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How can I fix video tearing and pausing on Windows XP Flash videos?

How can I fix video tearing and pausing on Windows XP Flash videos?

I have what should be a reasonably fast PC: it's a Quadcore Intel 6600 at 2.4 GHz, 4GB of RAM, an ATI 3800 series video card and an LG L246WP monitor, which I selected particularly because it was supposed to work well with video and have no trails or other artifacts. So I should be able to play video with no problems.

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Total answers/comments: 3
Guest [Entry]

"The Q6600 is the lowest CPU among the Intel Core2 Quad Processors, having the lowest specs. It's also the first quad of Intel, with launch-date of Q1'07.

You do not specify the exact model of the motherboard nor of the ATI Radeon 3800 Series card and the amount of memory-buffer on the card. This information is quite important, since not all ATI Radeon 3800 Series cards support PCI 2.

The ATI Radeon 3800 Series specs contain this warning:

ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPUs support PCIe
2.0. Some board configurations may not fully comply with complete PCIe 2.0
specification and operate at PCIe 1.1
specifications on motherboards that
support PCIe 2.0.

Which I take to read that lower models would have a slower communication-path with the CPU. Also the card may decide to slow itself down if it considers that the motherboard does not fully comply with the PCI 2 specs.

The experience told by user40009, although not very clearly expressed, seems to indicate that this slow-down happens no matter which operating-system is used, meaning no matter which video driver is used.

Therefore, if you are using the latest video driver, downloaded from the ATI support site, then the only conclusion that's left is that this computer is too slow for very demanding video."
Guest [Entry]

"I also run WinXP sp3.
This solved the problem for me. Open a Flash player video. Right click and open ""settings"". . Click the screen icon down on the left side. If the ""enable hardware acceleration"" is on.......disable it. Done."
Guest [Entry]

Open a Flash player video. Right click and open "settings". Click the screen icon down on the left side. If the "enable hardware acceleration" is on, disable it. Done.