How to Reduce Memory and Cpu Consumption in Google Chrome

James J. Davis
2 min readJan 18, 2023

Google Chrome is very demanding on resources. This has long been a problem, but the latest versions of the Chrome browser offer a way to not only free up Chrome’s resources, but also speed up Chrome’s performance under heavy use and load. You’ll even find that it uses less memory and CPU.

Make sure you’re using Chrome version 108.0.5359.124 or newer, if you haven’t updated Chrome in a while, you need to do so to get access to this feature.

1. open Chrome.

2. Go to the following address in the address bar to access Chrome Flags:

chrome://flags/#high-efficiency-mode-available

3. Toggle this option so that it is “ON”.

4. Restart Chrome.

5. Now open the address bar in Chrome and go to:

chrome://settings/performance

6. Find “Memory saver” and toggle the switch to “ON”.

7. Restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.

When Memory saver is turned on, Chrome frees memory from inactive tabs. This frees up your active tabs and other apps and makes Chrome run faster. Inactive tabs automatically become active when you return to them.

You should quickly notice a difference in Chrome’s resource usage, with reduced memory and CPU usage.

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