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Why can't my E6750 @3.6GHz play 1440p video on YouTube?

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I have a computer with an old E6750 running at 3.6GHz and it's incapable of playing 1440p video on YouTube. It maxes out at 100% and I get around 15 video fps.

I just want to know why this CPU is so limited for something that would seem pretty simple. And also I was wondering if an overclocked E8500 would make any difference.
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Originally Posted by Trull View Post

I have a computer with an old E6750 running at 3.6GHz and it's incapable of playing 1440p video on YouTube. It maxes out at 100% and I get around 15 video fps.

I just want to know why this CPU is so limited for something that would seem pretty simple. And also I was wondering if an overclocked E8500 would make any difference.

would be far better of swapping to a quad core and/or utilizing GPU acceleration than bothering going from a dualcore to another dual...
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would be far better of swapping to a quad core and/or utilizing GPU acceleration than bothering going from a dualcore to another dual...

Yeah, obviously... but that still doesn't tell me why the E6750 falls short. And I have a GTS 250 on that computer as well.
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Flash is just really buggy/inefficient. Flash/shockwave ads always crash my browser, and I can't even enable GPU acceleration without a black-screen frown.gif

IMHO flash needs to die a painful death. Netflix and YouTube are slowly moving to HTML5 video, maybe the rest of the web can catch up.
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Flash is just really buggy/inefficient. Flash/shockwave ads always crash my browser, and I can't even enable GPU acceleration without a black-screen frown.gif

IMHO flash needs to die a painful death. Netflix and YouTube are slowly moving to HTML5 video, maybe the rest of the web can catch up.

You're right, I've tried HTLM5 on YouTube and 1440p video ran smooth and without issues. Too bad it isn't the standard on YouTube yet. frown.gif
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post #6 of 9
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Just found this info:
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Currently, YouTube does only support 360p and 720p in the HTML5 player on Firefox. Additionally, live-streams and copy protected videos can not be viewed.

Sucks! I was using Firefox because of the lower memory usage.
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post #7 of 9
Something sounds off about this. I have a e6600 machine with a HD 4650 and plays 1080P YT videos no problem, not sure what's going on with yours.
Edited by XAslanX - 3/7/14 at 3:13am
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Flash just sucks is all.
Especially chrome's pepper flash.
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Something sounds off about this. I have a e6600 machine with a HD 4650 and plays 1080P YT videos no problem, not sure what's going on with yours.

Try 1440p...
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