I've had my current computer for 3 years. While I've upgraded my monitor, cpu, video card, ram, psu, and sound card, my motherboard platform (skt 939) has stayed the same. Even with my motherboard, I think that I'm at the limits of my cpu. I cannot get this 3800+ X2 above 2.5 ghz no matter what I do because the chip doesn't like fsb speeds over 250mhz. At 2.5ghz, it seems like I'm getting a somewhat serious bottleneck even in games because UT3 and even Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II run like molasses (25-30 fps). I am therefore left with several options: 1. Get a new platform now (motherboard, cpu, and ram) and use an Intel quad core like a Q6700. I would then sell my motherboard, cpu, and ram and hopefully get nearly enough to cover the upgrade (these components together are worth $300). 2. Wait for the Bloomfield to come out and then upgrade. I'll have to wait at least 6 months for this. 3. Don't upgrade my desktop at all and instead invest in a Thinkpad Tablet for college next year. I'll wait for the new platform (Montevina?) to come out in this case. I also have a 3200+ Skt 939 chip laying around that I can sell for about $30 hopefully. I'm also not interested in the Phenom simply because it does not provide enough of a performance upgrade from my current setup. What should I do? Thanks.