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Slow video playback

I have an old toshiba laptop the model is Satellite 1800-712.How come i can't I'm having a choppy videoplayback when watching videos from youtube?Is there any way to fix this?

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    Donna Joan Balitbit Jan 26, 2009

    i have windows XP sp3.and a shared video memory.is 512MB nog enough memory to play videos from youtube?

  • Donna Joan Balitbit
    Donna Joan Balitbit Jan 27, 2009

    i have a 1.1GHz processor.I already tried tweaking stuffs on my msconfig.are there any suggestions.i guess the problem lies because it has a share video memory.is there any way i can increase that.because it doesn's show anything on the BIOS.i have a 512MB and when I right click on my computer and click properties under the General tab it shows there 496 MB RAM.what happened to the 16MB?

    Thanks so much for the help...

  • Donna Joan Balitbit
    Donna Joan Balitbit Jan 27, 2009

    i already did try to look under the BIOS and nothing show there that will enable me to change the values of the vieo memory.so only 16MB goes to the video shared memory?are there any ways you can suggest i can increase that?

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Sign up for the Toshiba Satellite 1800/1805 Series Rebate Settlement.

http://www.satellite1800settlement.com/

They sold you a lemon. I got the same thing, and I can't fix it--although they claim that it can be fixed by updating the BIOS. BS. I tried. You get a $125 settlement rebate IF you brought it in for repairs between such and such dates. Otherwise I think you just get a smaller rebate.

It is a crappy restitution if you ask me. This laptop cost me a good $1500, and it's practically useless now.

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Yes get the most recent drivers, here
and try again
also reinstall direct x and upgrade to SP3 if you have XP
on board.. i'm assuming you do?
also another thing, it could be that model is just too old to play
flash clips on there, you need at least a 650 MHZ for any smoothness

the DRIVER
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=148316&rpn=PS183U&modelFilter=1800-S207&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=148316%7CPS183U

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    eric gieseke Jan 26, 2009

    512k should be more than enough
    but the speed might not be, altho you can make things faster by tweeking stuff (on startup disabling stuff via msconfig.sys)
    and a few other tricks


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    eric gieseke Jan 27, 2009

    hi oh that's one of the funs of windows
    the system itself doesnt' read nearly all the ram
    like in DOS..but when you list it it should be 512k
    that 16 megs is in your shared video..
    i think you can adjust in in CMOS
    (f1 or f2 i believe or maybe escape on bootup?
    but part of that


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