Fix Bluestacks Using Too Much CPU

BlueStacks is an emulator that works on both Microsoft Windows and macOS. It makes it possible for Android apps to run on PCs. Users often notice that BlueStacks uses a lot of CPU on their PCs because of what it does.

So, it’s important to figure out how to speed up BlueStacks so you can play Android games and use other apps on your PC faster.

Try one of the following listed on this guide to reduce CPU usage of Bluestacks.

Set RAM priority for BlueStacks

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.

Right-click on Bluestacks and click Go to details.

Right-click on Bluestacks again and select Set priority then select High.

Confirm if prompted.

Enable virtualization on

Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to System and select Recovery.

Go to Advanced startup tab and click on Restart now.

Select Troubleshoot and Advance options when asked to choose an option.

Select UEFI Firmware Settings and click the Restart button to prompt your PC to restart and launch BIOS.

Go here to check how to enable virtualization depending on the manufacturer of your PC.

After turning on virtualization, type Turn Windows features on or off on your Windows search bar and select Open.

Enable Virtual Machine Platform and click OK.

Restart your PC.

Update BlueStacks

Launch your Bluestacks emulator and click on the gear icon.

On the About tab, click on Check for updates if it is available for you.

If there is an update for the software, you can click Download update and install it.

Disable background apps

Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to Apps and click on Installed apps

Select any app then click the three dots and choose Advanced options.

Click on the drop-down menu under Background app permissions and select Never.

Repeat the same process for other apps.


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