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What do I need to make a video call?


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#1 Jove

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:50 PM

I must admit that my computer is in need of some attention along the lines of putting my files in order, and general maintenance, however, . . in regards to using my USB Video Cam,
I am sure that I could be delivering and receiving better reception, and believe that it is in part do to my computers capacity to provide adequate maintenance and updating hardware devices and drivers.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Model Presario 4403US
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~1395 Mhz
Total Physical Memory 512.50 MB
Available Physical Memory 43.46 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB


The Maximum RAM for this model is 512 MB, and is what it presently has.

My interest at first to increase the capabilities, are to provide possibly a better connection, etc., however presently I am using a dial-up and would like to know what the maximum capabilities would be for a dial up.


My next choice will be a wireless connection since there is one installed relatively close by here at my residence. I'd like to know what the connection improvements will depend on if I choose to use the wireless connection by adapting my computer to this.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FILE

Edited by Jove, 08 January 2012 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

Please edit your post and post the link as per the tutorial.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:21 PM

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.


I attached text file and assume it is what you want, . . however what do I edit ???

and what is my Windows Key, . . is it my PC key Number ?

If so and it is not suppose to be there did you delete previous.

Sorry. . .

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:30 PM

The text file is for those who don't have an Internet enabled computer. Please reread my post then edit your post using the edit button and then delete your attached file.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/DwT0C43UtlaVQUWjGU1zo7k

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

Well nothing I can, but what quality of video are you talking about?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

Skype
I am using
a Radio Shack inexpensive cam, . . : Gigaware Webcam with Mic

I am not sure how the mic is suppose to work ?

Edited by Jove, 08 January 2012 - 10:00 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

Your computer is fine for video calls and what not. Just make sure that nothing else is running.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

OK, . . Thanks Much !!!

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

You are welcome.




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