|The crappy Willamette P4 is holding you back. |
Here's a 2.6GHz, 400MHz FSB Northwood P4 for $11.87+free shipping:
Unfortunately, you'll need a socket 423 to 478 converter to use the Northwood processor.
If you'd rather not upgrade the processor, put in a cheap Radeon 9600XT video card. The 9600XT will provide you with basic (not full) DirectX video acceleration (dxva) for DirectShow and Flash content.
Super PIII | Unlocked ES Tualatin @ 1.8GHz (150x12, 1.65v, 512K L2)
2GB PC2700 | 500GB | Radeon x1950Pro | Apollo Pro 266T | Win7 Pro