Huge CPU Usage - any reaction from Spotify?

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Huge CPU Usage - any reaction from Spotify?

Green-D
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Hey, guys, I have my CPU running hot as vulcano!

100% busy when Spotify is on.

Does anybody know where to get the version which is stable and does not take up all CPU to itself? Although memory usage is ok at ~40MB.

My system is Windows 7, 32 bits.

 

I've been looking for any reaction from Spotify team, but could not find anything.

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Peter__
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You can hide the bar by going to View > Untick "Show People List" but I am not sure if that will stop it refreshing in the background. If you have a dedicated Spotify account, you could try disconnecting from Facebook from the Edit > Preferences > Social Network > Disconnect from Facebook option. 

 

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user-removed
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Same problem here, Spotify uses too many CPU...not sure why, its only music....

 

Any fix anyone?

neo-x
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My laptop shows CPU usage 0-5% while streaming. Memory about 60MB.

Windows 7 32bit

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neo-x
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So this needs to be some conflict somewhere that its burning the CPU with full throttle or something. Odd.

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Peter__
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My desktop uses 0-3% of CPU whilst streaming, and around 160MB of RAM. 

 

Your Spotify must be doing something very intensive to generate that much processing. Are you free users? Could be the flash advertisements.

You also might want to try reducing your cache size in the Preferences menu inside the desktop client, it could be your client is doing a lot of peer to peer communications in the background.

 

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Zwiebelschale
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According to the task manager, Spotify uses about 0 to ~50% CPU usage (Quadcore ?!) and RAM usage about 400 MiB to 1.1 GiB 

 

edit:

 

It seems that spotify doesn't release the unused RAM properly. If you click radomly through some apps the amount of used RAM will increase fast but doesn decrease after switching apps.

 

Disabling all "local data features" and ereasing all local imported playlists (iTunes/WMP) boosts speed intense (playback and startup).

 

atm RAM usage about 200 MiB.

 

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ucpteddy
Music Fan

Could not find anywhere else to ask this except for here as this fits my problem, This new Activity thing on the right side of spotify jumped the kb use of spotify from around 30k to 140k at this update that auto-installed itself as i started spotify today, Is there any way to shut that Activity bar on the right side, Off ? , I don't care what others are listening to, Tho i do care that spotify now uses about 3 - 4 times as much cpu usage. When ya add new things to spotify, Please add an simple button whatever in the options menue whatever, So people can set-up their spotify just the way they want. Not everyone is running the latest technology ya know.

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Peter__
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You can hide the bar by going to View > Untick "Show People List" but I am not sure if that will stop it refreshing in the background. If you have a dedicated Spotify account, you could try disconnecting from Facebook from the Edit > Preferences > Social Network > Disconnect from Facebook option. 

 

Peter

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ucpteddy
Music Fan

Ain't got facebook, Nor has it ever been activated on spotify, Whenever i start spotify it freezes my computer cuz of that new thing on the right, There needs to be put an option to have that thing on or not.. What's the point i keep paying for unlimited/premium if i can barely use spotify all due to that new bar without an option to shut it off? 😕  It slows down my computer sooo bad 😞 Can't play any games while spotify is on now anymore, Everything was perfect before.. Now i just feel like rippin my hair or thrash something >_>

ucpteddy
Music Fan

Also just re-newed my subscription and now it skips thru the songs at 100% on Hardware acceleration OFF , and sometimes when it's marked "ON" , The solution was to turn it OFF, before.. but now its makeing it skip thru tracks at 100% instead of 0.. what are they up to !? ..

danielmconrad
Regular

From what I can tell, it's the option in preferences to turn on/off the "What's New Page"

 

With the page enabled: ~14% CPU

With the page disabled: ~2%

danielmconrad
Regular

sorry, i meant to say the "Music Announcements on What's New Page"

Sedgehog
Casual Listener

Since the last update I've found it is fine on Win 7 but has killed my iMac - sat at 100% all the time, not just as the app loads.

brudy
Roadie

I'm on a mac and it jumps around a lot - anywhere from 3 to 9%, averaging around 4%. But I haven't seen it spike much higher than that.  RAM use seems high, but similar to itunes (around 380MB).

obhayden
Casual Listener

I'm AMAZED there's no cohesive response from Spotify on this.  For every one of us who is posting here, there are HUNDREDS of users who are thinking about quitting Spotify, or who have already, because it is just too slow, or because they realize it's using WAY too many resources on their machine for a MUSIC PLAYER. 

 

Spotify folks, we love your app, when are you going to respond and let us know how you're working to slim it back down?  We want options (preferences) to slim our own app so we arent' using our CPU/memory to run your ads and do your data processing...

iveldie
Roadie

 Mac os x 10.6.8 2.8 ghz intel core 2 duo

 

Cpu 100 to 190 (horrible)

RAM about 250-300

 

 

superpronker
Gig Goer

I agree, this is unacceptable! Mine sits on 30% cpu on an i7 quad macbook retina.

In terms of battery life, the difference between having spotify on or off is the difference between 8 hours and 2 hours!!!!! What the flying fork? Switching to private session doesn't help, disabling music news from the start page and switching to offline mode doesn't work (apparenlty, spotify works in the way that each client is streaming music to other clients so as to take load off the central spotify servers). 

TeacherOfGuardi
Newbie

This worked for me. Now nothing is tickd on Lical Files section.

Rollo_
Roadie

Are you noticing the high CPU usage only when the Activity Feed doesn't load?  The 0.9.8.270 beta version I've played with seems to address this.  

PurpleFanta
Newbie

I've tried turning everything off that everyone in this thread has suggested, and right now Spotify is taking 74% of my cpu, which is ALOT higher than usual. It's usuall 30%, which is still too much in my opinion. I can run youtube more safely than I can spotify. My friend also uses spotify and says he's been having problems with it for a while too.

I really hope they fix this, I cant figure out what's causing this.

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