Skype is slow on Windows 7 Samsung Netbook

Samsung N130-13b netbook
March 12, 2010 at 06:14:58
Specs: Windows 7
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#1
March 12, 2010 at 06:34:03
did this laptop come loaded with windows 7?
How much ram in the notebook?

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#2
March 12, 2010 at 07:32:59
yes it came with windows 7
it has only 1gb

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#3
March 12, 2010 at 07:35:00
try running skype in compatability mode


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#4
March 12, 2010 at 07:44:47
i am a complete pc novice how do u do this

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#5
March 12, 2010 at 07:49:58

have tried message is skype is incompatable

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#6
March 12, 2010 at 07:50:35
right click on the skype icon on your desktop and then click on troubleshoot compatability.
That will get you going.


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#7
March 13, 2010 at 15:02:26
well, with only 1 GG of ram you cant not expect a lot from your PC...upgrade the Ram. Put at least 2 GB to see some result

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#8
March 13, 2010 at 15:13:45
1GB of ram should work if that was installed, try the compatability

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#9
March 13, 2010 at 19:25:42
It's amazing how many people these days buy a netbook & then wonder why they can't get it to run like a standard machine. Go back to Windows XP or Linux or upgrade the memory on the machine.

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#10
May 25, 2010 at 08:49:41
I believe I have similar problems with my Acer Aspire One netbook (with 1gb RAM). The following problem existed with the Win 7 OS ("Starter" version which I wasn't happy with) but also with the later downgrade to Win XP.

My Skype 4.2 program tells me "Your computer is running slowly". It suggested I close all other programs which I did ...... but still the same thing. Skype's softphone "Check settings" button shows only two orange bars.

Interestingly, this usually happens when I'm calling a landline or cellular phone number. When making Skype to Skype calls, they are usually good and clear. Even the "Check settings" button shows the maximum green bars.

As far as checking "compatibility", I'm sure how that would be done with my XP downgrade.

I thought of increasing my RAM, but an upgrade can cost almost the same price of the netbook since there is only one slot. It's not like one could double the memory by just adding to the other slot. Instead, we are stuck with having to replace the original one with a higher capacity & more expensive module.

I really loved the lightness of this netbook unit, esp. for traveling around and abroad. However, my once convenient, dependable, & affordable means of phone communications through Skype has been seriously compromised, .....esp. when it's most needed (i.e. when being in other countries).


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#11
May 25, 2010 at 15:17:42
ruth 1, did it work in compatibility mode?


"Go back to Windows XP or Linux "

That would be like going from a cadillac to a junker, that was pretty humorous

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