This is my first post on these forums. I started using Linux Mint a couple months ago and absolutely love it! There are just a few kinks I need to work out.
I've been experiencing some weird behavior whenever I load a long or high-quality flash video, such as those on YouTube. Before the video finishes loading, my internet connection gets disconnected. This happens consistently.
I suspect that my power supply is to blame for this. Videos loaded fine before I installed a Geforce FX5500 PCI card, but after I installed it, this started happening. My power supply is rated at 250W, and the Geforce FX5500 requires at minimum a 250W power supply, but my CPU usage usually nears 100% when I watch flash videos, and this usually coincides with the loss of internet connection. Flash video playback has always been choppy, and after reading several forum posts, I gather that this problem is currently unsolved for NVIDIA cards, right?
Going back to the first issue, how can I be sure it's the power supply? Are there any other possible reasons for this problem? I have a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop with 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 CPU, 768 MB memory, and the GeForce FX5500 128MB PCI video card with drivers installed via EnvyNG.
Thanks in advance.