ok ive done my looking around, on mainly the corprate websites, and ive from what i can see there are no drivers that support the ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 8X AGP 3D with 128MB DDR. so id have to use the open source ones. how hard are these to configures. Anyone done so already? Also, just as a precaution, they say that the procesor theyll sell me is a AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ Processor 800MHz FSB 62 Watts. Thats not an 800MHz processor is it? well it better not be. im pretty sure its a usual 2.2. My last concern is with the touch pad. how hard is it to configure the touchpad using open source drivers. i could never get my soundblaster open source drivers to work. thx for the help.