I've checked in my task bar and it seems skype uses more than 1GB memory. How can we reduce the memory consumption? What are the tweaks available ?
I'm using windows 7 professional edition.
Thanks in advance for any help.
There have been occassional posts over time about Skype using excessive memory but I've never heard of anyone reporting that it uses 1 GB. Unfortunately, I don't know of any solution that's been found that works universally. There has to be a conflict between Skype and some piece of hardware or software on your PC.
When Skype is idling on my Win 7 machine it uses between 85 and 90 MB. On an HD video call I've never seen it above 160 MB.
What version of Skype are you running? Click on Help > About Skype for the specifc verson number.
What anti-virus program?
What type display adapater?
Mine is using 163,000. It's pretty normal to see it in the below to 100+ MB range on my computers. So unless it's consuming ALOT more, I wouldn't worry too much about it.