How to make chrome use less memory

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How to make chrome use less memory
Save memory by emptying Google Chrome's memory cache. (David Sacks/Lifesize/Getty Images)

As you browse the Internet in Google Chrome, the program uses an increasing amount of your hard drive's space. Most people are unaffected by the amount of hard drive use, as they have drives large enough to handle large amounts of saved data. Chrome may save images, videos and other data in its cache for easy access in the future. However, you can clear the cache to free up space. Finally, reduce memory use by refraining from opening a large number of browser tabs.

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  1. 1

    Open Google Chrome by clicking "Start," "All Programs" and selecting the program from the list.

  2. 2

    Click the wrench icon, located on the browser's toolbar.

  3. 3

    Select "Tools," "Clear Browsing Data" and select the data you want to remove, such as cookies stored on the hard drive.

  4. 4

    Choose the time period for which the program will delete data. Delete all data by selecting "Beginning of time."

  5. 5

    Click "Clear Browsing Data."

  6. 6

    Close unnecessary Google chrome tabs. The more tabs you have open, the more memory you will use. Use one tab to browse the Internet, if possible.

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