My father in law gave my wife his old HP Pavilion 8380, which has a PII 400. It has a lot of good features built in but it is slooooow. I can upgrade the memory from 96 Meg to 384 Meg with Crucial memory, but I'm afraid it still will be slow. Has anyone put in a new mobo into one of these proprietary machines? If I do, can the DVD drive and CR writer be made to work. I know I'll lose the features built into the mobo. By the way, I can upgrade the CPU from 400 to 450, so that's not an option. Thanks for any info!!!