Hi. I'm new to this site and actually I'm new to ANY online forum that fixes computer problems . The reason why I'm here is driving me completely INSANE! Okay so here's my problem. I have this "older" computer which I'm on right now and I'm having lagging/flickering problems when trying to view videos on YouTube. I've tried Google Chrome, IE, and Mozilla with all the exact same problems. Every video lags, the frames skip on every browser, and the sound gets messed up because of the video lag.
I have an NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 256MB video card and it's connected to an Acer 21.5' LED monitor. I'm running Windows XP Professional SP3 and have an Intel P4 CPU (2.00GHz) with 1.46GB RAM.
NOTE: When I inserted a DVD to play video, it ran completely fine! No lags/frame skips or whatever. The problem seems to be with running the videos from my browser. I've updated both monitor/video card drivers, have up-to-date Windows Updates, and anything else that CAN be updated, I've updated.
I've searched this forum in attempts to solve my problem, but all the suggestions I've tried ended up with no luck (updating drivers, deleting random registry keys etc...). I wonder if my system needs upgrading? Like more RAM? The maximum I can add is about 512MB more for a total of 2GB, not sure if that will help much or not.
If any other information is needed, PLEASE ask. Thank you so much in advance to whoever can help me with this!
I just tried running a music video at 240P and it runs way better than the default 360P, but it still lags when I refresh other tabs such as this website. Do you think it could be a system memory problem or something besides the internet? How come a video from the DVD drive works fine, isn't that kind of weird?