High CPU in Chrome?


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Had this problem recently, was killing my battery-life. Came up with this method of finding out what the problem was, in my case ‘EXFM’.

  • Go to Task Manager or Activity Monitor, and kill the Chrome process that is using the most CPU.
  • Chrome should tell you what extension crashed.
  • That extension is what’s making Chrome high CPU.
  • Uninstall that extension and you’ll be fine. :)

You’re welcome.

If it doesn’t work do a fresh install of the latest STABLE Chrome.

EDIT: Flash Player 10.2 has been released today. Which means Flash based video shouldn’t impact CPU as it runs through Hardware Accelerated GPU.