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Late Doors

Jerky i player and you tube clips

Installed Firefox a few weeks back since the the old browser wasnt being supported anynmore and was about to be removed. Might have known it wouldn't go sweetly.

Nothing wrong with Firefox per se but ive now got chronic probs with i player and you tube clips, they are so jerky (stopping and starting etc) as to be unwatcheable. I can let them play through like that then watch them after uninteruppted but that cant be right. Its as if they are going through some buffer. Im getting messages on the bottom bar saying data is being sent to this there and any other place but what the feck is going on?

The internet geekoid boards are no help this time as they all say different things. Flash player probs. java probs, capacity probs. so i was wondering if any of you nice gentlemen (or lady) may be able to help

Ta
bearing

When you swapped over to FF did you update your flash to non internet explorer version?

If not uninstall the version you have currently and then install this one...

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
Late Doors

Cant recall specifically doing that tb but I never used IE either, any way ive uninstalled it and installed the other versions one and im still getting the same thing. Ta for trying though do appreciate it. Anything else?

While Im playing clips the message on the bottom info bar is Transferring data from v23. Icache2.c.youtube.com.

We get this issue at work especially at busy tiomes lunch eg. Every clip we want to watch has to go through this buffering process before we can watch it uninterrupted the second time. I can understand that at work but WTF is making my own pc go through this process. Im getting a tad suspicious now
bearing

Have you done a virus/trojan etc. sweep?
bearing

Also what ISP are you on?

Let me know what this gives you..

http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/
Plastic Man

I use Firefox and I'm very happy with it.

Have you signed up for many of the useful various add-ons that are available? If so, I think they can be quite resource hungry.

Do you think they could be using up too much of your computer's firepower (apologies for getting too technical)? I used to have similar problems until I installed a big chunk of extra memory a while ago, and things were vastly improved. If you open task manager (alt+ctrl+del, then check performance) what proportion of the available memory and cpu usage is being taken up just when running Firefox alone? Are they running near maximum?
bearing

Plastic Man wrote:
I use Firefox and I'm very happy with it.

Have you signed up for many of the useful various add-ons that are available? If so, I think they can be quite resource hungry.

Do you think they could be using up too much of your computer's firepower (apologies for getting too technical)? I used to have similar problems until I installed a big chunk of extra memory a while ago, and things were vastly improved. If you open task manager (alt+ctrl+del, then check performance) what proportion of the available memory and cpu usage is being taken up just when running Firefox alone? Are they running near maximum?


Flash can be rather resource hungry....
grunt

Plastic Man wrote:
I use Firefox and I'm very happy with it.

Have you signed up for many of the useful various add-ons that are available? If so, I think they can be quite resource hungry.

Do you think they could be using up too much of your computer's firepower (apologies for getting too technical)? I used to have similar problems until I installed a big chunk of extra memory a while ago, and things were vastly improved. If you open task manager (alt+ctrl+del, then check performance) what proportion of the available memory and cpu usage is being taken up just when running Firefox alone? Are they running near maximum?


PM, was it a simple matter to install more memory? I'm on the verge of doing the same even though I already have a massive 256 megabytes of ram. All of the memory cards/boards(?) I've looked at have confusing numbers and letters in their titles so I'm not sure which to get.
bearing

grunt wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
I use Firefox and I'm very happy with it.

Have you signed up for many of the useful various add-ons that are available? If so, I think they can be quite resource hungry.

Do you think they could be using up too much of your computer's firepower (apologies for getting too technical)? I used to have similar problems until I installed a big chunk of extra memory a while ago, and things were vastly improved. If you open task manager (alt+ctrl+del, then check performance) what proportion of the available memory and cpu usage is being taken up just when running Firefox alone? Are they running near maximum?


PM, was it a simple matter to install more memory? I'm on the verge of doing the same even though I already have a massive 256 megabytes of ram. All of the memory cards/boards(?) I've looked at have confusing numbers and letters in their titles so I'm not sure which to get.


What's the PC you are running?

Make and model number and I'll point you to what you need.
grunt

Cheers b, it's a Compaq Evo D510 SFF.

And this is motherboard info which might help

Property Value
Manufacturer Compaq
Model 07E4h

North Bridge Intel i845G Revision A1
South Bridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) Revision A1

CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 478 mPGA

System Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
bearing

These are what you need:

184-Pin PC2100 (266MHz) DIMM

If you can afford it would be worth filling both of the slots with 1MB modules, the machine will fly compared to what you have now.

Just google for the best prices.
Plastic Man

grunt wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
I use Firefox and I'm very happy with it.

Have you signed up for many of the useful various add-ons that are available? If so, I think they can be quite resource hungry.

