Well, it's obvious that the higher, the better. But does the price also mean anything to you as well? You should be able to get the XP 2000+ for under £100. It depends on what is the highest CPU your motherboard can support.
no stability problems, AMD have always been considered to represent the best price to performance ratio.
i have used AMD processors for years and never had any problems.
but why buy yesterdays technology?? sure you can get the XP 2000 cheap, but why not get the XP2200 or even better the XP2400 which has a different architecture all together. not sure what that means, but its fast!!!!
you can get the XP2200 for £100 now, so shop around.
Not trying to sound inpolite but are you in a rush? You seem to be asking for help if you have no answer in a few minutes. Just get the highest that you can afford. However, I would prefer not buying the highest I can afford and use the money I saved on other things like RAM or a graphics card so that I can balance out my PC. Not worth getting like the 2800+ if you only have a GeForce 4 MX with 256MB DDR PC2100 RAM. There's always bound to be a higher processor out soon anyways.
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