Browser could not allocate enough memory for WebGL [EXPERT FIX]


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Browser could not allocate enough memory

Sometimes, when you try to access an online flash game or a project, you’re welcomed with the error message The browser could not allocate enough memory for the WebGL content. If you are the developer of this content, try allocating less memory to your WebGL build in the WebGL player settings

One user made sure to explain the nature of the problem on Reddit.

[ERROR] most of the games I tried give me the error “The browser could not allocate enough memory for the WebGL content. If you are the developer of this content, try allocating less memory to your WebGL build in the WebGL player settings”

Firstly, ensure that you meet the game’s system requirements. If that’s the case, start the troubleshooting procedure with the steps we provided below.

How to increase WebGL memory in browsers?

Solution 1 – Update the browser

  1. We’ll use Google Chrome but you can follow similar steps for other browsers.
  2. Go to Chromes settings.
  3. Select Help and then About Google Chrome. chrome update Browser could not allocate enough memory
  4. If there’s an update available, Chrome will prompt you to install it. After the update, check to see if you still have memory issues.

We’ve written extensively on Chrome memory issues. Check out these guides for more information.


Solution 2 – Reset browser settings

  1. Open Chrome settings. settings chrome Browser could not allocate enough memory
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Scroll all the way down and under Reset and clean up, click on Restore setting to their original defaults.
  4. Confirm by clicking on the Reset settings button.

Solution 3 – Mozilla Firefox specific fix

  1. Click the menu button (the 3 horizontal lines) and choose Options.Firefox open Options Browser could not allocate enough memory
  2. Click on General.
  3. Under Performance, uncheck Use recommended performance settings.
  4. Uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available.
  5. Exit and restart Firefox.

If you want to disable WebGL, follow the steps:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter.
  2. In the Filter box type webgl.disabled.
  3. Then double-click it to set its value to true.
  4. Exit and restart Firefox.

All the solutions can be applied to specific browsers, not only the ones mentioned. Just look for similar options in your browser and follow the steps above. In our eyes, the best option by far is UR Browser.

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This Chromium-based browser is rather light when using system resources so you should rest assured that problems like this won’t happen. Furthermore, it is completely and utterly privacy-oriented, so tracking and profiling will become things of the past.

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If you’re aware of another method to solve browser memory issues on Windows 10, share your troubleshooting steps in the comments section below.

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