Do I need a stand alone video card?

January 3, 2012 at 16:02:58
Specs: Windows 7, 6 GB
My daughter's computer has an Asus mobo P5QL-VM EPU. Has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. Works normal when emailing and browsing the Internet. Starts to crash or freeze if she tries to watch movies over Netflix or streaming video sport games. It might work for about 2 hours, then starts to act up. Sometimes so bad that she can't even get on the Internet anymore. I was wondering if I install a stand alone video card, which there is a slot for a PCI-express 2.0x16 card as oppose to the Intel Graphics chipset GMA x4500 on the mobo, and a PSU to cover the power usage, could that solve the problem? I ran every kind of check, CCleaner, Defrag, Malwarebytes, Avast Anti-virus scan and everything came up normal, good. After a cold boot, everything was back to normal again, until you try to watch Netflix again.

OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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January 3, 2012 at 17:16:04
Onboard graphics should be able to handle that.
Update Flash Player, etc.
Update motherboard drivers.
Check your temperatures with Speedfan or similar program.
Report back results and more details on system specs.

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


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