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Google Talk System Requirement

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  1. joyt

    joyt Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I've been using Google Talk to make phone calls since 2010, although the quality of the calls were usually so-so at best (Static, gaps in conversation, etc). Most people I know who use it are happy with theirs. Upgrading the connection speed didn't help, either. Since it's time to buy a new PC, could anyone tell me what system requirement options i should choose in order to optimize the call quality?
    Thank you!
    Joy
     
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  3. joyt

    joyt Thread Starter

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    That's news to me! I'm still able to make phone calls.

    Hangouts gets terrible reviews... sigh... :(

    Thank you.
     
  4. TonyB25

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    Static? That's an analog problem. Digital either transmits or doesn't. VoIP call quality is determined by the internet connection speed and quality. A brand new super-fast computer won't transmit bits over the wire any faster than your ISP allows.
     
  5. joyt

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    On my end, I occasionally hear static; however, long stretches of silence are what the people I talk to say is the worst problem on their end. Since I get 5 green bars from Comcast, the VoIP call quality should be good, I'd think.

    This is so frustrating! :mad:

    Thank you
     
  6. Johnny2K

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    As was mentioned large download speeds don't mean you can get high quality results. Packet loss, Jitter and Latency come into play.

    For Latency:

     
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