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So anyway I've had mine for about 6 months and I wanted to make some general comments.
Using XP Pro 32-bit and Catalyst 6.4 drivers, I got a 3DMark05 score of 2958. At one point I hit 3060 with the Omega Drivers, but I forget which version I was using. My Mobility X700 was clocked at 425/378, although depending on which game/app I'm running this tends not to be very stable. 400/350 is what I usually keep it at for gaming, which gives me a good balance of stability and performance; at those clocks I get 30-40 fps in Doom 3 (High Quality, 1280x800 2xAA 4xAF) and 40-60 fps in Half-Life 2 (All settings maxed, 2xAA 4xAF).
Recently, the plastic power button broke on me. Pretty annoying. MSI told me that it wasn't covered in the warranty, however they did replace it for only $10, which is alright considering I spent $750+ on the damn machine. Took about a week and a half to get back to me (They're in California, I live in Jersey). When I finally got it back, it worked great, although it seemed to be overheating and crashing a lot more than when I had it.
I found out why when I opened the lower panel - they scraped off all the Arctic Silver 5 that I had carefully applied and put on both their crappy thermal compound AND the lousy pink thermal pads. Not a big deal really, but I sorta feel like I wasted about $0.50 worth of AS5. :P
Also, there's been a problem with the DVD-RW drive. For some reason the BIOS won't detect the drive, therefore it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer. Other times, the drive works fine until I start up an app that uses it (Nero, games, etc.) but when I exit the app it will disappear.
But despite all this, I still like this notebook better than my old Uniwill 258KA. It's smaller, lighter, and performs better. As much as I like this notebook, I'll probably be getting a MS-1039 soon because the Mobility X1600 looks SWEET.
BTW, I've been using a pair of 512mb PC3200 Corsair Valueselect RAM sticks. I haven't had a single problem with them since I've owned the notebook.