Those CPU's that you mentioned must be supported, an 2180 will work with your board for sure, also the pre-core models, like the P4@3.2 that you mentioned will work as well. I read that quad's may have some problems with 530 boards, but in the specs it say Quad as well ?!? To be sure 100% just bring your PC to the tech's that you buy your new CPU from and test in place, but an E5200 must work with it, and 2180 will work for sure, and all the pre-core P4 / Celeron cpu's
Why you not wait a while and just upgrade both MB and CPU? I always build my configurations ( except the servers, but thats another story ), why pay for "brand name" pc when i can buil a lot better configuration for that kind of money. Well sometimes it's better to take the "brand" pc because of the software bundle, but as hardware only it's almost always better to build your own, than buy already made "brand" config.
Thank you for responding, and thank you for your insight. I was hoping that one of those would work.
pentium 4 3.2 ghz is too hot and cooks itself as soon as possible.
the dual core is better, but i don't know if it's compatible.
hold the celeron , weaker but colder,
now i try to substitute my cooked pentium 4 3.0 ghz with a celeron 430, but i don't know if it is compatible