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Computer Slows down when playing FLASH video

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March 20, 2010 3:38:47 AM

Hi guys,

I reciently put together a new computer, specs are:

Intel i5 750
4 gigs ddr3 ram
500gb HD
Radeon 5570 GFX card

Whenever I play a flash video, it will be fine for the first few minutes then my computer slows down to a halt. Even after I close the internet window with the video, my computer is still slow until I restart. I'm thinking this is a video card issue maybe? But I just isntalled Windows 7 two days ago and I can play videogames fine. (I've only tried out fallout 3 for a few hours). This is really fustrating because I can't watch any streaming videos for any longer than 5 minutes. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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March 20, 2010 11:16:07 AM

Recommend your try a free program...
http://www.ccleaner.com/
It will clean up your temp folders and caches.
This could help speed up your stream viewing.
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March 20, 2010 11:29:45 AM

Upgrade to the latest flash player - 99% of the time this is the cause.
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March 23, 2010 12:56:25 AM

Hey guys,

I found the solution! I forgot to mention in the above post that I have a Gigabyte P55-UD3 motherboard. Turns out it was a BIOS issue with the 5xxx Radeon series. I flashed the BIOS and all my problems are gone now!

Thanks for all the help

Cheers,

John
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May 24, 2010 1:47:35 PM

johnboli said:
Hey guys,

I found the solution! I forgot to mention in the above post that I have a Gigabyte P55-UD3 motherboard. Turns out it was a BIOS issue with the 5xxx Radeon series. I flashed the BIOS and all my problems are gone now!

Thanks for all the help

Cheers,

John


Hi Guys

I'm having the same problem, my laptop spec is - and I'm running Windows 7

Base
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.1 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Memory
3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x1024 + 1x2048 MB)
Keyboard
Internal Keyboard - English (QWERTY)
Video Card
256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT (128 bit) Graphic Card
Hard Drive
320GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive

Anytime I run a Flash video, my machine comes to a grinding halt.....help please!
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