1. luqman24's Avatar
    So my sister bought a new laptop recently and have me her old one. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it from scratch. It's a good laptop, fast, very responsive but video performance isn't so great. Tried watching videos on YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix but the video was very laggy and gittery. Im sure it's not my internet connection because it's really fast and never had issues with it ever also interms of speed and I'm pretty sure the problem has to do more wih the video card. Here's the full specs of the PC and hopefully I can get this issue fixed. Thanks for your help in advance!

    Toshiba Satellite L305-S5885 Specs (15.4", Core 2 Duo T5750, Vista Home Premium, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD) - Laptops - CNET Reviews
    Last edited by luqman24; 06-26-12 at 09:30 AM.
    06-26-12 09:28 AM
  2. kbz1960's Avatar
    Have you download and installed the Toshiba video drivers for win7 for your model?
    06-26-12 09:45 AM
  3. luqman24's Avatar
    Have you download and installed the Toshiba video drivers for win7 for your model?
    Not sure, will check that out
    06-26-12 11:35 AM
  4. trucky's Avatar
    kbz is right... You need to have a good current driver for the Intel GMA X3100 video adapter. The generics in Win7 won't likely do it justice. It should do "ok" for laptop video, not always the best choice for a gaming platform.
    06-26-12 12:18 PM
  5. luqman24's Avatar
    Ok so I guess that was the problem. I updated all the drivers and stuff and everything is a lot smoother now except when I'm watching videos on Hulu. Idk what's causing it considering playing videos on other sites is smooth. Could it be that my video card not good enough or what?
    06-26-12 05:11 PM
  6. luqman24's Avatar
    Nevermind, it just updated to service pack 1 and everything is going smooth now
    kbz1960 likes this.
    06-26-12 06:43 PM
  7. luqman24's Avatar
    New problem, laptop keeps turnin off when it becomes really hot after watch videos for atleast 10 minutes. And my fan is located on the bottom of the laptop, could that be the problem?
    06-27-12 10:57 AM
  8. kbz1960's Avatar
    Back to Toshiba to download and install chipset drivers.
    06-27-12 11:00 AM
  9. trucky's Avatar
    Some laptops have the dubious distinction of having their cooling vents and fans on the bottom. This makes them virtually unusable as, well... a laptop. Very poor engineering if they were to ask me, but they didn't. If you keep it on anything soft you effectively reduce the airflow to almost nothing and it will overheat and do a thermal shutdown. A quick solution is to get a cutting board or large hardcover book to sit between you and the laptop. They make special thingies that do the same but for too many pesos, imho.
    06-27-12 11:01 AM
  10. kbz1960's Avatar
    If it is having the vents covered I use an upsidedown tv tray.
    06-27-12 11:03 AM
  11. luqman24's Avatar
    I thought so because when I touch the bottom of the laptop after it shuts down it's very hot, so I ordered a cooling pad from eBay and hopefully this fixes the problem.
    06-27-12 01:08 PM
  12. kbz1960's Avatar
    If you're not covering the vents you need to install the chipset drivers for your model.
    06-27-12 01:10 PM
  13. luqman24's Avatar
    If you're not covering the vents you need to install the chipset drivers for your model.
    I'm gonna give that a try too
    kbz1960 likes this.
    06-27-12 02:06 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD