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Old February 2, 2011, 10:08 PM
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Default Lag on games while watching videos

specs: 4gb, phenom 955, 6850 etc

I noticed while im gaming on WoW or sc2...anything like that i tend to lag while i watch videos on youtube...(music etc), im not sure why it would be lagging on this computer compared to my old one (sempron 3100 + 8500gt LOL) i could watch youtube videos and i wouldn't lag on wow...i noticed while i watch videos the frame rate doesn't drop it just starts to get choppy and its quite annoying, anyone know why this would happen?
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Old February 3, 2011, 03:48 AM
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I'd say it's because youtube etc. are hardware accelerated, so it would lock your video card to a specific Mhz (eg 400Mhz) which is lower than your video card's full core speed (eg 700Mhz or 800Mhz, etc.)

If you use MSI Afterburner, you can enable an option to have a little on-screen in-game display of your FPS, Video Card Mhz, etc. and that would let you see what speed your video card is running at while in-game.

Hope that helps.
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Old February 3, 2011, 09:27 AM
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I'd say it's because youtube etc. are hardware accelerated, so it would lock your video card to a specific Mhz (eg 400Mhz) which is lower than your video card's full core speed (eg 700Mhz or 800Mhz, etc.)

If you use MSI Afterburner, you can enable an option to have a little on-screen in-game display of your FPS, Video Card Mhz, etc. and that would let you see what speed your video card is running at while in-game.

Hope that helps.
ah i disabled hardware acceleration, seemed to work lol

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