I'm not seeing them max out CPU on my system. I do see them spike when starting it for the first time, but not near as high when closing and starting them again. I guess this might be because HD is adding to it, and memory allocation/mapping which are being controlled by the CPU as well.
However, I have heard of this issue many times about Firefox, but often I see it on lower end CPUs (Celeron and similar) with very small cache. This is why I questioned the system specs. He did say he has a P3, but I was looking for more detail, perhaps using
could help shed some light on the specs?
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
2 GB RAM