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kenny
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High CPU and power use Empty High CPU and power use

Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:23 pm
Even when Pandora is inactive it is frequently occupying over 20% CPU. Task manager also shows high or very high power use.

It starts off under 1% when opened but within a minute or two Pandora CPU use goes up to around 15%, then progressively continues increasing. I can hear the disk whirring continuously, but the noise stops when I close Pandora. I'm afraid it will be knackering my SSD.

Pandora also freezes when doing searches in large or multiple mailboxes, but I am not sure what is the cause.

Windows 10 laptop 8Gb RAM.
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Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:09 am
Mailbox indexing service can be quite demanding, try turning it off:
1. Go to: Settings/Background Tasks
2. Click: Fast Indexing Service - Stop
3. OK
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kenny
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Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:02 am
Trying it, no visible impact so far, does it need a restart?
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Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:22 am
Display Windows services (if unfamiliar with this, see https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+display+WIndows+service&ia=web).

Is the Pandora mailbox indexer MailboxCat service running (status column)? It runs the mailboxcat.exe task which you would see in Task Manager showing how much CPU and disk resources it's consuming.

If this service is running, and assuming you have the necessary Windows privileges, you can use the Services panel to alter it to "Disabled" and that should fix you problem.
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kenny
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Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:47 pm
Done, ta , will see how it goes....
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Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:24 pm
with mailcat disabled, still getting high or very high power use and around 20% CPU, even when idle, in task manager.
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