I am new to the site, I have a Systemax computer with only 128 mb ram, a AMDtm 1000 Mhz processor, and a 40 Gb hard drive. I just ordered a Northgate Laptop computer with a VIA C3 1 Ghz processor, 256 mb ram, 40 Gb Hard drive and DVD/CD-RW combo drive. I have heard that the Via processors use much less power and create alot less heat, in the end helping to add more system and battery life. I plan on upgrades in the future. Hope to get to know everybody on here in the future. i am an open minded person on different subjects and belive in showing respect to others.