If Opera GX CPU limiter is not working on your Windows 11/10 system, then you can try out some handy options added in this post. Opera GX browser is specially made for gamers and it is one of the best free gaming browsers out there. It includes RAM Limiter, Network Limiter, and CPU Limiter features to have better gaming and browsing experience. Though all these special features work fine, sometimes the users face the problem that the CPU Limiter feature is not enabled or working as it should. So, those who experience such a problem can try some solutions listed below.
Opera GX CPU Limiter not working
The list of solutions to fix the Opera GX CPU Limiter not working problem on a Windows 11/10 computer is mentioned below. Before that, you should also update the Opera GX browser (Opera menu > Update & Recovery), and see if this helps. If not, try the following solutions:
- Turn on CPU Limiter using GX Control
- Keep limiters enabled after browser restart
- Create a new User Profile
- Perform an antivirus scan
- Re-install Opera GX.
Let’s check all the options in detail.
1] Turn on CPU Limiter using GX Control
First, check if the CPU Limiter feature is turned on or enabled in your Opera GX browser. It might happen that it is turned off or disabled by some extension or something else caused it. If this is the case, turn on the CPU Limiter feature using the GX Control sidebar. Here are the steps:
- Click on the GX Control icon available on the top left part of the Opera GX sidebar. If the sidebar is not turned on, then first turn on the Show sidebar option using the Easy setup menu, and then you can use the GX Control icon
- After opening the GX Control sidebar, scroll down to access the CPU Limiter section. Turn on the CPU Limiter button. Once you have turned it on, you can see a CPU Limiter icon on the GX Control sidebar (on the bottom left corner). That indicates the CPU Limiter is turned on and working or running.
After turning on CPU Limiter, you should also set the processor limit (how much CPU Opera GX can use) to make sure it works properly to enjoy uninterrupted browsing and gaming experience.
2] Keep limiters enabled after browser restart
When you close the Opera GX browser, then the limiters activated by you are also turned off automatically. And, the limiters will remain turned off after browser restart until you enable them again. So, if the CPU Limiter is not working after the browser restart, then the reason would be that it is not set to enable or turn on automatically after the browser restart. In that case, you should enable the associated option. Here are the steps:
- Open Opera GX browser
- Open the Settings page of the browser. To do this, click on the Settings or gear icon available on the left sidebar
- Access the GX section on the Settings page
- Scroll down the list of available options
- Turn on Keep limiters enabled after browser restart button
- Click on the GX Control icon available on the left sidebar
- Turn on the CPU Limiter button.
Now whenever you will restart the browser, the CPU Limiter will be turned on automatically and start working silently.
3] Create a new User Profile
There could be a possibility that the user profile(s) you are using is corrupt or not configured well and that’s why CPU Limiter and/or other features are not working expectedly. In such type of case, you can create a new user profile and check if the problem persists.
In the Opera GX browser, you can create any of the 5 different types of user profiles which include a Standard or the default profile, a Streaming profile in which all tabs are muted by default, a Rogue profile (which is set to clear all browsing data on exit), Potato profile (for basic usage), and a Custom profile. Here are the steps to create a new user profile:
- Open Opera GX browser
- Use Alt+P hotkey to open the Settings page
- In the GX section, click on the Manage GX Profiles button. This will show the Profiles section
- Click on the Add new profile button
- Give a name to your profile
- Select a GX Icon Color
- Select the profile type (or Configuration)
- Press the Add new profile button. The newly added profile will be added to the Profiles section
- Click on the More actions icon (three vertical dots) for your profile
- Click on the View option.
This will open the new profile. It should work.
4] Perform an antivirus scan
Use your antivirus tool and perform a system scan to check if your PC is infected with some malware that is ultimately affecting the functionality of the Opera GX browser. That might be the cause behind this problem. If the user data or Opera GX data folder is affected by some virus because of which you are not able to access or use CPU Limiter or other features in Opera GX, then performing an antivirus scan might help you find the cause and remove the threat from your Windows 11/10 system.
5] Re-install Opera GX
This would be the last option to try. If all other options don’t help you make CPU Limiter work, then you should consider re-installing the Opera GX browser. For this, first, open the Settings app of your Windows 11/10 computer. Access the Apps & features section present in the Apps category. Look for the Opera GX Stable application and uninstall it. Restart your system.
Now open the official page of the Opera GX browser, grab the EXE file, and run the installer. Complete the installation and you should be able to use the CPU Limiter feature again.
Hope these solutions will help.
Also read: Opera GX installer not working on Windows PC
Does Opera GX have a CPU Limiter?
Yes, the Opera GX browser has a native CPU Limiter feature. It helps to set how much CPU Opera GX can use. You can easily enable CPU Limiter in Opera GX browser from the GX Control sidebar. Once enabled, you can set the CPU limit between 25% to 100% using a slider. After that, it will also show the CPU usage in real-time.
How do I enable Opera limiter?
Opera GX browser comes with three built-in limiter features to set RAM usage, CPU limit, and bandwidth usage limit. These include RAM Limiter, CPU Limiter, and Network Limiter. If you want to enable these limiters in your Opera GX browser, then open the GX Control sidebar or section from the left sidebar and turn on the buttons available for these limiters.