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  • Hello there!

    Around 8 months ago I replaced the hard drive on my Alienware M11x r3 and quadrupled the RAM from 4-16. At that point, it was the fastest the computer had ever run. However, in the last 3 months it has experienced a severe drop in performance. Games that used to run 260-320 fps now only run 10-35. I checked that all my drivers are up to date, installed all computer updates, defragmented my hard drive, and checked for viruses with ESET antivirus. Even booting up video games and applications like Google Chrome can slow my computer severely. 

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Monday, January 4, 2016 2:43 PM Looking for the correct forum.
    Sunday, January 3, 2016 3:38 AM

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  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl


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    Monday, January 4, 2016 2:43 PM
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  • Or also try them over here.

    http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/

     

     

     


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    Monday, January 4, 2016 2:48 PM
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  • Hello,

    The 'Academic Initiatives - General Discussions' forum is for any posts not covered under any of the other forums as related to Microsoft's Academic Initiatives.

    As it's off-topic here, I am moving the question to the Where is the forum for... forum.

    Karl


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    Monday, January 4, 2016 2:41 PM
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  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
    My Blog: Unlock PowerShell
    My Book: Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible
    My E-mail: -join('6D73646E5F6B61726C406F75746C6F6F6B2E636F6D'-split'(?<=\G.{2})'|%{if($_){[char][int]"0x$_"}})

    Monday, January 4, 2016 2:43 PM
    Moderator
  • Or also try them over here.

    http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, January 4, 2016 2:48 PM
    Moderator