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I have Acer Aspire XC100 with RAM upgraded to 8 GB running Linux (Ubuntu). I am using the system as a home entertainment system to listen to music etc. The problem is, the system doesn't seem to have enough power to run Youtube videos in full screen mode. Whenever I go full screen, the video starts to get out of sync with audio. This happens even if the video is already loaded up, so it is not an internet connection problem.

Question: Would installing a basic video card, such as RADEON R7 240, improve Youtube video performance?

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I suspect the issue is with flash more than anything else. I can run youtube fine on a 7 year old system with an onboard graphics card and 1gb of ram on windows. I've had issues with flash and linux in the past. I'd give the html5 player a shot youtube.com/html5 –  Journeyman Geek Jan 28 at 1:56
    
@JourneymanGeek I have also found Ubuntu to be a sluggish choice in Linux distros. Add to that the sometimes spotty gpu support in Linux for certain chips... But a newer card may help if only to get better drivers if there are some for that card. –  AthomSfere Jan 28 at 2:54
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