>A) How do i find out the maximum speed processor i can install?
From the motherboard manufacturer’s web site.
>B) Do i need to upgrade my motherboard ( another scary problem )?
That’s up to you. Depending on the motherboard(?), you may have to upgrade the case. You will need a new power supply, memory, and CPU fan.
>C) Can i use a AMD DURON processor in place of the K6-2?
>D) Should i just give up and try and talk the other half into letting me buy a new pc?
Yes. Give her yours. Or use stealth (search this forum with stealth for a definition and techniques—try the site search to the left).
See http://duxcw.com/digest/editorial/obit.htm, which was written two years ago. Larry