Discord is one of the most popular gaming-centric voice-chat platforms, but some users recently reported they were facing High CPU usages with Discord. To fix this, you simply need to tweak Discord Settings. However, it’s not a usual case for such incidence so today we have some potential troubleshooting to fix Discord High CPU Usage.

Disable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration utilizes the graphics card to enhance performance, which throttles CPU usage.

  • Open Discord and then head over to user settings
  • From there select appearance and then click on Hardware acceleration that appears on the bottom.
  • Click on to save changes

Tweak Computer Uses Cores

  • Open the Windows Run Dialog Box (Shortcut Key: Windows + R)
  • Enter msconfig and then click on the Boot tab
  • Click on Advanced Options and
    uncheck the checkbox for ‘Number of Processors’
  • Click on save changes

Reinstall Discord

Discord regularly updates its platform and fixes the issue, but sometimes it causes an error with the package so uninstall the current Discord. Once you uninstall, simply install the latest version of Discord on your device.

Update your system driver

Sometimes due to an outdated driver, it causes several issues, so it is better to update the driver to the latest version. You can download it from the manufacturer’s website or you can use an automatic driver updater, where it will scan to detect and upgrade the driver to the latest version.

Tweak Graphics Preference

  • Click on Start and then click on system
  • Then click on Graphics Settings and then select a Desktop app
  • After that, click on Browse and then search for Discord
  • Now choose options/graphics set to high performance
  • That’s it!

We believe this article remains helpful for you and have successfully been able to rectify Discord High CPU usage. If there is any query, share with us the comment sections down below.