I have an ancient system I use as a media computer. Its an FX-55 box I put together around 2006. DVDs play fine. Netflix streams fine, although Chrome itself runs a bit slow. But if I play a video file (AVI, MP4, so on) it skips frames and although friends say it is fine, it annoys the hell out of me!
My motherboard is:
two one-gig sticks of my RAM are:
And two one-gig sticks of my RAM are:
My video card is:
I am running windows 7 pro 64. Windows tells me 4 Gigs of RAM are installed but only 2.75 are usable. I don't care much about the RAM, I just want video files to play smoothly. If getting all 4 gigs of RAM to be 'usable' then so be it.