We just inherited a new/used desk top computer. About 2 years old. Made by HP. It was my wife's work computer that they gave to her when they recently upgraded hers. Before they gave it to her they completely wiped it clean and it basically has nothing at all on it now other than Adobe. I downloaded the latest flash player on to it. It is running WIndows HP Professional. I did install the free version of Panda anti-virus. Also ran Malware Bytes prior to getting up and running. No issues.
I was so looking forward to watching full screen HD You Tube videos on it - I have a 27" LED 16:9 monitor but - all of the HD You Tube videos I have tried to watch are lagging terribly. They start and stop throughout the entire video over and over again. They are choppy and unwatchable.
I use both Chrome and Firefox and this happens when I am using both browsers.
My modem is brand new. Just picked up a new one from Comcast/Xfinity because I thought it might be the modem. I am using a hard wired connection from the modem to the PC.
- Are there any settings I need to check on You Tube or on my PC itself that might eliminate this problem?
- Would adding more memory or some sort of a different "video card" help? You'll have to talk me through exactly what I would need here as I'm pretty clueless about this stuff.
- Any other suggestions or recommendations?
I can post more specs about the computer if need be. Just let me know what is needed.
Thanks very much for the help!!!
Edited by dschribs, 05 November 2014 - 08:25 AM.