|(The title of your other double posted Topic is / was video streaming, stops/stalls playback )|
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.
The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.
If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":
Tell us what it is.
If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.
If it's a Lenovo computer
Find your specific Product number and tell us what it is:
Finding my product number
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.
You need to explain what your problem is in as much detail as you can come up with.
If you have this problem ONLY on the internet with some or most things you try to stream, you probably have a poor internet connection.
- what type of connection you're using to connect to the internet - Dial-up, high speed cable, high speed DSL or ADSL, or whatever
- if you have a router or a combo router / high speed modem between you and the internet, , what type of network adapter are you using to connect to it - wired (a network cable) or wireless ?
If wireless, is it B/G, or N, on BOTH ends of the connection , or on ONE end ?.
A video adapter that is built into the mboard IS NOT A CARD !
After a certain minimal amount, e.g. 128 mb, a video card with less video ram on it does not perform any better than a video card with more video ram on in, if the video chipset is identical and it's running at the same speed, except that the card with more video ram on it will perform better at the highest resolutions - a better frames per second rate, fewer or no skipped frames. In most cases the user does not have a monitor than can use the highest resolutions the video card can display.
If you're not sure about that, tell us which make and model of montor you have if you're using an external monitor.
If you have a video card installed in a slot on a desktop mboard that did not come with your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, which model is it, or a least, which specfic video chipset does it have on it ?
If you have problems ONLY with streaming files that have specific file extensions, then you probably need to install a better video codec for that file type..
Your problems can be caused both by that and by sound drivers that need to be updated for programs such as games, but if you're you're having problems with ONLY on the internet with some or most things you try to stream, you probably have a poor internet connection, or a poor wireless networking adapter connection, for whatever reason.