Okay, I am trying to decide on a new processor for a gateway GT 5674 (MCP61PM-GM AM2 motherboard), it had a Phenom 9500 (dog!) in it, in a dusty,smoking enviroment- chip overheated... repeatedly b-4 I got to it, pretty well unstable, crashes ect. (using it underclocked in another system now). Trying to do a budget slight upgrade, thinking about the AthlonII X2 250 Regor, or possibly the Athlon II X3 425 Rana, although I am up for all suggestions, it has to be in the $75 and under range.
My main question is how is AM3 chip, in a AM2+ motherboard will perform. System is used for light gaming, internet, light video editing... nothing too intense.
Thanks in advance!