|As far a I know the new flash version tries to use the video card much more if it can. That is if the video is a newer type. Otherwise flash tends to use the processor. All that being said still leads me to wonder. Flash video on youtube doesn't take much of a computer. If you are on cable you should have enough speed for most higher def videos too. |
If you really need to see what is taking your resources then you can run performance monitor. It is built in to xp already. See help and support pages.
Again consider some simple things maybe. I know you can get a new system but yours should do what you need in my opinion.
It may be possible to test the OS without any money too. Make a flash drive with linux on it. See pendrivelinux.com for how-to's. If the flash drive linux works it would tend to suggest that xp should be OK too.
Ram, video card and maybe reload OS might fix your problems. (or make them worse)
Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?