I`m back again. Having had my laptop for the best part of 18 months now and it suffering from an overheating Turion X2 Ultra so that I can`t run much of anything with even a 1280*720 medium gfx setting without grinding to a frazzled halt I`m thiinking maybe a new faster/cooler cpu and memory/video card might help. At the mo I`ve an: AMD Turion x2 Ultra 64bit in a S1(638) socket, and 2Gb DDR2 @ 333 MHz (Two of) Also an: ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 with 512MB Dedicated RAM with 1600 * 900 32 bit screen. My questions are: 1) Can I install faster RAM and will it make much difference? 2) Can I upgrade the video card and how much diff would that make? 3) Is there a faster/cooler cpu I can install and (Have you guessed yet?) will that make much difference? I`ve done as much as I can with Win7. My passmark rating is at around 800. Way above all the other 7535g scores and raised from the freshly installed score or 680. I`d like to play a few games with the settings over medium as I hoped I could, but mostly I just want to be able to have the system run with a heavy load without it all but melting the table. Hoping for good news but have my doctor on hand just in case, Stoo.