Do you think they could be using up too much of your computer's firepower (apologies for getting too technical)? I used to have similar problems until I installed a big chunk of extra memory a while ago, and things were vastly improved. If you open task manager (alt+ctrl+del, then check performance) what proportion of the available memory and cpu usage is being taken up just when running Firefox alone? Are they running near maximum?


PM, was it a simple matter to install more memory? I'm on the verge of doing the same even though I already have a massive 256 megabytes of ram. All of the memory cards/boards(?) I've looked at have confusing numbers and letters in their titles so I'm not sure which to get.


Actually inserting the memory is a straightforward. I went from one stick of 512 MB to two 1 MB sticks. Well it would have been straightforward if one of the memory sticks hadn't turned out to be faulty, which confused me a while. And remember to make sure you that you are suitably earthed.

Stating the obvious, what you can upgrade to all depends on your PC. I'll try and remember to post up some links that I found useful. I think one of them even interrogates your machine and can tell you what you have installed, what your upgrade options are, and then allows you to order the memory direct. IIRC it had a helpdesk as well. The prices seemed to be as good as anywhere else.

Alternatively, perhaps you could contact the company you bought it from who might have your details on file?
grunt

bearing wrote:
These are what you need:

184-Pin PC2100 (266MHz) DIMM

If you can afford it would be worth filling both of the slots with 1MB modules, the machine will fly compared to what you have now.

Just google for the best prices.


Thanks bearing, I'll do that. You mean 1GB don't you. I read somewhere that when you have 2 installed, if one has more memory than the other, it's memory is reduced to equalling that of the lower one. So in essence if I got a 1GB module to go alongside my 250mb, it would be reduced to 250mb also. I'd then have a total of 500mb. Is that right?
Plastic Man

grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
These are what you need:

184-Pin PC2100 (266MHz) DIMM

If you can afford it would be worth filling both of the slots with 1MB modules, the machine will fly compared to what you have now.

Just google for the best prices.


Thanks bearing, I'll do that. You mean 1GB don't you. I read somewhere that when you have 2 installed, if one has more memory than the other, it's memory is reduced to equalling that of the lower one. So in essence if I got a 1GB module to go alongside my 250mb, it would be reduced to 250mb also. I'd then have a total of 500mb. Is that right?


From what I remember, you're best to get them of the same memory size.

Putting this in to perspective, the pair of 1 GB memory modules was only about 20 quid in total last year.

And there is a maximum memory size above which your PC can't use the extra.
grunt

Plastic Man wrote:

Actually inserting the memory is a straightforward. I went from one stick of 512 MB to two 1 MB sticks. Well it would have been straightforward if one of the memory sticks hadn't turned out to be faulty, which confused me a while. And remember to make sure you that you are suitably earthed.

Stating the obvious, what you can upgrade to all depends on your PC. I'll try and remember to post up some links that I found useful. I think one of them even interrogates your machine and can tell you what you have installed, what your upgrade options are, and then allows you to order the memory direct. IIRC it had a helpdesk as well. The prices seemed to be as good as anywhere else.

Alternatively, perhaps you could contact the company you bought it from who might have your details on file?


Cheers PM, I think I,ve found that site

http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.aspx
grunt

Quote:
Currently installed memory:
DDR PC2300

 256MB

EMPTY

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*


'Ere bearing, these numbers are a bit different to what you said. Does it matter much?

PM, looks like prices have gone up a bit since then. 75 for 2x1gb on that site.
Plastic Man

grunt wrote:
Quote:
Currently installed memory:
DDR PC2300

256MB

EMPTY

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*


'Ere bearing, these numbers are a bit different to what you said. Does it matter much?

PM, looks like prices have gone up a bit since then. 75 for 2x1gb on that site.


tryyryo.gif Maybe it was 20 quid or so per stick? As Mr Bearing suggests, try googling.

I think mine came as a 2 GB pack comprising two 1 GB sticks, rather than buying two separate 1 GB sticks. I don't know if that made a difference? I think it was the Kingston Value brand.

I actually ended buying the memory from the same place I bought the PC (CCL in Bradford) who are very good.
bearing

grunt wrote:
Quote:
Currently installed memory:
DDR PC2300

256MB

EMPTY

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*


'Ere bearing, these numbers are a bit different to what you said. Does it matter much?

PM, looks like prices have gone up a bit since then. 75 for 2x1gb on that site.


I jotted the number down and read my bad handwriting incorrectly.  PC2700 is what  should have put.
Grind

Buys second 49k RAM pack.
fartcatcher

Quote:

Pigeon flies past broadband in data speed race

Broadband is the most modern of communication means, while carrier pigeons date back to Roman times.

