High Memory/RAM Usage
Microsoft Teams is currently the most RAM consuming application on my computer
Thank you for your continued feedback. We are continuously improving the clients to use less memory and RAM.
The upgrade to Electron 10 has rolled out fully to the public at this point. Telemetry and testing has shown that this is helping to improve memory performance on the client.
We will continue to work on improvements, and will share more updates as they become available.
For more details on how Teams currently uses memory, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-memory-usage-perf.
After a weekend of inactivity I came to work with teams sitting at around 11.5GB of memory
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Many enterprise customers have a standard desktop image of 8GB of RAM. When Teams is installed and in use, it consumes 1.8 GB of RAM. That is RAM that is unavailable because Windows 10 and Office 2016 consume about 7GB, therefore Teams causes the whole system to page to disk, resulting in sluggish performance for the whole computer. It takes me 45 seconds to open a web page or Word document. I have to completely quit Teams to make my computer usable.
It consume lot of CPU and RAM usage, half of the time it get stucks and doesnot work even logging out and logging in back. Had to restart my laptop when it happens.
Tyeth Gundry commented
1850MB of ram usage, 2% constant cpu with as a background app with no user activity, sort it out!
Anthony G commented
dear admin, add this to the other performance one
My top three consumers are VS 2017, SQL Server 2016, and Teams.
Outlook, OneNote, and Skype for Business are lower. And Teams basically tries to provide some of those features.
This is a poorly designed app (from a memory management perspective).
Tapas Behera commented
Very Pathetic tool so far with respect to using system resources and performance. You open the desktop application of web application, the result is almost similar in both cases.
1. Chrome Browser
At least 300 MB more memory used by Chrome for this web application. And CPU usage goes up to 100% for 4-5 minutes from less than 10% CPU usage before opening this application.
2. Desktop Application
Similar memory usage I have seen when used the desktop application. Performance is very poor.
This is a good tool I know, but not with the baggage of bad performance and heavy memory usage.
Rahul Chauhan commented
on windows 10 64 bit 16 GB Ram its using lot of memory and slowing the entire machine
I have 80+ users of teams and have had too many complaints about the high memory usage. Many users are reverting back to Skype as this does not have the same issue.
Currently I have 5 team processes consuming a total of 416 MB. This is a big issue for a company wide roll out.
Agreed. In an RDS environment, it consumes way too much RAM and doesn't scale at all. I can only allow 2 or 3 users to run it or it will quickly impact system performance.
I also experience this problem. This application is running too hard.
Agreed, this is a symptom of sloppy programming, which is also evident in the sluggishness and long bootup time of the application.
Joel Elliott commented
My taskmgr currently shows that Teams has 6 processes, totaling 407 MB of RAM; and this is much less than some others in my office.
By contrast, my Chrome browser, an infamous memory hog, has 9 processes totaling 298 MB of RAM.
If you want customers to have a full suite of Microsoft products open, they need to start using less resources.