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.
My laptop keeps stalling or crashing because Teams is hogging all the memory. This needs to be improved significantly and fast, or I'll have to jump to another platform.
Dileepkumar Saketi commented
Any update or respond this issue issue?
Is Teams product team rotated in for a year and then rotated off so no one has any responsibility?
My army Sargent made the squad stop drop & fix the crisis before doing anything else.
Luis Arango commented
Teams is a RAM and CPU eater. Compared to ZOOM, when I lecture a class of 28 students via a Teams Group (sharing a screen) and two screens memory usage by Teams goes up to 1 GB with various tasks running. At the end working with Teams the software becomes slow. Far from being a nimble software to interact with.
Worst of the whole Teams Memory issue is that when idle (no video conference, no interaction and being minimized) it consumes about 800Mb in Ram. Incredible! That's a lot.
Compared to Zoom memory hardly surpass 400 or 500Mb of usage by Zoom and it is quite nimble.
Teams is a memory hog.
If you don't have large enough RAM in a Windows machine, Teams is no worth using it in a PC.
Priority #1, should be focus in making Teams agile, fast responsive and RAM friendly
Video not even responding while we able to hear what other persons are talking!!screen sharing and remote assistance not even imagine!
Philip Orr commented
Teams on my phone is really fast. Channel switching feels immediate. On my powerful windows PC it is slower. It’s the same whether I’m using Teams in a browser or the desktop application. What is it actually storing locally? It feels like everything is being loaded anew with every click.
While you are at it, could you also make Teams cache size and location configurable?
Application lags when I begin to type a new message. Very slow and becoming unusable.
Teams take nearly minimum 600mb of RAM, And most of the time even more, please fix this issue Microsoft.
This is a request :)
The choice is simple.... To work o To use teams?
Philip Leitch commented
Waiting for a response or progress..... any response or progress... this memory usage and performance impact is unacceptable, even on a gaming PC.
Uses three times the resources of any other of my applications. Ridiculous.
Great performance and good user experience is about the exact opposite of what I experience with Teams.
Teams is so laggy to the point it almost doesn't function as a messaging app on a late 2015 iMac 4770k, 32GB ram, NVME SSD. This should be #1 priority. How is it that I can render videos or 3D animations in After Effects, Blender or Cinema4D and yet I can't type a message to my colleagues without constant stuttering in Teams?
This seems to be a well documented issue caused by CPU usage spikes. Typing lags constantly in teams, perhaps once every 5 to 10 seconds, regardless of background CPU usage. I'll be typing a message and hit enter to post it, and start typing another one only to find the start of my next sentence has been included in the first message because Teams has lagged. I've checked activity monitor and can see noticeable spikes caused by the 'Microsoft Teams Helper' process.
Such a great product for collaboration and we love its seamless integration with other Microsoft products. Works great on mobile but desktop performance is pathetic.
Jonathan Dingle commented
Constantly slowing down the performance of my surface pro for all running applications including MS Teams itself. Ultimately MS Teams is proving not reliable enough to use in a work setting.
Its very possible that I am going to start having to upgrade RAM on machines in my factory (Dell Optiplex Micro 5050/60/70 machines) that only have 4GB of RAM simply because of Teams. I will likely make 8GB of RAM the minimum on all future orders.
The average PC here sees Teams using 600-700MB of RAM ... my PC has it currently using 1.2GB of RAM for the Teams process(es).
We are moving from Skype to Teams. Microsoft Teams taking over 700MB of Memory and over 40% CPU when running.
It also consumes 135MB of Memory even when it is Not logged in. Why? If it is not logged in it should be near Zero consumption.
Skype, on the other hand, takes only 75MB AVG when running.
I have tried closing out of Teams only to have it take even more when it restarts.
Teams is Killing performance on laptops. Microsoft really needs to have some limits on how much resources Teams consumes.