VBA Slower in 2010 than 2007
Posted on 2011-09-14
I wrote a complex VBA script in Excel 2007. It usually took about 20-30 minutes to do the run. When I would check the task manager it would be using one of the cores at 100%, in the case of 4 cores it would use 25% of the total CPU.
Now I have upgraded to Excel 2010. When I run the same script it takes 1-2 hours and runs all cores at a 100%, I even tried this on a 12 core machine and it used 100% of all 12 cores. My understanding is that VBA is not multi-threaded, nor is my code in any way written for parallel processing. So what is going on? Why is the code executing slower and using more CPU?