Google is finally working on fixing Chrome's memory problems

Google's Chrome might be one of the most used browsers today but it's also one of the worst when it comes to memory, hogging a myriad of your computer's precious memory. After all, its name has become almost synonymous with eating up all your RAM, Google has finally decided to do something about it.

With version 45, Chrome will now start prioritising which tabs to open when you restore tabs - or choose the option to 'continue where you left off'. The tabs which you viewed most recently will be loaded first, allowing you to quickly get back to what you were doing before Chrome crashed or you accidentally closed the window. Also, if your computer is low on memory, the browser will stop automatically loading all tabs, focusing only on those deemed important.

In the meantime, when you're not using a tab, the browser will start clearing up unused RAM, with the company expecting improvements of as much as 10%. A test on Gmail showed even more, saving approximately 25% memory compared to Chrome 43.

In other RAM news, you might want to check out our guide on why Windows 10 is taking up so much of your memory, and Mozilla's decision to adopt the very Chrome architecture that is causing these RAM problems.

Source: Google

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