Hey folks, for recording, I used to use an old Dell Inspiron 1100 and a P4 XP desktop. The desktop died unfortunately, and the laptop is just maxxed out, so I wiped it clean and gave it to my Daughter to use for school work. I bought a new Dell Inspiron 1525 with the CoreDuo (1.66) and 3 gigs of RAM...I want to run Mackie Tracktion on it, and decided on a laptop over desktop because I've liked having the whole rig being mobile (for when inspiration strikes...laptop / keys / Spike can fit in one bag with a set of cans) My questions are how long can I expect this rig to last (average life expectancy) and how should I have it set so it won't overheat while in use (I know this is a typical concern for laptop failures).... I know it'll get warm, but I would love for this thing to not up and die on me 4 months in or something (regardless of warranty) I run Tracktion, an M Audio Axiom, and a slew of VST's through a Mackie Spike XD-2.....along with the usual guit and bass. Any suggestions to make this new rig operate smoothly for a long time? It arrives in a week. Thanks guys.