quote " i know people run amd 7970m on their m15x easly."" may be true for newer models. Older ones with core duo processors, etc,, were not designed for modern (relatively) graphics with higher power demands...there are probably bios updates that you must have looked into....but, how does that explain why it works great gaming and craps out reading e-mail? Strange.
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