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Compaq Presario 5000, Model 5BW220, Made 7/19/00, Windows XP Pro, 15 Gig master drive, 37 Gig slave drive, 512 MB RAM, 631 MHz Intel Celeron processor, Compaq 06C0 motherboard

Youtube videos have never played anything close to smooth on my computer. Is this because my configuration is too small or because my connection may be too slow or what? How do I check my connection speed? I use SBC DSL. Thanks for any replies.
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The speed of the internet connection is a potential factor, but if you're only running a Celeron 633, it's most likely unable to keep up with the demands of YouTube these days. If this has been the case all along, I would suggest the computer's too slow.
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Do you have anything else running while you're watching youtube? Although your processor is slow, it might be possible you need more RAM.
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The OP has 512Mb of RAM, which is more than enough. Even graphics cards that are many years old are capable of doing YouTube if they're paired up with a fast enough processor. A 633 processor isn't going to be able to keep up, unfortunately.
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