Power Usage causing lag/stuttering

Ever since the update for windows that was mandatory, because of them releasing a new version and stopping support for the previous, there have been frequent stuttering. I know this isn’t likely to be due to brave but I have noticed that while trying to figure out why, even something as simple as fast scrolling can shoot the power usage up to very high

I guess to reproduce scroll up and down fast on a page?

Praying that this will magically fix my stuttering issue but I doubt it

Version 1.24.82 Chromium: 90.0.4430.93 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I have left the parts of the template that I don’t what to include on since this is my first time posting on this forum and I’m unsure what additional information is needed

Scrolling uses the CPU of a computer a lot, since there are a lot of events on mouse-over (such as a fade animation when you move your mouse to the reply on a post) and the GPU also needs to refresh the mouse. Not very sure about the stuttering though; there could be a culprit using a large amount of your CPU/GPU.

yeah ever since the new update for windows, the freezing has started and the usage of brave seems higher than usual

Try using Disk Cleanup (type it into windows search) and also clear data at brave://clearBrowserData.

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Did that first, deleted all my history and bookmarks but didnt do anything useful

Is this issue occurring on every website you visit? Can you confirm the CPU usage while doing nothing on a website opposed to scrolling increases? Also do you have any extensions installed?

You can try disabling Hardware Acceleration to see if it fixes your issue :

  1. Press the Menu button at the top right of the screen.
  2. Click on Settings in the pop up menu.
  3. In the window that comes up, click on the Search icon in the Top right corner of the window.
  4. Type in “hardware”
  5. On the option that says “Use hardware acceleration when available”, toggle it off by clicking on it.
  6. Relaunch Brave browser.

Kind Regards,

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Ahh…forgot all about it! :slight_smile:

Yeah that didn’t help unfortunately. I’m going to be swapping windows onto another drive today, which I was going to do anyway, so hopefully this hard reset sorts out my issue

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