I tried that... still doesn't work. It got even worse with the chopiness. It looks like I'm playing a DVD, ripping a dvd using decrypter, burning a dvd with dvdshrink, whilst converting a .vob file using videora, and downloading/uploading torrents, finally transfering 40GB to an external HDD all at the same time.
I'm thinking about installing Windows XP onto the system in the next 1-2 days. I'm not too familiar with doing a "clean install?" Does anyone know of any good guides? Everytime I've done it, I've had someone walk me through it step by step and I don't remember the procedures. I do remember that drivers needed to be installed in a certain order.
Also, if my system came with Vista, am I able to use the drivers on the resource CD? Or do I need to get them from the dell website?... I might try doing a clean install of Vista if the OS CD actually does a clean install. I've heard that dells OS CDs that they ship with actually put back all of the crap that comes pre-installed.
anyways... if there is anything else that might impove the quality of playing DVDs... let me know.