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How to speed up Chrome by killing RAM consuming Tabs

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Google Chrome is one of the most widely used web browsers, with a majority of the market share. Currently, Chrome captures about 63.41% of the world’s web browser market, which is significantly more than its nearest competitor, Safari, which only has a 15.02% share.

Apart from that, Chrome also supports several extensions, which make user interaction more lively and hassle-free. Opening many tabs on Google Chrome eats up the RAM, and thus it is advisable to close those tabs which are taking up a lot of CPU memory. Using too many extensions also causes the PC to slow down.

In this article, we will tell you how to do precisely that.

Also read: How to clear cache on Google Chrome? Shortcut and traditional method

Detecting and killing Tabs which are using too much RAM

Chrome has its task manager just like you have on your PC. Task managers provide a valuable set of information about the various background and foreground processes to the user.

To detect which tabs are using more memory, and to kill them, follow the instructions given below.

How to speed up Chrome browser by killing RAM consuming Tabs

  • Click on the three-dot bar on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Go to More tools > Task Manager.

How to speed up Chrome browser by killing RAM consuming Tabs

  • In the Task Manager, click on the Memory Footprint option on the top horizontal menu. This will sort the processes according to the CPU usage.
  • Select the process which is taking up more RAM.
  • Finally, select the End Process button.

How to speed up Chrome browser by killing RAM consuming TabsFurthermore, as you can see clearly from the image above, extensions also take up RAM. You can remove some of them to speed up the PC further.

Also read: How to enable Chrome Extensions in incognito mode

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: