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Message from skype says the my computer is running too slow to make avideo call. intel atom 1.33GHz processor all other programs are closed,using windows7 ultimate

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Uninstall the current version of Skype, then reinstall the new Skype 5.7 beta version. See if it helps.

Download Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows:

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-beta-full/

If not resolve this issue, then

Please do a Skype reset:

1. Ensure that "Show hidden files and folders" is switched on.
Click Start and then Run Type "control folders" and click OK. In the View tab, ensure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled

2. Exit Skype : From the system tray >> right click on the skype icon and click "Quit Skype"

3. Click Start >> Run Type: %appdata% Delete folder "Skype".

4. Re-run Skype

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This is true, especially if the video images break up. The best thing to do is to switch off the WEBcam and just use Skype with the mic. The audio will be clearer.

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ACER Aspire One D270-1375 notebook too slow, need freeware


No you don't. Those free programs often cause more damage than they fix. Just do the following.
(a) Run Disk Cleanup in Accessories->System Tools. Don't go crazy looking for files to delete unless you know what they are.
(b) Defragment your hard drive. That's something I'd download a third-party program for like Auslogics Disk Defrag or Defraggler because the Windows Defragmenter takes an absurd amount of time to run.
(c) Turn off some of the programs that load at Boot Time. For some silly reason, these netbooks boot with a bunch of programs you just don't need. Antivirus and hardware-related programs stay. Instant Messenger programs, Skype, webcam software, other stuff that doesn't need to run in the background, turn off. (Make sure you only have one antivirus installed because they will conflict with each other!)
(d) Remember, you're running a netbook with an older Atom processor. They just aren't fast.
(e) If you have some technical skills and don't mind spending money, you could consider putting a solid-state drive in to replace the mechanical hard drive it came with. That'll speed it up quite a bit. Don't try it though unless you're comfortable with disassembling your netbook, swapping out a hard drive, and you have the capability to clone your old drive to the new one.
(f) Lastly, try running a complete virus scan on it. Malware can slow down a PC quite seriously.
Post back how it goes!

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Aspire One D270-1375 notebook too slow, need freeware


No you don't. Those free programs often cause more damage than they fix. Just do the following.
(a) Run Disk Cleanup in Accessories->System Tools. Don't go crazy looking for files to delete unless you know what they are.
(b) Defragment your hard drive. That's something I'd download a third-party program for like Auslogics Disk Defrag or Defraggler because the Windows Defragmenter takes an absurd amount of time to run.
(c) Turn off some of the programs that load at Boot Time. For some silly reason, these netbooks boot with a bunch of programs you just don't need. Antivirus and hardware-related programs stay. Instant Messenger programs, Skype, webcam software, other stuff that doesn't need to run in the background, turn off. (Make sure you only have one antivirus installed because they will conflict with each other!)
(d) Remember, you're running a netbook with an older Atom processor. They just aren't fast.
(e) If you have some technical skills and don't mind spending money, you could consider putting a solid-state drive in to replace the mechanical hard drive it came with. That'll speed it up quite a bit. Don't try it though unless you're comfortable with disassembling your netbook, swapping out a hard drive, and you have the capability to clone your old drive to the new one.
(f) Lastly, try running a complete virus scan on it. Malware can slow down a PC quite seriously.
Post back how it goes! I posted this twice because you posted your problem twice :)

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Your assumptions are correct.
When you act upon them you will see......

1) Stop processes you do not need to run, in your Startup menu.

2) When a harddrive is 50 percent full, you may start to notice the computer is slowing down.
When the harddrive is 70 percent full, you Really notice.......

Go to Add/Remove Programs, and delete programs, and applications you do not use.
NO Windows programs, though.

Copy off photos, music, videos, and personal documents you have created, or downloaded.

Remove all saved games except one. The one you will come back to.

Remember how fast the Netbook was when you first got it?
(At least for THAT Netbook)

Also suggest use a registry cleaner.

When you delete programs/applications, you leave fragments of files behind. These take up ROOM on the harddrive.

When you go to a website, you pick up 'cookies'.
Harmless in nature, but they take up ROOM.

Use Disk Defragment that comes with Windows?
Nope. Use AFTER using a registry cleaner.....

All kinds of unnecessary left over fragments of files, are left behind.
I use CCleanrer.
Why?
1) It's FREE. I never 'advertise' a paid software program.
2) It's as good as paid for registry cleaners, and better than some.
3) It's easy to use.

The more free space on Drive C:, the faster the computer.
Drive D: with a recovery partition on it, should NEVER be touched.

The CPU (Processor) is an Intel Atom N270.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Atom_microprocessors#.22Diamondville.22_.2845_nm.29_3

Stating an Intel Atom processor is powerful, is like stating there is an Easter Bunny.......
(!O_O! What you didn't know? My bad........lol!)

Don't believe my statement, that's OK. Research it online.
Intel Atom processor
Plus a Netbook isn't known for it's processing power.

AND, any type of laptop that it's battery lasts for up to 7 hours, means it isn't a very powerful computer.
Bold statement with the new 'Green' processors, or not.

.........A Ram Memory module HAS chips on it, but is Not considered a chip itself.

To explain,

Chip and Chipset stand for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The words Chip and Chipset are interchangeable.

For example; when talking about a motherboard chipset, you are talking about two separate chipsets, or chips.
(This does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i processors, or the AMD equivalent)

I post - motherboard CHIPSET, and state the Northbridge CHIP, and Southbridge CHIP; as to discern that the motherboard CHIPSET, is a set, and the Northbridge/Southbridge are separate CHIPS, of the motherboard CHIPSET.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

Just post it that way, to help the reader discern what I am referring to, perhaps a little better.

The Chipsets used on a Ram Memory module, are DRAM chips.
Dynamic Random Access Memory chips.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRAM

Stating CPU to mean Personal Computer is wrong.
No, not cute, not hip, and not the 'old way'.
It is just DUM-B.

Why?
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Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

For example; "My CPU is not running"
Someone with computer prowess, will think right off the bat,
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Of course we have come to know the term CPU, has ERRONEOUSLY been used to mean PERSONAL COMPUTER, for quite some time.

For instance a tech on here, has to discern whether the person means the Processor, or the frickin' computer......

There is no reason for that.
CPU = Processor. Plain and simple.

So do not refer to a Ram Memory module, as a 'chip', he states politely.

You will be regressing technology, lol!

Another thing that slows you computer down, is your Anti-Virus program, or programs.

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Hello,

If you want to use just skype, you do not need to keep the Live Messenger running, you can turn it off

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System Requirements
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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".

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