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„Moving-stuff" (Videos ; GIFs) in the Browser makes my computer lag

  • My peripherals:
    Version:57.0.3098.116
    Windows 10
    Ryzen 5 1600 (OC ; already tried without OverClock, doesn't help)
    16GB DDR4-3000 RAM
    GTX 1070 8GB

    So basically, watching a Video on Youtube, watching Netflix, playing a GIF on some image-board makes my PC lag. Even though it is really tiny lags, playing games is making everything worse. The Video get's stuck sometimes aswell (it's really tiny but I can tell so it's not tiny enough)

    This is what I already tried:
    -Deactivating Overclocking
    -Disabling hardware-accelerated video decoding (in Opera://flags)
    and the usual stuff as:
    -Restarting my PC and the browser itself (that helps a little bit but I want it gone)
    -and probably some more I just can't remember right now.

    I hope you guys can help. I should probably get to sleep now. If you have any questions (like missing information), feel free 🙂

  • @ll3gy

    Your computer is powerful enough to do the mentioned tasks without any lags.

    • Your drivers are all up to date?
    • Other web browsers (Firefox, MS Edge, Vivaldi, ...) don't have that issue?

    According to your information, the lags only seem to occur with an internet connection being involved. Is that correct? If so, there might be an IRQ conflict.

    Can you watch locally saved videos and gifs without lags?

  • @yanta
    The only driver I ever updated is BIOS and Graphics (today). Which drivers should I check aswell?
    So playing locally saved files (through the Windows media player AND through opera) does NOT cause lags. I can watch them without lagging. Right now playing YOUTUBE Videos works totally fine. I think Netflix is the problem. Netflix in Edge & Internet Explorer & Opera is causing laggs. Nothing else does.

  • @ll3gy

    So playing locally saved files (through the Windows media player AND through opera) does NOT cause lags. I can watch them without lagging. Right now playing YOUTUBE Videos works totally fine. I think Netflix is the problem. Netflix in Edge & Internet Explorer & Opera is causing laggs. Nothing else does.

    So there is no Opera-specific problem, but one that affects all browsers equally in connection with Netflix.

    Possibly, but this is only a speculation, these delays are due to Netflix checking the network traffic (periodically) for the possible use of VPNs . Since Netflix is not free, their customer service team should be interested in helping you with that issue.

    The only driver I ever updated is BIOS and Graphics (today). Which drivers should I check aswell?

    Especially with Windows 10 all drivers should be kept up to date, because the various operating system updates often entail far-reaching changes to which the drivers (for motherboard, sound card, printer, WLAN, Bluetooth devices, etc.) must be adapted. For security reasons, drivers that are up-to-date are also recommended.