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Was wondering if I could help the performance of the whole computer and or gaming with a different os than Windows 7. And if so which one and where I could possibly get it.
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Was wondering if I could help the performance of the whole computer and or gaming with a different os than Windows 7. And if so which one and where I could possibly get it.
The biggest problem is going to be getting compatible drivers. I believe AW only provides drivers Win7 64-bit drivers for the M11x. You could try XP 64-bit but I don't believe that would be a better gaming OS than Win7. It's also going to cost an arm and a leg for it.

$250 - http://www.softwaremedia.com/microso...soft-zat-00124
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No. The m11x isnt a crazy gaming laptop, it will play games on acceptable framerates but dont expect good graphics.

Changing to xp wont really help, just do what everyone else does who cant afford an amazing machine, overclock and tweak tweak tweak. A simple google search will bring you to pages upon pages of windows 7 tweaks. (they wont make a huge difference, but its better then nothing)
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Overclock that cpu first!!!! Then install afterburner and overclock your gpu! I've reached 550Mhz on the core with my R2. Honestly downgrading to XP wont give you any performance increase whatsoever
    
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Well I have a desktop to game on as you can see. So I just wanted more performance out of it and I have overclocked the cpu and gpu. A I was wondering like Ubuntu Linux or something like that. And something weird happens when it starts up. It will log in and load everything and then like 5 minutes later the hard drive will start doing a lot to where it will freeze a bit but will go in and out for a few minutes while the cpu is doing nothing. So please help out if you can.
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sounds to me like you still have the dell windows 7 install. Do yourself a favour, install windows 7 to usb and do a clean install
    
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