How to Reduce Google Chrome High CPU Usage in Windows 10

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How to Reduce Google Chrome High CPU Usage in Windows 10

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world in terms of functions, user interface, and almost everything. But still, it is not perfect and has some errors. However, users sometimes report that Windows 10 PC / Laptop crashes and stops responding to the opening of the Google Chrome browser. 

Many users report that while using Chrome CPU and memory usage reaches to more than  70% along with the disk usage. If you also are struggling and have problems with high CPU usage in Windows 10, here are some solutions for you. Because Google Chrome is the most popular web browser, in terms of features, user interface, and almost everything, with some errors and very fast browsing experience. 

But sometimes, due to a virus infection, an incorrect configuration or a problematic Chrome extension, the browser starts to make mistakes, for example, if your connection is not private, you can not connect to the proxy server, this web page is not available. 

However, one of the worst problems of Google Chrome uses too much CPU time. Some users report that Google Chrome was too powerful at the start. Windows 10 crashes automatically when you open a Chrome browser. Let's dig more into details for a study on How to Reduce Google Chrome High CPU Usage in Windows 10.

Why does Chrome use a lot of CPU resources?

There are several reasons that can result in high usage of the Google Chrome processor, 100% disk or memory usage. such as viruses, malicious extensions, poorly designed extensions, or the browser itself is broken / disused, etc., resulting in excessive use of memory or the Google Chrome processor in your system.

Sometimes the laptop starts heating and it adversely affects the performance of laptop and battery. Read here How to check CPU temperature. Whatever the reason, here is the solution below to improve the use of the Google Chrome high-speed processor on disk or the memory usage that is applied to computers/laptops with Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 10. Windows 7

How to Reduce Google Chrome High CPU Usage in Windows 10

Fix high usage of the Google Chrome processor

As indicated above, viruses, cache, cookies, malware, browser history, etc. have been damaged. The Chrome browser stops responding and has begun to use high-level system resources, such as disk, memory or the processor 100%. First, Start a complete system scan with the latest and updated antivirus / antimalware and remove all viruses / malware infections causing problems.

Install third-party optimizers, such as C-cleaner, to clean temporary files, cookies, unwanted data in the cache and to optimize the performance of the system along with correcting the missing registry errors.

Open the Google Chrome browser, type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar and press the Enter key. Select the Advanced tab, change the current time range by checking all the options and clicking Delete data, as shown below.

Still in the address bar of the Chrome browser, type :
chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings ?origin=userclick

Then click on the Reset Chrome Settings button to completely refresh the Google Chrome settings and make it brand new. Now close Google Chrome completely.

Press Windows + R to open RUN and type this command %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\UserData\ and then click OK. This will open a new window. Now find the "Default" folder. You can delete it. But, I will suggest you name it <name>.backup or something else to identify that this is a backup and not anything. This backup can be restored at any time you want your old Chrome whenever necessary.

Always make sure that the Chrome browser upgraded to the latest version and is up to date. To verify and install the latest updates, open it and type chrome://settings/ help in the address bar. This will check and install the updates.

Download and install the Chrome cleaning tool on the official site. Click on Scan and this tool will automatically remove add-ons, home pages, tabs, etc. rare.

Now, restart Windows and open the Google Chrome browser. Check this time There is no problem with the intensive use of the CPU.

How to Reduce Google Chrome High CPU Usage in Windows 10

The Google Chrome browser comes with a default task manager that allows you to control the amount of CPU and memory used by web pages, extensions, and Google processes when Chrome is running on your computer.

To open the Chrome task manager, first, open the Chrome browser, then press the Shift + Esc key combination (Shift + Esc). In the task manager, you will see the resources that the web page takes. The use of the CPU and the use of resources by web pages can result in significant use of Google Chrome memory.

Now you have to check the web pages that consume a lot of RAM or memory. Check and delete those that use a lot of memory.

Remove extensions from Google Chrome

If you have installed too many Google Chrome extensions, you can disable or remove them one by one, then restart your Chrome browser and see if the use of the high chrome CPU has been corrected or not.

To disable or remove a Chrome extension Open the Chrome browser and type chrome://extensions/ press the Enter key. This will show the complete list of installed extensions. Simply disable the switch to temporarily disable the item or click on the Delete option to remove the items one by one. Then, restart your Chrome browser and see if the use of the CPU with a high chrome level has been corrected or not.

Reinstall the Chrome browser

If all of the above does not solve the problem, reinstall the Chrome browser to start. To do this, press Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK. This will open the window and the functions of the program, click here with the right mouse button in Chrome and select Uninstall.

Restart Windows, visit now and download the latest Chrome browser and install it. Hopefully this time you have no problem with Google Chrome.

Tips to avoid high usage of the Google Chrome processor

Putting down some key points which can help you troubleshoot and Reduce Google Chrome High CPU Usage in Windows 10.

Useless most tabs in Chrome

In Chrome, each additional tab is another process in your system, which means that each open tab adds an additional load to your processor. Large tabs with JavaScript and Flash DOM elements are very bad and they take hell lot of time to render and process.

Do not install unnecessary extensions

Always avoid installing unnecessary extensions. You can obviously install the Google Chrome extension if you really need it but make sure you use it otherwise it will lie there and eating up memory and resources in the background. Sometimes, the code is incorrect, or perhaps there is only one error, the extensions cause different problems in the Chrome browser.

Disable hardware acceleration

The Hardware Acceleration Setting (Intel or NVIDIA) allows Google Chrome to split a significant processing load between its CPU and its GPU, but that does not always work correctly. Even sometimes, Chrome uses more CPU time. Try turning it off or completely removing it from extensions and see if it helps.

Reset Chrome settings by default

After checking for malware Virus infections, Optimize web browsers (delete unwanted files, cache, cookies), Remove browser extensions. However, you will notice that the Chrome browser causes a lot of CPU usage. Then try resetting the Chrome settings to the default settings below.

Note: The reset web browser can delete personal settings, which can eventually wipe out bookmarks, accounts linked and cookies with autofill data. We recommend that you must back up all the browser settings and create a restore point for future rollback operations.

Now to reset Google Chrome to the default settings in Windows 10
  • Open the Chrome browser,
  • Click on the three-point menu located in the upper right corner, select the Settings option.
  • Scroll down and click Advanced to see all the advanced settings for the Chrome web browser.
  • Advanced Chrome browser options
  • Now scroll down and down again
  • You will see Reset the configuration to the original default options.
  • Click on it, then click on the Reset button to confirm the reset process.
  • This action will reset Chrome to the default settings and solve the problem of high CPU utilization in Google Chrome.
  • After that, verify that Chrome is working properly without causing excessive use of system resources.

That's it, the implementation of this solution is, to a large extent, the cause of the improved high utilization of the CPU in Google Chrome, the use of 100% of the disk memory, etc. If you still experience the use of the CPU in high system resources or if the browser runs slowly. Here are 10 tips to speed up Google Chrome in Windows 10.

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