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Default Should I Upgrade???? - 04-17-2011, 06:28 AM

So i just got my dell mini 10v a couple days ago.
i have windows xp on it with 2 gigs of ram
my only problem i have with it is that it stutters alot watching video

is the dell mini 12 better at video? i doubt it but just asking

and also do you guys think i should upgrade a netbook with nvidia ion (i still want a netbook so dont say get a laptop)

or do you think if i install windows 7 and/or hackintosh video performance will improve?

thanks for any feedback
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Default 04-17-2011, 06:33 AM

If the video is stuttering a lot, check your network. If the network is fine, then try upgrading to Windows 7. From personal experience, I don't experience stuttering issues, am running Windows 7, and only have 1GB of RAM.
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Default 04-17-2011, 06:56 AM

no its not my network youtube at 480p works fine. whenever i try videos they stutter and lag it might just be the website because it also happens to my other pc.
any ways how are you liking the experience with windows 7 on the 10v do you think i should upgrade to windows 7? ( i have it already but dont know if it will harm performance
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Cool 04-17-2011, 01:07 PM

Windows 7 will run faster than XP, but be advised it does use more Disk Space and also more resources if you have Aero enabled, but all in all it runs better than XP, the 1012 really wouldnt be too much better , you can also put in the crystal HD card in the 10v, that might help but you will have to give up the on-board wifi and use a USB wifi adapter

PS. verify that you are using the latest drivers for the GMA950 and also that you have the latest version of Adobe Flash

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Default 04-18-2011, 03:49 PM

Adobe Flash has poor playback performance on machines with weak CPUs and no hardware to decode videos (= most netbooks).

The GMA500 graphics in the Mini 1010 and Mini 12 should be capable of accelerating video decoding, but the Mini 1010 and Mini 12 also have HUGE drawbacks. The 1010 has poor IO performance, and the Mini 12 has what is essentially an iPod hard drive (=crazy slow).

Netbooks with the more common GMA950 or GMA3150 graphics (Mini 9, 10v, 1012, etc) only have video decode acceleration via the optional Broadcom Crystal HD decoder card. I think this was an option on the 10v, but if you didn't opt for it from the factory, you might be missing the slot. The card should work in the WiFi slot instead, but then you'd need a USB WiFi adapter.

A final option is better software. I can usually play 480p (DVD-ish) web videos perfectly on any netbook. I just have to download them and play them in a separate player. This is easy for many, but not all, sites (I played a test vid from easily).

In Linux at least, the Adobe Flash plugin caches many web videos to a file, so I just queue up the web video, pause it, then open that file in an external player. There are also web browser extensions to aid downloading.

Good luck.

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