Many people have the v2000z and have used it without any problems. I play games, encode videos overnight, etc, and have never had any problems. Its likely a defective unit, or possibly a design flaw with that specific processor (ML-37)....
Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA card is on sale at Circuit City for $40 after rebate.
Sorry Tek, but the fact is, these suckers have been on sale everywhere. Creative's Ebay store, Circuit City, Buy.com, Office Depot, etc.
Don't go with HP's memory stick. "Compatibility issues" are generally a thing of the past except in rare cases. As long as you buy the right memory (DDR or DDR-2) and get a speed your motherboard supports, you'll be fine.
Originally Posted by logan1
From what i understand (mostly hear-say) the AMD processors use more power and hence reduce battery life.
Incorrect. Both companies will have processors of different power...