Porud Chromer here. The page's load in a lighting speed for me, where's other browsers lack the speed.
I guess you should switch to Firefox as other's have recommended.
..you'll come back.
Same here, Chrome is the only browser, I never have any problems with it, am running Windows Vista Home Premium and find no conflicts what so ever.
I mean seriously why don't you like Chrome its so much better than any other browser that trying any other is just silly.
I dare say the problem with freezing you are having is something else effecting not Chrome.