I have a Dell Inspiron 560 with a Celeron processor and Windows 7, running the onboard graphics and 2 GB RAM. It seems most any website that uses Flash (YouTube, Facebook, online games) has a problem and response is slow in these instances. I have turned off hardware acceleration in the Flash settings and have the latest version installed. Would additional RAM help solve this problem or would I need to get a video card?
Try using www.speedtest.net
my Dells:Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bitPrecision M6300 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bitPrecision M6300 - Ubuntu 12.04Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
Download: 39.11 MBPS
Upload: 6.40 MBPS
Which browser are you using?
Perhaps you can try Chrome, Firefox, or Opera.
if you have the single core Celeron and only 2 gb of ram that could explain your flash slowness ... I would try using the chrome browser and see if performance is still the same ... I would bump your ram up to at least 4gb ... If you have a dual core Celeron then something else may be wrong as that cpu can handle most basic things quite well ... RAM is the bottleneck here ... 2gb really isn't enough for any system.
It's the single core celeron. The thing is finding memory, one of the local Best Buy's had 4GB for $40, but it's on 1 stick, and you can only do 2GB per slot.
Some of the local computer stores "only" stock 4 or 8 gb. Time to search Crucial and Newegg.
2x2gb DDR2 memory kit
6450 video card with hardware acceleration