Netflix (maybe all flash video) slow after upgrading GPU

the_het

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I have an i5 4440. For something like 9 months my only GPU in that computer was the iGPU Intel. I watched Netflix quite a lot, and it was perfect.

Recently I upgraded my computer with a GTX 670. Everything seems perfect except for Netflix (maybe other flash videos, I don't know) which go slower than usual. It is not dramatical, but instead of going at 30 FPS (or whatever they stream to) it goes to maybe 10-15 FPS, so when I am watching something and the camera is panning around, or movements left to right,... it's not smooth at all. It happens with all the videos I have tried from Netflix. I does not happen with VLC.

I use Google Chrome.

No idea if there's some browser option that I am missing, but trying to watch a video this way kind of produces me dizzyness and headaches.

As said, nothing changed apart from the GPU.
 

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Go into settings(Chrome), scroll to the bottom to advanced settings, find "use hardware acceleration" and change this setting. Restart Chrome and see what happens.
 

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You can also right click on any flash video while playing and it will give you the option of turning off/on hardware acceleration.
 

the_het

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Drivers are updated, yes.

I will try to Chrome option, thanks!

I have another (related) question. Shouldn't the iGPU be the one being used for Netflix and desktop applications?

I thought the OS will only use the GTX for games, and use the other for everything else.
 
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