Dell computer crapped out on my wife. I took it in to a shop because I wasn't sure which of 3 components was the faulty one. I've no spare parts around so I paid the $25 to have it checked. Turns out it was the motherboard. This means if I replaced it, it'd be the third one. I went in and picked it up, my wife was with me. There is a pawn shop right across the street from the computer shop and my wife likes to go to pawn shops to buy rings and stuff. She said, "Maybe they might have a computer". They did! Asking price $249 with 20% off. The guy sold it to me for $200 with monitor. It had Windows Vista on it, About 80 gig HD, 1 gig of ram, (I put in another gig to make it 2 gig ram), no dvd writer, just a player, I'll take the writer out of the Dell. The only bad thing is it's only 32 bit processor, but it will do the job for what my wife uses a computer for. So, I'm fed up with Dell computers. ("THAT IS MY RANT"). Oh, I don't like HP all that much better but that is what my laptop is and so is the $200 pawn shop computer. A few months back I got my hands on an old emachine. The people that had it said the motherboard was bad in it, I had to check, it was not bad. Problem with that one was it is a 586 processor and password protected. I installed Tiny XP on it to bypass the password, but tried and failed to get Linux to load on it. I think the problem is not enough ram, it's 512 but upgradeable as there are 2 slots, but it is DDR type. So, does anyone know if I can get 1 gig DDR cards? Sorry I can check that online.