I sitll use some Pentium 4 and Athlon XP machines and Flash runs lurching slow on them. The frame rate is bad, sometimes it doesn't load, and occasionally it crashes. It's great that it's more secure and more feature-rich, but requiring me to have at least a Core2 doesn't make sense. Is it just me or shouldn't Flash run well on these machines as well? There's still alot of them out there in the market.
Hi, I wouldn't think the chip would matter, since Flash Player is a browser plugin. An ActiveX Control Installed in IE and a SWF for the non-IE browsers. Flash files are Installed into the C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash for all browsers and they work with those aforementioned add ons.
What may be affecting your performance is the hardware acceleration that is turned on by default. You can turn it off and see if there is an improvement. You can use this Adobe test site and when you see the Adobe Flash logo, Right click on it and Settings, Display Settings. UN check the box. Also while you are there the site will tell you what version of Flash Player you have Installed. You can do this for each browser.
Without checking I don't know what chip I have, but I use XP/SP3/IE6/Flash Player vs 10.1.82.76 and have no problem.
I know there are many XP's out there and MS is doing there best to have everyone to upgrade:-) Also, IE9 I hear is coming out of beta on 9/9/10, Win8 is being prepared and the last day to buy a new XP, I think is October this year. Forgot the date. IE9 will only be available for Vista and Win7.
You can also read about the H.A. here:
Hi, oops, I guess I didn't post the link, sorry about that.
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ You want to see the animation and it will state your version of Flash Player.
Did turning off the H.A. help any?
I still have two AMD XP PCs with >1Mb, and Flash is causing some really obnoxious behavior, whether running on MSIE or Chrome (latest versions). I tried turning hardware acceleration on and off in Flash with no improvent in frame rate, especially in full-screen mode. I monitor the CPU and network with Task Manager, and the obnoxious part is this that flash consumes 99% of the CPU EVEN AFTER I STOP THE VIDEO AND NAVIGATE TO A DIFFERENT WEB PAGE. Network usage is periodic and below 50% - not a factor. IMO this is predatory system resource use, and a flaw. I previously watched videos on these PCs with much better quality, full screen. How do I get performance back? I asked Comcast to fix this too.
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