So my motherboard was dying and corrupting my hard drive with it. It wasn't going down alone. Thanks to genius husband and apple computers all my data was saved! (though still unacessable to me as its on his work computer, but one day soon I shall have all my files back!)
So I had to go shopping to replace parts galore. mmm 500W power supply! zzzzzzzzap!
Yes yes yes I went with athlon again, I know, I know the intels are better,faster,more productive LA de da. But I was on a budget. Motherboards and chips were cheaper for athlon, and hey, I'm not exactly pushing my PC to the limit with all my "blogging" and civilisation games. So I settled for 2nd tier speeds.
But hey, I got 4gig of ram now (compared to pathetic 1 gig before) and I used to have a crappy 1Ghz chip. Now I got 2.7 with speedy bus and dual core whatsits. I'm FLYING BABY!
Of course now I am brokes, but not as bad as you might think.
I worry about families, who when their computer begins to get a bit slow, run out and buy a WHOLE NEW COMPUTER. Hey WTF! you Don't go and buy a new car when the battery dies and the alternator is fracked. Just replace parts as needed.
I just upgraded my computer to something fast enough to run the enterprise and it only cost me $550.
Oh and then realising my terabyte drive was never coming back form the dead I bought a new one of those too. $229
Details for the geeks:
Chip: 2.7GHz AMD ATHLON X2 7750 Black edition
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA78GM-S2HP
Rams: Super Talent DDR2 800 4gig
Hard drive: Western Digital 1 TB