Hey folks, I am looking to replace my 2-3 year old ASUS motherboard in my computer. I'm sorry, but I don't know the model number. I will try to post that when I get home - if that helps people with recommendations of how to upgrade. I am using Nuendo, and my current processor is a P4 2.01 Ghz. I often have as many as 30-40 tracks, but most of the time under 24. I have a UAD-1 card (which helps), but I sometime get problems when I try to run 3 or 4 instances of Autotune. That is why I need to upgrade. I bought a 2.8 P4 to replace the 2.01 because that puts me in the hyperthreading range. The ASUS card that I currently have says that it is upgradable to 3 Ghz, but I come to find out that it really isn't (I'm a bit pissed with Asus), but that's another story. I guess I should have contacted them before ordering another processor. I tried to replace the processor this weekend, but the front side bus speed is not a match. I thought (mistakingly) that it would automatically revert to the slower bus speed, or that there might be a way to tweak settings to make it work. Anyway, what I would like to know is this.... What brand / chipset processor should I look for? Should I stay with ASUS or is there another brand I should consider for high end audio processing? Would I be better off trying to find something that will work with the 2.8 P4 that I bought and am now stuck with, or should I consider taking the loss and going with another processor, perhaps a 64 or dual processor, if that would ultimately give me a machine that will work better down the road? Is a 2.8 P4 sufficient? Forgot to mention that I need 5 card slots. This seems to seriously limit my number of choices (at least in the ASUS boards) Thanks for your input.