I am currently in the process of trying to find a new CPU as my celeron busted mysteriously (I had an unstable overclock and I'll leave the rest to your imagination...think black hole in the cpu). I originally thought it was a fan failure and it overheated. I didn't like the celeron anyway. Right now I am eyeing a few things on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1707443+1050706985&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=343 I have been told that the Northwood is a better deal. The only problem though is that I am a little hesitant to overclock the cpu because this budget was given to me as a gift, and nothing says "I blew your money, literally" more than another cpu lost to overclocking. Obviously you can see that the mobo is socket 478, and blah, blah, blah. Mobo is listed in my profile and any input would be greatly appreciated! EDIT: The budget is $100.00. I don't want to have to go over this, as my classes come first over my computers.