Nvidia GT 1030 - Choppy playback and laggy Adobe

  Michael Taylour 11:15 05 Jan 2018


I recently upgraded my (very) old Dell Optiplex 330 tower. Part of the upgrade was a Nvidia low profile GT1030 graphcis card.

Since installing it I noticed that video playback started becoming very choppy and is making it very unwatchable. It only happens when I'm on the actual browser tab that has the video playing, if I flick over to another tab the choppiness vanished.

I also use the Adobe suite a lot (mainly Illustrator) and noticed that if I enable GPU boosting, the program becomes extremely laggy and is almost unusable. This is not ideal as my main income relies on being able to use the whole of the Adobe suite.

If I take out the graphics card, then all of the above issues disappear! At first I thought it could have potentially been an issue with power consumption as I was using the stock PSU that comes with the Optiplex 330. However, this morning my new 650W PSU arrived. I've installed that and the problem is still there...

Anyone have any suggestions on what to try next?

The graphics card is this one: click here Current setup:

Dell optiplex 330 (mini tower version)

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit sp1

Ram: 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz

Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0KP561

Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (EVGA)

Storage: 931GB Seagate ST31000424CS ATA Device (SATA) 1863GB Hitachi HCS5C2020ALA632 ATA Device (SATA)

PSU: Corsair CX650M 650W


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