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Chrome is making CPU overheat and causing games to freeze and crash. Solution is Edge

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AlbiBx

It took me a while to find the solution but Chrome has been heating up my CPU when playing Live or analyzing games. It got really bad to the point where games were freezing or the pieces would move in slow motion and the CPU temps were getting up to 95+ . Today i tried to see if Using another browser made a difference and it did. I get around 60 degrees while using Edge and when I do the game analysis it maxes out at 80. The games are fluid and there is no freezing or slowing down.

The problem is Chrome. If you're having the same issue give it a try. I dont know why this happens with Chrome but it can cause users to start playing in other websites because playing on chess.com was becoming unbearable. 

Rabbit
I suggest getting new CPU, cooling, or just a new device if not possible to exchange core hardware. Your device shouldn’t be overheating when using Chrome on a Chess website. Were their other large/multiple apps running at the same time?
AlbiBx
Rabbit wrote:
I suggest getting new CPU, cooling, or just a new device if not possible to exchange core hardware. Your device shouldn’t be overheating when using Chrome on a Chess website. Were their other large/multiple apps running at the same time?

That is not why. Matter of fact I thought this as well, and this was the reason that led me to build a whole new PC . I ended up purchasing new CPU, AIO cooler and GPU. But no,  the problem is chrome. You can see from my specs that there should be no issues whatsoever with 32 GB or ram and a monster CPU like AMD Ryzen 7950x, yet still the issue persisted. trust me it's chrome.

 


Rabbit
Personally, I do not use Chrome, so I do not know. I use Opera.
Coppull

Opera sends my fan bezerk.

Rabbit
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Elroch

Chrome works very nicely on a Chromebook, in my experience. (Also on a fast Android phone, and not so bad on Windows). If you have problems, close all tabs you don't need and probably switch off the option that allows Chrome processes to continue working in the background.

I was going to say my devices are fast and have lots of RAM, but 32 GB is a huge amount and it simply cannot be that Chrome can't run well on such a powerful workstation.

MasterMatthew52

The OP is onto something! I had the exact same issue a few months ago on a new Windows 11 laptop I just bought. I changed my default browser to Edge and have been using it ever since! Chess.com hasn't caused issues for me since.

Lately, Chrome has fallen behind in performance. Chess.com still recommends using it (as do many other sites) but it's just nowhere near the performance of Edge.

ninjaswat

Yep, been using edge for chess.com while other tabs are on chrome for a while now... Windows 11 here as well I think.

Elroch

I have not noticed any problems with Chrome on operating systems other than Windows. And while my Windows machine was a good spec once (i5, 16Gb RAM) it is getting long in the tooth now. Actually so long in the tooth it runs Windows 10. When I reset it soon, though, I expect the performance will be much better.

MasterMatthew52
Elroch wrote:

I have no noticed any problems with Chrome on operating systems other than Windows. And while my Windows machine was a good spec once (i5, 16Gb RAM) it is getting long in the tooth now. Actually so long in the tooth it runs Windows 10. When I reset it soon, though, I expect the performance will be much better.

I'm 100% convinced Windows nerfs Chrome in favor of Edge just like how Mac OS seems to nerf Edge in favor of Safari.

AndreMorais2

I'm having the same problema.

l-ng

bruh same, crazy concept to me but most times the first game will noticeably kick up my fans and burn ~7 seconds of my timer while chess.com lags. only started recently, and i have a pretty beefy pc. no idea what's going on

Omed

It might be an extension. you never know.

JaredG8

For me my pc doesn't overheat but after playing on chess.com on google chrome when I close the window it will close but it still shows up in task manager using a ton of recourses. The only reason I noticed this is because for some reason Twitter wont load unless I close the glitched google chrome through task manager.

Kylearan

You guys need to stop telling people to buy new CPUs

I have a CPU probably faster than any of you (Core i9 14900K, 48 GB DDR5 2x24GB 8000 mhz), and I encounter random issues with chess.com causing Chrome to "Freeze" with a process taking more than 1 GB of system memory. Seems to put a 100% load on a single thread, although obviously that won't cause overheating on a 32 thread CPU with an AIO cooler, but I do have to end task on the process to terminate it. I can fully see how people with less memory and much lower spec systems with few threads can very quickly overheat (especially laptops).

I assume (could be talking out of my butthole here) that it may be something with the embedded videos or the anti-cheat (even if you didn't actually play a game) causing it. I have not tried Edge, maybe I will.

Elroch

I have seen a lot of 'Aw, snap!' errors from Chrome recently. Trying disabling and removing a lot of extensions as it is plausible a problem is caused by one of them.

Stevantes

so i have the same issue, slightly different but similar, mine seems to be when i analyze games, thatd being said it has happened playing but id say 90 percent of the time its analyzing them. and same as 2 posts above ive got a i9 13900, 64gb ram, etc etc and i get that issue, only noticed it cause the red light cpu alarm came on on mobo. checked armoury crate and not only was my cpu over 85 celcius, it was using 300plus watts too, which it generally hovers only around 30 to 35, and not much more than that even when im gaming heavy gpu games. i use firefox, and have only seen my alarm light come on while on internet, id say only when on chess.com but i cant say that 100 percent. i know or atleast i think theres settings on chess.com that allow you to use more cpu power which if i remember correctly i maxed out, not sure if thats the issue. anyways super strange, i thought i initially had a mobo issue or cpu issue, but it seems directly related to chess.com causing it.

sidenote. when it happens, once i close chess.com , immediately it cools down and lowers to a proper wattage.

pss

this better not fry my cpu or mobo or ill be quite upset.

curious, does anyone have any theories or suggestions, seems to be on multiple browsers, ie firefox and chrome, its late, but tomorrow or weekend ill do more digging and post any updates or possible fixes, and see if anyones posted any updates about this specific issue. does anyone know if chess.com has mentioned anything???

cheers