The advantages and extremely useful functions presented by today’s Internet browsers are many. We are talking about programs of the importance of Edge, Firefox or Chrome, although there are many more from which we can choose. But not everything is good, since these browsers have some drawbacks such as RAM and CPU consumption , for example.
It is true that these applications that we refer to here, are becoming more demanding as well as complete. The reason for this is clear, and it is that they have to meet the needs of a growing number of users . Hence, the hardware demands of the programs are more and more as new functions are added. However, with everything and with this it can be said that the web browser is one of the essential programs at the moment.
This is a sector that is commanded by Google’s proposal, Chrome , and like the rest of the alternatives, we have it open most of the time. But despite its importance, it is also one of the most resource-consuming types of programs. As you can imagine, this is a serious problem, especially noticeable on older PCs or with somewhat limited hardware resources.
In fact, if we focus on Chrome, it is one of the ones that receives the most complaints in terms of CPU and RAM consumption. Therefore, if we have few initial resources in the team and we use other programs at the same time, the problems can be very serious. For example, Google tries to reduce these consumptions through some of its own integrated functions, but we can also carry out some measures to reduce all this, as we will see.
Avoid having a lot of extensions in Chrome
One of the advantages that this Google proposal proposes is the enormous number of useful extensions that we can use. But these, while helping us in all kinds of tasks, can also become a serious problem. We say this because these software items work in the background when they are installed and running.
This is something that translates into increasing CPU and RAM consumption , which is precisely what we want to avoid. Therefore we recommend you reduce the use of extensions, to those really necessary.
Don’t open tabs if you don’t need them
Something similar happens with the eyelashes that we sometimes make excessive use of. As with extensions, they improve the user experience with the program, and sometimes we think that this has no consequences. But in reality, as we open more and more tabs, the consumption of RAM and CPU in Chrome , multiplies.
This is something that is especially evident in certain cases in which we open dozens of these elements simultaneously.
Keep an eye on the Chrome Task Manager
It may be the case that suddenly the Google program begins to consume a lot of PC resources and we do not know why. Well, in this case and to reduce this consumption that we are talking about, we can take a look at the Task Manager of the program itself. Here we will see the elements that are consuming the most RAM and CPU, to close them.
It is worth mentioning that in order to see this section that we are commenting on, we can do it from the More tools / Task manager menu.
Disable hardware acceleration
This is a function integrated in the program that we find in the Configuration / System section. Hardware acceleration is something that is activated by default in Chrome, but that we should deactivate if we have a somewhat limited equipment in terms of hardware specifications to save CPU and RAM in Chrome.