Hi, I have a Windows 7 Pro (see signature), converted over from XP Pro.
With the current video card, GeForce 8400, I upgrade on their recommendation. I notice however, though I don't know if the problem is related to the card, updates or if I am on a dead end machine? It is when I am using on screen mirroring or playing YouTube vids, my machine freezes.
Usually, I can catch it before it does, because I am looking on the Resource Monitor & the CPU is buried. I notice it is running heavy when Air Parrot (mirror device for TV projection), but completely buried when running the YouTube vid, through the browser, onto the TV. The vid is stalled & the CPU is completely buried.
My question is if it is a matter of using older drivers, or specific ones that will yield the best results? Or, as I am pondering if the machine simply is at the end of its performance curve? It is a 7 year old machine, that came with 2GB of memory. The most it can take is 4 GB, but it only uses 3.75 GB.
I am going to milk this machine, for what I can get out of it. I figure with the price of cable TV, I will forgo draining my wallet on cable/satellite & go through mirror, using some of the website provided clips of some of the favorite shows I use to watch.
Thanks ahead of time, for the suggestions & any advice you can give is greatly appreciated. I will add that this is a laptop.