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Gateway / P-7805u
August 8, 2010 at 13:47:55
Specs: Windows Vista
Now, I am very sure its not the internet, because I get this problem on every internet connection I use. I also adjust my resolution size and I get no help. Anyway, when I try to watch ANY video in full screen either from Hulu, Youtube, iTunes or anything, the screen lags out after about a minute and I can only watch in the minimized or pop out version. What can I do to fix this?

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#1
August 8, 2010 at 15:04:07
Have you dropped this laptop, or have you spilled liquid on it ?

If you're connecting wirelessly, try connecting via a network cable to see if you still have the problem.

If you don't have the problem with the network cable connection, there's something not right with your wireless adapter.


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#2
August 8, 2010 at 15:26:34
Full screen Flash video can really push CPUs. It sounds like yours is overheating and throttling. Open the CPU/memory door and give the heat pipes and fans a good blast of canned air. You don't want any dust in there.

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#3
August 8, 2010 at 15:35:30
This laptop model is supposed to be able to handle playing games well. He shouldn't be having the problems he's having with what he's mentioned.

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#4
August 8, 2010 at 16:18:05
"This laptop model is supposed to be able to handle playing games well"

Desktop replacements usually get much warmer than "normal" notebooks.

Unlike with DirectShow, Flash video scaling is performed by the CPU. Full screen mode pushes the CPU much harder than windowed mode, and Jexic has no problem watching windowed video.

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#5
August 9, 2010 at 08:45:34
No, its never been dropped or submerged.
It is like this on all the internet speed I've tried. I tried it on a friends 15/15 fios, my 15/1 connection, and more on campus and at the library. Every where is the same issue where its fine for a minute, then extremely laggy and unwatchable. The computer even freezes for a few seconds when I try to close the video. I've also tried all these connections with an ethernet cord. No difference. I cleaned out the drive with an air blast but I keep the computer fairly cool.

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#6
August 9, 2010 at 11:37:52
"I've also tried all these connections with an ethernet cord."

You can only connect to the internet via either a network cable connection or a wireless connection at any one time.
It's often hard to tell which one you're actually using when the computer has both a wireless and a wired network adapter.

You need to disable the wireless network adapter, e.g. in Device Manager, then reboot the computer after the network cable is connected, in order to be sure you're actually accessing the internet via a network cable connection.


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#7
August 9, 2010 at 13:45:04
Yeah, I know that. I disable it and then plug in the cord.

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#8
August 9, 2010 at 22:07:36
OK, then there must be something wrong in Windows.

Have you ever been able to run the things you mention in full screen without a problem ?

Does your laptop still have it's original brand name software installation, or have you re-loaded Windows from a regular Windows DVD ?

Have you re-loaded the video "drivers", or have you loaded a newer version of them?

What size is your C partition and how much free space is left on it ?

Which anti-malware programs have you installed on your computer ?

Is your hard drive activity led on a lot, a lot more than it used to be ?

Do you have media sharing enabled in Windows Media Player 10 or 11 ?

How much ram is installed ?

Have you increased the amount of ram from what it originally had ?


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