Why does my Chrome browser slow when playing games?

Ishan Gunawardana December 13, 2012

Why does my Chrome browser slow when playing games? It’s fine otherwise.

  1. maria
    December 18, 2012 at 3:14 am

    because you are playing games. XD, slow the speed.

  2. Alex Slutsky
    December 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Browser games usually require lots of RAM memory and thus your computer is exhausted and chrome doesn't get all the oxygen it needs :)

  3. josemon maliakal
    December 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    chrome still have such problems

  4. Duy Nguyen Minh
    December 14, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Because browser load plugins and load Flashplayer. Fix: you can disable all plugins you don't need.

  5. Vishal Srivastava
    December 14, 2012 at 6:12 am

    When you play online games, 3 things happen most certainly-
    1. You video card starts running at its full power to give you good graphics.
    2. Your flash plugin starts which consumes memory.
    3. Your browser isn't the application with most priority for your CPU. Running the game becomes the task with highest priority.
    The 1st 2 things reduce the available RAM for your browser. Also, if you don't have dedicated graphics card, image processing also becomes tough. Hence, speed decreases.

  6. Rohit Jhawer
    December 14, 2012 at 4:11 am

    It depends on what kind of games you play.
    1. If you are playing a game like farmville then their is a major chance that your computer will slow down if you do not have enough processor power and ram.
    2. Why does this happen is your question, what happens is these flash games are resource hogger they need a lot of ram and processor power to keep them running smooth, you can try to clear the cache of the browser and re run the game that will give you a bit of boost.
    3. You can try to reduce the graphics of the game to run it smoothly.

  7. Hunbuhbhuygb Ygygbgybygb
    December 14, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Your computer specs?is it very old?

    • Ishan Gunawardana
      January 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      nope.. core i5 second gen.. 4gb ddr3 ram..

  8. Marcus Glahder
    December 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    If you want your chrome browser to be faster, while playing games you should upgrade your hardware
    As Sashritha Peiris said, your computer uses most of its powers on the game thus making Chrome run slower

  9. Loenja Selter
    December 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    insufficient h/w resources. most games are resource hogs and i would reccomend closing almost everything else while playing

  10. luis donis
    December 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    are not heavy chrome not think it's that you can add some missing or may be due to internet connection

  11. Adinamo Alex
    December 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    check you network speed and use of memory and you should stop other programs/games.

  12. Paulo Delgado
    December 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Because the games are CPU intensive.

  13. Ahmed Musani
    December 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    when you play online flash content games, they act as a load on the cpu, hence increasing ram consumption leaving little for the browser to work.

  14. Peter Norkawich
    December 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Perhaps too many extensions in Chrome or too many sessions synchronizing via Google.

  15. Justin Pot
    December 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Is this not a problem in other browsers? I highly doubt this is specific to Chrome, but if so let us know.

  16. Yiz Borol
    December 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Because games are resource hogs, especially flash games.

  17. Roomy Naqvy
    December 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Possibly Flash problems. But it would also help you if you went to Tools < Clear Browsing Data and if you cleared 'Clear browsing history', 'Clear download history' and 'Empty the cache'. That should help too.

  18. Thomas Petrucha
    December 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    If youre are playing Flash-Games ... this will user a lot of your RAM and all free ressources your Computer has ...
    Some Games works better with FF than others and some better with Crome ... increasing your local RAM could be helpfull.


  19. ha14
    December 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

    perhaps for flash problems?

    on chrome type
    on the right side click on Details
    scroll to Flash, then deactivate the ones that comes with chrome and let only macromedia.

    it is also because of your internet connection, latency problems.

    • Ishan Gunawardana
      January 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      But I can't use flash programmed games after that right.?? (Online games)

  20. Arius
    December 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

    because Chrome browser uses more RAM, you should upgrade your RAM

    • Ishan Gunawardana
      January 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      I'm using 4gb ram.. When I see the usage there is about 1gb space available too...

  21. Anonymous
    December 13, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I agree. I was running a very CPU-intensive application, and even though I had several Gb memory available, all other programs, including Chrome, ran slow, almost stuttering. Turns out my CPU was pegged out at 100%. Use your Task Manager (Performance tab) to check. It shows exact numbers, and a nice graphical history.

  22. Junil Maharjan
    December 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I would back what Sashritha Peiris has said.

  23. Sashritha Peiris
    December 13, 2012 at 3:23 am

    When playing games you computer's power is used up by the games. Thus chrome does not get the computer power it needs.

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