I posted in the past about all the problems I had with my overheating Dell 5150, and with the problems trying to Vista Betas working on it. Well an update on both….

  1. After putting new thermal grease on the CPU heatskin it never overheated again
  2. With the release version of Vista every bit of hardware (bar the modem which I quickly found a driver for) was detected and worked first time and I have seen no problems with the PC since.

So I have a healthy, three year old laptop running Vista with the Aero interface (and the 5150 does have a nice high res. screen) perfectly adequately.

This all said I have still moved onto one of our new company standard Acer 8210 Laptops with a Core2Duo running Vista.