Microsoft Teams High memory and CPU usage

Users reported the problem that Microsoft Teams is consuming a lot of memory and CPU on their computers. Below is how to fix Microsoft Teams high CPU and memory usage issue in Windows 10.

High memory and CPU usage by Microsoft Teams

By default, Microsoft Teams tends to start automatically with the computer and stays active in the background, ready and waiting to be used.

While it is actively used, Microsoft Teams tries to use all available resources on the computer to provide you with the best possible video streams.

However, this behavior can sometimes lead to high memory, CPU, and battery usage in Windows 10, especially on budget computers with low RAM and CPU capacity.

1. Sign out of Microsoft Teams

If you don’t use Microsoft Teams, simply log out of the program and it will stop using resources on your computer.

Open Microsoft Teams (if it’s not already open) > click yours profile icon and select that Deliver option in the drop down menu.

Sign out of Microsoft Teams

Note: You can also end Teams by right-clicking teams icon in the taskbar and click on the log out Possibility.

2. Disable GPU hardware acceleration

Open Microsoft Teams, click yours profile icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

Open Microsoft Teams settings

On the settings screen, select the General Tab and disable Disable GPU hardware acceleration and Register Teams as a chat app for Office options.

Disable GPU hardware acceleration in Microsoft Teams

Quit Microsoft Teams and start it again on your computer.

3. Disable read receipts

Open Microsoft Teams, click yours profile icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

Open Microsoft Teams settings

On the settings screen, select the privacy Tab and move the toggle next to it read receipts to OUT Position.

Disable read receipts in Microsoft Teams

Quit Teams and start it again on your computer.

4. Disable the Microsoft Outlook add-in

Open MicrosoftOutlook on your computer > click the gear icon and select options in the drop down menu.

Open Outlook email options

On the Options screen, select the add-ins tab in the left pane. In the right pane, clear the check box Microsoft Teams Meetings Add-in for Microsoft Office and TeamViewer meeting add-in.

5. Adjust visual effects for best performance

Setting visual effects for best performance (instead of best appearance) can help reduce the GPU load on your computer.

Right click on the beginning click and click To run > enter System PropertiesAdvanced in the Run Command window and click OK.

Open the advanced system properties using the

On the next screen, select the Progressive tab and click settings button under the Performance section.

Settings option on the Windows Advanced System Properties screen

On the next screen, click Visual effects tap and select Adjust for best performance Possibility.

Adjust the visual effects for the best performance in Windows

Click on Apply > OK to save these settings on your computer.

6. Increase virtual memory

Increasing virtual memory allows your computer to use virtual memory (page file) when your computer is running out of RAM.

Open file manager > Right click on This PC and click Characteristics.

Open the properties of this PC

On the system screen, click Advanced system settings Link in the Related Settings section. On the next screen, go to t Progressive tab and click settings button in the performance section.

Advanced performance settings option in Windows 10

Switch to on the next screen Progressive tab and click on the change button in the Virtual Memory section.

Change virtual memory settings option in Windows 10

On the Virtual Memory screen, turn off. Manage automatically Option, choose your hard journey and select System managed size and click OK.

Set the system-managed size for virtual memory on a Windows PC

Start anew the computer to implement the above changes.

7. Clear the Teams cache

Right click on the beginning click and click To run > enter %Application Data% in the Run Command window and click OK.

Run the %appdata% command

Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams > Open Teams folder and delete all files in it temperature, cache and GPU cache Binder.

Navigate to the Teams folder on the Windows PC

After making these changes, you should notice that Microsoft Teams runs faster and consumes less memory and CPU on your computer.

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