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Extreme Youtube Lag!!

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November 16, 2012 7:56:53 PM

So, lately I've been experiencing some very annoying youtube lag. I can't enjoy a youtube video without banging my head against the screen. I've looked at multiple threads on many websites but still cannot find a fix. I recently built this computer, it was my first build. I don't think it's a hardware problem since the lag just started happening about a week ago and only on youtube videos. I can play games smoothly, though there are small frame drops every few minutes for a 5-10 seconds.
I have tried every "fix" I could find with no results. I've cleared all cookies and cache, defragged my hard drive, left the html5 trial, disabled all other google chrome plugins, and re-installed my flash player. Does anyone know something that might work?

=Specs=
CPU: AMD Athlon II x3 450
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX
Ram: Ripjaws 4gb ddr3
GPU: ASUS HD 6670 gddr5
OS: Windows XP

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November 16, 2012 8:02:21 PM

Lag in Youtube videos is quite common to the point that it's considered normal operation. If you haven't already, update to the latest Flash Player. I also suggest trying Firefox as a comparison.
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November 16, 2012 8:15:53 PM

Is it really normal for it to be almost unwatchable? Also, I have installed the latest flash player, still no change.
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November 16, 2012 8:19:05 PM

Are you talking about audio lagging the video or buffering (two entirely different things)?
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November 16, 2012 8:20:27 PM

Oh, I get this odd static sound when someone is talking and it seems to play in slow motion because of how low the frame rate of the video becomes.
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November 16, 2012 8:24:12 PM

The buffering is completely fine.
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November 16, 2012 8:26:48 PM

As I suggested above. Try another browser for comparison. I suggest Firefox with no add-ons other than Flash. Another thing may be that your Internet connection is saturated and not able to stream at full speed.
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November 16, 2012 8:38:02 PM

Firefox seems to play the videos better. However, I periodically get major freezes. (Not because of buffering) The last thing I want to do is format my hard drive. But it seems I might have to if I can't find any other fix.
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November 16, 2012 8:45:19 PM

Start with a "chkdsk /f /v /r" from a command line. NTFS is actually quite fragile and filesystem corruption can cause all kinds of problems. You should also empty all temp directories (C:\Windows\temp, C:\temp, C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Temp)
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November 17, 2012 6:17:07 PM

Well, that seemed to have worked. Not getting much lag at all now. Thank you
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November 17, 2012 6:18:52 PM

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November 22, 2012 3:52:10 AM

kenng said:
So, lately I've been experiencing some very annoying youtube lag. I can't enjoy a youtube video without banging my head against the screen. I've looked at multiple threads on many websites but still cannot find a fix. I recently built this computer, it was my first build. I don't think it's a hardware problem since the lag just started happening about a week ago and only on youtube videos. I can play games smoothly, though there are small frame drops every few minutes for a 5-10 seconds.
I have tried every "fix" I could find with no results. I've cleared all cookies and cache, defragged my hard drive, left the html5 trial, disabled all other google chrome plugins, and re-installed my flash player. Does anyone know something that might work?

=Specs=
CPU: AMD Athlon II x3 450
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX
Ram: Ripjaws 4gb ddr3
GPU: ASUS HD 6670 gddr5
OS: Windows XP
here goes, the reasom most of the time is u have to much stuff running & loading at start-up many tab open playing music watch video's all those programs loading at start-up take 50% of ur ram so when to all those thing at 1 time u only have 1/2 ur ram & it could a crash or BSOD, the way to shop those programs from loading is to type in run msconfig hit ok then go to the startup tab in there is where u see all programs with a mark in them they load, so u can disable all but u anti virus don't worry in not getting rid of them it's just stopping them from loading, then do a disk clean-up & a defrag that being the file up front for faster access, delete cookies & history weelky clean out all browsers cache's, resart & ur see ur computer will run smoother than before :) 
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November 22, 2012 5:43:38 AM

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