Am runing the version 2, A7N8X Deluxe with an AMD XP 2600 CPU and two 512\nDDR SDRAM in dual channel mode. This combo only lets me run the FSB at 166\nrather than than 200. As I understand it, I can upgrade to the AMD XP 3200\nand run FSB at 200. Question is, does this gain me any appreciable\nperformance increase? New CPU seems to go for about 0. Then again, will\nthis MB run with any of the newer Athlon 64 CPU's if willing to go the cost\nof one of them, and is it worth the investment relative to any performance\ngain? I ask this second question only because the MB user manual indicates\nit will run with Athlon 3200 or higher cpu's. Intuitively, I have doubt\nthis board will accept the Athlon 64. Serious comments and responses are\ninvited to respond and in doing so, assist my education which got behind the\npower curve due to long illness. Thanks, Bill.