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What kind of games can I run on this? I know I can run Source engine games on it, but I want to run some better games. Also, what can I do about overheating issues? What I do now is just plug it in and remove the battery and put the back two corners on a dvd case each with most of the case not under the laptop.

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First thing I did was to take the removable panels off the bottom of the laptop and cut every other "spline" out. Be warned. theres the plastic on the outter and Metal on the inner. Use some wire cuters on the metal and exacto on the plastic. Its not too pretty on mine but I did not use a file to clean it up either. Also. Invest in Thermaltake Massive23 LX Notebook Cooler. Using the laptop right now with this cooler, Temps are about 48*c.
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Finally got around to testing my SSD. I had a WinRar archive which I copied to my internal 160GB SSD and to my 500GB internal hard drive. I extracted both at the same time and watched the progress. The SSD was clearly 10 times faster than the other drive. Hardly a top-notch scientific test, but it illustrates how great the difference is. For those wondering whether or not to get a solid state drive - I say YES! Oh, and the boot time is dramatically quicker, too.
    
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I have a 6860FX that I just placed a X9000 into. I'm currently using ThrottleStop to get around the BIOS lock of 3Ghz (currently running at 3.4Ghz).

Just wondering, is there a program like ThrottleStop to OC the FSB and/or RAM?

Also, are there any GPU/CPU fan or heatsink upgrades that I can do? If possible I'd like to install better fans for the GPU and CPU and perhaps even better heatpipes/heatsinks.

Thanks
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Probably nothing you can do about the heatsinks/fans, but you can use SetFSB to OC the FSB. I doubt it would net any noticeable difference though.
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thanks for the info. I tried using SetFSB, but it refuses to run. I'm running Win7 x64 if that matters.
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guys i got a problem when i right click and look at the size my user folder Computer>LocalDisk(C>Users>Christian> the size 320GB... but when i open the folder and highlight everything then check the size it only has around 150GB files?

i tried to change the folder options to show the hidden files, folders and drives.. but it just wont change, i mean when i open the folder options the changes wont apply.

im using window7 64bit
my antivirus is Avira.
other tools that i used is REGTOOL, TuneUp utilities and USB disk security
    
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I don't KNOW about the folder problem, but I'm guessing maybe because some of the folders and files are shortcuts?
    
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there are no no shortcuts and no autorun vrius. hmmm
    
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finally fixed the folder options and showed the hidden files. the folder AppData appeared and i open it inside the there were 3 folders "Local" "LocalLow" and "Roaming" the problem is the "Local" folder. when right clicked it it occupies 151GB of disk space. but when i opened it it contains roughly 850MB of disk space.... all the hidden files are visible. scanned it with avira, and malwarebytes. but i still can't find the problem. btw no there are no shorcuts inside the folder
    
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Maybe in Windows Explorer, click Tools/Folder Options/View and see what is checked (CHECK 'Show Hidden Files and Folders', UNCHECK 'Hide Protected Operating System Files', etc.). Sounds like you're hiding a lot of files from yourself.
    
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