I need help, i need to know what would be the best CPU for this motherboard and what EXACTLY it can handle, because i would really like to puch it and be able to use this thign for at least 6 more months. this is the specs on my mobo from the HP website... the mother board is an ASUS A7V-VM. Motherboard Supplier ASUS System BIOS Supplier Phoenix Form Factor uATX Processor Brand AMD Processor Socket Type Socket-A (PGA462) Processor Family Athlon (T-Bird, Palomino), Duron (Spitfire, Morgan) Maximum Processor Core Frequency 1.67GHz Palomino, 1.4GHz T-Bird; 1.2Ghz Morgan Proc. Front Side Bus Freq. 266/200MHz Chipset Name Via KM133A Chipset "North Bridge" & Revision KM133A (VT8365A) Chipset "South Bridge" & Revision VT82C686B rev CE Super I/O (N/A) Flash BIOS Device Xbus 2Mbit Memory Type SDRAM Memory Speed PC133 Memory Sockets 2 Additional Info on my sys: BIOS version: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0.G for Asustek Chipset: Via VT8363/5 KT133/KM133 Sys controller Southbridge: VT82C686A PCI to ISA Bridge No DMI/SMBIOS Prensent Current processor AMD Athlon 1.1 Ghz(11x100 MHz DDR) if anyone has any sugestions or knows what I should do please tell me, i read this post in another forum whiel trying to figure this info out my self, you can check it out just go here: http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=2048506 as it says in a few of those posts the FSB speed, can it be different than 100 like what can run? and I know HP posted the limits on it, but as in a few of the posts on the other site, it said you could probably run up to a 2400+ XP, but i dont want to waste my money, so does anyone know exactly what the limitations are and what would be the fastest type of AMD processors that i could use and that would work on this mobo with the BIOS i have or if i could change the BIOS though it could be locked, i dont know, any suggestions or comments will be useful, so please help. If you need any additional details, I would be more than happy to find them out for you, thank you.