New Skype For Mac High Cpu

New Skype For Mac High Cpu


When having a video call Skype uses a very high CPU, to the point that the fans start to blow and it really disrupts my voice input. Details of my Mac: macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73) MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2,5 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB Anyone have any idea if this can be solved in some way? Apple will release its first Mac powered by an ARM processor. The company is thought to have three Mac processors in development as part of its Kalamata project, which are all based on this year. I got a new Dell inspiron 1525 for Christmas, and am having a great time getting to know it. However, i'm sad to see i'm still having the same problem with Skype that i had on my last computer - namely, when I run Skype, it uses 100% of my CPU, making it difficult to use other programs at the same time. Show how to stop high CPU usage of skype version 6.11 & Co.

Video Based Screen Sharing (VBSS) is a new feature of Skype for Business (SfB) 2016. As of May 2016, VBSS is only available in peer-to-peer SfB sharing sessions and is only utilized on the Present Desktop sharing option. When sharing full-screen, with 4k or Ultra High Definition (UHD) monitors, the CPU usage of lync.exe may be higher than expected. CPU usage may be high enough to impact the performance of other applications, or of the operating system itself on the sharing machine.


The VBSS feature on 4k/UHD monitors processes a large amount of data, which can cause high CPU usage on the sharing machine. The affect of this processing will be less noticeable on high-end processors.


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There are twp workarounds:
1. Disable the VBSS feature in the registry, and restart the client.
2. Do not share the desktop in full-screen mode.

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Using either of these two registry settings can be used to disable this default behavior by setting the value to zero.
For the 64-bit Skype for Business application running on a 64-bit Windows operating system:
For the 32-bit application installed on a 64-bit OS

Your Mac is too old to run it.

Click the system requirements on that page & you will see…

  • 1GHz Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8+.
  • 100 MB free disk space.
  • Either USB or regular headset if your Mac does not have a built-in microphone.
  • Download drivers if you are using an external webcam.
  • For voice calls recommend broadband connection with 100 kbps down / 100 kbps up.
  • For group video calling everyone on the call needs Skype 5.0 for Windows or Mac or higher plus webcams. For best quality we recommend you use a high-speed broadband connection of 4Mbps down/512kbps up and a computer with a Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz processor. As a minimum you’ll need a high-speed broad connection of 512kbps down/128kbps up and a computer with a 1 GHz processor.

Your Mac has a Power PC processor not an Intel CPU.

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See Skype's FAQ for more info…

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Jan 13, 2015 3:46 PM