Moose here, and I have a weird one for ya...... I have an eMachines T3958 desktop and a D620-5777 laptop. The desktop is getting old, and I was planning a mobo change. Socket 478 boards seem few and far between now though. And they all seem to want DDR2 memory! So there goes that money I just spent on 2GB of Crucial PC2700! The Celeron D 340 has served me well, and currently has no problem. I just don't want to get caught with my pants down. Between all the horror stories I've read about mobo's, PSU's, and sudden hard drive failures....it's got me a little frazzled! So if I must change RAM anyways, then why not consider the CPU too, right? So here's my question: Will the AMD 2650e work in a AM2 socket desktop mobo? And how would it perform in comparison to the 2.93GHz Celeron D it's replacing? I'm asking because then I could kill two birds with one stone, buy a better CPU for the laptop while recycling the old one into my desktop. Am I crazy? What would I have to look out for? I've seen people swap the 2650e for 4850e's. And soon there'll be a 3250e, which is kinda in the middle, right? Any input is appreciated, even if it's just laughing at my idea. If it won't work, then why? Thanks guys!