How To Know Which Chrome Tabs Are Consuming More RAM & CPU?

March 25, 2019

Google Chrome is the most popular and largely used web browser in the world right now. This browser comes with plenty of features, which is the reason why many people prefer this over other browsers. Despite being the widely used browser, it also gets some issues like any bug, over-consumption of RAM, lags and so on. Especially, it may cause a system to lag sometimes compared to other browsers, while the low RAM capacity systems further add to the issue. Hence, such situations it is necessary to kill certain pages that take up more RAM in Google Chrome and cause a system to slow down.

So here we put down some points that will give you an idea of how to kill pages that take up more RAM in the browser.

Steps:

The first step involves users to open the Chrome task manager, which is the same as Windows. Not only will it display each page but also gives details of the resources being consumed, their extensions, and also the applications running in the background. And before getting into the process, users have to make sure that the browser is not affected with the administrator access in any way. So, here are the steps you can follow to know which tabs are taking more RAM & CPU.

→ First, you have to open the task manager of Google Chrome.
→ With Windows, GNU/Linux, it is enough to click the Shift + Esc keys simultaneously. But with the Mac operating system, users have to navigate the menus as it has no hotkey or direct access. And for this, hit at the options icon, select More tools and then click on the Task Manager option.

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→ A new window will appear giving details of the browser in use. It notifies the web pages that are open in each tab, about the apps running in the background, extensions, and so on.

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→ Next, some statistical data appears with each element. Information about the RAM is given by the Memory footprint. Besides, it also shows the CPU and data consumption of your network.
→ Then appears a column where you can identify every process. Right click on the process to get a few more columns with information.

13→ One click on the name of one of the processes will let you select it, whereas giving a double click will display it in Chrome.
→ These processes can be organized by clicking on the Memory box. This is done based on the RAM consumption, and whether it is lower to higher or higher to lower.
→ But if you find any page or process taking up more resources, then just close it from the web browser or click on the End process button to close it directly from the administrator.

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