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Windows 7: Skype video quality

13 Jun 2011   #1
JOSHSKORN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Skype video quality

I've noticed this recently. I've tried posting in the Skype community with no luck.

My computer is as follows:
E6750 OC'd to 2.933
4 GB RAM PC-6400
eVGA GTX 460 SE 1GB

Basically, I use the "Nightly" browser from Firefox, which is a 64-bit version of Firefox. With Resource Monitor, I'm noticing that I'm consistently hitting over the 3.3 GB RAM (can't remember if the mark is 3.3, 3.2 or 3.1) mark for 32-bits. I usually have a lot of applications simultaneously running on my computer. Then, when I run Skype, I notice that my video call quality is pretty bad. Even closing "Nightly" doesn't really help too much. Resource Monitor still says that the memory that was used is still not 'free' but rather in 'standby'. Does this make any difference?

Why is this? Is it because Skype is a 32-bit application and cannot access memory within the first 3.3 GB? Forgive me, I'm a 'noob'' here. Are there any 'tweaks' I can do to my computer to fix this problem?


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19 Jun 2011   #2
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Has this always been the case?

When you say "video call," do you mean both the audio and video quality? The components you've touched on are probably all fine, working as they should and doing their best for your programs to be top notch fast and capable. These components, however, can only do so much-- the main things you should look at are your speakers/audio card, microphone, and webcam.
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19 Jun 2011   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN View Post
I've noticed this recently. I've tried posting in the Skype community with no luck.

My computer is as follows:
E6750 OC'd to 2.933
4 GB RAM PC-6400
eVGA GTX 460 SE 1GB

Basically, I use the "Nightly" browser from Firefox, which is a 64-bit version of Firefox. With Resource Monitor, I'm noticing that I'm consistently hitting over the 3.3 GB RAM (can't remember if the mark is 3.3, 3.2 or 3.1) mark for 32-bits. I usually have a lot of applications simultaneously running on my computer. Then, when I run Skype, I notice that my video call quality is pretty bad. Even closing "Nightly" doesn't really help too much. Resource Monitor still says that the memory that was used is still not 'free' but rather in 'standby'. Does this make any difference?

Why is this? Is it because Skype is a 32-bit application and cannot access memory within the first 3.3 GB? Forgive me, I'm a 'noob'' here. Are there any 'tweaks' I can do to my computer to fix this problem?

Standby is a feature in windows 7 which handles RAM More efficiently

What is your Internet speed? Does this happen on all Video calls with all your contacts?

Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
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19 Jun 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN View Post
I've noticed this recently. I've tried posting in the Skype community with no luck.

My computer is as follows:
E6750 OC'd to 2.933
4 GB RAM PC-6400
eVGA GTX 460 SE 1GB

Basically, I use the "Nightly" browser from Firefox, which is a 64-bit version of Firefox. With Resource Monitor, I'm noticing that I'm consistently hitting over the 3.3 GB RAM (can't remember if the mark is 3.3, 3.2 or 3.1) mark for 32-bits. I usually have a lot of applications simultaneously running on my computer. Then, when I run Skype, I notice that my video call quality is pretty bad. Even closing "Nightly" doesn't really help too much. Resource Monitor still says that the memory that was used is still not 'free' but rather in 'standby'. Does this make any difference?

Why is this? Is it because Skype is a 32-bit application and cannot access memory within the first 3.3 GB? Forgive me, I'm a 'noob'' here. Are there any 'tweaks' I can do to my computer to fix this problem?
Your specs say win 7 64 so what 3.3 gig mark?. Nightly (IM running it too) does have a memory leak but that isnt affecting your skype calls.

Is this a recent development?

Please take a snip of tsk manager process tab sorted from memory.
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