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Adobe flash problem

by nyr202 / June 28, 2013 5:03 AM PDT

Hi i have a dell desk top from '02 and am using XP and within the last 6 months or so i am getting serious lag on flash videos not on youtube but sites like cbs.com for example... the video clips and never runs smooth while the audio plays fine....is my pc just old or is there something i can do to fix this thanks in advance!!

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Did you try the usual?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2013 5:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Adobe flash problem

Google this -> Disable Flash Hardware Acceleration.

But a desktop from 2002 may be too lacking to play today's apps. At least try the usual.
Bob

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Disable Flash Hardware Acceleration
by nyr202 / June 28, 2013 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you try the usual?

Thanks for the response but i have done that and still nothing i am not 100% sure its my pc because it work fine on other sites... it work better on chrome than on firefox if that info is important

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As presented
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2013 5:41 AM PDT

It sounds like the 2002 machine is reaching its limits. As I can't find anything other than 2002 in the description it may be as good as it gets.

One last idea. Reset the IDE DMA Channel. It often falls back to PIO and here's a link. Keep in mind, Microsoft never issued a fix for that. You must reset it manually.

-> http://winhlp.com/node/10

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Nothng
by nyr202 / June 28, 2013 6:04 AM PDT
In reply to: As presented

Nope that didnt work thanks so much for the response this is really frustrating

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To progress
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2013 6:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Nothng

You may have to reveal the make, model and details. I really don't expect full screen playback on machines over a decade old. Even one of my travel laptops (gateway ec1440u) won't play full screen. It just doesn't have the chops.
Bob

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model
by nyr202 / June 28, 2013 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: To progress

hey its a dell desktop dimension 4600i....i cold give you more info if you could be more specific thanks for the response!!

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Tell us about your maintenance.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2013 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Adobe flash problem

Did you do the canned air cleaning and replace all heat sink compounds?

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maintenance
by nyr202 / June 28, 2013 7:52 AM PDT

yea i got alot of dust out with air and no i havent replaced anything i was hoping it was some kind of software issue as the computer work perfectly fine except for this issue

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ITEMS!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2013 9:43 AM PDT
In reply to: maintenance

1. "Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 Shared video memory (UMA)"
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-4600-pentium/4505-3118_7-30529709.html

Also it appears to only have PCI slots. I'll dig a little more later.

2. http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Desktop-Dell-Dimension-4600/dp/B00062FFK2
It's a 45 dollar computer so don't invest much except heat sink compound.

3. ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-4600_service%20manual_en-us.pdf (service manual.)
AGP slot, and a few PCI slots.

This means to upgrade that video which is not at all Extreme today and I found to not play full screen video I'd want to find ANY old PCI card with the 5450 ATI on it. These are a little hard to find today.

4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131436

That's 80 bucks but should give the video enough oomph to fix this.
Bob

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Thanks
by nyr202 / June 28, 2013 11:42 PM PDT
In reply to: ITEMS!

Thanks!!!

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