Viewing online video clips slow down Win7 PC

November 22, 2009 at 10:49:45
Specs: windows 7, 2800/1gb
Hello again!
I have a little problem using internet.Ill try to say it in the best way i can.
Ive just installed windows 7 on my desktop ,running smoothly and being great.One trouble tough.The other day my wife wants to look a clip for our kid .The clip was stopping about 5-6 times for buffering(downloading) while on my laptop using the same internet but wireless was just fine.I did some speed test and the pc was 3 times faster than the laptop.But if i want to look to one ordinary clip from the same site , same clip , the pc its much slower than laptop(vista).I have tried different solution , install driver , update , switching firewall off, antivirus as well(bit defender), nothing is changed.

my pc :
pentium 4 2.8
ram 2 gb
video card nvidia ge force 7600

I saw too that if i wanna play the clip in full screan its shakking , like you dont have a good video card.The clip its playin in adobe flash player.
So if anyone has an idee about what i said please let me know.
Saying thank you in advance ,
Emil


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#1
November 23, 2009 at 02:56:59
sounds to me like you have something going on besides the video, is your machine indexing, running a backup, downloading or torrenting at the same time, if your internet connection is running fine, then its very likely to be lack of resources, check the cpu usage and memory usage, see what is taking all your power...if you were watching a HD clip it could be that your video card and/or cpu cannot do the job.

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#2
November 23, 2009 at 03:11:37
Thank you for replying , but its very weird this problem.Test with downloading file its fine , very fast , internet browsing with no matter what browser its slow.The clip its in ordinarry flash .When i whatch it my internet explorer or opera , firefox, uses 100 cpu.
I googled and i saw a lot of this problem.
Tnx !
maybe later ill be back! got to go work! bye!

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#3
November 23, 2009 at 13:24:16
Hi again,
so after fighting so much to find the causing slow internet browsing im so near ti give up.
Test result are fine but when i look to some clips , or webcast the speed its very slow.
I am fed up of this problem.
i hope someone can give me a clue.

thanks guys
bye!

http://www.speedtest.net/result/631...
* paste this to see my resluts of testing.


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#4
November 24, 2009 at 00:05:13
your internet connection are obviously fine, as your other computer runs the video well.
i think that a 2800 cpu and 2gig ram,should be just fine, however your cpu should not be 100% just to run a online video..in my opinion you have a software issue.
you should take your mind away from this been a internet problem....
anti virus scan, malware and any other nasty scan your system from top to bottom..and if you cant find a problem,

install win 7 on another partion boot into it and see if you still have the same issue..if everything ok with the new installation then you have to wipe your old installation and backups, and start with a fresh system.

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but cant help myself....


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#5
November 24, 2009 at 03:20:06
Hi!
I just took the cable and inserted in the lan to the laptop.Inernet its flying faster than a comete.Like you said i think the problem lies somewhere in the software .Ive seen a lot on google about thinkgs like this.ill try install like you said and ill see what it will give.
tnx again

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#6
November 24, 2009 at 05:33:10
I just installed a fresh copy.First what i checked was that site with the famous clip :).Any site i go wich contains java script, photos , flash player, heavy stuff my cpu its going 80 without playing something and it goes more 90-92 when is playing that clip.
So there is no virus, malware, add- ons , its just a fresh copy.You think its normal to use a lot of cpu power just browsing?and if yes its there a method to let the cpu being helped by the ram, cose i see ram i have a lot.

This its the clip i try to play.Please can you check it for me and tell me what is your opinion and how your computer is behaving when its playing this?
http://www.studio100tv.be/videoclip...

Thank you,

Emil


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#7
January 28, 2010 at 22:26:24
I do not know the solution to your issue. I have Win 7 as well and that same video froze on me too. I have a brand new laptop with 4GB of Ram, and my CPU suage is always hovering at like 1% unless I am doing something and it only spikes a tiny bit and goes right back down.
I wish I could help. I just wanted to let you know I am having the same issue with that video. May be them. But the CPU usage is another thing.

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#8
January 29, 2010 at 22:54:18
Your problem appears to be video related. What are you using for video? Is it onboard video? Or what card are you using?
I recently built a system and thought I could get away with the onboard video on a modern motherboard...Wrong. I ended up going for a 9600GT video card and all of my video problems were solved (I could have had the better motherboard for around the same price but without video if I knew I was going to have to spend for the video card anyway). I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the CPU is drawn on to help run the onboard video.

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