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trying to stream video online with a dinosaur - need advice

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 22, 2014 2:11:18 PM

Question about graphics card and an old computer.
January 22, 2014 2:12:28 PM

What even is the question O.o

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January 22, 2014 8:44:42 PM

I'm Sorry. must have done something wrong here. I had type In my question and then I had to sign up. It looks like my Actual question was lost in the process,so I'll have to start over. . I Have an HP Pavilion a710N Desktop ComPuter that was given to me by a friend. it has the Athlon AMD 3100+ processor. I was hoping to use it strictly as a media center to plug into my HDTV and stream TV shows online. I added up to 1gb of DDR RAM, which is all this motherboard will take. I wiped out everything and installed a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on it. it could run everything except for Aero. I actually got it running really quick. It waS very slow when I first got it, and it had XP installed. it still would not stream videos online smoothly, though. I know it's not my internet connection, because I have no problems streaming on my laptop or through my Netgear. Seeing as this was old, and no more RAM could be added, & I didn't want to put Much, if any, money into it, I decided to try a graphics card. I found one on ebay pretty cheap that I knew would fit. A Geforce 6200 512 MB DDR2 AGP 8X. I installed that and finally got the drivers to work, which took forever, & I had to use the oldest update for the drivers I could find on their website. unfortunately, that still did not help the problem. I assumed that the memory from the graphics card would Help pick up the slack the computer's RAM wasn't able to Handle. I couldn't tell any difference at all. Still choppy start and stop video streaming. my last idea was to try the ready boost option. I used a SanDisk Cruzer HP 16 GB USB stick, which I formatted To Exfat. It also seemed to do nothing to help the problem. at this point, my question is do any of you have any advice for me or should I just throw in the towel and cut my losses? bear in mind, I am no computer expert. everything I did, was from researching online. I ran across this site several times In my research. So I figured I would give this a shot. Thanks!
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