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CPU-Celeron D 3.06 GHz. Graphic card-Nvdia G Force 6600 256MB RAM- 2GB DDR1

When ever I play HD, like 730P or more, my system lags a lot. The video is slower than the audio. When I play games or presentations(even miniclip games) they don't flow smoothly. Some times fast, some times slow. it's like someone is dragging the game or video without letting it to be played. Few months before, this was not a much trouble. But now It's hard to use the PC.

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what OS? You might have tools that could help pinpoint the issue. –  Journeyman Geek Aug 26 at 2:22

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It could be that software changes (additions of background programs that use lots of RAM or CPU; new drivers with performance regressions; etc) could be part of the reason. However, because this is such a vague question with so little information, it's impossible for us to guess at any specific reason why it might be so.

However, I can immediately point out in no uncertain terms that your computer is obsolete. The Celeron D is a low-end model of an obsolete processor architecture. The GeForce 6600 is a mid-range model of an obsolete GPU architecture. 2 GB of DDR1 is not only extremely limited in memory bandwidth, but the amount of RAM is insufficient for modern programs.

This assessment will be especially true if you are trying to run Windows 7 or Windows 8 with a modern browser like the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or IE. These browsers consume significantly more resources than older versions of the same, due to enabling new features and performance optimizations for computers that have more robust resources.

To put things in perspective, my smartphone (a Galaxy S5) is likely significantly faster than your desktop computer. When your computer is so old that smartphones can outperform it, it's time to upgrade.

You could certainly look into something like running an old version of Windows and an old web browser, but putting aside major security concerns related to that, this is really the wrong approach to the problem you're having. The only correct approach in my mind is to upgrade your system to a modern architecture. Even a low-end Core i3 or Celeron based on the "Haswell" microarchitecture and 4 GB of RAM, using the GPU built into the processor, would be a 10-fold increase in performance compared to what you have now. Even a $120 Chromebook would be faster!

Are you aware that the Celeron D line of processors launched in 2005? Are you aware that Intel has declared these products "End of Interactive Support", which means Intel is not working on them at all, and any issues or brokenness you encounter is entirely yours to keep?

To give you some perspective, CPUs, GPUs and RAM (and, storage subsystems like hard drives and SSDs) have evolved as much since 2005 until 2014, as the internal combustion engine has evolved from, say, 1935 to 2014. Would you be comfortable driving a 1935 car on today's roads? No? Well, why are you trying to drive a 1935 computer on the 2014 information super-highway? :)

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I'd also add that considering the age, parts might be failing, causing the lag. The hard drive comes to mind. –  Journeyman Geek Aug 26 at 2:25
    
Well I got what u said. I'm running windows 7 ultimate and I have used photoshop, and many other graphic softwares without any trouble(actually in a high speed) on this system just with a 1 GB RAM. I 'vs played many games like NFS IGI1,2,3 on this system. They worked very smoothly and fast. That's why I didn't replace my computer with a new 1. This problem occurred recently. I didn't install any new software nor game. Thats the thing which troubles me. –  Iroshan Aug 26 at 2:28
    
I think @JourneymanGeek is very likely right here about it being a matter of hardware. Using some diagnostic tools to check the performance of your RAM, Hard Drive, and GPU at the very least. And with Win7 Ultimate...I'm honestly surprised it boots and can do much of anything without painful lag. An alternative to a new computer, if you can't afford one, would be considering an alternative OS such as Linux or one of the BSD's. If it's not failing hardware, they should in most cases still handle the HD video for you with a properly minimal install. –  0xDAFACADE Aug 26 at 2:46
    
If its windows 7, resource manager might be helpful –  Journeyman Geek Aug 26 at 2:56

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