I was right at the MSI order button when I thought "maybe I should try to fix my Late 2011 MBP and try a version of OS X that was not ravaged by iCrap". My first attempt: Get all of my PowerPC macs working great in case I need to use a computer that is actually fast enough to use without worries (no comments please, real macs feel faster than PCs with apple logos, again no comments). I installed 20GB of ram in my G5 and am working on getting it to be recognized by OpenFirmware. I installed a 7970 in the G5 and am soon to try every linux distro that I can find. Soon I will finish overclocking my 12" G4 powerbook to 1.67GHz for sure or 1.83GHz or even 2GHz, if I can find the vcore regulator. My second attempt: I totally reapplied my MBP thermal paste with arctic silver V, before this all games were unplayable due to throttling and tamps hovered around 97C, and now I can play CIV V without lag at max settings with all temps staying under 65C even with every part of the system at full load, if this is I could do only one upgrade to a computer thermal paste reapplication would be it. My third attempt: I installed a 120GB SSD in my MBP and will soon be getting an OptiBay for the old 750GB HDD. My fourth attempt: I took the SSD and rammed it in to my old white MacBook, shoved an OS X 10.6.0 DVD, installed it, installed the combo 10.6.8 update and stuck the SSD back in my MBP, and to my surprise, as it is a late 2011, it booted, and works perfectly. After using snow leo it feels like a true desktop OS, and not a big fat iPhone. Don't believe me?: My 5th attempt: I cracked EFI, and am trying to monkey with the CPU speed settings. Does anyone know commands? Don't believe me?: My sixth attempt: I am trying to flash the GPU to a higher speed, does anyone know how to do this? I am now going to stay with OSX after doing what apple should have done by default to my MBP.