Same problems as you guys are reporting. CPU getting hammered. Quit Skype or "hide ad" and it stops.
Is anyone from Skype reading this thread or acknowledging there is a problem?
15-11-2011 14:43 - edited 15-11-2011 15:27
Also just for info, I cannot duplicate the problem nor the results.
I do have a subscription so I don't normally see those annoying ads, but I also have a couple of other Skype accounts that don't have a subscription. If I signon to one of them I definitely see the ads but my CPU use stays at zero if I'm not on a call.
I'm back to wondering if the CPU use issue is hardware/firmware/software related.
Win 7 Pro (x64) SP1
Intel i7 930 @2.8 GHz CPU
12 GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 9800GT graphics driver 2.8562
IE9 & Firefox 8
Microsoft Security Essentials
Tried the same experiment on a less powerful i3 CPU based laptop with the same results. Also on a 5 year old Win XP machine...same-o, same-o. Zero CPU activity when Skype is idling.
Maybe. You can get the full installer for v184.108.40.206 here if you want to give it a try: