I have a Toshiba Satellite P55W-C running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. I bought it new less than a year ago. I am the only user. It has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 Gigs of RAM, 2.4 GHz. I'm generally surfing the web and streaming audio/video. I'm not a gamer and I'm not running any servers on this computer, so it seems to me that I have more than enough resources to avoid any slow-down of the streaming video/audio. Normally it keeps up just fine, with the following exception.
I've been coding using Android Studio. When I compile/install apps to run on either the simulator or a real phone, Android Studio seems to hog all the resources and my web surfing/streaming can't keep up. It seems odd to me that Android Studio/phone simulators would need all the resources, but according to the Task Manager, it does. My question is why does Android Studio need that much CPU and/or memory and is there a way to keep it from hogging all of the CPU (i.e. is there an option in either Android Studio or Windows 10 to limit Android Studio to use only one processor or limit its share of the processing power and/or memory?)?