Also, remember that most of the 8204's are sold out by now. The batch that were built...what, 06/03? Are pretty much bug free. So if you buy it now, you SHOULD, theoretically, get one that'll find to your satisfaction.
No, AMD is releasing Turion X2's on May 9th. That's AMD's answer to Intel's Dual Core chips. Of course, other AMD dual chips exist, such as the Athlon 64 X2, but those are only found in big, heavy, and pricey desktop replacement bricks lol.
Have you tried cleaning out the ventilation vents? Sometimes the fan gets clogged up so much that you're not getting much air into the laptop, so the fan has to rev at its peak constantly to keep an adequate amount of air supply.
Have you tried removing the power cord, removing the batter, re-inserting the power cord, then power the laptop on? It maybe something with your battery that's preventing electric flow to the the unit.
Been eyeing the Ferrari 4006 for a while now. But, I think I'll hold out till after May 9th for the Turion X2 to come out. However, for those of you who have already purchased the sweet Ferrari, how is the screen? I noticed it...