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Solution: When Google Chrome runs, it takes up a large percentage of CPU

February 22, 2010 03:24 PST

Posted by Andrew.

The high-CPU-usage problem is still happening for some users in Chrome Dev 5.x or Chrome 4.x. There are many discussions about this problem in internet forums or newsgroups (You can search "Google Chrome + CPU usage" in Google).

When Google Chrome runs, it takes up a large percentage of CPU

To solve this problem, you can try clearing your browsing data.

Solve high-CPU-usage problem in Chrome: clear browsing data

To clear browsing data in Google Chrome, please do following steps:

  • Windows and Linux instructions
  • Solve high-CPU-usage problem in Chrome: clear browsing data
    1. Click the Tools menu, then select Options.
    2. Click the Personal Stuff tab (If you are using Chrome Dev version, click the Under the Hood tab).
    3. Click Clear browsing data.
    4. Select the check boxes for the types of information you wish to remove.
    5. Use the "Clear data from this period" menu to select the amount of data you want to delete.
    6. Click Clear Browsing Data.

  • Mac instructions
    1. Select Chrome > Clear Browsing Data on the menu bar.
    2. Select the checkboxes for the types of information you wish to remove.
    3. Use the "Clear data from this period" menu to select the amount of data you want to delete.
    4. Click Clear Browsing Data.

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