From what I have read in other threads, it ought to be able to
intel pentium 4 2.80ghz (2cpus)
1.5gb ddr2 kingston RAM
ati powercolor hd 3650 agp 512mb
Latest drivers from ati website
winxp home pro
resolution im on is 1024 768
My problem is that when i go on facebook and play a video, for example
this link https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=165016186936...
i enable the HD mode and it becomes really choppy
I tried downloading the entire video and playing it with Quicktimebut its equally choppy, therefore wasnt buffering/broadband issues
CPU and RAM usage also depend on "background" programs that may be running. Just because your hardware is better doesn't mean you are guaranteed to run things better. May have to stop some programs from eating your CPU and RAM.
So, when you playback in QuickTime it hits 55% but it's still choppy? What's the RAM at?
Make sure GPU acceleration is enabled. Go to Youtube and pause a video. Right click on the video to get the contextual drop down menu. Click on Settings. Make sure the GPU acceleration is enabled, which is the only setting on the Display tab by the way. Once it's enabled restart your browser and try again.
Well that's all I got. Besides there's no point in you going above 720p since that's a resolution of 1280x720. Thus there is extra work with the video being downscaled to fit your resolution. Try to OC your CPU a little if it bothers you