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CPU at 100% during any video playback.

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Cpu maxes when streaming, vlc, youtube, etc. Causing extreme video lagging

DELL Inspiron 5100
Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Windows XP

Any help would be much appreciated :)

Edited by Jangell, 13 August 2012 - 10:22 AM.

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laptops by design use low power components (slower) to get a longer battery life
your laptop only has 512 MBs of RAM and the oboard video card/chip is using 64 MBs of that
and its only DDR PC2700 (slow)...you can add 1 more stick of 512 MB...which will help some but its not going to a cure for all your lag issues...
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