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Windows 7: Skype Uses Too Much Memory

02 Sep 2010   #1

Win 7 X32
 
 
Skype Uses Too Much Memory

Was not sure where this should be at, so if it is in the wrong section please move it to the appropriate section.

O.K. Skype when i launch it in the morning starts out using about 54megs of ram. If I do not shut it completely down every so often it will climb to using over 700megs. Since I first started using Skype I have done 3 clean installs of windows 7. Is there a program where I can limit the amount of ram that Skype uses?


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02 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you having an actual problem?
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02 Sep 2010   #3

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
here is mine to compare
how come you have 2 memory tabs before virtual memory?
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04 Sep 2010   #4

Win 7 X32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Are you having an actual problem?
i'm not trying to be rude, but if i wasn't having a problem i wouldn't have started the thread. yes when skype climbs to the 700meg + range it can bogg the sys down big time.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joseph10444 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
here is mine to compare
how come you have 2 memory tabs before virtual memory?
please lets not ad post that are pointless ie.... "here is mine to compare"

thanks
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04 Sep 2010   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

what version of skype are you using? there is a beta release just come out again
Download the beta version of Skype for Windows
and they state this>
System requirements
PC running Windows XP, Vista or 7.
Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
Speakers and microphone – built-in or separate.
For voice and video calls we recommend a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and of course a webcam.
For High Definition (HD) video calls both you and the person you're talking to need Skype 4.2 for Windows or higher, plus HD webcams. You'll also need a high-speed broadband connection (we recommend sustained 1.2 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth or higher) and a PC with at least a 2.0 GHz Core2Duo or equivalent processor.
Technical details
Version 5.0.0.123 File size 20 MB. Beta release. Release date: September 2, 2010. File name: SkypeSetup-Beta.exe
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04 Sep 2010   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joseph10444 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
here is mine to compare
how come you have 2 memory tabs before virtual memory?
memory usage and memory usage peak


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04 Sep 2010   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

if you can take a screen shot of task manager showing the process details with skype running that would be good, and we can see whats going on, and then i can help you with running a error report on the processor using sysinternals procexp program >> as in the screen shots below
Process Explorer


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04 Sep 2010   #8

Win 7 X32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
what version of skype are you using? there is a beta release just come out again
Download the beta version of Skype for Windows
and they state this>
System requirements
PC running Windows XP, Vista or 7.
Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
Speakers and microphone built-in or separate.
For voice and video calls we recommend a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and of course a webcam.
For High Definition (HD) video calls both you and the person you're talking to need Skype 4.2 for Windows or higher, plus HD webcams. You'll also need a high-speed broadband connection (we recommend sustained 1.2 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth or higher) and a PC with at least a 2.0 GHz Core2Duo or equivalent processor.
Technical details
Version 5.0.0.123 File size 20 MB. Beta release. Release date: September 2, 2010. File name: SkypeSetup-Beta.exe
i download the beta shortly after creating this thread. it seems to be staying between 70 and 180megs ram usage now. that i can live with. i will keep an eye on it, and if it starts it's old behavior again i'll follow the steps you listed and post the info here. thanks for the help, much appreciated
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04 Sep 2010   #9

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geekfreak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
what version of skype are you using? there is a beta release just come out again
Download the beta version of Skype for Windows
and they state this>
System requirements
PC running Windows XP, Vista or 7.
Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
Speakers and microphone built-in or separate.
For voice and video calls we recommend a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and of course a webcam.
For High Definition (HD) video calls both you and the person you're talking to need Skype 4.2 for Windows or higher, plus HD webcams. You'll also need a high-speed broadband connection (we recommend sustained 1.2 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth or higher) and a PC with at least a 2.0 GHz Core2Duo or equivalent processor.
Technical details
Version 5.0.0.123 File size 20 MB. Beta release. Release date: September 2, 2010. File name: SkypeSetup-Beta.exe
i download the beta shortly after creating this thread. it seems to be staying between 70 and 180megs ram usage now. that i can live with. i will keep an eye on it, and if it starts it's old behavior again i'll follow the steps you listed and post the info here. thanks for the help, much appreciated
no worrys pleasure to help also remember if you use a usb phone or mic this uses memory too
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10 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Not sure I should start my own thread or add to this one.

I have Skype on my desktop Win 7 32 and it consumes an ever increasing amount of memory as time goes on. for example I captured a screen shot at 3 different times
one using 28.6K when on a fresh boot 1 hour later 102.7K I left the machine running all night and the next morning it was 660.3K.

My laptop runs Skype and the memory is constant at 34.2K

My friend also runs Skype same windows version on Asus p5 Q and the memory is constant.

I am beginning to look into it being a hardware conflict somehow, but then I think hmmm its working OK on XP

I have freshly loaded the OS several times leaving various drivers out or loading them, downloading windows updates or leaving them off nothing I do seems to make any difference. I upgraded to the beta versions same thing happens.

I am back to running XP on the same machine Asus P5q Pro Turbo, Skype memory usage is constant @53.7K
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