I hope to upgrade ram in year or so, too bad I need to sell the sticks I have now to get a gig. Anyone need 512 ram in a year? I found out the omegas were not holding clock speeds on reboot. They were before but something went wrong so I decided to get powerstrip and use with original cd drivers like adam's example. Used a driver cleaner before ati install and reboot. Set page file to fixed size, same minimum and maximum, at a gig cause I plan on doing a lot of multi tasking with multiple audio apps. Loaded up far cry and played for a bit untill ram was really being taxed. Quit and ran free version of disk keeper to defrag raid and page file. Set video clock to adam's safe speeds and boinginging. 3600 on 3dmark 2003
I played far cry at 1400 with no screen stretch and nearly cried. Unfortunately my cd/dvd drive just failed and I'm waiting for new one
If you hear some very high pitched whisling sound, beware, your drive may stop reading dvds soon.
Also as far as sound goes on 8790, or any laptop for that matter, go buy a 3 prong to 2 prong power adapter from radio shack to get rid of hard drive noise.
This kind of turned into a review but I hoped it might help someone.
one last thing, anyone wish the normal fan mode would never turn fans off?
In a 70 degree room it causes heat spikes.
--fans off--37* heats to 50*-- fans on cools back to 37*--fans off again
the room might have been a little hotter but still, I think that fans on a laptop should always be on! definetly this beast.