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Acer C720p Chromebook seems to be having a lot of memory issues or Shockwave errors.

yazyazoo 4,700 615 May 4, 2016 at 09:06 AM
I have had an 2GB Acer C720p Chromebook for well over a year and it's always been fast at loading pages.

However the last few months I have noticed that it slows down and gets laggy. I do run Ad Block Pro software and some other extensions like Hangouts.

I have noticed that if I have a few tabs open I will see some of the tabs have that knocked out Chrome face meaning that the tab has an error. It kind of looks like a Shockwave has caused a crash error.

I have Powerwashed my C720p and it doesn't help. I am wondering is 2GB not enough memory. It has never give me a issue until the last couple of months. I usually only have a few tabs up like Yahoo, SD, and Gmail.

Any suggestions? Does it sound like my C720p is dying?



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I think you mean flash not shockwave. Shockwave does not run on a Chromebook.

Flash does crash from time to time and can be resource intensive. You might see if it's one site causing the problem more than others or enable click to run for plugins to not have flash run when you don't need it.

I can't vouch for Ad Block Pro but would recommend Ublock Origin as it has been rated the fastest with least amount of memory useage.

If you think it's memory related you could try the plugin the Great suspender. It's designed to lessen the burden of older tabs that have become stale.

Lastly it's very easy to reset a chromebook since most everything is stored in your Google Account so I would try that if the above doesn't help.

You could try and create SWAP which is kind of virtual ram by following the tip here unfortunately you can't just upgrade ram itself.
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Is it a specific website you are trying to access?
I would recommend trying to do a full reset. Download the chrome recovery tool for Google Chrome and load it on a flash drive. The flash drive must be a brand other than sandisk for some reason. Hold escape and refresh on boot to begin the reset process.
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