High CPU/GPU/Power usage
For some reason the latest update has Teams using between 8% and 25% CPU idling, doing nothing. There is an issue with this update.
Ryan Livingston commented
I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. With teams running I had 80% battery and < 3 hr estimate. After disabling GPU acceleration in the main Teams settings page and restarting, I'm now up over 6 hr.
A colleague saw the same behavior on Mac. Worth a shot if you're seeing this issue.
I agree, CPU usage is an issue - especially on laptops and notebooks which have to run on battery.
Jakub Blažej commented
the teams desktop client starts using 24% cpu (of quad core) a few minutes after startup if I dont open the app's window. I.e. when it launches automatically on startup in the background.
After opening teams from notification area, the cpu usage stops.
I have created a stack trace using process explorer
the issue seems to be a loop somewhere in stackframe on line 8, as everithing below it was the same on multiple smapshots.
the last common frame after opening the window is on line 31.
John Dyer commented
Still happening. Please do something for the environment and fix this, it could save some MWh per day globally...
Installed the 1909 update on my Windows 10 laptop. Microsoft Teams is still idling at around 30% heating up the laptop to the point where typing is pain. When will this be fixed?
What a joke. I completely agree with Jakob.
Just when Microsoft seemed to realise how to do software well, they push out a major product that's clearly complete garbage under the hood. So much so that they quite clearly can't fix it. Maybe some of their really large customers will try to switch to Teams soon and out some proper pressure on them, uservoice is evidently too easy to ignore.
Zdravko Skeledzic commented
Teams application is obviously having some kind of an issue, because when it's not in use and minimized to tray, the app loads CPU with 30% or even more. I just completely uninstalled it and will only plan to use it through browser. If it's not mandatory by my company, I wouldn't use it at all.
Joining a video on teams on my MacBook Pro is an absolute battery killer. I can get between 60 - 90 mins tops before I run out of power.
Jakob Theiner commented
This issue still persists! How can this be? I'm a software developer myself, if I were to check in code that does that I would be strangled by my customers.
I have an Intel Core i7 with six cores/12 threads. Teams pushes one thread to the max, causing the CPU's turbo to max out. In effect using ~16% of a pretty potent CPU. This happens after some time when Teams was minimized. As soon as I open it up the issue "disappears" - as in gets less worrysome. The CPU load drops to ~3%. Which in my opinion is still far too much for a chat client.
Cut the **** Microsoft! I love Teams, it's really a great tool, but bugs like this shouldn't make it through QA. Well this happens, I guess. But your even customers have been complaining about this issue for over a year and still nothing? This is unacceptable!
Our users were getting annoyed by the noise a fully ramped up Laptop makes and since they found out it was Teams they close the app. Now that's not very helpful to have a chat client which should be used to improve communication but gets shut down by users (rightfully so).
Robert Slaney commented
Teams Version 1.2.00.19260
Same thing happened when I resumed from hybernation. Opening the app from the tray iocn seems to clear the synchonization state and the CPU when back to normal. Maybe there's a UI threading issue here ?
Sven Jansen commented
Teams converts my high end Business Ultrabook to a coffee heater. Idle Teams takes around 20-25% CPU and draws lots of battery.
41% of the battery is used up on teams
Since some update the application utilizes CPU a lot also when idle! When I'm on battery it is a disaster!!!
Andres S commented
Hi, well, same here. I started noticing my laptop going full wind blast mode for no reason and traced it to Teams using 100% (of one CPU thread).
In my laptop's case, that is 12.5% (100% CPU / 4 cores / 2 threads per core = 1 thread running at 100%).
Going over its execution details on Process Explorer, found that there is one thread which starts at "IsSandboxedProcess+somenumber" and that thread is stuck on "waiting thread sync". That thread had used *a lot* of CPU Process Explorer claims.
So, this process is stuck on a deadlock situation of sorts, my very rusty developer gut tells me. If that is the case, thats a crass bug.
Once quit Teams (using its own Quit command), the wind turbine mode on my laptop stopped, almost immediately.
Once I started Teams, it didn't go CPU crazy. My laptop had just resumed from sleep.
I have no more time to delve deeper into this, hopefully this information helps - somehow. Teams is quite slow, but now being CPU hog... not good.
I will cross post this on other threads I find relevants, apologies in advance.
leafblower....lol good description.
Still having this problem. I run a I7 (8 cores) en 32GB ram, but when ever I keep Teams running in the backgroud (or foreground) my CPU is like a leafblower and it consumes a lot of my CPU, dropping my battery. Needs to be fixed
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Reese Stanley commented
I can typically keep the client open without issue - the battery drain isn't ideal, but it isn't crippling either. The real problem comes during online meetings **especially** when I'm sharing my screen. My MacBook went from ~80% to putting itself to sleep over an hour and a half when I usually get a solid 6-7 hours otherwise.
This is exactly what I'm experiencing on all my company Macs, ~30 total. CPU spikes on one of the three existing helper processes in Teams when I'm typing. This happens on MacBook Airs and Pros on all different versions High Sierra and Mojave. Basic CPU is around 2-6% which is already too high. Then when we start typing it shoots up to ~60%.
Phillip Demro commented