Solved: Not Enough Memory to Open this Page in Chrome

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Some Chrome tabs might display a Not enough memory to open this page error message when you try to open a webpage. That error message usually means that there isn’t enough free RAM to open a webpage, which might include extensive multimedia elements such as videos, animations, etc.

An alternative error message that states, Google Chrome ran out of memory while trying to display this page. These are a few resolutions that might fix those Chrome errors.

How do I fix Not Enough Memory to open this page?

1. Close tabs and disable the browser extensions

  1. Press the Customize Google Chrome button.
  2. Click on More tools, and select Extensions.
  3. Then click all the extension switch buttons to turn off the add-ons. Alternatively, users can press the Remove button to delete the extensions.
  4. Restart Chrome after turning the extensions off. Then try opening the page that didn’t open before.

Users should also close other third-party programs. To do that, right-click the taskbar to select Task Manager. Then, users can close listed programs on the Processes tab by right-clicking them and selecting End task.

If you’re getting not enough memory in Chrome messages, disabling the unused applications and extensions is the best way to fix them.

2. Expand page filing

  1. Open Cortana by pressing the Type here to search button on the taskbar.
  2. Enter advanced system settings in the search box. Then click View advanced system settings.
  3. Press the Settings button.
  4. Then click the Advanced tab on the Performance Options window.
  5. Press the Change button.
  6. Deselect the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
  7. Select the Custom size radio button.
  8. Now enter a figure in the Initial size text that eclipses the Recommended and Currently allocated values shown at the bottom of the window.
  9. Users can enter the same number in the Maximum size text box as the one input in the Initial size box. Alternatively, enter a higher value in the Maximum size text box.
  10. Press the Set button, and then click OK  to close the window.

If you’re getting Not enough memory to open this page on Windows 10/11, adjusting the virtual memory settings can help.

Quick Tip:

You can also try a browser that has built-in features that help reduce memory usage in order to get the best performance.

We suggest you try Opera GX because it’s light and easy to use, and you can enable the CPU and RAM limiter by just toggling a button.

Opera GX

Use this lightning-fast browser with minimal resource usage to open any page!

3. Clear Chrome’s cache

  1. Clearing Chrome’s cache can often fix page display errors. To do that, click the Customize Google Chrome button.
  2. Select More tools, and choose Clear browsing data.
  3. Select the Cached images and files option.
  4. In addition, click the Cookies and other site data check box.
  5. Select All time on the Time range drop-down menu.
  6. Then press the Clear data option.

Clearing the cache is the fastest way to fix the low memory errors in Chrome, so be sure to try it.

4. Turn off the hardware acceleration

  1. Enter the following in Google Chrome’s URL bar: chrome://settings/

  2. Go to System in the left pane.
  3. Then toggle the Use hardware acceleration when available option off.
  4. Restart Google Chrome.

How do I get more memory for Chrome?

Chrome can be pretty demanding on your memory by design. To give it more memory, be sure to disable or remove extensions that you barely use since they will constantly work in the background.

Also, be sure to keep only the essential tabs open. Background tabs that aren’t used will use your RAM, so if you’re not using them, close them.

The same goes for other applications. If you aren’t using them, close them to preserve your memory. If this isn’t an option, perhaps you should consider expanding the memory.

Those are some potential resolutions for the Not enough memory to open this page error. Note that the above resolutions might also fix other page crashes in Google Chrome.

Sometimes this error might have certain variations:

  • Unable to complete due to low memory: This is a variation of this error, and it’s caused by the lack of RAM memory.
  • Aw snap not enough memory: This issue is similar to the one described in our Aw, Snap! Something went wrong guide.
  • This page is having a problem error code out of memory: Many browsers are affected by this issue, and we already tackled it in our Out of memory error code in Edge guide.
  • Something went wrong while displaying this webpage error code out of memory: This is just a longer variation of this error, and it appears when trying to open a specific web page.
  • Unable to complete the previous operation due to low memory: We already covered a similar issue in our There is not enough memory to complete this operation guide, and the problem can be fixed with a few tweaks.

In case you’re still having problems, you should visit our article on high memory usage in Google Chrome for more solutions.

This isn’t the only problem that users encountered, and many reported high CPU usage in Chrome as well.

Did you manage to fix this problem? Let us know which solution did you use in the comments below.

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