But on Thursday, a race between the two highlighted the low speeds of rural broadband in the UK; the pigeon won.

Ten USB key-laden pigeons were released from a Yorkshire farm at the same time a five-minute video upload was begun.

An hour and a quarter later, the pigeons had reached their destination in Skegness 120km away, while only 24% of a 300MB file had uploaded.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11325452
Plastic Man

I found this article very useful at the time. It's a couple of years old, but there's loads of tips and the basics will still apply and guide you through the job.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=818191

I've just had a quick look again, and on page 5 there's a telling comment as to why the memory you need is more expensive than I anticipated....

"No you have not wasted your money. The fact that you ordered two sticks mean that 7 Dayshop will send you a matched pair. The memory for older PCs has got very expensive and you can pay 40 for one gig.

Knockers please note this is not ddr2 laptop memory, but 184 pin DIMM DDR memory for an older desktop that widowsicker needs
."
Late Doors

bearing wrote:
Also what ISP are you on?

Let me know what this gives you..

http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/


download is a paltry 384 Kbps
up load                   373 Kbps

also i ve checked out the usage and im way under (4%) even when running FF which is by far and away the biggest demand of 63 processes running at 103,688 k

ive run a virus and trojan sweep using my top brand security package and all looks ok save for the usual cookies which keep coming back after deleting

all in all pretty frustrating. I can only think there must be some hopefully temporary weaknes in signall, i mean its supposed to be 1 meg but realistically we only usually get half meg. Thanks for taking an interest
bearing

Late Doors wrote:
bearing wrote:
Also what ISP are you on?

Let me know what this gives you..

http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/


download is a paltry 384 Kbps
up load 373 Kbps

also i ve checked out the usage and im way under (4%) even when running FF which is by far and away the biggest demand of 63 processes running at 103,688 k

ive run a virus and trojan sweep using my top brand security package and all looks ok save for the usual cookies which keep coming back after deleting

all in all pretty frustrating. I can only think there must be some hopefully temporary weaknes in signall, i mean its supposed to be 1 meg but realistically we only usually get half meg. Thanks for taking an interest


Hmm 384 Kbps aint going to help matters, bearing in mind I'm running at around 7000 Kbps at peak times.
Plastic Man

download is a paltry 384 Kbps
up load                   373 Kbps

Is that download figure correct?

My upload figure is similar to yours, but my download is at least 5000 Kbps. Even then, some video streaming is not even, with occasionally a need for stoppages for caching.
Pond Life

13552 Kbp and 1009 Kbps
bearing

Pond Life wrote:
13552 Kbp and 1009 Kbps


This isn't a competition you know, there's a previous thread for that.
Pond Life

Yes i know but i was trying to demonstrate to PM that he may be getting quite a poor quality service for his money. We get those speeds for 10 a month.
Plastic Man

Pond Life wrote:
Yes i know but i was trying to demonstrate to PM that he may be getting quite a poor quality service for his money. We get those speeds for 10 a month.


I'm getting it for 5.99.

As I live in a semi-rural area, I don't think I would get any better service from another ISP - they would all use the same BT line.

IIRC, the top advertised speed is 8000 Kbps - we normally get 5-6000 Kbps.
grunt

Plastic Man wrote:
I found this article very useful at the time. It's a couple of years old, but there's loads of tips and the basics will still apply and guide you through the job.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=818191

I've just had a quick look again, and on page 5 there's a telling comment as to why the memory you need is more expensive than I anticipated....

"No you have not wasted your money. The fact that you ordered two sticks mean that 7 Dayshop will send you a matched pair. The memory for older PCs has got very expensive and you can pay 40 for one gig.

Knockers please note this is not ddr2 laptop memory, but 184 pin DIMM DDR memory for an older desktop that widowsicker needs
."


Thanks for that PM. Managed to find one for 22 and now my pc is like lightning. I'm now having to find other things to rant and swear at.
Grind

grunt wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
I found this article very useful at the time. It's a couple of years old, but there's loads of tips and the basics will still apply and guide you through the job.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=818191

I've just had a quick look again, and on page 5 there's a telling comment as to why the memory you need is more expensive than I anticipated....

"No you have not wasted your money. The fact that you ordered two sticks mean that 7 Dayshop will send you a matched pair. The memory for older PCs has got very expensive and you can pay 40 for one gig.

Knockers please note this is not ddr2 laptop memory, but 184 pin DIMM DDR memory for an older desktop that widowsicker needs
."


Thanks for that PM. Managed to find one for 22 and now my pc is like lightning. I'm now having to find other things to rant and swear at.


Barney's always good for some.
Fin

Thought this was gonna be about porn

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