Hey Guys, thanks in advance! I have read some of your suggestions and understand most, but I have one of my own that is making calculas look easy. The mobo in my Gateway GM5688E is a Foxconn - Bengal - RS780 that says AM2+/AM3 socket. It currently has a Phenom triple core 2.1Ghz in it and want to speed things along. I run Adobe products for photos is about the toughest thing it does, just want everything to speed up some. So....I am looking at the difference in a Athlon II x 4 645 and the Phenom II x4 Deneb. I have to keep the watts down to 95w for CPU. Which one is best? Do you need a L3 cache? Will doubling the RAM to 8Gb need to be done? It is DDR2 RAM. Does more RAM make the machine faster than the speed increase from 2.1 triple core to 3.0 quadcore? My graphics card is built in, does that mean on the motherboard, or on the CPU? I know, I don't know nothin'. But would just like my machine to start up faster and run basic programs quickly. The Phenom triple core is OK, just seems sluggish to me. On CPU-Z it shows the graphics to be ATI Radeon HD 3200, code name - RS780, the mobo number. Am I living a dream and nothing will speed it up? Open for any and all suggestions. Also seem to have a problem with updating the BIOS for a new processor with this mobo. Can't find one.