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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:16 AM

When I try to play the videos on you tube or msnbc or something similar, it doesn't play correctly. It starts, then stops, then hesitates for a few seconds and keeps stopping and starting like that. I have Windows XP professional. I probably am missing a program or a control, but I don't know what it is.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:31 AM

Hi there! Thank you for using Bleeping Computer as your source for help today!

If I read correctly, you are having latency issues playing Flash Videos, such as from Youtube, Daily Motion, Hulu, etc.

This is a configuration error.

Simply right click, on each video you want to watch, and select Settings. Please decheck "Enable Hardware Acceleration."

Whenever this option is checked, it uses the maximum memory of your video card, to help it run faster. Sometimes, this can cause problems, also known as a buffer overflow. When you uncheck the option, the video should act normally.

Please tell me if I have helped resolve your issue!

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:22 AM

Yes, Jay it helped a lot. Thank you! Although I can't say the videos run perfectly. My computer is old, could the video card be outdated? (I can't remember how to look up the name of my video card).

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:56 AM

How much RAM do you have?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:48 PM

The video card could get an update. But it is probably outdated from standards. If you want, which I don't always recommend, is to go and try to buy one that is compatible for your system. Figuring this out can be tough. Ask your local computer store which one would be suited and they should be able to get you one ordered!

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:16 AM

How much RAM do you have?


I had 127mb but recently added 1 gb.

Edited by yellowdog5, 06 April 2009 - 06:20 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:20 AM

The video card could get an update. But it is probably outdated from standards. If you want, which I don't always recommend, is to go and try to buy one that is compatible for your system. Figuring this out can be tough. Ask your local computer store which one would be suited and they should be able to get you one ordered!


I buy my stuff online, there isn't really a good place here to buy computer things. I have Intel D845WN with Windows XP Professional. Can anyone suggest a video card? The one I have now is Radeon 7000. Thanks.

Edited by yellowdog5, 06 April 2009 - 06:27 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:31 AM

Never mind. Do not worry about the new Card. Try to, if you can, to reinstall the video card driver. Do you know how to do this?


A graphics card has four main components:
  • Motherboard connection (data/power)
  • Processor (Pixel)
  • Memory (stores info about each pixel)
  • Monitor (LCD or CRT to see the final result)
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:39 AM

I don't know for sure how to reinstall the driver. I do have a driver installation cd. Also, when I upgraded my RAM, I also upgraded my drivers via the internet, and I now have something called ATI Catalyst control center, but I don't have any idea how to use it, I don't understand what all the settings mean. I'm mostly happy with the graphics on my computer, but sometimes I look at Youtube or MSNBC videos, and it would be nice if they played better. Thanks for any help you can give.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:27 PM

What is your processor and RAM?

I need the following information:

  • Processor name (example: Intel Pentium 4)
  • RAM size (example: 1 GB)(Not the same as video RAM)



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Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:35 PM

What is your processor and RAM?

I need the following information:

  • Processor name (example: Intel Pentium 4)
  • RAM size (example: 1 GB)(Not the same as video RAM)

I don't know what all of it means but here it is:
Intel Celeron® CPU 1.70 GHz (I was told it is Pentium 4)
1.69 GHz 1.12GB of RAM

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:44 PM

Have I given the correct information?




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