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markive Regular Visitor
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PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

Hi, not sure if there is a better place for this, but I'll start here..

 

I'm running the best Macbook Pro Retina, latest Parallals Desktop, Windows 10, with 2Cores and 4gb RAM allocated to Parrallels. Normally things in Windows run just fine.

 

However with PowerBI everything is very slow the program itself isn't very responsive. The main problem is that when the app isn't being used it's just idleing in the background it still uses between 30-50% of the CPU!! I don't have a problem with it using about 1gb of memory as I have a report open but it definately seems to be a CPU hog, grinding my system to a hault.

 

Does anyone else have this issue? Is there any recommendations to aleviate the issue somewhat?

 

Thanks

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Microsoft pqian
Microsoft

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

@markive can you tell us which process is using 30%-50% of the CPU? If it's Microsoft.Mashup.Container*, then it's a similar problem to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/63159ce7-1252-49ea-891f-d01d7fd4e1be/microsoft-mas... Otherwise it's different and we need to trace it down

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Microsoft pqian
Microsoft

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

@markive can you tell us which process is using 30%-50% of the CPU? If it's Microsoft.Mashup.Container*, then it's a similar problem to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/63159ce7-1252-49ea-891f-d01d7fd4e1be/microsoft-mas... Otherwise it's different and we need to trace it down

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markive Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

Yep it's mainly that actually.. Glad it's a known issue..

Microsoft pqian
Microsoft

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

@markive, great! Please stay tuned for the update news. Soon you'll be able to customize the background evaluation behavior via the settings menu.

c4rlosmarin Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

 

@pqian, Any news about this? I'm currently having the exact same issue, with the difference that In my case I have 3 different instances of process "Microsoft Mashup Evaluation Container" consuming an overall 70+ CPU as soon as I open the pbix file.

 

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Cheers!

 

 

 

 

c4rlosmarin Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

By the way, this started happening today after I updated Power BI Desktop to version: 2.42.4611.701 64-bit (May 2017).

 

Cheers

bestebaranz Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

OMG, I have a similar problem from that date, since I updated Power BI. In my case I can't refresh it because all the memory is overloaded and it also blocks my computer.

 

I need help!!!!

SylviaMDR Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

Same thing here. Since installing the latest version, I've been unable to keep PBI Desktop open for more than two minutes before everything freezes and I need to restart my computer.

bestebaranz Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

I solved my problem, now it works perfectly.Captura3.JPG

You only have to disable that option.

Hope it works for you too.

SylviaMDR Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: PowerBI Desktop = CPU + Memory Hog

Thanks, bestebaranz 🙂 It seems to be working so far!

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