Google Chrome Slowing Down Computer – How to fix it? 2023

Google Chrome Slowing Down Computer? The computer is an electronic machine and is used for many useful tasks. One of the main tasks continuously performed on the computer includes internet surfing. Whether it is a PC, Laptop, Smartphone, or any device involved in the processing and storing data, that device must have an operating system and different application software used to perform specific tasks. That’s why computer software is mainly divided into two categories: System Software and Application software.

Each device must have the main system software, an Operating System; in the case of computers, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux are examples.

While in application software, many names are present because each application software is used to perform a specific type of work. Web Browser is one example of this application software.

Web Browser – An essential application software

Many Web browsers are being used nowadays by computer users. Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari are well-known web browsers used in Windows and Mac operating systems.

Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge is the built-in web browser of Windows, that’s why these cannot be asked as top-rated web browsers, but Google Chrome is the world’s most famous and widely used web browser, which is found installed on almost every computer.

When this web browser, Chrome, is the first time installed or freshly installed on a computer, it works very fast without any problem. But gradually, the performance of this web browser started to slow down, and at some point, due to this software, our computer also started to get slow.

At some stage, it becomes completely halted, due to which the computer user feels frustrated because its work is getting stopped and there is no way to deal with that situation.

The reason behind slowing down

There can be several reasons a system can slow down due to the Chrome browser. A few of these are described below.

  • When Chrome or another browser is freshly installed, at that time no add-ons or extensions are installed in that web browser which is get installed from time to time when that browser is used because these things add new features in the browser which no-dought increase its working but also use the resources of the system including RAM and processing.
  • Many tabs have remained open in the background as if we keep our Gmail account login all-time in the browser Chrome or any other program which uses Chrome for execution remained executed and minimized in the system tray. All these open tabs also use system resources which can be a reason for the system slowing down.
  • Instead of any background tab or extension, if we currently use Chrome and open many tabs, a single browser window with many tabs also uses heavy system resources. It puts load, which makes the performance of the system gets slower.

System RAM Vs System Performance

The first important thing to know is the connection between RAM and System performance. CPU is the main part of the computer which executes the programs, but it gets the data from RAM for execution and returns the processed data to RAM for execution.

CPU does not use any part of the computer except RAM. But RAM is neither big storage nor permanent memory. That’s why programs are installed on hard disks, and data is also permanently stored on the hard disk, but for the execution, this data gets loaded first in RAM. From there, it goes to the CPU for execution.

Suppose many programs are loaded in limited RAM where the operating system already permanently resides, and total or almost total RAM space is filled. There is no space to load more programs waiting for loading. In that case, the computer’s performance will get down.

A tool to identify the problem

In windows, Task Manager is a built-in utility that shows your system’s actual condition in terms of executed processes and performance of system resources, including Processor, RAM, and Hard Disk.

This kind of utility is also available in Mac OS under Activity Monitor. In windows, you can access Task manager simply by using the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys or by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting Task Manager.

There are different Processes and Performance tabs, which show which process uses many resources and how many program processes are executed. In contrast, the Performance tab shows you the utilization of RAM and CPU. As shown below, pics.

If you find that the problem is not created by Chrome or any other program, but is due to lake of required RAM, then the option is the only one that increases the RAM according to the requirement.

How to make Chrome fast again

In the task manager, if you find that Chrome is the reason due to why the performance of your system is getting slow or down, then there are different options that you can adopt to fix the issue.

  • When Chrome or other browser is fresh installed, at that time no add-ons or extensions are installed in that web browser which is get installed time to time when that browser is used because these things add the new features in the browser which no-dought increase it’s working but also use the resources of the system including RAM and processing.
  • Many tabs have remained open in the background as if we keep our Gmail account login all-time in the browser Chrome or any other program which uses Chrome for execution remained executed and minimized in the system tray. All these open tabs also use system resources which can be a reason for system slow down.
  • Instead of any background tab or extension, if we currently using Chrome and opened many tabs a single browser window with many tabs also use heavy system resources and put load due to which performance of system gets slower.

Final Words

This article is a comprehensive guide to fixing this issue with Chrome. By using these methods described in this article, you can fix this issue by yourself and achieve peace of mind along with perfect working.

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