well i would imagine you can preorder it......but i have had one on order from buy.com for a month and they have no idea when it will ship....... so i emailed creative 4 times and they have no street date available..........crazy......
I replaced my 2.8 prescott with a 3.4 northwood and it was very easy.
As far as temps, the 3.4 runs cooler than the 2.8.
here is a link to the Faq on the 9100.
I use my laptop screen ...even tho i too have a awesome external View Sonic Lcd.
I goto alot of local Lans and dont want to drag the lcd with. It takes a while to get adjusted to the the difference between the two. So i figure stay with...