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Videos Lag

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by MemoNick, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. MemoNick

    MemoNick Thread Starter

    Aug 20, 2012
    Since today, whenever I play a video in fullscreen, it starts to lag. It lags every two/three minutes. This happens with downloaded videos, or when I'm watching a video online. Sound continues normally, but the video slows down. I also noticed that at the same time, CPU usage for all of my CPUs (I have a quad core) peaks. If I move the mouse, the video I am playing returns to its normal speed. Any help on what the problem might be?

    EDIT: I also noticed that when this happens, the Firewall is turned off and I get a message from the Action Center to turn it on.

    Basic Specs:

    RAM: 2GB
    CPU: Quadcore 2.66 Ghz
    Windows 7 64-bit

    I also think that the System Idle Process is still there, although I can't be sure.
  2. mtzlplex

    mtzlplex Account Closed

    Aug 5, 2002
    You will be better served if you include your complete computer specs incl the os, and what softwares you are using to view the videos.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
    That computer has a quad core processor and is running Windows 7(64-bit), but you're hobbling its performance and speed by having only 2 GB of RAM in it. You need to add at least another 2 GB.

    You didn't provide any information on that computer's graphics.

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