How To Fix Chrome GPU Process Using High Memory

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How To Fix Chrome GPU Process Using High Memory. In this article, you will read what is GPU process in Chrome and how to disable the Google Chrome GPU process.

What Is The GPU Process In Chrome?

Chrome GPU process is a hardware acceleration process. It deals with all the graphical-related tasks on a webpage and puts pressure on the hardware to give 100% performance. It may drain the memory, but the CPU can do other tasks.

Reasons For The Chrome GPU Process Using High Memory Usage:

When you face this issue, you may face Chrome browser performance issues like lag, stutter, and other problems. Some possible reasons for Chrome GPU process high memory usage issue can be:

-Too many Chrome tabs and Add-ons.
-Incorrect Chrome settings.
-Virus or malware attacks.
-Outdated graphics driver.
-Corrupted Chrome installation file.

How To Check Chrome GPU Process Using High Memory?

The method for checking memory usage for Google Chrome GPU Process is:

1.Go to the Task Manager on your PC.
2.Check what processes are running.
3.If the GPU is responsible, then you will see processes like below.

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4.In the above processes in Task Manager, the Chrome GPU process is taking up to 5GB of memory.
5.Now, right-click on the title bar of your Chrome browser.
6.Do not click on any tab.

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7.Choose “Task manager” option from the drop down menu list.
8.Press Enter.
9.A new window will open.

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10.You will see GPU Process. If the memory usage is high, then disable it.
11.If not, then there is no need to stop the process.

How To Fix Chrome GPU Process Using High Memory?

There are various ways to fix this issue and disable the Google Chrome GPU process. Some of them are mentioned below.

Method 1 – Chrome Settings:

1.Open your Chrome browser.
2.Open the menu option (3 dots placed at the top right corner) by clicking it.
3.Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu list.
4.Settings page will open.
5.Click on “Show Advanced Settings” option from there.
6.Then, scroll down and find “Use hardware acceleration when available” option.
7.Uncheck the box next to this option
8.Restart the browser to improve the performance.

Method 2 – Update Graphic Drivers:

This issue can be caused by outdated display drivers. Update the graphics drivers to fix this problem. To do so:

1.Right-click the Windows icon.
2.Select Device Manager.
3.Expand Display adapters.
4.Right-click your graphics driver.
5.Select Update driver.

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6.Click Search automatically for drivers.
7.Follow the on-screen instructions to solve the issue.
8.After that restart the PC.

Method 3 – Using The Registry:

1.Press the Windows logo key and “R” button at the same time.
2.Type “regedit” in the dialogue box.
3.Press the enter button to open the Registry editor.
4.Locate to the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Google \ Chrome \”
5.Right click on the Chrome there.
6.Then, select the “New” option.
7.Go to “DWORD 32-bit value” to give it a new name.
8.Type “HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled”.
9.Now, you have given the new name. Next, turn the value into “0” from “1” to disable the GPU process
10.If you want to enable it in the future then put “1” in the place of “0” after completing the above steps.
11.Restart your computer.

Method 4 – Disable Hardware Acceleration:

You can fix the Chrome GPU process high memory usage issue by turning off hardware acceleration. Follow the steps:

1.Open the Chrome browser.
2.Click the three dots menu.
3.Then select Settings.

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4.Select System in the next windows.
5.Disable ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’ in the right side panel.

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6.Restart the browser.