I;ve reinstalled my OS system due to too many BS on my laptop and started from square one. All is good but my videos are now lagging. MPEGS, flash Videos from the WEB (Firefox) and others. Surprisingly youtube-like sites work no problem. and to think i was running Gears of war pretty good before the whole MESS-uP.
I bought a Vostro 3445 laptop just 3 months ago. It is a quad core APU A6 processor with 4GB ram and integrated radeon graphics. The laptop worked fine for a couple of months but from the last 15 days I am experiencing an issue with Audio and Video upon continuous usage of the laptop for about 2 or 3 hours. The speakers start producing crackling sound and video starts lagging as well.
The problem goes away once I restart my computer but it resurfaces again in 3 hours.
whenever I play a Dvd or a downloaded video the video plays with solid black bars on the left and right side..
I assume this is full screen! I want to watch everything in Wide screen ( black bars on top running horizontally) have gone into my settings etc..including my ATI ( Catalyst Control Center) and tweaked settings still no joy!
Even on sites like You tube the same happens! Any ideas? Also posted a while ago on a reliable free data backup site! Had Dell Data Safe on-line not impressed and dumped it!
During recent travel I have noticed that while watching videos on fullscreen with VLC Player or Media Player Classic on the laptops own monitor, there seems to be a weird tearing-like effect on the screen.
That "problem" however does not exist with Windows Media Player, or on an external monitor (as at home).
Any ideas what might cause this? I'm running Windows XP SP3 with all the recent updates and my video card is GF 7900 GTX 512MB.
This is the bane of my existence. System 1: HP DV4 AMD Turion 2.1GHz proc 4GB DDR2 Ram WD Scorp BLue 250GB HDD A really good dedicated Graphics card, could play Civ 4 at fairly high settings, 1280x800 no problems.
Now I tried to play the ESiR rip of Saving Private Ryan, no juice. I tried it in Win 7, nothing, I installed Win 7 RC1, still couldn't do it. I'm talking a new installation, no software, just VLC.
NOW, the funny thing is my friend, on his Black Macbook (2.4GHz, 4GB ram, bad Intel Int GFX) can play blueray rips PERFECTLY, while doing a million other things.
SO I buy his laptop because he upgraded, install a fresh copy of OSX, and guess what? It still dosen't play (although the hardware is 1000x better than HP's) I don't understand why VLC uses ALL of my CPU, and when I close EVERYTHING, and restart finder 8 times because I can't close it, the thing still stutters. I can watch stuff, but it will freeze on a frame and stutter.
It's not just private ryan, I have Terminator 2, 3, 1, and a lot of other movies.
My friend says it might be the MKV file container, because when he was playing them on his brand new uMBP, they went fine, but he couldn't skip through the video without it glitching (pause and unpause to shake off the 'blocks'). I've never really been able to skip through a video without it hanging or getting the 'blocks'. Even a 10mb AVI sometimes gives me issues. He said it was a bad rip because he couldn't freely 'scroll' through the video.
Could this be some hardware issue? 720P AVIs do seem fine, but everyone puts their stuff into MKV. I thought MKV was better than AVI.
If I convert these into H.264 or something, will that solve the problem?
I purchased my laptop from Frys electronics June of last year. For the past few weeks, whenever I play video or listen to music, it sometimes stops for a few seconds, plays some sound that sound like static feedback then continues as normal. I have no clue what the issue is. What could it be, and should I send my beloved PC in to get it looked at?
Since I bought it, I have manually put in a Blu-Ray burner, has this affected my warranty?
My XPS L702x recently slows down when i play video online or play game. My configuration is: i7 2630QM, GT555M, 6 GB.i played video online and played game ( Skyrim, COD, A.V.A online) smoothly. But for 2, 3 months ago, my laptop slows down and spikes very much. When i watch video online, the screen will freeze 3 to 8 seconds but the sound is still playing. And all games that have run smoothly before, now they lagged too much, for example in Skyrim, when i start a conversation with a NPC, the game will freezes 2,3 seconds, and in the combat it freezes everytime when there's a sound is played (i.e screams, sound of sword slashing, footstep).
I have Microsoft Security Ess, no Semantec, Kaspersky, Norton ... And i have re-installed the Win 7 ultimate, but nothing is fixed, i've updated all my drivers, BIOS, Graphic card, sound card, wifi.i can't do anything with my laptop now, even opening Google Chrome is not easy. I'm really stressed.My battery is broken, i use my laptop on AC adapter only, perhaps this is the cause but i don't think so. Because i have a HP Pavillion and the battery is out too, but the HP is not slowing down.
problems with video playback on any site that uses flash as their means of delivering video content.
Some examples of sites are youtube, HULU, and abc.com
everytime i go into full screen mode the video becomes choppy, delayed and just unbearable to watch.
I have a geforce 9200m gs with 512 mb of vram running at 1920x1200, a core 2 duo 2.0ghz HP dv4t running vista x64 (though i had problems with both windows 7 beta and vista x86) and i have the latest nvidia drivers and downloaded the latest flash software.
