As I like to consider myself at least somewhat computer literate this is embarrassing for me to post, but I figured I should just in case anyone else has also run into this issue. Way back when Ark held its first event, I was the lucky winner of an Alienware M11x R1 laptop. Its been a pretty nice laptop so far, though I don't use it too often as my desktop is usually within reach. However, its always been a bit sluggish when playing games. It struck me as a bit odd, but I just chalked it up to maybe being a lower end model/games advancing too fast/entropia being horribly optimized/etc. Well tonight was the right mix of distance away from the desktop, frustration and boredom. Nvidia apparently pulls an interesting little trick when a computer has both an integrated gfx and a separate nvidia card. It will decide on its own what process gets what processor. It also just so happens to pick the integrated card for nearly everything. I followed this simple video: [video=youtube_share;lFBWXUTnKfM]http://youtu.be/lFBWXUTnKfM[/video] and bam, the computer suddenly works :huh: Who would a thought entropia.exe would need to run on the nvidia instead of the integrated processor :whistle: I hope this helps others that may have also won/purchased the other alienware or similar computers. Perforamce after this little fix is stunningly better.