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I have found a lot of help already regarding loading updated system bios, video bios (ATI), etc. as well as getting the utility to test your laptop for the recent memory recall to see whether your machine has the affected memory.
I have a retail X1360US Pentium 1.4 and I have been very happy with it but I have had to do some updates at the Compaq site recently to resolve some issues.
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Is it normal for there to be (what appears to be light fringing at the bottom part of the screen. It only appears when the screen is black & when the task bar is hidden ie when view a web page with a black background & in the full screen mode.