Do I need to upgrade video - streaming video/crazy websites?

Hi, I'm a novice computer person so I was wondering if you guys can help me out.

My dad watches streaming TV video from Korean websites, which also have a lot of flashy ads. If you work Internet explorer too much (closing and opening more than 1 window too fast) it totally stalls for a few seconds. (doesn't refresh screen). Sometimes the connection seems slow too.

He has a Sony Vaio VGC-RB42G. Which as an onboard Intel Media Graphics Accelerator 900. 1GB RAM. We run on a wireless-g network.

Part of the problem is the wireless-g adapter. Dlink gwl-g120 which fluctuates in signal strength. I'm switching to a linksys.

Would adding a PCI video card help at all? Something cheap is preferable - maybe around $40. I was thinking about Nvidia geforce 6200tc. He doesn't play any games.

Or should add ram?

Is there another problem? He has firewall software. I've cleared spyware.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz
    Chipset Intel 915 G

    Is this processor too slow for the usage?

    I actually use a similar machine on the same network, but with multiple upgrades. 1.5GB RAM, powersupply, geforce 7800GT

    I never have issues when i open a lot of windows. Although I don't open these websites and watch streaming video, I am able to run Photoshop, Illustrator, and a 3d program at the same time.

    I appreciate your reply mpilchfamily. perhaps its the network? the dlink is a terrible adapter.
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