skype

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  1. Gaura Mohana, Apr 8, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011

    Gaura Mohana macrumors regular

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    Hi there
    i'm running skype (the latest version) on my 2 month old MBP
    specs in sig
    When skype is COMPLETELY idle without ANY chat windows open - just contact list> its using 5-10%CPU
    If start text chatting with someone it goes to 15% minimum
    as i see it, this is completely unnacceptable... i understand such sucking on say video chat.. but plain text? cmmon...
    what should i do? i have 1 person i really need to chat to, and i cant just close skype (if i did he coudnt messege me)
     

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  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    There's not really anything you can do. It seems that that's just poor coding on the part of the developers.
     
  3. iMackPro, Apr 9, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011

    iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    why is it a big deal? 15% isnt that much.. you shouldnt be editing a video ro anything extensive like that while skyping anyway lol so i dont think your computer will ever be under stress on skype

    Edit: i feel like this came off a bit rude, sorry. I didnt intend for it to be!
     
  4. Gaura Mohana thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah... but woudnt the battery be used more with skype running?
     
  5. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    yeah, but i mean 4 hours of skyping is enough right? lol
     
  6. Gaura Mohana thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah.., but i leave skype open almost all the time - even when im not using it in the background it takes 10%cpu (and slightly more battery?)
     
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  8. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

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  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    The awful UI of 5.0 :D
     
  10. abhic macrumors member

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    This is a bit OT, but I hate 5.0!

    I use Skype for 1-2 hours every day 7 days/week guaranteed. Just hate the new UI. Let's hope they fix the mess they call 5.0!
     
  11. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Skype is a complete trainwreck in terms of system resources and battery life. It seems at idle that the original Core Duo versus current Quad Cores use the same CPU resources, which indicates it is program design issue.

    Battery wise, many of the sub-programs of Skype eat it alive.

    I haven't used 5 much as my previous employer loved Skype, where as my current does not do videoconferencing with Skype anymore (thank God), but I hear mixed reviews about it.
     

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