Hello I've decided to upgrade this machine, as it is becoming a bit dated. The only problem is I don't know what to upgrade. I am on a limited budget, and thus can not afford to upgrade both cpu& mobo along with the video card. First the three alternatives I'm looking at: A64 3000+ and msi K8 Neo Platinum (Socket 754) A64 3500+ and MSI K8T Neo2 Fir (Socket 939) An X800 based card [/list=1] 1 is what I'd call a stop-gap upgrade as it won't be a very big upgrade (from my 2500+), nor one which I'd expect to last very long. It'll neither have Socket 939 nor PEG which would be nice to have. But it is cheap and I could get it faster. 2 is a bit more future-proof with Socket 939 and a better cpu. It won't have PEG, but as I can not afford both this and a new video card, I can live with that (besides, mobo's are cheap compared to cpu's) 3 will accomplish what I'd really like, as I'll be able to turn AA back on in BF1942 (running AA at 1280*1024 is not working in that game). 2 and 3 is around the same price and are the ones which are the most tempting. 1 is cheaper and thus won't affect my budget too much. And a few Q's As I'm using Win2k, will I see any effect of going 64-bit? I know there is a 64-bit version of XP coming, but I'd prefer to stick to Win2k. Will (and how will) it work? Also, do you agree with my choices for motherboard in 1 and 2, or do you have other suggestions? I am mostly drawn to 1 for now, and then picking up an X800 based card when it drops some more in price. (Posted this in Other Hardware as it's both Video and Cpu/chipset) Comments?