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Old 02-20-2005, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I built this computer about a year ago. It is a 1.8G with 256MB RAM. For some reason when I download music and play MP3s the mp3s skip and lag. How could a computer of this speed be so laggy with mp3s? Other than that its a pretty fast computer.

Could it be heat? The case temp is about 83.5F.

Any suggestions?


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Old 02-20-2005, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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use Winamp, or Foobar. to play the mp3's. then post back if thy still lag.
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corrupted mp3s? if they're not exactly legal that's probably why
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Illegal music...
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well if you're trying to do a lot at once with only 256mb RAM that could be a reason
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Yeah, 256mb RAM is a pretty small amount. I suggest another 256mb stick. Also, what kind of RAM are you using>? PC2700?
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are you talking about playing the same mp3 you are downloading?
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Do you have a Celeron processor? If so, that could be part of it. I know we sell Celeron's where I work, and they are crap. They can't even play the $10 value games without lagging.
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Yeah, 256mb RAM is a pretty small amount. I suggest another 256mb stick. Also, what kind of RAM are you using>? PC2700?
i doubt thats the problem, i played mp3's fine on a 550 mhz computer with 128mb of ram
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