well i wrote a thread ages ago suggesting i might upgrade to a barton and was told that my motherboard didnt take these processors anyway. i checked the web site and this information seemed to be correct, lucky escape on my part at the time. now i go and buy 512mb of 2100 ddr and a 2400 thoroubred processor and while im waiting for it i to arrive, i stumble on the msi site suggesting that the board does in fact now take the barton. im sure i had an earlier version which may have been the reason but i cant find anything about it now. anyone got any ideas? the 2400 is costing me half the price of the barton anyway but this is leaving me with a spare 1700 palamino.