In terms of memory usage, Google Chrome has never become the first preference of web users. With all the updates, Chrome is still eating up more and more memory which is killing the performance of lots of computers. This has always been a major problem for users with a limited amount of RAM.
Most users don’t even know how to tame Google Chrome for optimum efficiency and less utilization of memory and we are here to help you with that. But before we head towards the steps to tame Google Chrome, we should look at how to check the memory utilization of your Google Chrome web browser.
To check out how much memory the browser is consuming, you need to press Shift + Esc to open the task manager of the web browser. Here you will get a detailed overview of how much memory utilization is taking place in the background.
Keep an eye on browser extensions
Is your browser installed with a myriad of extensions that are of no use? Each extension creates a process of its own and together these browser extensions consume a lot of RAM, making your computer extremely and poor
For improved efficiency, you should uninstall these extensions or disable them for a certain period.
Limited browsing can help
Do you open the hundreds of tabs at the same while thinking you’re being productive? This is one of the main reasons why Google Chrome underperforms.
By opening multiple tabs at a time, you are putting a pressure on your web browser. It will eat up more RAM to sustain the numerous tabs.
In a lot of cases, you don’t even meed some of these tabs any longer but you keep thinking you might need them later, putting a strain on your browser performance.
If you think you might still need some of these tabs, you can bookmark them and close the tabs to reduce the memory consumption.
Check for preferences
Most web browsers have inbuilt memory optimization functionality which helps in getting rid of excess tasks running in the background and Google Chrome is nothing different.
Go to Privacy > Content Settings > Unsandboxed Plugin Settings and make sure that Ask when a site wants to use a plugin to access your computer option is selected as it restricts any unnecessary plugin usage and save you a lot of memory.
If you are unable to find this functionality in your web browser, you need to upgrade it to the latest version.
Get-in more RAM
If none of these steps get you to the performance boost you were hoping for, then maybe your computer resources are not enough for the newer version of Google.
You can always downgrade the Google Chrome app or go for a lighter browser but they won’t provide the same experience as Chrome does.
One thing that can amplify the performance of your PC in one go is increased RAM. With the help of added RAM, not only Google Chrome will get enough memory to perform well but you’ll notice an increase in the performance of your PC as well.
Although Chrome isn’t so RAM-friendly, you can still keep things under controller by following these simple tips. In a nutshell, reduce your extensions, keep the browser updated, reduce the number of open tabs and if possible, increase you computer’s RAM.