Thanks, John. I will run the Everest program as soon as possible and tell you the results. Here is the reason why I want to upgrade my processor: My system originally came with WinMe. Last year, I upgraded my RAM. I have the maximum RAM for my system, so there's nothing to be done there. A couple of months ago, I installed a super cheapie antivirus/anti-spyware program I bought at Wal-Mart(against my better judgement.) My system crashed. I lost a bunch of system files and Internet Explorer 6. I used the software that came with my computer to get it up and running again, but I was back to Internet Explorer 5. I had the most recent copy of my MSN software, but every time I tried to install it I would get a dialogue box that said the installation coundn't be completed b/c I didn't have IE 6. I called MSN's support line and of course they couldn't help me. I drove to OfficeMax b/c I live in a rural area and they are the only place you can go to for help w/computers here. They told me my options were to get IE 6 from a friend's computer or upgrade to WinXP. I decided to upgrade to XP. Since I installed XP, my computer has been running satisfactorily, but sometimes it is unsatisfactorily slow. Yesterday, MSN offered a free download of a utility that checks your MSN installation for errors. The only error it found on my computer is that my processor isn't fast enough. It got me to thinking that maybe I should try to upgrade to a faster processor before it's too late for my elderly computer. I'll only consider buying a new computer if this one becomes completely inoperable, b/c I just don't have the money right now. If upgrading my processor turns out to be too expensive, I just won't do it. Thanks for your help, John.