re: Can I Have My CPU Back Visual Studio? VIEW POST

re: Visual Studio 2017 can often, without reason, start throttling the CPU of the machine more than 75% without the user doing anything. The odd part ...

Hi Brian!

Thanks for the reply!

In this particular case, the issue was only occurring (in scenarios that I could easily reproduce) in larger codebases and projects. After some digging and research, I determined that it was in fact the source control features within Visual Studio that were constantly trying to sync with the repository for the project in the background while I was attempting to get things done.

The issue itself had apparently been documented and was slated for a fix in a recent release/update to Visual Studio, so it may have been addressed already. The mentioned workarounds are great for folks that don't have the ability to easily update their environments or are simply being hamstrung by the issue itself and it is impacting their ability to work.

Thanks for the great suggestion regarding Javascript Analysis as I know that's one that can peg CPUs as well. In general, any sort of analysis can easily be configured to run at build-time to avoid interrupting daily operation. Other potential CPU hogs include extensions, which can be an entire beast on their own.

Thanks for the comment!


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