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I am not certain whether these problems are with Avalon or the app. But here goes:

Build a release version and run it out of VS (just to be sure there's no/less debug code).

Now open up task manager and the cpu usage graph. Now run the app and put the continous update mode.

Watch CPU usage graph rise for a minute or so.

You can try minimize the app and the cpu usage stays same.