I just thought that I would post a small thread about it since there's still a lot of people that don't know about it, but Google Chrome now have an official 64-bits version that I suggest you to install if you're running Windows 64-bits. Chrome takes a lot of resources right off the bat due to the way it works: separate sandboxed processes for each opened tab, extension and plug-in. However under Windows 64-bits, when you run a 32-bits process, that process is being emulated in a VM which takes more resources than if it was run natively on 64-bits. This being said, if you download and install Google Chrome 64-bits on a 64-bits version of Windows, it'll take much less resources in the end than if you were using the standard Google Chrome which is 32-bits.
To download Google Chrome 64-bits, simply go on the Google Chrome download page here:https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/desktop/
Then click on the Download Chrome for another platform
and under Download for another desktop OS
, select Windows 8/7 64-bit
. The installation procedure is the exact same as the standard Google Chrome.
When you think that your system is using a lot of RAM (and CPU, but less) and that you have between 4 and 6GB of RAM, check if you're using Google Chrome 32-bits first. If you are, uninstall it and install the 64-bits version, it helps in a lot of case. This tip applies pretty much to every programs too, if you have the choice between installing the 32 or 64-bits version of a program on your Windows 64-bits, always pick the 64-bits version for better performance and less resources usage.
That's it, enjoy!
Edit: I know that I wrote in the thread title that it was "now available", and I know that it has been available for a while but a lot of people still don't know about it, hence the choice of words.