Teams uses 600MB and is super slow!
Quotes from various users about memory usage and slow performance:
"Team is a memory hog! 100s MB! Slack is about 50."
"The memory consumption is over 300MB!!! This should be a priority."
"Just started evaluating teams, 500+ MB and 10-15% CPU. This is in a citrix VDI. Does teams use hardware rendering? If so is there a way to turn it off? I had to do this with the rest of Office."
"I dont understand why my Teams application only uses 70MB when other people in my organization are towards half a gig! What is causing this Teams?"
"Make it less CPU heavy, 20% CPU on switch tabs? Really?"
"See attached picture."
Performance has been and continues to be a big focus area for Teams. One main area we have made improvements in is responsiveness for the most frequent user actions of switching between Chat, Channel, and Activity. We are also focused on reducing resource consumption and application load time. More improvements are on the way.
Eric S commented
Consistent 35% of my CPU is used by this freakin' app. For what? Come on MS, fix this!
Shawn Cicoria commented
this has become unbearable from both CPU, Memory, probably disk IO. Teams bogs down macOS completely to the point I cannot use Teams at all.
we use this as part of our Office 365 suite..it has literally become unusable.
Carl Farrington commented
Oh looks. Teams is back running again after a restart / update at the weekend.
It has signed itself in, is minimised in the background, and is pegged at 25% of my quad-core CPU, i.e. it's burning up as much power as it can in one thread.
I open the window, re-minimise it to the systray, and things go back to normal.
Just another day wasting away my computer power and speed for Microsoft Teams
Charles Roddie commented
The correct strategy:
On Mac, use the iPad version (using Catalina when it comes out)
On Windows use a UWP or WPF app.
It is impossible to address this issue while maintaining Electron, and Windows users, of which there are a lot, should not be forced to use Webapps.
Its ok for you to say "we don't care about performance, all we care about is that we can hire interns to write the app"
Then we can at least make plans for how to handle it rather than hoping you somehow decide to overhaul and replace the entire thing..
Carl Farrington commented
I don't even use Teams, but I have it, and it stays logged in.
It's on both my home PC and my office PC (both Windows 10 Pro).
I regularly come to check task manager and I can see that teams is sat at 15 - 25% CPU and will stay like that forever unless I open the program. This happens on both computers.
I never see this for other people in my organisation though.
I have a suspicion that it might be related to RDP / Remote Desktop.
I connect to my Office PC via RDP when at home, and I connect to my home PC via RDP when at the office.
Could it be that this is the root cause of this wacky high CPU usage when the application is never even used or opened at all ? Never. Not in months.
I have just uninstalled it from both computers anyway. I didn't realise I was able to remove it as part of the 365 suite, but it is gone now.
Teams started rolling out (unasked) and put itself in the "Startup Programs". It slows the initial loggin process down by a couple of Minutes!
Also it's hogging system recources like a AAA game, what the F MS?
When screen sharing and/or video calls, for some reason Teams raises machine's CPU to 100%. The CPU seems spread across both Teams as well as open browsers, even ones I am not using.
This almost renders useless using Teams for screen sharing and video calls.
I unfortunately have a Kabylake processor on this 32GB RAM Lenovo Flex5. So the retpoline fix is not available for the Spectre/etc vulnerability patches which seem to bury performance on many machines. But my friends with xxxlake processors on their Surface Book 2's do not seem to have the problem. So I'm not sure the problem is Spectre mitigation.
this is another insanely bad work by Microsoft on it's on app. c'mon microsoft, not all of us can afford 32GB RAM computers!
Tim Lewis commented
Can't believe this has only got 6.5k votes. We use windows 10 8Gb machines at work and Teams causes a real performance issue that we didn't get with Skype for Business, this surely must be a priority fix to get the CPU and memory usage down
We are seeing similar issues, even on very high specd machines Teams does not perform smoothly. Thx
Kris Cruickshank commented
I am also finding this on my windows 10 laptop
537.8MB of Ram (running in the background, not even opened it since booting).
And almost 15% CPU
Running a decent laptop too:
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version: 10.0.17763 N/A Build 17763
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Member Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Original Install Date: 23/01/2019
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Precision 7530
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
: Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~2904 Mhz
BIOS Version: Dell Inc. 1.9.0, 09/05/2019
Total Physical Memory: 32,528 MB
Available Physical Memory: 21,689 MB
High CPU usage on Windows 10. System is idle not using Teams.
Jeremy Addy commented
When running a teams meeting, my computer's video gets choppy. After the meeting is over the video is still choppy. Dragging windows has a very noticeable lag. I have to log out and log back in before it is fixed. Even closing Teams does not resolve the issue. This should not happen on a new Lenovo X1 Carbon Extreme.
On each teams conference, mostly with video, we have a high usage of cpu and our devices (Surface Laptop and Book 2) fan sounds like an Airbus.
In support of this effort. I shouldn't have lag issues on a newer Surface Pro. As time goes on, this just gets fatter and fatter (and slower) with history. Please do something so I don't keep missing messages because I've shut this down.
Really looking forward to this being improved too. I have Teams closed to the system tray with no Window open, and it still has four processes running totalling almost 500MB RAM, and 20% CPU.
Teams is great but in a mixed-age client estate you really feel this effect on the older machines!
My home PC with 16GB RAM and quad core CPU struggles. The fan often runs loud which means the CPU is overheating. Quit Teams and it goes silent...
Joe Firrantello commented
Looking forward to the improvements. Have seen positive articles about MS Teams over the past couple of weeks, but... We're moving towards using Teams and I had the app installed (Windows 10), but I barely use it. It ate 60% of my battery life while idling two days ago. Uninstalled for now.
Again, looking forward to the improvements.