I would mess around in the SyncMaster forum at Samsung (if such still exists). Some years ago, I was able to upgrade an ECS motherboard to 4-core CPU by getting the 'latest & greatest' BIOS (dated in the previous decade) with help of a friendly, helpful, resourceful engineer. This made purchase of used 2.7 Ghz CPU for $8 an affordable investment. Ran it for 3-4 years before donating to a computers4kids effort. Good luck!