My Dell Studio XPS 1640 is having significant issues streaming online video. The fan will ramp up, and performance become sluggish, with video becoming choppy/stuttering. This happens at random video progress times, but very, very regularly.
Basic specs: (2.66 GHz Centrino Duo, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 (1GB) GPU) running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
The issue has been recently replicated when running Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual-boot config. As far as I remember, it seems this problem would also regularly occur on this laptop when it was running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.
Symptoms are same whether using Chrome, IE or Firefox (all up-to-date versions).
The RAM does not seem to get full during these periods, usually staying around 40-60%. Occasionally, but not always, Shockwave Flash will report to have crashed (in Chrome).
I have other devices to use in troubleshooting, but the laptop in question is an important daily device, so I'm eager to sniff out and resolve this issue.
Edited by High_Tech_Redneck, 02 April 2015 - 02:14 PM.