As suggested by Clinton in another thread, i'm dropping this information here for anyone else having issues with the current release of Chrome.
My suggestion is to grab the Google Chrome Canary build, it's the latest and greatest with a pinch or two of bugs. It's definitely much more stable than the current Chrome release. I had horrible text rendering (1920x1200) on Chrome Stable, Canary has addressed this and a few other bugs.
"Not for the faint of heart
Canary is designed for developers and early adopters, and can sometimes break down completely."
When you install Chrome Canary, you'll notice that the application has an all yellow Chrome Icon rather than the usual colored icon. Additionally, you can install it side by side Chrome Stable.