Computer screen choppy videos

Hello,
I just bought a new HP Compaq dc5850 Microtower for my small business. I can play videos and music, edit videos, and run photoshop and multiple applications flawlessly! BUT, when ever i try to watch a video fullscreen, it becomes choppy and splits down the middle! I want to watch youtube and netflix without the chop in full screen. It does this in my video editing software as well. i can play on the small screen but when i fullscreen it it becomes choppy. the sound works fine. My monitor is set to 1280x1024. it's a Dell flat screen but i'm not sure if its LCD or not...

I'm not a tech guy, but I wanna be! I have no idea what I'm doing here, but I purchased the HP Compaq dc5850 Microtower because I wanted to be able to upgrade its components to meet my needs!

ANY help will be greatly appreciated. Please speak in NOOB terms!

thanks
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  1. Sounds like your graphics card can't hack it. Is this your PC:
    http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01410074/c01410074.pdf
    In that case you don't have a dedicated graphics card, but one that is integrated with your motherboard. See if you can get hold of a dedicated graphics card, then whack into the PC and see if that solves it.
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