oh, i forgot to update this thread.
Everything works fine now ~ especially a little cooler (and quieter) thanks to the AS5!
I got a little overzealous with Clockgen and bluescreened my 8890.
Everything restarted fine, but for some reason upon restart, I got a warning saying that ATI control center couldn't find the driver the the vid. card and was therefore exiting.
So I go into Device Manager and sure enough, there is a yellow exclamation point icon next to my display adapter's name ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700. I proceed to update the driver and restart the computer, but upon restart the same thing happens again and windows is saying (again)
that there is no driver for my display adapter.
Is there a reason the driver install is not taking with windows?
... I'll start from scratch and do a full uninstall of all the ATI components and then reinstall all the stuff from ATI and see if that does anything...