My Macbook Pro, running on High Sierra, gets extremely slow whenever I'm using video chat. It happens both when using Skype and Zoom. Under normal conditions it's fast and smooth, but as soon as I use video chat things go south and the computer becomes unresponsive and sluggish.
I think what may be related to it is that I'm using both an external monitor and an iMac (via thunderbolt). But it's strange to me that it all functions correctly when I'm not on video chat, even when I have the laptop screen open as well.
Any ideas what could cause this?
The specs of my computer are:
- Macbook Pro (retina, mid 2012) running on OSX 10.13.5
- 2.3 GHz i7
- 16GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
- GeForce GT 650M