I was an early Google Chrome fan, but I find myself using Internet Explorer more. The reason: Chrome doesn't play well with others. Few third party software work well with Chrome on my older computer. Perhaps on multi core processors the experience is better. But to have a pdf file (Acrobat) freeze up my browser, in 2008, is just plane unacceptable.
That said, Chrome is a quick download in very easy to install. So try it. More importantly, IE can become corrupt and unusable, so it is a good idea to have a backup browser anyway.