Have an old 6 year workhorse with an Athlon 64 X2 5000 @ 2.6 on a 7327 MSI motherboard. Motherboard is going - several bloated capacitors are bloated and at boot BIOS hangs. Dilemma - can buy a new motherboard for about $65 or go to an AMD A6 5400 with BioStar Hi-Fi A85S3 motherboard for about $102. But nagging questions - probably need new memory and will the 300 w power supply handle the CPU and board.
Machine is only used for Word, Excel and Internet