Chrome + Flash + Hardware Acceleration

Problem: My framerate is low with stutters when watching HD content on twitch.tv in Google Chrome. I get a great picture and stop dropping frames in both Opera and IE (hardware acceleration is working on these browsers).

System:
HTPC
AMD x2 5050e (a really old dual core, why I need GPU hardware acceleration)
4 gig ram
Radeon HD 6570
Win 7 64
Chrome flash version: 11.3.31.232
Opera flash version: 11.4.402.265
Drivers are all pretty much up to date

I've tried enabling hardware acceleration everywhere I can find (including everything GPU related in chrome's chrome://flags/ page). I used Catalyst Control Center's GPU usage meter, Task Manager, & FRAPS:
Chrome = 95-100% CPU, 0% GPU, 25 max FPS with frequent stutters
Opera = 75% CPU, 10-15% GPU, fairly steady 40 FPS with no stutters

Any ideas?
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  1. I have the same problem. My system is ION based Home theater PC. It was not like that originally. Problem started after one of the Chrome auto updates.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU 330 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080015, 13.8.2009 г.
    SMBIOS Version 2.6
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
    Available Physical Memory 800 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 4.31 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 803 MB
    Page File Space 1.07 GB
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