Change your Chromebook’s performance setting

Your Chromebook may use Hyper-Threading to increase performance in your apps and games. To find out if your Chromebook has Hyper-Threading and learn more about the security risks, go to our Chromium page.

Important: Hyper-Threading is turned off by default to protect you since it may be a security risk. As a result, some users may notice slower performance with some apps and games.

Turn on Hyper-Threading

To turn on Hyper-Threading, you need Chrome OS version 74 and up. Learn how to update your Chromebook’s operating system.

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, enter chrome://flags#scheduler-configuration.
  3. Next to “Scheduler Configuration,” choose Enables Hyper-Threading on relevant CPUs.
  4. Select Restart.

Important: To switch back to the default setting, next to "Scheduler Configuration," choose Default and then Restart.

Turn off Hyper-Threading

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, enter chrome://flags#scheduler-configuration.
  3. Next to “Scheduler Configuration,” choose Disables Hyper-Threading on relevant CPUs.
  4. Select Restart
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