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Skype Makes League of Legends Lag

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Novel Adventurer

Whenever I have Skype open, regardless of if I'm on a call or not, I encounter frequent lag spikes in the online game League of Legends.  When I'm not logged in to Skype, the game runs fine.

 

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I have Comcast internet and a Dual-Band Linksys 802.11.n router.  My internet has always been strong and I haven't encountered any problems with it up until now.  Any ideas as to how I could fix the interference between these two programs?

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Novel Tourist

I have the exact same problem. However it's for everything I do with the computer.

 

The problems started after Skype "automatically" installed the newest release of Skype. I've never had problems with Skype before and I've had this computer for one year now.

The problems consists of frequent lag spikes when playing games, videos or even music. They only occur when skype is on.

 

So far I haven't been able to locate the cause of these problems, but it must be some change made to the new version of Skype. I also am fairly sure that the lag spikes are caused by interruptions in the internet connection, which I'm sure is caused by Skype.

Haven't been able to use Skype for a few months now... I'm sure we're not the only ones with this problem so far...

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Novel Adventurer

I have been having this problem for quite a while now. And no matter what game I play or if I host the call or not on skype, I lose at least 10 FPS when I'm playing with skype on!

 

It's really unusable for me at this point, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to stop using skype because of that.

 

Strangely enough, never had this issue in the older versions of Skype. Ever since skype 5.. things have been going downhill.

 

But skype 4 is now too buggy too use in comparison with other people having 5, so I'm FORCED to use this laggy 5 version, the latest..

 

What a pain.

Is there ANY solution to this?

 

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Aphistemi wrote:

I have been having this problem for quite a while now. And no matter what game I play or if I host the call or not on skype, I lose at least 10 FPS when I'm playing with skype on!

 

It's really unusable for me at this point, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to stop using skype because of that.

 

Strangely enough, never had this issue in the older versions of Skype. Ever since skype 5.. things have been going downhill.

 

But skype 4 is now too buggy too use in comparison with other people having 5, so I'm FORCED to use this laggy 5 version, the latest..

 

What a pain.

Is there ANY solution to this?

 


Make sure Skype not runs in Compatibility Mode.

 

Temporary disable the anti-virus & Do all Windows Updates, including Software and Hardware, not just the Critical Updates.

Regards,
Tamim
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Novel Adventurer

Skype was never running in compatibility mode, I am using Windows XP SP3.

Plus I don't use firewalls/antivirus programs. Neither of these things have anything to do with the issue.

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Aphistemi wrote:

Skype was never running in compatibility mode, I am using Windows XP SP3.

Plus I don't use firewalls/antivirus programs. Neither of these things have anything to do with the issue.


What is the version of Skype program you are on now?

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Tamim
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Novel Adventurer

I am using the latest version, 5.10.0.116.

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Super Aviator

Aphistemi wrote:

I am using the latest version, 5.10.0.116.


Try skype 4.2 ... http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php?old_skype=88

 

and disable automatic updating of Skype.

 

In Skype, Tools >> Options >> Advanced. In the "When a new verison of skype is available ..." section uncheck the Notify Me (Automatically download and install it) check box.

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Tamim
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Novel Adventurer

I will, thank you!

 

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Novel Adventurer

Comcast has blocked Skype! If you have comcast you will need to pay comcast 9.95 per month to use skype! You also will have to use comcast phone service at $30.00 to $40.00 per month! THIS IS THE WAY A CORRUPT CORP. WORKS ! 

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