Many have also seemingly reported this, however I'm attaching debug logs and detailed system info.
Skype is using 100-170% of my CPU (i7 2010) on my 17" MacBook Pro.
- Using the Retail Version of Mountain Lion 10.8
- Have tried several uninstall/re-installs of the latest Skype available (v18.104.22.1687)
The fans usually kick in after about 30-60 seconds without even initiating an IM or Call in Skype. This causes the mac to heat up rather rapidy.
- 'About My Mac' Info
- Application Info (interesting says 32-bit?)
- Screenshot of my Activity Monitor, showing the CPU usage
Please let me know if I can provide any further info or if there are beta versions that I can try to test the problem further.
Thanks in advance.
Quit Skype, then in your home directory, look for a folder called Library/Caches/com.skype.skype (Finder > Go > Go to folder > ~/Library/Caches/) and delete that folder then start Skype... cpu usage should be back to normal.
This has been a problem with Skype since about v2.4? in my experience. The response I got was the Skype goes for the maximum quality sent video, and is continually checking. Hence the drop outs & changes in video quality. In my case that means starting a call on about 50% cpu, then usage creeps up to around 100%, drops back to 70%, back up to 100%. But then I am on v2.8....
Hi - I have the same problem, to the point where I really don't want to use Skype any more. I tried your solution, but there was no com.skype item in Caches and I still have the excessive CPU usage. Any further suggestions?
In finder menu choose "Go" and press the option key to show the Library for you user profile.
2. open a terminal
sudo rm -d -v -r com.skype.skype
4. Enter your user password
5. run skype
repeat it again when skype to consume 100% CPU