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Since upgrading to Windows 11 (regular end-user track--nothing Insider), I've found a Zoom session (using the Zoom client) often eventually produces a "Low system resources may affect your audio quality. Try closing some applications to improve performance" Windows "overlay" error warning/message (attached). I'm using a decently powerful PC (obviously powerful enough for MSFT to say it's fine for Win11), 32G RAM, TB4 to 5K monitor, gigabit internet, 100mbps wifi, so I don't really think there's anything about my system which should so easily be actually overstressed. If I ignore the warning, my audio will start to stutter. If I close an application, the problem's better for a few minutes, then returns. It only happens "well into" a Zoom (at least a half-hour in). The Zoom session need not be anything special; today's was only five participants. I can't (or don't know how to) know that it's actually Win11-related, or even that it's Zoom-related, but it started immediately after I upgraded from Win10 to Win11, and it only happens when I Zoom (not when I Teams, Meet, jit.si, BlueJeans, Signal, WhatsApp, whatever). It might seem more likely to happen when at least one person's screenshared.
It's a bit reminiscent of the "low GDI handles" problem Windows had 15-20 yrs ago. It feels as if the Zoom session is somehow "cumulatively using up" my resources, which makes no sense to me.
Yes, I run lots of stuff on my PC--but nothing actually stressful for today's tech.
Anyone seen anything similar?
Better yet, anyone have any thoughts about how to prevent/mitigate/remediate?
My solution for now was to switch off Windows 11 and I went back to using Manjaro Linux. I'm using the Cinnamon desktop Manjaro Linux, I do have the Manjaro KDE desktop installed also on another partition but Cinnamon is a little quicker and easier to navigate between apps I have open. Anyways for me ZOOM on Linux Manjaro works great, no memory issues, no sound quality issues. I use Window.. I like Windows 11 ....., but I prefer to have smooth computing experience when I use ZOOM along with other apps in the background. Not a solution for Windows but a solution for not having issues with using Windows.