Is there anyway of making this hunk of plastic any faster? I inherited this laptop from my dad after he broke it (physicaly!) and after much taking apart and putting back together (plus replacing some parts) i have managed to get the thing to work. Now its is supposed to be running a p4 at 2GHz with 256MB RAM (I am very soon going to be fitting another 256 RAM stick, i.e. as soon as it arrives, although i dont have much faith this will make too much difference). I have benchmarked this with several different programmes and it seems to perform VERY BADLY, as in 500Mhz P3`s test better! I have been informed that medion copmuters are rather crap, eventhough they may have good main components, everything else renders these components into rubbish. I would like to know if anyone else knows wether this is inherent problems with medion products or just mine. I have run several sys info programmes and everything seems to be `normal`, the CPU and memory are good, the fan works fine and the CPU runs at around 25C - 41C. I have removed all the usual things in windows which slows things down and run some tweaks which made it perform slightly faster but still not 2gigs worth, even for a laptop! I am sure that i have read somewhere about people de-restricting chips by drawing on them with pencil to short pins or something, but i cant seem to find any info on it (or maybe i was dreaming)?!? Specs: (Everest) Intel P4 @ 2000MHz (20x100) Northwood A80532 L1 trace 12 K L1 data 8 kb L2 512 kb FSB NetBurst 64 bit, real 100MHz, Effective 400MHz, 3200 MS/s Mem BUS DDR SDRAM, 64-bit, real 133MHz, effective 267MHz, 2133 MB/s 8 bit BUS, 67MHz, 267 MHz, 267MB/s MEM 255MB, 48% utilised swap 617MB, 15% utilised virt mem 873MB, 25% utilised seimens 256MB DDR SDRAM PC2100, 64bit, 2.5,3,3,6 Intel Brookdale i845D rev 04 ATi Radeon M6 256MB 142 MHz Wistron BIOS V3.5 R01-M46 EN 512 kb Any help please??