How to Fix Google Chrome High Memory Usage


  • To fix google chrome high memory usage -> You need to delete unwanted extensions from google chrome
  • Enable Hardware acceleration and dont run chrome for long time or open too many tabs of google chrome and clean google chrome when necessary.

On your google chrome browser when you are browsing and suddenly you receive or experience google chrome high memory usage in task manager and your windows 10 computer keeps hanging then there are a couple of simple methods to follow and fix the issue of google chrome high memory usage on windows 10 computer.

When you open task manager you can see lots of chrome browsers running in task manager and this is due to each tab and each extensions that you have added to google chrome and opened google chrome in multiple tabs.

Google Chrome High Memory Usage

Below troubleshooting methods will help you get rid of high memory usage in google chrome.

Step 1: Open chrome browser

Step 2: Select the 3 horizontal menu icon on top right corner and click on it.

Step 3: Hover over more tools -> Select Extensions.

Step 4: A list of all extensions that you are using on your chrome browser will be displayed here.

Step 5: Remove unused extensions from your google chrome browser and click on remove and you can also consider it as disabling for a moment as well.

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Use Google Chrome Task Manager

You can use google chrome task manager and see which process is running and which extension is taking too much time as well and remove that from your chrome browser.

Step 1: Click on 3 dots on top right corner of your chrome browser.

Step 2: Now, Hover over more tools -> Select task manager.

Step 3: Google chrome task manager window will appear and you can check from here and delete them which is causing the issue.

Most of the time google chrome extensions will cause the issue, so go ahead and delete that extensions from your google chrome and your issue of google chrome high memory usage will be fixed successfully.

Enable Hardware Acceleration

You need to enable hardware acceleration which helps google chrome not to cause high memory cpu usage.

Step 1: On top right corner -> click on 3 dots

Step 2: Go to settings

Step 3: Scroll down to bottom and click on advanced

Step 4: Under System options -> Toggle the button Use hardware acceleration when possible option.

Running chrome for long time

If you are running chrome for a long time period and haven’t cleaned up then also you will have to experience this issue of google chrome high memory usage, so clean you google chrome regularly when necessary.

Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari Chiluveru
Rajeshwari is Senior Content Writer, Author, and Also Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She has a Degree in Bachelor of Technology (Btech) and (Master of Technology) Mtech from JNTU and is a real time expert. She writes about technology guides and troubleshooting guides (tips and Solutions) and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 5+ years of experience and enthusiastic to provide troubleshooting tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related solutions and easy methods to fix.

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