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Opera GX extremely slow performance / high CPU usage (no extensions and with any amount of tabs open)

  • Ever since about last week, my Opera GX browser has been acting extremely slowly. I've never had this problem with any other app other then this browser and it has now gotten to the point where I need to close Opera to conserve CPU and boost performance in other apps as it causes my PC to lag and CPU to rocket in temperature even in idle. I don't normally have too many tabs open, but whether or not I have 3 or 10 tabs open, it always lags the same way. Closing tabs takes sometimes 3 seconds and sometimes even freezes my entire screen and sends my PC a loud beeping noise. Every other app including other browsers like Google Chrome don't act this way and I have literally 0 extensions running or even installed on Opera GX, so i'm wondering why the browser is behaving this way now.

    My PC specs:
    Ryzen 5 3600X
    RTX 2060
    16GB RAM

    I don't think my specs are that bad to have performance this terrible, and at the same time this never happened before until a little before last week, and I had barely done anything to my PC or touched it either.

  • Tried with the sounds turned off?

  • @killmizi Check in the internal task manager what is using so much CPU.

    Do you see the same issue in regular Opera?

  • @killmizi the problem is not your specs, but try checking your hard drive, if you have a cheap hard drive then that could be a big problem with why, i had a cheap hard drive and thus my lap top was extremely slow, try and get a digital hard drive, you're pc will be much faster