I have also tried multiple browsers (IE, firefox, chorme) and also tried both enabled and disabled hardware acceleration in the flash setting..
I just recently bought this Hp split x2 for school purposes, but my husband wanted to play World of Warcraft in my laptop. usually the of the screen feels so hot after he played for atleast 3 hours. I don't want him to mess my laptop. sometimes his game freezes.
I wanted to know if games such as WOW or sims 3 can be played regularly in this type of laptop. I wanted to know if there's anyway I can upgrade this laptop to run to its full potential.
when i click on the link to play the jvc everio demo video , it keep saying i need adobe flash player 8.0 or higher , but i have installed the latest version 10.0.32.18, 3 times and i still get the message.
I have tried firefox and safari and still get the message to upgrade.
Out of no where, my cursor has started to lag. For example, if I move it quickly around in a circle, it will move, pause for a second, then sort of appear where it would be had it not lagged.
It does so on a very specific interval, like when spinning in a circle it will stop momentarily every 2 seconds. I've also noticed while playing a 3D game, the graphics will lag slightly every 2 seconds.
I've done in-depth virus/spyware checks, defrag etc. It really just randomly started. It does it with my wireless mouse and the touchpad.
I have installed Street Fighter 4, Dirt 2, Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age and Burnout paradise, and all these games have one common problem and that is it lags after 3 minutes and then runs smoothly. I really don't understand what i have to do to fix it. I have tried all the possible solution and i have the latest Nvidia Driver (195.62 driver) from the Nvidia website. If anyone has solved this lagging problems then could you please, please, please help me out on this. Below is my laptop configuration
every time I plug it in to charge when it reaches critical battery state, all the programs severely lag. Windows take forever to come up, even file menus and the internet is slowed,
whether my Power Plan is on Battery Saver or High Performance or Balanced, this occurs. Initially I feared overheating, so I made small feet for the backside of the laptop to prop it up another inch and that seemed to help the heating part, but it still lags during initial charging.
The only way to get around this, temporarily, is to hibernate or shut it down after plugging it in to charge and returning a half an hour or more later on, then it's fine.
About a month ago, I bought a Dell Studio 1555 from Dell UK.
The specs are:
P8600 process (2.4ghz) 4Gb RAM 320Gb HDD
Since I got it, I've had two issues, which I suspect may be linked. First, whenever I use the integrated webcam, the machine freezes, necessitating a reset via the power button. There is no blue screen, it just freezes, and nothing moves. This sometimes happens after 5 seconds of webcam use, sometimes 20 minutes, but it ALWAYS happens. It doesn't just happen on Windows Live Messenger, but also when using Dell's own Webcam Central software.
Secondly, when I'm playing music from my hard disk, usually via iTunes, or though youtube, the music lags whenever the machine is doing anything slightly intensive, such as loading a new webpage, as if it's struggling.
I have updates ALL drivers, the BIOS, reinstalled Vista twice, and still no change. I suspect this is something to do with a loose RAM chip or graphics card, but Dell support are no use, and keep insisting I download updated drivers, despite having already done this several times over.
My husband bought me this Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F as an early VDay present. I love it with one exception, the touchpad! I notice it only acts up when the computer is idle and takes a few seconds to start working properly. My husband suggested I return it for another one but before I do that I want to see if anyone else has had this problem. Is it going to make a difference if i exchange it?
Specs: Core i5 540, 4gb ram, freshly formatted and windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Running apps: Firefox, msn, skype, foobar, microsoft security essentials.
This is seriously becoming a real nuisance! Website pages are suffering real laggy scrolling and loading things up. Even pages without images are just as bad and much worse performance scrolling than my desktop e4300. Scrolling this page alone is treated like i have completly maxed out my ram (4gb) when i'm only on 1.7gb by having firefox and 4 forum tabs opened. My old core2duo could handle way more than this and run smooth on 2gb of ram. My friend said it could be the nvidia drivers, but i downloaded all the latest drivers from sony site.
I can't believe that an i5 could perform so badly for simple web browsing with no apps installed and the latest driver. I even switched the AC powered Z to speed mode with no help whatsoever.
I'm just wondering if anyone is getting any stutter, jitter, laggy issues browsing with their i5? It just doesn't make sense after a clean format to get such shoddy performance.
The problem is that my laptop was working fine and then yesterday morning it wouldn't boot correctly (stuck on vista login screen). It eventually worked but the cursor was sticking and the it was impossible to type in. What is more, the light on the laptop shows that the laptop is charged but the actual battery icon onscreen says that battery is at 0% (but plugged in and charging). Having spent some time searching for an explanation online (on another computer of course) I am worried that it may be a problem with the motherboard.....? Or is it just a RAM issue?
I don't know what to do i tried updating bios but it made it worse then i restored my notebook tried to restore to factor sending but the same still happens I don't know what to do this is happening for last 4 month since i bought it . This lagg thing is happening when listening to music and like browsing internet at a same time and when i turn a page on lets say Google lagg thing happens and its stop my music for a sec and it makes funny noise like dzinkt...