As a direct result of the discussions with you chaps in "Processors", I have found that the BIOS on the MB is more than 2 years old. This means it predates the upgrade which would alow me to use the Athlon XP. I have not opened the box to find out if it is a Rev 5.1 board as I don't particularly want to flash the BIOS if I can avoid it anyway. I am a total coward in that respect.
An alternative would be to buy a MoBo, Processor, Memory bundle and use the one from here in an older still machine. Give it a boost of life and the stuff from here would be more than enough for what it does.
1. Is is as simple as I think, i.e. disconnect everything install new board, reconnect all cables.
2. Any suggestions for a decent bundle at a reasonable price. Either interweb or Glasgow area for preference. I like Athlon XP, as I see them as good quality at a reasonable price, but other suggestions happily considered.
Again thanks in advance.