Fans going crazy when on a video call in Skype

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bsheridan, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. bsheridan macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    When I'm on a video call in skype the fans in my macbook go crazy and the CPU usage for Skype goes up to ~110%, even when its the only app open.

    I'm using:
    Macbook 2.16GHz C2D, 1GB RAM, on 10.4.11
    Skype v. (latest version as of 20/04/08)
    It has only been apparent since I downloaded the latest Skype update.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks, b.

    Anyone else experiencing this? Any help is better than none!:confused:

  2. Mydel macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2006
    Sometimes here mostly there
    Yeah that happened to me quite a few times on my black MB with Core 2 solo. I think its just too much for the processor and its getting really hot. Even now on my MBP 2.4 and 4GB of RAM CPU jumps to like 60% with 640x480 resolution.
  3. chatoyer macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2006
    Te Wai Pounamu, New Zealand
    Mine does this as well and drives me crazy. Not sure why a reasonably small-ish skype video window would cause the fans to scream like banshees when a higher-res and larger quicktime video doesn't even bump up the core temps.

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