Thanks for clarifying. I will probably buy it from newegg as I have gotten good service in the past - but their website doesn't state the memory ratings.
I have another minor (big for me) question. This is my first laptop, so I don't have any experience with notebook hardware and so. Usually, I build my own desktop PCs from scratch and thus I install everything from a 'clean' harddrive. I really don't like all the gimmicks that usually comes with factory installed OS, so I would like to do a clean install on my laptop. But reading this post and the large 8104 post (>1500 posts
) - I get the feeling that it is not as straight forward as I would like it to be.
My questions are:
Is it tricky to do a reinstall? (compared to a desktop)?
Is it tricky to find the new drivers on websites ? (the travelmate 8100 US download section only lists 3 files??? - can you use the european section?)
Do you need to update chipset drivers for the sonoma platform?
Can you use drivers from the original manufacturer or is that not recommended for an acer machine?
I'm planning on using my own WinXP copy (slipstreamed with SP2) for the installation.
Delete all partitions and create one big one for XP.
Install catalyst 5.4 with DHmod 2.2(b?).
Install the necessary device drivers - which ones doesn't work or should be updated on top of a clean XP install?
Undervolt it with RMclock
Buy HL2 and WoW and enjoy my notebook.
I know that was a lot of questions - hopefully someone can answer a few of them.