Hi. Watching anything above 480p on youtube causes choppy video, the higher the resolution, the more choppy. This happens with both of my htpcs. One is an i3 one is an i5. Both I'd say are equally choppy. They are both using the integrated graphics. I've had this problem for a long time, but didnt really care because I use them to watch blu rays, mkvs, etc mostly. They work flawlessly for that. But I recently got nhl gamecenter live and the problem is there too. It works fine on my desktop which has an i7 and a 400 dollar video card.
Both htpcs also have 4gigs of ram. I've tried everything I can find from the web, disabling hw acceleration, upgrading flash, downgrading flash, disabling aero.
Is the i3 and i5 hd2000/3000 integrated graphics just not powerful enough for hd flash? The CPU and gpu are both well below 20% when the videos choppy.
Any help would be appreciated I'm at my wits end with this. I'm thinking of buying a beefy graphics card just to see if that makes a difference.