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Topic # 95130 28-Dec-2011 21:39
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Hi everyone, I just got a Logitech C270 Webcam today. It seems to be a great webcam, but unfortuantly, the video/picture is incredibly laggy. Is there any way to improve this? I don't have the video software from logitech installed, just the drivers and control centre etc. Any ideas on this? If you need more details please tell me, Thanks

My pc specs are,

 Processor and Speed AMD Athlon XP2200+ 1.8 GHz/266
Chipset VIA KM266
Motherboard Salsa-GLA
RAM 256/2100 MB DDR SDRAM  And 512/2100MB DDR SDRAM MAx 1GB
Sockets Two 184-pin DDR DIMMs 
Type supported JEDEC unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM specification
Cache 128 KB L1, 256 KB L2 Integrated on Processor module
Hard drive 40 GB + extra 200GB
Optical drive CD-RW drive: 48x-Write / 12X-Re-write/CD-ROM speed =48x max.
Average random access 75ms
Transfer rate 7.2 MB/sec
Diskette drive 3.5-inch (1.44 MB)
Fax/Data modem V.90 56 Kbps
Fax speed Up to 14.4 Kbps
Data compression V.42 bis
Error correction V.42
EIA Fax commands Class 1
Video graphics AGP 4X graphics- AGP ATI Radeon 9250 1600x1200 Resolution, 16bit
Controller Integrated w/KM266 Chipset
Video memory UMA 64 MB
Network card 10/100Base-T, Integrated
MPEG-1/2 MPEG-1 for full-screen, full-motion digital video
Sound AC'97 Integrated on MB- PCI 6 Channel Sound card, no name etc Chipset Via
Controller Realtek ALC201
Chassis Chameleon, 250HV PSU
USB Interface specification USB 2.0

PCI USB 5 2.0 Card
External ports 6=USB, 1=serial, 1=parallel
Front I/O connector 2=USB
Expansion slots (Total) 3=PCI, 1=AGP
Expansion slots (Free) 2=PCI, 1=AGP
Drive bays (Total) Two 5.25-inch external, one 3.5-inch external, two 3.5-inch internal
Drive bays (Free) One 5.25-inch external, one 3.5-inch internal
Keyboard/Mouse One-touch Enhanced Keyboard, PS/2 Optical scrolling mouse 

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  Reply # 562293 28-Dec-2011 22:22
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C270 is a HD webcam. What sort of picture quality do you have it set for? You're only going to be able to use the low res settings due to your PC being very old and low spec.

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  Reply # 562630 29-Dec-2011 19:49
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I have no idea how to change the resolution on it. If you know can you please tell me how to change it? If anything helps, I have an ATI Radeon 9250 AGP Slot, set at 1600x1200 16 bit. Only because i have a 24inch monitor and it seems huge with smaller resolutions. Any ideas on how to change the resolution on the webcam?

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  Reply # 562632 29-Dec-2011 19:55
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No idea, I'd suggest reading the manual.

You're also going to suffer problems trying to drive a screen at that resolution with such a low spec video card and I'd take a stab and say any video (such as YouTube etc) is also probably unusable also.

The reality is a 10yr old PC will be very slow trying to run lots of modern apps.

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  Reply # 563017 30-Dec-2011 21:11
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It seems to run everything fine currently, it's still relatively quick for it's age though. I can't find any way to find the resolution to vhange it etc. Even in the manual. I've decided i am going to ring Global pc chch, and have a talk to them and see if i can get a downgraded camera and see where that gets me. HD is obviously too much for this pc, never though of that at the time of getting the Webcam. I will post again and say what happens.

Thanks in the meantime.

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