This may not be the right forum, but since it might have to do with applications or processes on XP I figured this would work.
Whenever I play games online that run on flash player, whether on Firefox, Netscape, IE... whatever, the game will go smoothly for a few seconds, then pause for a second or two, then go for another 1 or 2 seconds, then another pause... The page is completely loaded, so I don't think it has to do with that, and the problem only occurs with online flash games. Flash movies, regular online games, nothing else is affected by the problem. I've tried closing all the unnecessary background processes, but that doesn't help either. Anybody know what to do?
Windows XP SP2
Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz
ATI Radeon X800XL
160 GB HD