28 October, 2011

Why Is Flash Player Slow On My PC?

The Problem:
A few days ago, I just reformatted my PC and performed a clean installation of Vista (with SP1). Then, I opened Google Chrome and went on to Facebook. As one of my daily habit, I played one of the game on it. All is well until I encountered Flash in the game. It was an awfully long wait. Everything with Flash on it just ran very slow. Hello Google Chrome, what's wrong with your Flash player?

The Inquiry:
Initially, I thought that it was because I had too many programs opened all at the same time. Plus, my laptop was 3+ years old. So, I closed some of them but that did not fix the problem. It was still slow. Next, I tried it with Firefox & voilĂ ...

The Discovery/Solution:
Firefox prompted me to install the Flash player and I did. Amazingly, this fixed the problem. Everything in Chrome with Flash ran smoothly from that point onwards.

My Hypothesis/Conclusion:
Chrome comes with a built-in Flash player and I suspect that it had performance issues. Or it could be an outdated version with some bugs that hinders its performance. Either way, if you are also having the same issue in Chrome, just go to Abode's website and download the standalone Flash player with another browser like Firefox (Chrome will report that it already includes Flash player built-in) to solve this.

Do tell me if this has successfully/unsuccessfully solve your problem.