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laptop is slow and internet video choppy

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  1. Patriot1

    Patriot1 Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 1976 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 5 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 225060 MB, Free - 178643 MB;
    Motherboard: eMachines, HM55-MV
    Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
    When internet surfing, videos play choppy sometimes stopping and sometimes closing to desktop. I've tried defrag and a program called CCleaner to no avail.
     
  2. plodr

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    Here's the culprit
    You probably only have 2GB of RAM installed and your video chip is using some of that probably to augment
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    Win 7 with SP1 needs 4 GB of RAM so it will not limp along.

    I've added more RAM so each of the four Win 7 computers in our house has 4GB, even though a 32 bit version only uses about 3.2 - 3.5GB, it still speeds up the computer.
     
  3. flavallee

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    That's a budget under-powered laptop that supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM.

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  4. TerryNet

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    Another issue is

    Regardless of CPU speed I think Vista and newer do much, much better with multiple processors.
     
  5. flavallee

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    These are the marketing specs for that eMachines laptop.

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    Its integrated Intel video device can use up to 1.65 GB of shared system memory.

    With only 2 GB of memory(RAM) currently in that laptop, it leaves very little to run Windows 7 and will give it the speed and performance of a turtle.

    There's not anything you can do about the processor, but you can add more memory(RAM).

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