Skype activates 330m

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aramelus, May 11, 2010.

  1. aramelus macrumors newbie

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    Hi I just got my first macbook and just draining the battery for the first time (seems to be something like 5-6 hours while surfing and playing music via the speakers, so far I'm quite happy :) ).

    But I've noticed that the 330m is running all the time due to Skype. Has anyone else this problem, and is there a fix?
    I checked with gfxCardStatus and when I close Skype the battery time increases nearly an hour.
     
  2. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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    Turn off the camera / video function and / or switch back to IntelHD with gfxcardstatus (v1.6.x onwards)
     
  3. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    This.
     
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    how can one tell if it's using the graphics' card?
    **i got a mbp13"
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Your MacBook Pro only has integrated graphics, so you don't have to worry.
     
  6. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    Many more mundane programs are doing this as well, might wanna check this thread out: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=904106
     
  7. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    alright, good to know but that sucks :p
     
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The knowledge that you have integrated graphics doesn't make the computer perform any worse.
     

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