I bought an AMD Processor almost 4 years ago for $55. It was budget even back then, but worked well. It was clocked to run at 1.47 Ghz (yep, a little slow). I read on the internet a way to “unlock” it, so that it could run at over 2 Ghz. I had to blow out (with a power supply) part of the circuit board (the part that told the Motherboard what speed it should run at) and then overclock in the BIOS. Why is all this interesting. I sold it today on eBay…..for a whopping $47 ($42+$5 to ship) So all in all i kinda rented an AMD CPU for 4 years at a cost of about $2 a year (around 15 cents per month!) I’m actually considering using eBay a lot more often. (just this last week I sold 6 other items; all things that i didn’t really think anyone would want, but hey of the millions of people who shop on eBay… The odds are in my favour. I also sold a 6 year old Cricket phone for $12.50, a cheap CPU heatsink/fan for $15, a sucky Graphics card for $16, and a sound card for $20. Maybe I’ll quit my part time job.. Even better I’ll just drop out of BYU!