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My computer (3 years old) has gotten really slow. Both at start up, connecting with internet. I get a lot of buffering when watching streaming videos.

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1) Download and install a programme called Ccleaner from Filehippo.com.
a) run the cleaner - gets a load of web rubbish off your pc you
didn't know you had.
b) From the menu on the left, select startup, delete all programmes out
of your startup menu except for antivirus and firewall programmes.

2) Disconnect all power, get a natural bristle paint brush and hoover
and, carefully, clean out all the dust and fluff from your pc. (over
heated cpu's step down in speed)

3) Add more ram if still necessary. go to the "Crucial" web site, enter
the details of you pc. Tells you what kind of ram and how much your
PC can run. Bear in mind XP can only use a maximum of 3Gb. You
don't have to buy from here, if you decide just use the info.

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My computer has gotten really slow, at start up, connecting to the internet and get lots of buffering when watching streaming video.


1) Download and install a programme called Ccleaner from Filehippo.com.
a) run the cleaner - gets a load of web rubbish off your pc you
didn't know you had.
b) From the menu on the left, select startup, delete all programmes out
of your startup menu except for antivirus and firewall programmes.

2) Disconnect all power, get a natural bristle paint brush and hoover
and, carefully, clean out all the dust and fluff from your pc. (over
heated cpu's step down in speed)

3) Add more ram if still necessary. go to the "Crucial" web site, enter
the details of you pc. Tells you what kind of ram and how much your
PC can run. Bear in mind XP can only use a maximum of 3Gb. You
don't have to buy from here, if you decide just use the info.

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Streaming audio/video quality can be affected by connection rate and Internet congestion. Many types of interruptions between your computer, your player, your computer's OS, your local network, your ISP and a streaming server can exist and cause trouble....
When you listen to the live audio/video stream, the sound or video skips, cuts out or buffers if the player doesn't have enough network bandwidth, it will buffer. Try increasing your player's buffering setting.Also:
  • Make sure you are choosing the appropriate bandwidth version of a media stream based on your Internet connection.
  • Make sure you are choosing the appropriate bandwidth settings in an Internet media player or streaming audio/video recorder.
  • Make sure NOT to download applications or files while watching/listening to media streams. Your Internet connection is shared between all open applications including your web-browser, your download manager and your streaming player. Closing applications that use your Internet connection simultaneously with your streaming player may reduce buffering.
  • Close other unnecessary applications that may be open on your computer. Reboot your computer. If you have lots of other programs open, they may be using too much processor time and/or RAM for the player to work properly.
  • Make sure your Internet connection is fast enough to reliably listen to streaming audio and/or watch streaming video online. High speed Internet connection is recommended.
  • Make sure your computer is fast enough. If your computer is old, it might be too slow to play an audio/video stream regardless of what else it's doing.
  • Update your media players and streaming audio/video recorders regularly.
Internet congestion can slow down the delivery of the stream, make it difficult for you to connect or cause buffering. Often the interruption is temporary. Please try to connect a few times at different times of the day, if possible. If you repeatedly have problems connecting, please notify your ISP - there are often quick fixes they can make when they learn about your issue.

Try the above steps you will find a solution to your problem....100% it will work.....

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