My machine is a amd athlon 2000+ xp with a msi km something motherboard... Edit : I have 256mb DDR ram. There was some probs with my CPU recently as when i used to switch it on, it used to power on and then in 3 seconds shut of. I initially thought there was a problem with the power supply. My h/w man took the cpu and told me the foll : The agp slot is gone. As a result my nvidia riva tnt2 iis gone as well. I have win98se and win xp dual booted. Win xp just refuses to start now and win98se gives illegal operation errors every 10 mins for almost every application. So i am reduced to some stupid pci card with 2 mb memory. I was just planiing to buy a new card maybe geforce fx 5200. But the news of my agp slot going bust is a shock. Furthermore my h/w man also told me that amd cpu's should always be used with asus mainboards and not via chipsets. Is this true? No what do i do ? Do i upgrade my motherboard or is there any other alternative or is the h/w man trying to fool me into buying new stuff? And yeah i wanna play games boo hoo.... Please help me techies!!!!