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Skype Is Taking More Than 1 Gb Of Ram!


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#1 michael mellner

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 04:06 PM

Hello there. I don't know if this happens to who else uses skype but I checked the processes with task manager and found out what's in the file attached: skype uses about 1 gb of my 1.3 gb ram. Is it possible?
Is there a setting to avoid it? I have to say that it doesn't start like this. In fact it starts from about 0 ram used to the mentioned 1 gb. The fact is that when it reaches this ram level my pc is very slow (of course).

Any clues to solve this?

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 04:10 PM

I am not familiar with Skype but I use Vonage which is another VOIP and it uses zero ram because it takes a small amount of the bandwidth from a router.
It is independent of my computer.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for your reply. The things is that I need to use skype, and second there must be something wrong in my pc process settings because no software takes such amount of memory (unless of course the huge graphic and movie s/w). This is why I checked here too. I already made some posts on skype forum but they are related more on the application and not on pc....I guess.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:21 PM

I can't imagine why it would take so much in resources...


Open your task manager and see what is running, both aps and processes.

Edited by Enthusiast, 24 September 2006 - 07:22 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:28 AM

First, try a scan for malware at http://safety.live.com/

Then, uninstall the Skype software and reinstall a freshly downloaded copy of it.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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