Well I have an AMD Athlon XP and my motherbaord is out of date for my chip. It doesn't recognize my chip and won't clock to tis full potential. Its just a fact of the baord, bios upgrade doesn't help. So I need a new board. I want to get something compatible with the newer 400FSB so I can upgrade to a Barton in the not too distant future. Anyone have opinions on what the best newer board would be to go with? Doom 3 is taxing to say the least sometimes and sure a video card upgrade would be nice but I want to use the potential of the one I have first. Just preordered Half Life 2 and don't want lag situations like I've dealt with in Doom.