How to reduce the CPU and RAM usage while projecting with Microsoft Teams

[KB11339]

This article applies to the following products:

This KB applies more to ClickShare Conference (CX) products.

While using a PC to project Microsoft Teams to the ClickShare Base Unit, the performance may be affected by the high usage of CPU/ RAM of Microsoft Teams.

Here are some actions that you can apply to reduce the high CPU/RAM usage, the following actions have been found beneficial by Teams users:

  1. Disable GPU hardware acceleration
  2. Disable read receipts
  3. Disable all teams add-ins in Outlook
  4. Clear Teams cache
Note

Raise your voice towards the Microsoft Teams

As much as we would like to be able to provide a resolution for this, we do not have control over the Teams application and how it works. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to let Microsoft know about the issues you are facing. 

Providing feedback can be done in various ways. If you have direct contacts towards Microsoft, please let them know that this is an issue for you. If not, feel free to use the Microsoft Teams UserVoice platform to be heard. Various requests have already been made on the platform, the most voted ones are listed below and can use your voice to get their attention.

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17219609-teams-uses-600mb-and-is-super-slow


Disable GPU Hardware acceleration

  1. In Teams, click your icon/photo
  2. Choose Settings
  3. In Settings, in tab general, enable Disable GPU hardware acceleration.
  4. While you’re here, also disable Register Teams as the chat app for Office…
  5. Restart Teams. Please note that Teams runs in the background. You must close it from your system tray (near the clock at the right bottom)




Disable Read receipts

  1. In Teams, click your icon/photo
  2. Choose Settings
  3. In Settings, in tab Privacy, disable Read receipts
  4. Restart Teams. Please note that Teams runs in the background. You must close it from your system tray (near the clock at the right bottom).




Disable all Teams add-ins in Outlook

  1. In Outlook, click Options.
  2. In the Outlook Options window, click Addins.
  3. At the bottom, click Go… (next to Manage: COM Add-ins).
  4. Untick Microsoft Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office and Teamviewer Meeting Add-in.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Restart Outlook

Clear Teams cache

In Windows Explorer go to C:\Users\<Userprofile>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams and delete the following files:

 - In tmp folder, delete all files.
 - In Blob_storage folder, delete all files
 - In the Cache folder, delete all file.
 - In IndexedDB folder, delete the .db file
 - In GPUCache folder, delete all files.
 - In databases folder, delete all files.
 - In the Local Storage folder, delete all files


Reference webpage

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/teams-hogging-memory-running-slowly/3a5ddd1a-e4b0-41be-881d-c0d46b9abe23?auth=1

https://www.itexperience.net/fix-performance-issues-teams-high-cpu-memory-usage/

https://appuals.com/high-cpu-and-battery-usage-by-microsoft-teams/

 

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[KB11339]

Last updated Nov 26 2020

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