Chrome is crashing my Mac

I have a 13" MBP early 2011 and every time I open Chrome it breaks my computer:

Open Chrome > click something, it freezes and beach balls > try to do something else while waiting, that freezes and beach balls > restart my computer and try again, same thing happens.

I reinstalled it and the exact same thing happened again. Safari works fine but I would rather Chrome.

Any help? Is this happening to you?