Videos and sound "lagging"
Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:24 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:40 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:33 PM
Yes, it is. It was custom built around 2002. P4 1.6G, 512ram, Platinix Mobo, Nvidia Geforce FX 5700, Sound Blaster 5.1
I checked that and it was set to full. I experimented lowering the settings (including disabling them entirely) but it didn't make a difference.
Like I said before removing the latest version of Avast definitely helped but it's still not right. I'm thinking it might be a problem with a graphics card.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:49 PM
nVidia 8600 GTS, P4 #550 @3400 MHz and many
of the new 720p .mkv file format vids, prompting conversion
with SUPER <c> to .avi format at a rate of ~300MB per hour.
Yup, some Youtube videos are so resource hungry older computers have a hard time keeping up. It also depends on the connection speed.
I don't think there is anything wrong with your graphics card. You may want to upgrade your computer though. I know a vendor who has a box full of assorted P4 processors 2.0 GHz or better he sells for $5 each. 512MB sticks of PC3200 DDR RAM are $7 each. He even gives you one month to return the item in case it proves to be defective. You should look for computer recyclers in your area.
The price of new hardware has come down so much in recent years that the price of old components has had to come down accordingly. The sad thing is it is only a matter of time before it will no longer be profitable to be a used parts dealer and most of that stuff will be melted down for gold recovery.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:52 AM
Buying a P4 even for $5 doesn't make much sense as you can buy Pentium Dual Core E2140 for as low as $15.
P4 (no matter how fast) will have problems even with heavy Flash based web pages...
Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think a Pentium Dual Core E2140 will fit into the socket on zanet's Pentium 4 motherboard no matter how hard he tries to hammer it in. As far as I am concerned a $5 upgrade makes perfect sense.
My internet box runs on only a 1GHz Pentium III and I get by OK though I am thinking of retiring it and replacing it with something faster. In my case the slow down is caused by the virus scanner getting bogged down scanning the flash files as they download rather than the actual playing of the flash animations....and that is on an a board with an Intel i810 chipset.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:07 PM
If you see any leaking caps your best move would be to get another computer or motherboard. If there are caps that are only slightly swollen then you may get a couple years more life out of it but its days are clearly numbered and performance may suffer. Sometimes you will find only a single blown cap, or more likely on an old board you will find that all the caps of a particular type have come to the end of their life and are swollen. Ironically from what I have seen boards made in 1999 hold up better than boards made in 2001 and later.
As for your videos lagging...
What is your connection speed? The higher resolution flash videos are quite large and stop and start because they take longer to download than it takes to play them. Try pausing the video for a couple of minutes while it downloads and then resume play as the progress bar moves to the right of the screen. Make sure the download stays ahead of the playback.
And if the sound isn't in synch with the visual it may just be a poorly made video. See if you get the same problem on a different computer. Don't automatically assume you have a hardware or software problem.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:04 AM
My connection speed is around 12mb. I did try pausing the videos like you suggested but it didn't make a difference. It only improved after I downgraded to flash 10.1. I have tried with this on another PC and You Tube is fine. Mind you, everything is fine with the other one because it's fairly new and about 3 times as powerful. I wanted to get this one set up properly so I use it for my older games and general browsing.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:25 AM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:50 PM
This post has been edited by submix8c: 26 May 2012 - 12:52 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:47 PM
A good tool to help identify the components on your board for the purposes of getting the right drivers etc, is CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com...ares/cpu-z.html
Cheers and Regards
This post has been edited by bphlpt: 26 May 2012 - 01:47 PM