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In average the client uses 8% of the cpu while just sitting in tray.
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Poldi.: In average the client uses 8% of the cpu while just sitting in tray.
It is a problem I have every now and then I just restart it. Its a new problem.
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Poldi.: In average the client uses 8% of the cpu while just sitting in tray.
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smuggly: It is a problem I have every now and then I just restart it. Its a new problem.
I have it all the time.
Galaxy client exe sitting between 8 -11% cpu load.
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Poldi.: In average the client uses 8% of the cpu while just sitting in tray.
Not only a massive resource hog, but a useless turd in general. Didn't start using GOG until just some time ago. Got myself Pillars of Eternity, Divinity Original Sin EE, Homeworld Collection EE and all Van Helsing ARPG games from a sale. First 3 downloaded and installed fine, except for Homeworld which did install, but GOG claims the installation a failure and refuses to list it as playable. The rest either download slow only to get stuck no matter how many restarts, or simply just fail to even download the offline installer files through the client.

Had Van Helsing 2 downloading and installing for 2 days straight at the moment in Galaxy and been now stuck around 92 % for 1½ days. Took less than 30 minutes to download all the offline installer files for it, but links to other games' offline installer files show 404 error page.

I think I'm just going to uninstall this unimpressive pile of garbage and work with offline installers in the future. Having this pile of crap run on the background just for in-game time tracking and achievements is a total waste of resources and nerves.

Honestly Steam and Epic Launcher aren't any better at anything. Better to just buy the game in the store and torrent working installers for them from other sources.
Post edited July 23, 2023 by Olwyn_Gwynn
Are any of you using any integrations?

Galaxy is idling at less than 0.5% here. Hell, I think Task Manager might actually be using more on average.
I have like 3 Games Installed, too, possibly even 4 Games Installed.

1% to 2% at Idling, actually it just jumped to 4.4% Idling,
but it fluxuates between these %ages.

I've had this discussion with Steam in the past few Years.
The Helper.exe for GOG is what is driving up the %ages.

Tell me i'm wrong?

The crazy thing about the Task Manager is that I remember a time
when the Task Manager only had like 3 Items in it, but now with
Windows 10 & Windows 11 the Task Manager has like 100 Items in it.

Heck, i've got a System.exe File using up 12% of my CPU,
something I can't End Task, or my Laptop will shut down.

On my Windows 10 Computer the Steam WebHelper
was the biggest problem for my CPU & Memory %age, but on
Windows 11, will GOG face the same Helper.exe problem?

I also noticed that GOG Galaxy Communications uses no %age at all,
as a matter of fact, the Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 11 has
this thing called Efficiency Mode, where it also uses no %ages at all,
but Microsoft Edge is taxing on the Memory, where as the so called
GOG Communications is not taxing on the Memory at all..

As far as anything goes? The GOG Galaxy Helper.exe uses the most Memory, too

Basically, I blame the GOG Galaxy Helper.exe for the Memory & CPU Usage.
However, I can't account for the GOG Galaxy.exe CPU Usage.

One thing to note is that GOG Galaxy Notifications hits your CPU Usage, too.
I am curious if that can be cut down & lowered by disabling Notificaions in GOG Galaxy.

Good Luck?
Post edited July 26, 2023 by GuRuAsaki2098
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smuggly: It is a problem I have every now and then I just restart it. Its a new problem.
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Poldi.: I have it all the time.
Galaxy client exe sitting between 8 -11% cpu load.
If I watch it when it happens on my machine it usually stops. Galaxy just updated maybe it will be better.
I notice when I exit galaxy it takes awhile for it to completly shut off. I watch task mgr for it all to stop before I restart.
Post edited July 27, 2023 by smuggly