High Memory/RAM Usage
Microsoft Teams is currently the most RAM consuming application on my computer
Thank you for your recent votes on the individual performance items. High memory and RAM usage is something we are continuously working to improve, and the team is hard at work on fixes.
If interested, you can find more details on how Teams currently uses Memory at https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-memory-usage-perf.
Pablo Estigarribia commented
In my case it uses more than 400Mb even when I'm not doing anything (just have few amount of teams).
get-process -name "Teams" | Sort-Object -Descending WS | Format-Table Name,FileVersion,WS
Name FileVersion WS
---- ----------- --
Teams 1.2.00.21068 325746688
Teams 1.2.00.21068 122339328
Teams 1.2.00.21068 118034432
Teams 1.2.00.21068 83460096
Teams 1.2.00.21068 37150720
Teams 1.2.00.21068 23109632
Logan Small commented
Teams too much of a resource pig to be useful right now.
I'm using windows 10 is someone at Microsoft even looking at these posts and working with people ?
I see teams starting with 5 process for a total of 533mb of memory just for a chat session. even 500mb of memory is reasonable - look at google chrome or edge on many systems taking the same even with 1 page open. but 1gb or more is unreasonable. That's an obvious memory leak that jetbrains dotmemory would isolate in a few minutes. im using teams 1.2.21068 may be other users should at least get the latest version installed.
Jon Xuereb commented
Same, Teams used 22.7 gigs of ram while not even being open...
Up voting this
Please allow for options to reduce memory usage.
Dale Colvin commented
I run hyper-v linux client and docker containers on a 16gb laptop computer. (Am I going to need 32gb in this pc?) By the time I run productivity software, and teams, I'm hard pressed to keep the ram usage below my ram limit, not to mention utilizing disk space usage. My company uses teams for communication, but its resource use is making my pc run slower.
This is a problem for me as well. Causing other applications, like Excel and Outlook, not to function properly.
fix this memory issue PLEASE!
Teams starts with about 500MB memory usage. By clicking callings (my app is in german), the mem-usage rises to 700MB. However it rises up to 2.3GB of RAM. My Surface with 8GB of RAM is at its limit if I start some further Applications.
CATASTROPHY, what about testing SW before it's been released !!!
Teams Video conferencing is supoer slow and unusable on Microsoft Surface Book Pro with max RAM on i7 CPU.
This has been voted on for 17 months now. Please fix it!
Any time I am on a call - particularly with screen share, RAM Peaks are sometimes over 600mb and my Corporate Dell E7440 with 8gb of RAM grinds to a halt. I am wary of deleting associated data as I need some of the chats for record keeping.
Alexandre Paquet commented
Trying to configure and prepare the deployment and very confused about the RAM consumption of the application.
I tried to reinstall the applications, to clean the cached files and the WebApp and it doesn't help much.
Still have those RAM peak on my PC to 350 to 600 mb. (With and without meetings running)
I wish MS will find the issue and resolved it before the end of life of Skype for business around April 1rst 2020.
I have exactly the same issue. There is no way to just 'delete' chat history, so it uses about 60% of my machine resources, growing every day until it will fail.
The advice is to just '''go hunt down all the data in the cache and erase it"
Not good software management.
Lately, and I say lately my computer has been sluggish after using Teams for video conferencing. Today because both Outlook and Teams had become unresponsive to mouse clicks and keystrokes I checked the Teams memory usage and it was at 459MB. We were planning on migrating to a Teams based contact center but the latest reviews about Teams being a memory hog and my own experience have caused me to raise a big red cautionary flag and expect we will either shelf the Teams based contact center idea or simply forego it altogether and look for something more stable.
The response from a Microsoft Agent/Moderator on answers.microsoft.com do not provide any confidence either that this issue will be resolved anytime soon and seriously, Microsoft expects users to go through all the steps listed below to free up Teams memory? Sounds to me like Microsoft knows what the problem is and how to fix it, just hasn't bothered to implement a solution.
"For your problem, I suggest you try to clear the caches of Teams and see if there is any improvement:
Go to %appdata%\Microsoft\teams Then delete the following files. As a side note, you can move the files to another place to avoid the data loss.
a. In Application Cache > Cache folder, delete all files in it.
b. In Blob_storage folder, delete all files.
c. In Cache folder, delete all files.
d. In databases folder, delete all files.
e. In GPUCache folder, delete all files.
f. In IndexedDB folder, delete the .db file.
g. In Local Storage folder, delete all files.
h. In tmp folder, delete all files."
Teams is an absolute memory pig. From startup on, it consumes more than Spotify, VMWare Player (assigned 6GB!), and even McAfee - COMBINED!!!
Seriously, this is a disaster. I should be able to at least use a computer with 12GB.
Jeison A. Balbinot commented
Requires too much memory to install and takes up too much memory when running.
none of the sub folders exist inside the mentioned folder (%appdata%\Microsoft\teams) but I was able to get rid of some cached files and turned out to be much better, just for a few days.
Is there a way to change/reduce the cache retention period ?
Philippe Ludwig commented