Right now I'm at a stage where my AMD 4400+ x2 processors aren't really keeping me satisfied. I've decided that I'm in need of a new unit. I have an AM2 chipset on my motherboard and I'm running Windows XP Professional, that in mind I would like for you guys to help me decide where to place my money! I want an AM2 processor for ~250
AMD 6400+ Black Edition
-Great end to the 6400 series, and it gives me the overclocking edge that I want.
Phenom 9850 Black Edition
-I've read that XP will only read 2/4 cores for this bad boy? Not really sure here, but it's always up in the air, even if I have to spend the extra cash.
Phenom 8xxx Series
-New, cheaper 3 core processors. I've read reviews, they don't seem bad for their price.
Feel free to suggest another processor for me! I'd love to hear feedback! I don't want to change my motherboard, and from my experiences I love AMD so I'd like to stick with an AMD chip plzpzlplz.
Let me know guys!