See the Intel® 82801GBM I/O Controller datasheet. It indicates the Interface Speed Support (ISS), the maximum speed the interface can support, is 3.0 Gb/s for the Desktop version of the ICH7 only. The Mobile version supports an ISS of 1.5 Gb/s.
Thanks John for your quick reply! That is not always the "Norm" on alot of forums out there so I gotta give Intel a BIG "Thumbs Up" for that.
I was sure hoping for a way to run this laptop a little faster although it really cruzes along for an older machine(got it with XP installed). I guess I'll have to blame HP for not thinking ahead and giving their products a little more room to grow, they don't even support installing Windows 7 on this computer and it runs better now than it ever has(with a little help from the SSD).
FYI...I have always been a faithful Intel user and your new support forum ROCKZ.