I've built a high-end PC but Google Chrome is still slow on certain websites. Is that a browser issue?

Knowledge BaseCategory: BrowserI've built a high-end PC but Google Chrome is still slow on certain websites. Is that a browser issue?
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floriansay answered 2 months ago

I would like you to run some tests.

  1. How many tabs are you opening? Try opening fewer tabs or other apps. RAM is cheap… so you may just want to upgrade (I generally max out.)
  2. Are other browsers better? Chrome is a RAM leaker in other platforms so it is claimed.
  3. Test the Internet connection thoroughly. Go to Broadband ISP Reviews News Tools and Forumspost your problem, run the speed tests, and try a thorough diagnosis, including plugging into Ethernet and seeing if it is better.

It may be JavaScript or Flash. I realize I’m not giving you a precise answer, but that is because there isn’t one.
If Networking isn’t your area of expertise, one of the things you could try is replacing the router (particularly if a friend has a good one.) The Linksys AC 1750 is a good one. Given your profile, AC may benefit you as slower computers won’t slow down your network.
Web browsers are our constant companions, so having a browser that feels slower than it should—or even crashes on you—is no fun at all. Here are some ways you can get Chrome running like new again.
We’ve talked before about how to optimize Chrome for maximum privacy, and about how to troubleshoot Chrome crashes. Now it’s time to turn our attention to ways you might be able to speed things up. We’ll be covering the basics—like keeping Chrome up-to-date and managing your extensions—as well as some advanced options, and even some experimental features.
Keep Chrome Updated
One of the best things you can do to keep Chrome running smoothly is to keep it up to date. Chrome automatically downloads and installs updates, but only when you don’t have Chrome open. You can easily solve this by just closing Chrome once in a while.
But, if you’re like us, you probably have a Chrome window open most of the time. If there’s an update available for Chrome, you’ll see the Options icon at the far right of the toolbar change to a green up arrow.

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