Fixing my computer, what should I buy?

A little over a week ago my computer died, if you want you can read about that in this thread http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=961944#961944

Long story short my processor is dead and I'm stuck with a socket 478 motherboard.

I came up with two options

Option #1
Asus CT-479 adapter + Pentium M 745 Dothan

Option #2
ASRock mobo with AGP and PCI-E
Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego

Both of these options would cost a little over $300.

The main problem is I'm stuck with a 9800 Pro AGP card which I don't want to upgrade at this time. I also don't want to put one of those terrible Prescott processors in my computer. I can either go with a Pentium M and keep everything I have now or get that other motherboard and be covered when I want to upgrade my video card.

What do you guys think?
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  1. Hands down, unarguable: Get the s939 mobo but save some $, get the 3200+, and use that towards a new video card.

    ~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
  2. the s939 option but if want to save money on electricity get the pentium m thingy
  3. If you're considering the Pentium M 745, get the Athlon 64 3200+ Venice. It's only around 7W more in real world use, with similar performance and a much lower price.
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