Almost 3.2 billion users are using Google Chrome as their main medium to surf the internet. So, if Google Chrome suddenly stops working showing up the error message “Not enough memory to open this page“, what should you do? This simply refers to the fact that Google Chrome can’t access enough free RAM to show the webpage that consists of many video animations, images, etc. Clearing out RAM should solve the issue on your system.
Fix 1 – Terminate all the tabs
Google Chrome tabs do consume a significant amount of free RAM. Closing all the tabs in the background should work.
1. In Google Chrome, close all the unnecessary tabs one by one.
2. After closing all the tabs, tap on the three-dot menu (⋮) and click on “More Tools>“.
3. Next, tap on “Extensions“.
You will see the list of extensions.
4. In this list of extensions, switch off all the extensions one by one. Make sure that, none of the extensions are enabled.
Even if you don’t want an extension, tap on “Remove” to remove the extension from Google Chrome.
Once you are done disabling the extensions, close Google Chrome and relaunch it.
Open that page that you were facing trouble with. Test whether it is loading or not.
If it shows the same error message again, follow these steps –
1. Just right-click on the Windows icon.
2. Then, tap on “Task Manager” to use Task Manager.
3. When Task Manager opens up, you will see which apps are eating up the huge chunk of memory resources.
4. Just, right-click on the app and tap on “End task” to kill it.
This way, you can end the memory-hungry apps one by one to free up more RAM.
Once you have done that, try to reload the problematic web page once again.
Fix 3 – Empty Chrome cache
Emptying the Chrome cache should solve the issue.
1. Open Google Chrome on your system if you haven’t opened it yet.
2. Now, tap on the three-dot (⋮) menu and tap on “History>” and again click on “History“.
3. Just, tap on the “≡ History” menu on the left-hand side.
4. Then, click on the “Clear browsing data” option.
5. Set the ‘Time range:’ to “All time“.
6. Make sure that you have checked these options –
Browsing history Cookies and other site data Cached images and files
5. Now, head on to the “Advanced” section.
6. Then, check the “Download history” box.
Make sure that you have left the “Passwords and other sign-in data“, “Cookies and other site data” boxes alone.
7. Just, tap once on the “Clear data” to completely clear the browsing data.
Close the Google Chrome browser.
Fix 4 – Disable Hardware acceleration
Some websites may break due to the hardware acceleration feature of Google Chrome.
1. After opening Google Chrome, copy-paste this term in the address bar and press the Enter key.
This will open the system settings page for the chrome browser.
2. Just, toggle the “Use hardware acceleration when available” feature to Off.
3. You will notice the prompt to relaunch the browser has appeared. Tap on “Relaunch” to relaunch it.
This will close and relaunch Chrome at once. Just wait for a few seconds. When Chrome opens up, test whether the website is loading or not.
Fix 5 – Alter the Google Chrome folder
If your Google Chrome profile got corrupted, it may lead you to this error.
1. Close Google Chrome.
2. Then, press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together to access the Task Manager.
3. Go through the list of processes. If you notice any process associated with Google Chrome, right-click on it and tap on “End task” to kill it.
This way, make sure there are no Chrome processes running behind.
4. Now, press the Windows key+R keys together.
5. Then, type this location and hit Enter.
6. Look for the “Default” folder.
7. Then, right-tap on “Default” and tap on Rename icon to rename it.
8. Rename it as “Default_old“.
Close the File Explorer.
Now, launch Google Chrome. It will create a new Default folder while it starts. Try to open the website once again.
This should fix your issue.
Fix 6 – Resetting the browser
The last resort to fix the issue is to
1. Open a new tab on Google Chrome.
2. Now, write this line in the address bar and hit Enter.
3. When Chrome settings open up, click on “Restore settings to their original defaults“.
4. Finally, tap on “Reset settings” to reset the browser.
Once it resets, try to open the website again.
Fix 7 – Increase the VRAM
The main reason behind this error can be the deficit of VRAM on your system.
1. You have to press the Windows key+R keys together.
2. Then, type “sysdm.cpl” and click on “OK“.
3. When the System Properties opens up, tap on the “Advanced” panel.
4. In the ‘Performance’ section, tap on “Settings…“.
5. Now, go to the “Advanced” section.
6. In the ‘Virtual Memory’ section, tap on “Settings“.
7. Just uncheck the “ Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” box.
8. Then, select the “Custom size” box to adjust the settings accordingly.
9. You have to adjust the Initial Size and Maximum size.
Initial size (MB)= Recommonded Size Maximum Size (MB)= same as the Initial Size
[Example – Initial Size of the RAM should be equivalent to the same amount of ‘Recommended:’ size. In our case, it will be –
Initial size (MB) = 1444
In that case, the ‘Maximum Size’ will be –
Maximum Size (MB) = Initial Size = 1444
10. Once you are done, Don’t forget to click on “OK” to save the settings.
11. There will be a prompt to reboot the machine. Tap on “OK“.
12. Further, tap on “OK” to apply and save the changes.
13. Finally coming back to the System Properties page, tap on “Apply” and “OK” consecutively.
14. You will be asked to restart the system. Now, tap on “Restart now” to restart the system instantly.
Once your system boots up, open Google Chrome and re-visit the conflicting webpage. Check whether this solution works or not.
Alternative Tips –
1. If nothing works, use the Edge or Firefox or any other browser to visit the conflicting webpage. Test if that works.
2. Check whether the website is loading in Google Chrome on another device (PC/laptop/ iOS or Android).