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.
It's November now and I am still having the problems. Great performance and user experience doesn't seem to be that high up on the list.
Nathan Evans commented
What did others do to drop their memory usage to 600MB? I'd be happy with that. I'm over a GB.
How is this so bad? I have a mobile CAD workstation with 64GB of RAM. Earlier today teams was using very nearly all of it until I killed the process.
It's genuinely mind boggling how bad this application is - it frequently crashes mid call, runs slowly, consumes vast amounts of system resources and often makes my PC unusable until I manually kill the process.
I genuinely don't understand how you can be willingly pushing this utter rubbish out the door - do you actually do any testing at all? How on earth does Microsoft think this is acceptable?
Teams need some improvement in memory usage! Sometimes there are also some connection issues that forces a restart of the application.
Please fix issues with memory usage, it's unacceptable for teams to run 600mb+ per session in and RDS environment.
Working on Win10 pro I5 and 8GB Ram, Teams is trying to use 3GB RAM just for itself. This is unacceptable!
Ralph M commented
Teams absorbs sooooo much memory. I should have taken a screen shot of my Surface Pro task manager, but 63% of memory was chewed up Teams. It also had 9 processes of it, even though I only had 1 one Teams window open.
What can/should I have done? Do I need to log out of Teams on a regular basis to flush memory? I am connected to a corporate VPN, so I don't want to restart if I don't have to.
Working on a Surface Pro, Teams uses half my RAM, Something needs to be done to reduce the memory drain,
We are having a lot of issues with Surface Pro devices.. Teams will hog the CPU time and slow the system down to a crawl.. When you kill the app off everything returns to normal. Some issues include video freezing mid-call and the answer notification not popping up when somebody calls the person. 2 x Surface Pro's and an AMD system. No other systems in my organization seem to be affected as bad.
Dominic Green commented
Surface Pro 7, i7 and 16GB RAM. Blistering until I open Teams, then the entire PC slows down. A Microsoft product running a Microsoft product. Awesome.
Sreeram Chinta commented
On my PC with 8Gb of RAM, Teams is using up about a Gb of memory, which is a lot of memory to take up for just one App.
Hoping this will be addressed very soon. thanks!
30% CPU usage for a simple video call, on an I7-8665U CPU with 16 GB ram is simply unacceptable.
We (IT department) are receiving more and more complaints about usability of our enviroment due to the teams client running. Microsoft is planning to force migration from Skype for business (in 365) to Teams next summer. Is Microsoft planning an additional 50% memory hog in the next year (since this uservoice it went from 600 --> 900)?
Jakub Gahér commented
Teams consuming over 40% percent of my RAM .. as soon as i run another microsoft product it causing my laptop going really slow and its making hard to work with it.
You can use MZ Memory Optimizer (free tool donate to developer if you like it) to reduce the memory usage. I am using it and it's taming the MS Teams quite well. http://www.mztweak.com/mzrambooster.html
Gary Peters commented
Over 800Mb of RAM hogged within minutes of startup. Quite simply, not good enough.
Joe Gibbs commented
MEMORY HOG!! Even when its sitting there doing nothing its over 1GB of RAM. I see why since its rendering is based on Chrome. Chrome was always a big memory hog and so is the new Edge which is Chrome based. Why does everyone love Chrome so much?
Huge RAM and CPU usage causing it to lag and also high power usage, Please fix this as soon as possible as this is affecting our work. RAM usage is at 2GB for chat app is very concerning. Please optimize your apps to use lowest RAM as possible.
Huge memory hog, even when usage is minimal...
Performance really is poor. Switching from one chat to another takes ages. Skype was so much faster and leaner.