Microsoft’s Skype Stealthily Bogged Down Gaming PCs for Months; Manual Update Needed to Solve Issue

If in the last few months you’ve felt that your gaming PC wasn’t performing as usual, and you got micro-stutters, general instability and longer loading times with your games, there’s a high probability that you need to check what version of Skype you have installed.

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Chaostar1774d ago

Updating now, thanks for the heads up :)

Gets the old tin foil hat rustling when you hear it only effects people with chrome as their default browser.

Abriael1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

My pleasure. I was baffled when I learned that they let this go on for 3 months, and felt stupid for not noticing earlier. At least they finally solved it.

cleft51774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Stuff like this is why I don't bother with Skype. I don't think this is anything sinister on Microsoft's part, but Skype has never been an incredibly well put together program. People like it because of what it allows them to do, but I constantly hear reports of Skype bugging or disconnecting.

Lon3wolf1774d ago

I have no CPU usage issues running 6.11, looks like it was fixed before 6.13 or it depends on hardware etc. Heads up is appreciated all the same.

Wizard_King1774d ago

2014 and not using TeamSopak 3 for gaming...


Abriael1774d ago

@Wizard_King: Teamspeak? What are we, in 2003? Mumble is where it's at.

Insomnia_841774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Skype went to sht since MS bought it. A lot of ppl I know noticed the change and never used it again.

Chris_GTR11773d ago

piece of shit microsoft they did this on purpose, i remember i used to use internet explorer and everytime i was on google maps and only google maps it was all fucked up. switched to firefox and magically no more problems. this makes me want to uninstall windows entirely

itBourne1773d ago

Skype sucks, I have heard good things about mumble. I use Dolby Axon though and love it, it works for my small group of friends and me. Set up a permanent room, so anyone can hop in whenever, works well for us.

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Baka-akaB1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

I'm worse , i let this go because i manually forced Live messenger's support ... seeing how i hate skype's text messenging interface . I guess i'll just get rid of both

0ut1awed1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Good call author.

That siad, my thoughts personally are "meh". I never use skype or have it open when gaming. That's what steam calls/vent/TS are for.

The only time skype is ever opened on my PC is when I'm video chatting the parents.

Besides, not sure how bad this would effect my 4.8ghz 3930k anyways. :)

Parapraxis1774d ago

"Gets the old tin foil hat rustling when you hear it only effects people with chrome as their default browser."
Not really, it's not that much of a stretch.

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Septic1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Cheers for the heads up. Gonna have to do this update soon.

MidnytRain1774d ago

The author is says he lost two frames during his gaming benchmark. Is that really something gamers should be worried about?

Abriael1774d ago

As a matter of fact, yes.

sungam3d1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

I stopped using skype months ago.
Clunky bloated POS, it's terrible as a chat program, why did they ever have to get rid of msn messenger -_-

Trillian FTW!

Nabbic1774d ago

You may as well uninstall it... They've forced ads at the top of every single chat now.

GentlemenRUs1774d ago

That sounds like M$ alright.

ninjahunter1774d ago

This is why I use the old versions back before it added all the integration features. Quality is virtually the same as the newer versions, but it doesnt use up your resources just sitting in the background. Ive had it running for a couple of days with no reboot and its still sticking under 50mb of ram usage.

Shnooze1774d ago

If you've got the older versions, care to share them for everyone who's fed up with how Skype's been handled by Microshit lately?

ninjahunter1774d ago

Here ya go, This is version 4.2.0 Highly considered the best version of skype.

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