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Old May 16, 2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question 2008 MacBook Air

I know its an antique, but I like it and will use it as long as I can. It was down for a year so I bought a Sony Vaio(?) With Windows 7 It sucked. GAVE it away and paid to get the hinge fixed on my MBA. I'm happy but when I watch movies on Netflix it starts too lag. My Samsung Galaxy Tablet works better watching Netflix. Thats a shame.
Any and all help would be appreciated. I'm an average Joe with limited knowledge of Computer Lingo so please, Laymans terms.
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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That's because Netflix is CPU and GPU intense for a 2008 computer. Do you have an SSD in there if it is possible?

Nothing you can do except maybe try an SMC reset, put an SSD in (parallel ATA), or get a new one. Perhaps think of getting the Haswell MBA when it comes out in June-August if you can.
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That's because Netflix is CPU and GPU intense for a 2008 computer. Do you have an SSD in there if it is possible?

Nothing you can do except maybe try an SMC reset, put an SSD in (parallel ATA), or get a new one. Perhaps think of getting the Haswell MBA when it comes out in June-August if you can.
I appreciate your help, but is there any way you could explain it like I know very little about computers. I would really be grateful. Thanks.
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I appreciate your help, but is there any way you could explain it like I know very little about computers. I would really be grateful. Thanks.
"Your computer is old and slow."

Netflix requires a faster computer than you have.
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"Your computer is old and slow."
Whou calling old Willis?

I was going to suggest purposely slowing down the bandwidth so Netflix send him a lower-res but less demanding stream but I bet that's waaaaaay too much.
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"Your computer is old and slow."

Netflix requires a faster computer than you have.
Thats not the help I was asking for. I know it's old and slow, I'm getting there too. lol
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Thats not the help I was asking for. I know it's old and slow, I'm getting there too. lol
Unfortunately that is the best advice out there for you. Your computer is running very slow and would be best to have it replaced. There are fixes out there for your computer but if you have limited knowledge in this field then getting a new MBA would be the best advice. If you are just using it for netflix might I suggest an iPad. The app is free and very easy to use for old slow people such as yourself.

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Thats not the help I was asking for. I know it's old and slow, I'm getting there too. lol
U asking for magic?
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iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch have more advanced GPU that can play Netflix better than a 5 year old computer.
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