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6.5. Requirements

What equipment do you need in order to sign up for Skype? You need a computer, a connection to the Internet, and something to talk in to and hear out of. You don't even need a broadband connection, because Skype works (barely) over a dial-up connection.

Your computer needs to have at least a 400MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, and between 10 MB and 20 MB of disk space. Realistically, you need a Pentium III of 500 MHz or more, preferably much more. You also need sound support (they say a sound card, but many systems now build the sound support into the motherboard), speakers, and a microphone. I strongly recommend you skip the speakers and microphone and get either a headset or a phone that plugs into your computer and supports Skype software.


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