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Video Lagging

by beatificfrost / April 24, 2013 7:34 AM PDT

My computer is connected to my entertainment system, and I use it to play movies and TV shows from time to time. With higher resolution movies, the video often lags. It isn't terrible, but it is certainly noticeable.

Here's what I've already tried:
-Limiting the processes that automatically load on startup
-Running virus and adware detection software
-Different codecs

My computer:
Inspiron 560 Slim-Tower w/ Black Bezel, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English

Is it a matter of upgrading a component of my desktop? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Clarification Request
There's too many Inspiron 560 models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 7:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Video Lagging

So tell which video card it uses, which CPU, RAM and more.

Also, forget Windows Media Player and does it lag with VLC PLAYER?

A common upgrade if the video card is low end is the ATI 5450 1GB card.

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by beatificfrost / April 26, 2013 5:11 AM PDT

Thanks for the quick response. VLC Player is better, but it still lags from time to time. I'm trying to figure out what (if anything) I can/should upgrade without having to replace the whole computer. Thanks again!

Dell Inspiron 560 Slim-Tower
Intel Celeron 450 (2.2GHz, 512K)
2GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 1x2GB
320-9888 Integrated Intel Graphics (couldn't find any further detail)
500GB NCQ Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache
Windows 7 System

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Found it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2013 5:21 AM PDT
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