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27 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit SP1
 
 
What parts to Max Out my G50VT-X1 Asus?

Hi I recently bought an Asus G50VT-X1 and I want to COMPLETELY max out its performance at any price.

Current G50VT-X1 Specs (modified from notebookreview.com specs)


Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7450 (2.13GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 cache)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS with 512MB of GDDR3 discrete video memory
15.6” WXGA Glossy LCD (1366x768)
Microsoft Windows Enterprise Edition 64-bit SP1
4GB RAM (4096MB) DDR2 (2 x 2048MB modules) 667mhz SO-DIMM
***Max of 8GB (despite official 4gb max, asus has told me 8 is supported)
320GB 7200RPM Seagate HD (2 total SATA ports available)
---How do you transfer the OS to another HDD without reinstall by disc?
8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW with LightScribeTechnology
Integrated 1.3 Megapixel Web Cam
6-Cell 11.1v 4800mAh battery, 120w power supply (Like only 5 minutes off AC power life... )

I am willing to go to most measures to upgrade these components / get pro to install them as long as they can be done safely.
Experimental suggestions are welcome too!!!!!
Links are greatly appreciated as well as full specs and full model id.

I want to optimize the computer in EVERY WAY however, I use it mostly for gaming.
I dont want suggestions for accesories like mice and cooling fans, ect, just internal hardware
Oh and If you know any OS's I can run alongside Windows 7 thatd be great besides ubuntu/linux os's... A relatively easy Hackintosh tutorial would be awesome too!!!
Ill get a max of a 1TB HDD and a like medium sized SSD. Both fast please.

Thanks SevenForums!

Ill give REP for helpful answers!


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27 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

First thing:

Get an SSD. Intel, Samsung 830, or Crucial M4. Keep the HDD for storage if possible. Put the OS and your applications on the SSD. 80 to 128 GB should be a good size for the SSD.

You transfer the OS by cloning or imaging or by using a Paragon application that costs 20 dollars. I think it's Paragon Migrate or a similar name.

The upgrade to 8 GB RAM might make a difference in some circumstances, but don't expect to be overwhelmed.

Do the normal maintenance---defrag any spinning drives, install as few apps as possible, use a good antivirus and antimalware setup, etc.
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27 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
First thing:
You transfer the OS by cloning or imaging or by using a Paragon application that costs 20 dollars. I think it's Paragon Migrate or a similar name.
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Possible to do it for free? Burn to disc?
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27 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yes, you can do it for free with Macrium Reflect Free Edition:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

A clone is a direct transfer in real time from drive A to drive B.

The image method requires that you make an image file of the existing drive, store it on another drive, and then restore that image file to the new drive.

Either can work. Either can fail. Success rate probably 90 plus percent. Either might cause you to cuss a while and wonder why you didn't spend the $20 on Paragon.

Imaging is the more common method.

Many would tell you to do a clean install from a USB drive if necessary.
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27 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hehe im not too sure how to do much imagaing anda ll that I just want the os on a SSD but if you could give me alink thatd be great XD
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27 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

Above tutorial by member WHS.

I think he has even made a youtube video on how to use Macrium.

Macrium is the most reliable and easiest to use of the imaging apps.

Good luck.
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27 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I noticed you have Windows Enterprise 64 bit installed. I would recommend contacting your I.T. department before doing anything to that computer.
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27 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Its not a business computer...just came with enterprise. I bought it used

Haha i am the it admin
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