thanks for the replies. i have just built myself a x2 555, m4a79xtd evo. since I've done that, I'd like to upgrade this old HP for the kids. was hoping to drop in a cheap dual core or something, but not sure what works in this mobo.
according to belarc, the mobo is: Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. Amberine 1.02
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.04 07/06/2005
Too old to upgrade even for kids computer?