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Recommendation on possible motherboard upgrade for obsolete PC

I work for a small non-profit organization, and our budget is real tight these days.  Someone recently donated three identical PCs to us.  They are fairly old.  Here are the specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8SIMLH (socket 478), microATX form factor
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood), 2.4 GHz
Chipset: SiS 651 rev. 01
RAM: 2 x 512 MB
Power supply: 300W

They all have DVD ROM drives, as well.

I'd like to upgrade the machines to something newer/faster that can comfortably run Windows 7.  What kind of motherboard / processor combo would people recommend?  I'm hoping for something under $200.  Or is it hopeless, and I should just scrap the machines?

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Scriven, OK, thanks.  If I did want to upgrade the motherboard to make the machine run faster, what would you recommend?
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Thanks for the tips.