Skype's showing my Thinkpad X230 no love. It's only able to transfer about 50% of the audio. It appears to work for .5 second, dropout for .5 second, repeat continually... Tests fine, works fine in other apps, seems Skype specific. OS and drivers are all current. I've tried disabling the auto-gain and manually setting it, no joy. Ideas?

  • What's your Internet connection like? Aug 29, 2012 at 20:00
  • Big and lightly used. Other machines have no problem. Aug 29, 2012 at 20:07
  • If the mic works with other programs, it is unlikely that it is a Thinkpad issue.
    – FredrikD
    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:46

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go to Control Panel click on REaltek HD Audio Manager Click on Microphone Diable Microphone Effect.

It will work. (Skype or Gtalk)

  • Excellent! Works perfect now! Apparently the built-in echo cancelation (that I never noticed) interfered with Skype's echo cancelation! Nov 28, 2012 at 15:28
  • Update, the latest version of the drivers have several options that may need to be twiddled based on software in use. On my system Skype wants a certain set of them, and Bria a totally different set. Mar 24, 2014 at 18:03

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