to any other site except for GTG with no problems at all. When I load GTG, my CPU usage increases exponentially within seconds. It renders my computer useless if I have 2 or more tabs open. Here is some evidence/examples for you:
IE7 open to GTG on Vista with 1 tab open:
IE7 open to GTG on Vista with 2 tabs open:
IE7 open to GTG on Vista with 3 tabs open:
At this point the pc is nothing more than a paper weight. I can't do anything with it!
When I noticed this happening I was running on the Vista partition. I thought maybe it was a problem specific to Vista and IE7. Wrong! These were taken on XP Pro with IE7:
IE7 open to GTG on XP with 1 tab open:
IE7 open to GTG on XP with 2 tabs open:
IE7 open to GTG on XP with 3 tabs open:
Once again the PC is useless until I close GTG.
I did further tests to see if the same thing would happen on any other forums or sites. I tried on several sites; TSG, CatleCops and SWI. I have no problem at all at any of these sites. I can open 5 or 6 tabs without elevating the CPU usage level to anywhere near those critical levels. Here is a screenshot of TSG with 4 tabs open in IE7 on XP:
The only time the CPU usage increases that much on any of those sites is when the page is first loading. Once it has loaded, the CPU usage isn't even noticable.
Finally here is Firefox loaded to GTG with 5 tabs open:
As you can see, it is fine in Firefox.
I have no idea what's going on. I've tried shutting down firewall, AV, Outlook and anything you can think of to no avail. Has anyone else seen this behavior reported or experienced it before?