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."
Great performance and user experience remain a topmost priority for us. Application launch time has seen improvements in the recent build. We will continue making improvements across the product including channel to chat switching and overall resource consumption.
tasklist /FI "imagename eq teams.exe"
Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
Teams.exe 7164 Console 1 216,620 K
Teams.exe 4596 Console 1 162,828 K
Teams.exe 6796 Console 1 58,512 K
Teams.exe 10408 Console 1 463,644 K
Teams.exe 11420 Console 1 166,752 K
Teams.exe 12436 Console 1 155,884 K
Total is 1.22 **Gigabyes** !!!!
This is Teams running *without* any video chats, essentially in an idle state. With Video especially with > 5 participants, it often locks up my Surface Book 2 with 8G ram.
Fix this Teams team! Totally unacceptable that a critical app in today's COVID19 time makes decent spec laptops unusable.
Limson Louise commented
Do we have any update on this topic.?. memory consumption goes upto 800MB on VDI environment
since they upped the number of Videos that display from 4, our Surface Pro's really struggle, where our other devices with similar spec don't seem to have an issue.
Full ACK. It's eating RAM for nothing. I would not expect, that it runs on 64k, but hey >500MB is way to much for a "Chat" Software. If something else would be started I may would accept it, but currently only the chat window is open and idle and no meeting is running. So the memory could be freed up.
Running this on about 15 people in our organization and Teams is a resource monster, I get complaints almost everyday about why my machine is so slow now, and they ask me to take Teams out of startup because it kills their machines. All windows 10, Office 365 apps, straight from the playbook. Fix the program!
Aleksander Helgaker commented
I've actually installed the Teams web app using the latest version of Edge. Looks and works like Teams desktop for my usage, but far fewer performance issues.
Richard Dinsdale commented
The new meeting experience that came in around 22 August has effectively doubled my memory usage with Windows version of Teams on a new Surface Pro. It also gets extremely warm when on a video call.
memory/peformance hog see attached.
What is the current status in regards to performance of teams? I had to turn off read rec. today just stop the lagging during typing or changing chat conversations. With it on, it consumes 1.5 GB of memory. wow and poorly done microsoft.
What is the current status regard the performance of teams. It uses far too much system resources and I will be removing it if this does not improve soon
Man I love changing tabs or chats in teams. Every time I do it gives me a few seconds to pause and examine my life as the client locks up.
If only we could solve the problem of text and images on a screen. Nobody has done this before which is why teams is so terribly slow and bad at it. I guess we'll have to wait a few more decades for hardware to catch up with this kind of incredible software advancement.
Allyson Harris commented
As an IT professional supporting this app as well as using it on a Mac, I think I need to get my anxiety meds increased.
VASUDEVAN GOPALAN commented
There is much scope for improving memory management. I see Teams uses more resource for the functionality provided by similar apps.
Joao Portela commented
MSTeams is using over 1GB of RAM and while on conference the computer is rendered unusable and very often Teams itself becomes unusable: team members are to kick me out of the meeting (because the laptop is so crashed I can't close teams), then I restart MSTeams.
I already tried enabling and disabling GPU but the problem persists.
The laptop I am using is not that low end! It has 16B RAM, processor i5-8350U. Most of my team is experiencing similar issues.
Simon Hunter commented
my teams idles using 1.5GB RAM on a new windows 10 laptop with 8GB RAM. my business are struggling to use it as once you open it and outlook and Edge it's about half your RAM usage before opening any of our organisational operational applications!
Nigel Smee commented
Still consuming way too much RAM for use in multi-tenant environments, its bad enough on a standalone endpoint!
For one of the clients I am working with a lot of their users are still complaining about Teams making their pcs unusable. We are in a situation where many users now only open Teams if they need to attend a meeting after closing all their other apps. This is going to cause a problem later in the year when we migrate their telephony to Teams as they will need the desktop client running all the time so they don't miss calls. This has been an outstanding issue for three years now. It would be good for Microsoft to invest in the stability of the product rather then launching new features which are no good to anyone if they cannot use Teams in the first place
Teams is almost unusable for me in the browser on Linux, it hangs every time I try to type a message for sometimes minutes, and the user experience is terrible. Please fix, this is the only web app I have any issues with under Linux I use daily for work. Jira is faster than Teams.......
Brian S commented
500 mb just starting it.
Alex Hayward commented
We used teams for all of our comms with everyone wfh. It's impossible to do anything outside of teams whilst in calls - that includes viewing the chat etc. almost unusable.
The performance is even poorer if you are sharing your screen;