Re: Need a New Processor *(Upgrading)*
Well if you want a quick upgrade, just go for X2 3800+. It should hold you for a few years, as more and more programmers write programs that utilize the 2nd core. I'd personally just save up and get a new mobo, and a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. They're better than the FX line by AMD, and cost less too. Of course, its a big investment buying a new motherboard, and cpu, but it's worth it. You'll be glad you switched over!
Rig -- Emachines T5026, 3.06ghz P4, 300W Bestec PSU, 160 sata hd, 512mb dual channel 3200 ram @ 3-3-5-8, ATI Radeon 9250 pci, dual layer 16x dvd+/-rw.