I've just finished a build using the Intel Pentium G4600 and installed the latest version of Windows 10 pro (v1709) along with the most up to date 630 HD Graphics driver for this chip (15.46) however I'm experiencing some issues when using Netflix in either the Windows app or Edge.
Playing Netflix (or streaming any video content) within Google Chrome appears to be fine - i.e. no dropped frames, however when using the app or Edge, the video stutters (and records dropped frames in the info found by pressing ctrl+shift+alt+d). The audio works fine and plays in time, with the video having to catch up every second. This also happens when playing back downloaded content within the Netflix app (i.e. isn't network related - same results when network is disconnected). CPU and GPU usage are both low during playback too.
I think I've isolated the issue to the 630 HD graphics driver by doing the following -
- downloaded Netflix content on the app
- disconnecting from the internet (to prevent Windows from automatically downloading drivers)
- uninstall Intel 630 HD Graphics driver (via device manager)
- reboot system
- open Netflix (still offline) and playback downloaded content
This works fine and no frames are dropped.
Once I either reconnect the internet or manually apply the 630 HD driver, playback has dropped frames again.
I'm not sure if it's related, but I've also experienced mouse lag too - i.e. where the mouse movements are delayed between my input and appearance on screen. This happens significantly when trying to use the Netflix app, however I've experience it in moderation at other times also.
My system consists of the followings:
Motherboard: Gigabyte B250N Phoenix-WiFi (latest BIOS F5a installed)
CPU: Intel Pentium G4600 @ 3.60Ghz
RAM: 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 2400
Graphics Card: None - Intel 630 HD Graphics only
Display: Sharp HDTV connected via HDMI (no adaptors etc) at resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
OS: Windows 10 Pro Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
I notice there are some other posts with similar issues, however I've attempted some of the recommendations and they don't resolve my issue, i.e. I have tried disabling Intel Content Protection HDCP & HECI servies, rebooting and retrying:
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We are still missing some important information requested.
Since first reporting the problem the issue appears to have resolved itself.
The Netflix app no longer stutters while playing.
For info, I've attached the system support output and screenshots of task manager before and during Netflix playing.
Any insight into why this may have happened (and now resolved without any input from myself) would be useful.
I am glad to hear that the issue is solved now.
The problem may be the Operating System, remember that there may be hidden applications running in the background. Also it may be a problem related to the application.
Since the issue is resolved I will close the ticket.
Do not hesitate and contact us back if you need further assistance.