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Skype is using too much memory

With the latest version of Skype, it's using too much Memory, it goes from 40mb to 90mb.

Is there a way to make it lighter?

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Gabry
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A new version has just been released:


Please click the "Get Skype" link at the top of this page and download the normal version of Skype, NOT the beta version to get this new version.

 

This new version is 5.5.0.112 to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:

 

Help -> About Skype

 

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Yes, my current version is 5.5.0.112. But it's still using from 40mb to 90mb of memory.

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How many contacts do you have and how many chats, rough guess, are you in, especially Group chats?

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92 contacts, and 3-4 chats? No, actually I'm not in a group chat.

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ok, well this is about normal then, memory usage.

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Some of my friends told me that some old version of Skype uses less memory. Is it true?

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Yes but the downside is you maybe forced to upgrade and you will be missing many fixes and features as well.

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Hello, before I had version 5.3 and Skype used several hundred MB of memory, that already threatened my machine. Now I am testing 5.5 and it stands at 150mb, I am curious how it behaves when keeping it open for several days and using it throughout as I do. 

But if the memory goes up again I would like to downgrade even if I lose features. Which version would you recommend to have been very stable and efficient (this counts at the end of the day for me)?

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I have skype version 5.5.0.115 and I have the same memory issues. When I first installed it I was delighted to see that memory usage was only about 50MB, however when my computer was on for long period I discovered that memory usage had gone up to 250MB! I restarted skype and now it takes 140MB right from the start. It used to take so much less ram, I hope something can be done that skype would take 30Mb ram at maximum!
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