o1die....I thank You for the help and the http:/ link. You are correct 939 boards are old ...but for some reason my board is very fast...I had 4 gb of memory, but the system shows that I can only use 3.256 gb.....so I removed 1gb and replaced it with 256 mb... went back to the system and it shows that I have 1.256 gb of memory. this is strange because on line I read that the max for this MoBo is only 2.00GB. Anyhow
my computer boots up very fast...between 4 and 5 seconds....so I'am a happy camper.
I run windows 7....32 bits, 2- 160 g's hard drives and a 80 g's third hard drive as a slave to my multiple DVD writter rom.