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skype.exe *32 Process is hogging cpu time

I have windows 7, Ultimate, 64bit.  My skype version is 5.8.0.154

 

The skype.exe *32 Process is hogging cpu time... It is constantly running, causing my computer to run about 10 degrees warmer than at idle.

 

I've killed the process and reloaded skype and it does the same thing, runs at number two on cpu time next to System Idle Process.

 

A little help on this would be great, thanks.

 

 

 

MattSlick
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Are you talking about when Skype is idling, doing nothing?

 

I have 3 machines here, an old Win XP Pro SP3 box, a Win 7 Home Premium (x64) SP1 laptop with an i3 CPU, and my main machine with an i7 CPU, Win 7 Pro (x64) SP1, and on all 3 Skype 5.8.0.154 CPU use is zero when Skype is idling.




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MattSlick wrote:

I have windows 7, Ultimate, 64bit.  My skype version is 5.8.0.154

 

The skype.exe *32 Process is hogging cpu time... It is constantly running, causing my computer to run about 10 degrees warmer than at idle.

 

I've killed the process and reloaded skype and it does the same thing, runs at number two on cpu time next to System Idle Process.

 

A little help on this would be great, thanks.

 

 

 


Please double check that you are not runnning in compatibility mode:

 

Please follow these Steps:

 

1. Only do Step 1 if you are on WIN7:

 

Stop Skype.

 

Be sure that Compatibility Mode is not enabled (right-click on Skype shortcut icon/launcher and select Properties >> Compatibility) - for Windows 7 users only.

 

Try to launch Skype.

 

Do you have all Windows updates and updates to any hardware devices by the manufacturers?

 

You can also use a IP Camera as your camera for Skype video Example Instructions
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Yes, the machine is at idle.

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Thanks.

It is not running in compatibility mode.

I have all the updates...except I don't use IE 9. I use IE 8.

 

It is still hogging cpu time.  I raises the cpu temp by 10 degrees F.

Weird.

 

Could still use some help.  Thanks.

 

 

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Do you have a way of monitoring your bandwidth use?  DU Meter or something like it?  I'm wondering if you're being used as a Super Node.

 

If you set your status in Skype to offline, does Skype still use 25% CPU?

 

Are you behind an NAT router?




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Re: skype.exe *32 Process is hogging cpu time

I had the same issue.

 

Windows 7 - 64 bit - Service Pack 1

Skype Version: 5.8.0.158

skype.exe *32 running at 25%

 

I went to c:\program files (x86)\skype\phone > Right click on skype.exe > Properties > Compatibility tab > Check "Run this program in compatibilty mode for:" and select "Windows 7" in the drop down.  Click OK.  Right click on the Skype icon on the taskbar and select "Quit Skype".  Re-open Skype and my problem was fixed.

 

Hopes this works for you too!

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THANK YOU!!! was going crazy as I run two skypes at once and between them was 100%, could hardley get my mouse to move. Your solution worked a treat.

 

I was on skype version 5.10.0.114

 

Sort it out skype!!!

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What was happening for me was this:  my computer would just choke and I would look in task manager and see that there would be multiple instances of skype.exe *32 Process running and sucking down all of my cpu.  After some troubleshooting here is what I found.

 

Opening skyp got skype.exe *32 Process running as was expected.  Closing skype would not stop it. In fact, about 10 seconds after closing skype, the skype.exe *32 Process would jump up to 49 or 50% cpu usage and stay there.  So unknown to me, if I would restart skype, it would repeat itself.  Upon closing the second one, now the multiple skype.exe *32 Proceses would really eat the cpu time up.  At first glance, task manager would show in the application tab that skype was not running, but process tab showed as mentioned above.  Could not fix it.

 

But setting the program to win7 compabiility fixed it.  Thanks!  Silly of me to not think of that.  :happy:  I mean, I should have known to set a program to run in compatibility mode for the same os that it was being installed in.  Duh!  Skype really needs to fix this one because I am sure there are many other users with the same issue.

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win 7 compatibility did not help me , but i went into skype settings , disconnected from facebook , and that solved my problem of skype hogging 30% CPU

 

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