I am new to this forum and from what I have seen looking around there are a lot of E-Machine problems. I'll try and make this simple. My model W2260 stopped working, black screen when you try and load Windows. Went thru a bunch of differnet things and between myself and my IT guy at work we have determined that the CPU went bad. I could bore you with everything that was done, swapped memory, new MB with old CPU, new case, new PS but I won't. Here is my question. I have another CPU that I can put in the E-machine with the original MB. It was a good working machine and I would keep it if it were still working. I am worried about a MB problem that caused the CPU to go bad, and frying the other CPU. Is it common for a MB problem to take out the CPU? The CPU is an AMD Athalon XP 2200+. I have seen them on E-bay for about $25. Do I risk it? Is there any other option? I hate to junk it not knowing for sure if it is a MB problem. Reading all the MB problems other E-machine owners are having I might be $25 ahead by just junking it.