Ok, long story short, mom is giving me her old Compaq Presario 1600s laptop. The specs: 380 mhz (not sure if it is a PII or Celeron, I think Celeron) 6 gig HD 128 RAM DVD 1mb cache 56 modem Ethernet port No idea on the video card, but I assume it is nothing to write home about. Ok, so I going to up the RAM to the 192 MB max and maybe swap out the hard drive, but I want to know if there is anything that I can safely do to the processor. I don't want to overclock it since my wife and I intend to use it to do our classowrk for our masters programs while on the road. So no overclocking since I can kill it that way. Anyone know of any good websites that discuss notebook processor znd video card upgrade options?