For most internet videos to stream correctly, then faster your internet connection, the better.. If you're on dial-up, forget it.. If you're on a budget DSL running, 750 Kbps download speed, it won't stream well without a great deal of buffering.
That said, even if you've got a fairly decent 1.5 Mbps or better connection, you need to confirm exactly what you're getting. Have you done a bandwidth speed test? There are a lot of site available which will give you a fair baseline for determining what your speed it.. Just a couple of examples below:
I use the Java test in the one below:
Hope this helps.
I have a Hp Pavilion ze2000 Laptop. It has never been very quick as far as media, such as music and video, especially on the web(I.E~Dizzler.com-Youtube.com)
I was told by many sources that more memory was needed, so i bought and sucessfully installed 2GB of RAM(Max for my computer) and it is still very slow wiht the video buffering/music buffering.
I was also told that i had too many pictures on my computer, so i put those on CD's and deleted them off of my PC, and it did not make any major difference whatsoever.
My question is..why? Why is it still so slow, are there any suggestions on why these particular things are slow to work? Could it be my hard drive maybe? I will include a list of specs for my PC model that I found while doing research.
Thanks for all the help in advance.
?_Designed for Intel 90nm Dothan Pentium-M with 2MB On-Die L2 Cache/Intel Dothan Celeron-M with 1MB On-Die L2 Cache processors
?_Supports 400MHz FSB
?_Intel 855GME/ICH4-M Chipset
?_Two 200-pin SODIMM sockets
?_Supports DDR 333/266/200 Unbuffered Non-ECC memory
?_Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB
? Intel Extreme Graphics 2 technology
- 32-bit 3D/2D graphics with frequency up to 250MHz
- Bi-Cubic Filter
- Video Mixer Rendering
- AGP 4x (discrete graphics only)
- Supports Intel Stable Image Technology
- Supports Intel Dual-Frequency Graphics Technology (DFGT)
- Supports Display Power Saving Technology (DPST)
? Intel ICH4-M South Bridge:
- 2 x DMA 100/66
- 40GB/60GB/80GB HDD
- LG 8X DVD-ROM/CD-RW
?_Realtek 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
?_Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG (802.11b/g) Wireless Lan and HP's Bluetooth
?_ 56K v.92 Fax/modem
?_15.0" XGA TFT LCD (native 1024 x 768)
?_16-bit stereo speakers
?_Sound Blaster Pro-compatible stereo
?_Built in dual Harmon Kardon speakers
External I/O Connectors
?_1 x Power port
?_1 x Lock jack
?_1 x Ethernet jack
?_1 x Modem jack
?_1 x headphone jack
?_1 x microphone jack
?_1 x PCMCIA slot
?_1 x VGA-out port
?_with Pentium-M processors only
- 1 x Expansion Port 2 Connector
- 1 x 6-in-one (XD/MM/SD/MS/MS Pro/SM) Card Reader
- 1 x 4-pin mini IEEE1394 port
- 3 x USB 2.0/1.1
- 1 x TV-Out (S-Video)