Solved: Google chrome high CPU usage on windows 10/8.1/7 !!! 2018

Google Chrome, worlds most popular web browser, in terms of features, user-interface and pretty much everything with Fewer errors. But Sometimes users report windows 10 PC/Laptop Freezes and became unresponsive while open Google Chrome browser. Or High CPU, memory or 100% Disk usage By Google Chrome Browser while browsing web pages on PC Laptop. There are various reasons that can cause google chrome high CPU usage, 100% disk or memory usages. such as Virus malware infection, malicious Chrome extensions, poorly designed extensions, or the Browser itself get corrupted/outdated etc that causes Google Chrome to use up too much CPU or memory on your System.

Whatever the reason Here apply solutions below to fix Google chrome high CPU usage 100% Disk or memory usage applicable to Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7 computer / Laptops.

Fix google chrome high CPU usage

As discussed Virus malware infection, corrupted Cache, Cookies, Browser history etc cause the chrome Browser unresponsive and start using High System resources such as 100% Disk, Memory or CPU. First, perform a full system scan with latest updated antivirus/antimalware to make sure that Virus/ Malware infection not causing the issue.

Install third-party system optimizer like Ccleaner to clean temporary files, cookies, cache junk data etc to optimize system performance. And fix broken missing registry errors.

Open Google Chrome browser type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar and hit the enter key. Select Advanced tab, Change the time range to all-time now ticking on all the options and click on Clear Data as shown image below.

clear browsing data
clear browsing data

Again on chrome browser address bar type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings?origin=userclick. Then click on Reset button to reset the Google Chrome settings. Now close Google Chrome completely.

Press Windows + R to Open RUN and type this command %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ and then click on OK. It will open a new window. Now, Find the folder “Default”. You can delete it. But, I recommend you to rename it as default.backup or something else. It will allow you to restore your chrome data when you need.

Make sure chrome browser is updated, To check and install latest updates open chrome browser and type chrome://settings/help on address bar. This will check and install updates.




Also Download and Install Chrome Cleanup Tool on the official website. Click Scan and this tool will automatically remove unusual add-ons, startup pages, tabs etc.

Now Restart windows And open Google chrome Browser check This time There is no High CPU usage problem.

Google Chrome Task Manager to find out what causing the issue

Google Chrome browser comes with an inbuilt Task manager which allow monitoring how much CPU and memory web pages, extensions, and Google processes are using while Chrome is running on your computer.

In order to open Google Chrome Task Manager, First open chrome browser then press the combination of Shift + Escape (Shift + Esc) keys together. On the task manager, you will see the resources which a web page is taking. High CPU usage and the resources which are taken by the web pages can lead to Google Chrome high memory usage.

Google Chrome Task Manager
Google Chrome Task Manager

Now, you have to check the webpages which are consuming a lot of RAM or memory. Check and remove the ones which are taking a lot of memory .

Remove Google Chrome Extensions

If you have installed a lot of Google Chrome extensions, you can disable or delete them one by one and then restart your Chrome browser and see if the chrome high CPU usage is fixed or not.

To Disable or Remove Chrome Extensions Open Chrome Browser Type chrome://extensions/ and hit the enter key. This will display all installed extensions list. simply turn off the toggle to temporarily disable the Extention or click on Remove option to completely delete the Extensions one by one. Then restart your Chrome browser and see if the chrome high CPU usage is fixed or not.

Remove Google Chrome Extensions
Remove Google Chrome Extensions

Re-Install Chrome Browser

If all above failed to fix the problem then simply reinstall the chrome browser to get a fresh start. To do this Press Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl and click ok. This will open programs and features window, Here right click on chrome and select uninstall.

uninstall Chrome browser
uninstall Chrome browser

Restart windows, Now visit and download latest chrome browser and install the same. Hope This time you didn’t face any problem related to Google Chrome.




Tips To Avoid google chrome high cpu usage

Keep fewer tabs open. In Chrome, every additional tab is another process on your system, which means that each open tab increases the burden on your CPU. Tabs that are heavy on JavaScript and/or Flash elements are particularly bad.

Don’t install unnecessary extensions: Always avoid to Install unnecessary Extensions. Install The Chrome Extension if you really need it. Sometimes poorly coded, or it might just have a bug, on Extensions cause Different problems on chrome browser.

Disable hardware acceleration. The hardware acceleration setting allows Chrome to share heavy processing loads between your CPU and your GPU, but it doesn’t always work well. In fact, sometimes it causes Chrome to use more CPU. Try disabling it and seeing if that helps.

That’s all, applying these solutions most of the causes fix google chrome high CPU usage, 100% disk memory usage etc. If still, you notice 100% CPU usage high system resource usage or chrome browser running slow Here 10 Tips to make google chrome faster on windows 10.