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skype so heavy/bloaty?

Hey,

So when I log into skype and just see who is online skype uses 91,288K memory?!!? and when I call someone it jumps into the hundreds and my laptop becomes such a crawlllll! everything turns so slow and like I can't do anything?!!? even though I meet the specs to install and run skype it makes my laptop so slow?!

 

anything that can be done about this? 

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The levels of memory use you reported are nominal for Skype.   The lowest I've seen with any of the recent versions, and with Skype just started and idling, is ~80 MB.

 

If your PC can't stand that much without slowing down I'm afraid Skype isn't for you. 

 

edit:  "Can anything be done about this?"   Yes...you can add more RAM to your laptop so using 100 MB or so doesn't slow it to a crawl.  Seriously.  I'm not being facetious.

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ryanm353
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it depends on the number of contacts u have....the more contacts u have the more memory it will take
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thats stupid, is there anything else i can try? because i deleted about 6 people there now and its made no difference..
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The levels of memory use you reported are nominal for Skype.   The lowest I've seen with any of the recent versions, and with Skype just started and idling, is ~80 MB.

 

If your PC can't stand that much without slowing down I'm afraid Skype isn't for you. 

 

edit:  "Can anything be done about this?"   Yes...you can add more RAM to your laptop so using 100 MB or so doesn't slow it to a crawl.  Seriously.  I'm not being facetious.




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just downgrade it and it works:

 

http://www.oldapps.com/mac/skype.php

 

here you fine earlier versions! had the same problem as you, now it's solved, no need to make changes to your computer! good luck


ryanm353 wrote:

Hey,

So when I log into skype and just see who is online skype uses 91,288K memory?!!? and when I call someone it jumps into the hundreds and my laptop becomes such a crawlllll! everything turns so slow and like I can't do anything?!!? even though I meet the specs to install and run skype it makes my laptop so slow?!

 

anything that can be done about this? 


 

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