Ok well after all these years I finally got DSL! I figured that I might finally be able to watch videos online, since the videos are supposed "stream". However, the dreaded fear that my computer was outdated came back to haunt me. I have tried running videos online and offline with dial-up but always the videos played choppy/pulsy/stuttery almost. The frame rate is horrible... and the sound plays but stutters every second or two. It is so bad that it's impossible to watch anything.
Just a week ago, I figured that it might well be the RAM so I added an extra 256mb to my existing 128mb. I also found a new linksys router on sale for $15.00 since I didn't trust the one that came with this computer. I felt it was outdated (due to the fact that the adaptor was only the size of a quarter).
So the wait is finally over, the internet is running fast, I can listen to music and download in seconds. But when I went to go play a video on youtube my jaw dropped as the old problem persisted.
I've updated my DirectX driver, and attempted to update my video driver and I've come to the conclusion that my 433mhz processor is much too slow to run videos
Would it make since to upgrade my processor? I would have to have to get a whole new computer just yet.
So some specs:
-433mhz Celeron Processor (66 x 6.5)
-Sis 620 video card
-10gb hard drive
-384mb RAM (pc100)
-computer company is TDN (it was local... until they went bankrupt)
thanks for reading, sorry for the rambling [I tried to keep it brief].