Nope the screen is perfect. There are no stuck or dead pixels. I just reran 3DMark03 with clocks of 481 core and 250 memory and scored 3457. I want to note that at these clocks, it was still very very stable and no artifacts whatsoever. I believe I can push it even more....
I submitted my score into the orb. By the way, my CPU score was 538, and it shows that my CPU ran at 800mhz on the orb. Hmmm...
Ahhh, I see. Yea the CPU must've scaled down when I submitted my scores. Anyway, I ran 3DMark03 again at 490/260 and got 3562 with a CPU score of 536. It ran fine without stability issues or artifacts here. I think I may push it up slightly later.
rincewind, I'm using the default ATI drivers that came with my notebook. Which ones are you using? What ones do you recommend?
I did put Arctic silver 5 on the cpu hasnt made an awful lot of difference as of yet i am told it improves over several days but really has only made 1c of temp difference which is not really enough to justify doing it in the first place.
It looks like the cool down when the fan kicks in is a bit quicker but i havent got figures to back that claim up.
I think a 2.0ghz version of the mobile amd64 would be comparable to a 2.0ghz dothan pentium m. the fan kicks in every 15 mins or so, and it is fairly quiet imo. I really like this machine, especially the build quality, which is why i'm not bothered by the rather low cpu scores.
i think the reason why i didnt hold out for an a64 notebook with 9700 is coz i saw no advantages of having one 'right now' and by the time its full blown and taken advantage of... i'd be already looking for another laptop
i am a previous owner of the mitac8335, which is also known as the AX6, voodoo m:855, etc... its an athlon64 notebook with 9600 gpu... returned it, just didnt feel i needed it