Need advice buying a new computer.

November 30, 2017 at 07:01:31
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I need a good computer to watch stream videos online, like live soccer games.I have tried different types of hardware such desktop, laptop,chromebook and iPad.
Most of them connected directly to Ethernet cable instead of wireless but sometimes the connection freezes.I have a good internet connection (Verizon fios 75 Mbps Fiber-Optic Internet). It seems to be hardware issue because my roommate laptop uses wireless and it's farther from the wireless router and never freezes. Any help will be appreciated..

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#1
November 30, 2017 at 07:14:58
where are you streaming the live feed from?

I'm just saying the problem could be on the other side of the cable, also i love cable more cuz of reliability

also if you want to keep using wift, may i suggest getting a good wifi over usb thumb-stick, those are not even that expensive & if it doesnt help, return it the next day

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#2
November 30, 2017 at 09:35:03
You don't need a high end modern computer to stream videos. If others are able to connect to your router without any issues, either by wire or wirelessly, the problem is with your desktop, laptop, chromebook or iPad. But since you didn't list any info about any of them, it's difficult to say for sure. Then again, maybe it's just the specific site you're attempting to stream from. Has your roommate tried using the exact same site?

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#3
November 30, 2017 at 11:01:01
Yes, I use the same site that my roommate does, my desktop is HP dual core 2.7 GHz 4 GB of RAM, laptop gateway 2.1 GHz 4 GB of RAM both with windows 10, Ipad mini, and Hisense Chromebook (11.6" Quad-Core Processor)
My roommate laptop, I am not sure but I know that it's not the top of line and has 4GB of RAM with windows 8.

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#4
November 30, 2017 at 20:13:20
The difference may be simply that your roommate keeps the system clean. This is a software maintenance issue, especially cleaning out browser History (including cookies, temp internet files, etc.), and generally cleaning out temp folders, recycle bins, etc. As well as closing programs from running in the background which sap your system's resources. Another sticking point is you may have an antivirus program that is also robbing your system resources (McAfee and Norton are notorious for this but there are others) which slows everything down.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
November 30, 2017 at 22:33:42
That's not the problem, I use all kind of security, updated antivirus, malwarebytes, and run ccleaner very often.Every time I download a file I scan with malwarebytes.Also, both of my computer has SSD hard drive they boot in 25 seconds and I do not run lots of software on the background, msconfig on windows 7 now I use task manager to access the start up programs.

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#6
December 1, 2017 at 12:05:07
You can use Ccleaner to manage the start up programs also.
It could also be a difference in onboard graphics vs. graphics card.
It could also be in the chipset or graphics drivers, updating them may help.
It could also be program version (as in Flash, etc.) that supports the videos or even the browser or version of the browser that you and they are using.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
December 1, 2017 at 17:05:39
Have you tried to turn off the Antiirus while streaming the problem website?
Does it make any difference?
How many antivirus apps are you running? Is malwarebyte active protection on?
What else is started at boot or running in background?

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#8
December 1, 2017 at 18:44:22
I run only one antivirus at a time, 2 antivirus cannot be ran because of conflicting. I wont disable the antivirus, malwarebytes protection is on, I use computer since DOS, I research a lot. Thanks for the help but I am not a novice.

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#9
December 2, 2017 at 15:10:34
I chose the best answer but it did not help me. I haven't found an answer that makes sense yet.

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