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i forget the model cpu, but it's am3, and was really cheep, cheapest one on newegg at the time (like 4 months ago).

anyway netflix is very pixalated on this computer. i figure it's got to be the cpu? it does have a slow hard drive, but it's got 4 gigs of mems. it's using a gigabyte mobo w/ gigabit lan.

the computer uses on the graphics from the mobo.

how can i fix this? new cpu like a lano or a cheep $60~$80 video card?
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post #2 of 12
You may be using a low quality setting.
What are the integrated graphics model? 785G or 880G chipset or later is required for full HD acceleration.
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actually the cpu is better than i thought it was.

it's a x2 555 in gigabyte 880gm ud2 w/ 880g nb and sb700 sb

graphics are ati hd 4250
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Generally low resolution in Netflix indicates poor bandwidth.
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That combination shouldn't even have a problem with any media.
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
That combination shouldn't even have a problem with any media.
Yeah, your hardware's fine, your internet is the issue.
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i know this is the wrong section but here's a map of my network



i have the highest speed residential comcast internet in my area. get over 30mb/sec down per speakeasy.

so something in network is slowing me down i guess.

the cable going from trendnet switch to roswill switch is about 150 feet of cat 6
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Run this for me:
http://www.speedtest.net/

It could be that your router could use a nice little reboot. That happens to me from time to time.
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post #9 of 12
my sons pc is the same setup and he watches netflixs all the time. are you using a monitor or tv? ussally if theres a internet issues netflix will buffer it to give you smooth play back.

does that dlink router have qos? if so check the settings in there. it might have configured your line speed wrong. this happens when everything is set to auto detect.
Edited by toyz72 - 7/26/11 at 3:02pm
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post #10 of 12
lol a 555 will laugh all day at netflix... the cpu is not your problem here.... look at other issues.
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