Best CPU For Windows XP

Hi all,

First post here. Glad I found this forum.

I’ve just built myself an XP pc with Windows XP pro SP3. I’m trying to use parts from the that period. It has a Phenom triple core 8400 2.1ghz and a NVIDIA GT710 graphics card. I plan on collecting as many PC games I can from that era and playing them. I’ve heard that some games will have a problem with multiple cores. Should I stop where I am and build another one with a single or two core, or will multiple cores be okay? I’m also going to build a second one with a quad core Phenom.

Also If anyone has experience with XP Gaming could you please tell me if 2gb Ram is enough to run these older games?

Thank in advance for any help.
Last edited: