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Skype runs slow on video

I have a Toshiba Tecra 8000 with 4 GB HD with 256 MB RAM running at 133 Ghz about ten years old it runs basic skype ok but slows up terribly when I use the video. Would it help to upgrade my RAM and if so how much RAM would you recomend? also what is the general minimum spec's requirement for running Skype with video.

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  • bgleprou May 23, 2009

    Thanks,

    I realise the lap top is old but you answered my query exactly. I dont need to waste any more time on it as it is at its capacity now.



    Best regards

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You absolutely need more RAM. I have 2.4GHz processor with 2GB RAM and Skype video runs pretty smooth.

Since your computer is 10 yrs. old, you may not even be able to install enough RAM to make it "good".

If I can be of more assistance, use the Comment button to reply.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Posted on May 23, 2009

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 23, 2009

    Hello again,



    I just went to www.crucial.com and checked your computer model specs. Unfortunately, 256MB is the maximum your system can take. Sorry. A RAM upgrade is not possible.



    Wayne

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