alejot127 wrote:Hey there, I'm currently running Mint 14.1 Cinnamon on my laptop which has the hardware listed in the attached text file. My computer is running much slower than it did with Windows 7
It may be that your graphics card is struggling hard. Cinnamon is based on Gnome 3 and is very graphics intensive. A lot of the work normally done by the graphics card has to be done by the CPU.
You might care to try Mint MATE edition. It isn't so hungry.
Mint Testing Team & Mint Donor #3606
KDE 4.11.3, custom preemptive kernel 3.12.2,
Intel i7 4770K @ 4.7GHz, 16GB 2666MHz XMP,
4 Samsung 840 PRO 512GB SSDs in RAID0,
6TB HW RAID10, dual 24" Acer X243H,
Gigabyte nVidia GTX 680 Super Overclock