Hello all.. This is my first post. Here is my situation: My son was farting around with his Dell Dimenssion 2400 and in the process bent the pins on his processor. I have looked over the socket (FPGA 478) and it doesn't look like there is any damage there. The particulars for the MB follows: Board: Dell Computer Corp 0K5148 A01 Bus Clock: 400 Mhz Proc: Intel Celeron 2.4G 8K Pri memory cache 128K secondary mem cache socket: FPGA 478 I have been flirting around with a couple of possibilities for fixing it. Please tell me if I am off the mark and provide any wisdom to aid in my adventure... First I was thinking of rewarding his curiosity by replacing the MB and processor with a higher end micro ATX board and more robust processor. These are what I had in mind, taking into account IDE support for the current HD and DVD Drive, power supply connections (250W) and DDR PC2700 184 pin memory currently in the system: Motherboard: newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186129 Processor: newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819112234 On the other hand, being the cheap father that I am, I was also thinking of just replacing the processor (and, BTW, making it his Christmas Present). I was looking at a larger processor that I believe the board will support. Going from a 2.4G Intel Celeron to either a: Intel P4 2.8G: newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116215 or a Intel P4 3.0G: Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 3.0GHz Socket 478 RoHS Version Processor Model NE80546PG0801M - OEM I understand that changing the MB means a new Windows XP liscense, and I am already prepared for that in the event I go with a new MP. Any wisdon and insight into my dilemma would be greatly appreciated.