Skype at 100%

  CFC23 11:57 05 Apr 2009

Have used Skype for some time now and has been mostly good with NZ video chats.
Recently I have been having trouble,sound is o.k. but video very poor. It looks like it is because when in a call,CPU starts to run at 100%.
Anyone else having this problem?

  Quiet Life 22:59 05 Apr 2009

I do not have a problem . Speak to NZ with video regularly and quality of video and sound usually excellent. Processor utilisation varies between 16% to 19% on a three year old Pentium D930 2x3ghz.

  CFC23 05:45 06 Apr 2009

Thanks for your reply. Yes that's what I had been having until recently, can't understand what has changed.
I am giving IE8 a try but can't see how that would cause any problem since it's not running during Skype.

  CFC23 19:40 06 Apr 2009


  keverne 20:08 06 Apr 2009

Try asking in the Skype forum click here

  MAT ALAN 20:50 06 Apr 2009

Why do you think its skype does task manager tell you it is, try deleteing IE8 and see if it is related.
have you tried updating VGA card drivers...

try this

set the output and ringing settings for audio from "Pulse" to "default"

  CFC23 20:57 06 Apr 2009

Not much joy on Skype forum.

Mat Alan, yes it shows in task manager at 100%.
thing is,it has been working fine so should not be a driver issue.
I mentioned IE8 because that is all that I think has changed from when it was o.k.
If I get the same problem when next contacting NZ I will ditch IE8. Also try the pulse setting.

  MAT ALAN 21:00 06 Apr 2009

a fair test would be to uninstall IE8

click here

there may be a known issue, don't know if it still applies...

  MAT ALAN 21:02 06 Apr 2009

click here

this may also help...

  CFC23 21:06 06 Apr 2009

Thanks again! I will try it next time we connect.

I will tick it for now.

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