How to Fix Slow Chrome Browser Problems on Windows 10

Updated on May 11, 2016

Disabling Hardware Acceleration

Many Chrome performance problems are caused by the Hardware Acceleration feature. The first thing you should try is disabling that feature.

  • Open a new tab and type chrome://settings into the address bar
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Show advanced settings

Chrome's Settings Page
Chrome's Settings Page

Disable Hardware Acceleration

  • Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page
  • If there is a tick in the Use hardware acceleration when available box, remove it
  • Restart the browser

You should notice an immediate improvement in the performance of your browser.

Disable hardware acceleration
Disable hardware acceleration

Other Solutions

If you are still having issues with the performance of your web browser, try disabling all of your extensions, and then gradually re-enabling them to figure out which one is causing the slowdown. Also, try browsing with fewer tabs open to see if the issue is related to memory limitations.

You may find that Mozilla Firefox or Opera performs better on your computer, depending on its specifications.

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      Bryon Patton 13 months ago

      Unfortunately, Google Chrome has compatibility issues with some windows 10 machines. No matter what you might try in order to speed up the slow loading of Chrome, it still takes a lot longer than it should. Until Google updates chrome to run better on win10... use FireFox - it loads very quickly and is also very reliable.