Why does Google Chrome take up so much CPU?

Unfortunately, it has become very common to find malicious Chrome extensions, poorly designed extensions, or extension monetization that causes Google Chrome to use up too much CPU or memory on a computer. This can cause the Chrome and the Windows to become slow, freeze, or crash.

How do I stop Chrome high CPU usage?

Open "Settings" from the Chrome menu and then click "Extensions," or type "chrome://plugins" (without quotation marks) into the address bar and then press "Enter," depending on which type of add-on is exhibiting high CPU usage. Locate the appropriate extension or plug-in in the list.

Why is Chrome taking up so much memory?

There are other things going on behind the scenes, too. Chrome's prerendering feature, for example, can cause higher memory usage, but it also means your web pages load faster.  And, of course, the more tabs, extensions, and plugins you have open, installed, and running, the more memory Chrome is going to use.

How can I make Chrome use less memory?

Stop unwanted tasks

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Select More tools Task Manager.
  4. Click “Memory” to sort tasks by memory usage. Tip: Look for any items labeled "Background page."
  5. Select the task you want to close.
  6. Click End Process. Note: Any unsaved work in your task will be lost.

Which Chrome tab is using CPU?

Pressing Shift + Esc on Windows or Linux, will bring up the Chrome Task Manager with a row for each tab - you can sort by Memory, CPU and a couple of other columns. Alternatively on all OSes, you can find it through: Menu button → Tools → Task Manager.

How can I speed up Chrome?

But fear not, as there are some ways to ramp up your Chrome browser's speed.

  1. Tip 1: Ensure your browser is up to date.
  2. Step 2: Clear your browsing data.
  3. Step 3: Disable unused extensions and plug-ins.
  4. Step 4: Try the Chrome Cleanup Tool.
  5. Step 5: Keep security software up to date.
  6. Step 6: Enable hidden features.

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