Google Chrome is Slowing Your Pc !
Why does Google Chrome use so much RAM? What can you do to keep it in check? Here’s how to make Chrome use less RAM.
If you’ve done any research at all into different browsers, you’re familiar with the fact that Chrome can be a bit of a resource hog. Glance at your Task Manager or Activity Monitor, and you’ll often see Chrome at the top of the list.
But why does Chrome use so much RAM, especially compared to other browsers? And what can you do to keep it in check? Here’s how to make Chrome use less RAM.
Does Google Chrome Really Use More RAM?
Several years ago, the only answer was Yes. Google Chrome’s RAM-hungry reputation was well known.
However, changes to Google Chrome have improved browsers’ memory usage, especially compared to other popular browsers. At times, Mozilla, Edge, Opera, and Safari all use more RAM than Chrome. How do I know this? I ran a short test, opening a Facebook page, a YouTube video, the BBC Sport website, and Twitter in a clean browser.
The results will interest you.
There is Google Chrome, sitting happily in the middle of the other browsers. Sure, this is anecdotal, and there is more than enough evidence that Chrome eats more RAM than other browsers. If you have ever run your own browser RAM-use test, there’s a strong chance you found Chrome using more RAM than other browsers.
Google Chrome is absolutely one of the fastest browsers, but it needs a lot of RAM to take that title.
Why Does Google Chrome Use So Much RAM?
“Aw, Snap! Google Chrome ran out of memory while trying to display this webpage.”
That’s the message you see when Chrome runs out of memory. To understand why Chrome uses so much memory, you need to understand how most modern browsers operate.
Every app on your computer runs processes in your computer’s RAM, where the hard work of running your computer takes place. RAM is temporary storage for all kinds of data, and it is very fast. Your CPU can access data held in your system RAM much faster than a hard drive or even an SSD.
Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge store every tab, plugin, and extension in a different RAM process. This process is called isolation and prevents one process from writing to another one.
Hence, when you open your Task Manager or Activity Monitor, Google Chrome displays multiple entries. If you look closely, you can see that each process only uses a small amount of RAM, but the load is very high when you add them up.
Tab Management Google Chrome Extension:
Tab Management is a system of tools that was created to make your web-browser faster, efficient and more secured.
One of the tools Tab Management offers to address the memory issue caused by Google Chrome Is the Tab Terminator.
With Tab Terminator your Web-Browser will be faster and much more efficient by automatically closing unused tabs that are eating your computer’s Ram memory and slowing it down dramatically. To keep the Tab cluster mass under control.
Creating a web-browsing experience that is Fast, Easy and Efficient.