Edge 100% CPU use

I keep seeing 100% CPU spikes from Edge when going to zdnet.com, my CPU and GPU go nuts. It’s not nearly as bad in Firefox. Anyone know why ?

Conversation 6 comments

  • jdjan

    Premium Member
    26 August, 2020 - 9:59 am

    <p>Check your plug-ins. I had something weird happen this week with Grammarly chewing up CPU cycles and I had to disable it. It was fine before the latest Edge update.</p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    26 August, 2020 - 10:25 am

    <p>Could it be the 43 autoplay videos and 1,591 JavaScript trackers on the homepage? ?</p><p><br></p><p>In all seriousness, I have noticed Edge using more CPU since the last update.</p>

  • waethorn

    26 August, 2020 - 11:02 am

    <p>Set your tracker protection to Strict and try it again.</p>

  • allberry2001

    26 August, 2020 - 5:34 pm

    <p>I set it to strict and it went from 100% to 3.2% so it has to be something on the site.</p>

  • j5

    Premium Member
    27 August, 2020 - 9:45 pm

    <p>The past couple weeks I've also notice heavy CPU usage from Edge as well. </p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      28 August, 2020 - 8:34 am

      I had this issue a while back and it was fixed by an Edge version upgrade. I think it was tied to a performance improvement that Microsoft had added to Chromium as well, and it was reversed.

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