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google chrome browser overheats my

by bhas_K / August 21, 2013 11:13 PM PDT

my laptop specifications are
sony vaio, intel i5 processor

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Just Chrome?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 21, 2013 11:21 PM PDT

Or all browsers?

How do you know this Chrome software is causing your laptop to overheat?


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by bhas_K / August 21, 2013 11:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Just Chrome?

i am using chrome only. not tested with other browsers. when i started to browse with chrome its overheats my laptop. generally i have 15 to 20 tabs in my chrome.

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15 to 20 tabs
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 22, 2013 12:16 AM PDT
In reply to: overheats

Multiple tabs wouldn't, on their own, cause overheating. They might take up RAM but if the web pages in each tab is inactive, then the processor would not normally be working excessively.

I assume you have some method of checking processor temperatures. I did ask how you knew the laptop was overheating but don't see any response to that.

If the web sites in the tabs are all active however, then the processor might be working harder than normal. Your Task Manager might help you identify what processes are using up processor time.

I imagine the test would be to reduce the tabs and see if the processor/laptop cools down. But that choice is yours of course.

On the other hand, viruses and other malware may be overworking the CPU, or even any Chrome add-ons, so two more avenues to investigate.


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reducing add-ons
by bhas_K / August 22, 2013 1:03 AM PDT
In reply to: 15 to 20 tabs

just now i removed 15 add-ons. its better now.

you asked a question" How do you know this Chrome software is causing your laptop to overheat?".

answer is when i close the chrome browser the heat will gradually reduce and come back to normal thats how i found the heat issue.

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Re: overheat
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 22, 2013 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: overheats

Please tell the CPU-usage (from the processes tab taskmanager) of Chrome if you have 0,1,5,10 and 20 tabs open.
Can we assume that if you have 20 tabs open, 19 of them are just doing nothing? And one of them you're looking at a google result for example? Or do you view 20 different Youtube video's at the same time in those 20 tabs?

Also try exactly the same experiment (with the same 20 sites) in Firefox and Internet Explorer, even if you hate these programs. It's just an experiment.


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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2013 1:29 AM PDT

What do you mean overheat? It is proper and right for a laptop to heat up with that many tabs open. But a laptop that overheats (we need to define that!) is defective. Or in need of canned air on the vents (maintenance.)

Chrome launches a process per tab so each core and hyperthread is deployed and the CPU can warm up (which is not overheating) and I'm encounter folk new to PCs that think because it's very warm on the surface it's overheating. These new users expected the laptop to stay at the temperature it was at, even under a work load.

Since Chrome does use the CPU to deliver the fastest possible browser, there is some debate if it should use all available CPU and RAM to deliver the fastest experience. You can see that at

So you have a choice to make now.

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