Reduce Sykpe dominating CPU & cache?

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Reduce Sykpe dominating CPU & cache?

Post by fredwilliams » November 20, 2018, 4:46 am

Any pointers or free apps, please?

Regular free Skype on a Sony Vaio Win 10.

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Re: Reduce Sykpe dominating CPU & cache?

Post by tamada » November 20, 2018, 7:15 pm

Skype is an abomination.

WhatsApp and LINE are free, both work great on smartphones and both have a great desktop interface so you can use it on any computer or laptop.

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Re: Reduce Sykpe dominating CPU & cache?

Post by dunroaming » November 21, 2018, 6:48 am

Another option is we chat again free and works good

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Re: Reduce Sykpe dominating CPU & cache?

Post by Stantheman » November 21, 2018, 7:06 am

dunroaming wrote:
November 21, 2018, 6:48 am
Another option is we chat again free and works good
Had to read 3 times before i saw the program was WeChat, thanks for the heads up will make sure wife tries on next trip.

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Re: Reduce Sykpe dominating CPU & cache?

Post by Lone Star » November 21, 2018, 8:11 am

Skype has great worldwide inexpensive calling features that allow you to call cell phones and land lines. Of course, computer to computer is free. I use it every couple of weeks.
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Re: Reduce Sykpe dominating CPU & cache?

Post by tamada » November 21, 2018, 11:47 am

Lone Star wrote:
November 21, 2018, 8:11 am
Skype has great worldwide inexpensive calling features that allow you to call cell phones and land lines. Of course, computer to computer is free. I use it every couple of weeks.
Low-cost or free mobile and land calling worldwide is also a feature of LINE, WhatsApp, Viber and most others. I use WhatsApp video calls between the Myanmar hinterlands and the client's office in Australia.

I was a long, long time Skype user but a lot of the contractors I supervised ended up blocking the ports it uses since once you had 3 or 4 crew members video chatting at once, the bandwidth on the remote vSat system evaporated. It was and still is a bandwidth hog as well as a heavy CPU user as the OP suggests.

One feature I did like was having a US phone number hosted on Skype and it was handy when some online banking and brokerage activities required having a US number. It wasn't a free service but worth it at the time.

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