LightXxX... I honestly think that you would be better off wiping the hard drive and starting from scratch with XP or Win7 than doing all this crap with overclocking. The CPU in your laptop is not the weak link; in fact is is probably the best part you have. If the system is slow for things that are 2D, then it is almost certainly a software issue...and given your level of expertise, I think that starting from scratch would be your best bet. If there is no place in the bios that says speedstep, then you can't turn it off. However, you can go into power management and set the policies in there. As for OC, some laptops just don't OC...it might be because you are using a screwed up copy of vista, but it might just as easily be because your laptop is not supported by any of the software OC programs.