hmm i guess i do need a new cpu.. pentium's got lower bus speed than the core i realize that... plus my ram tech is a bit old too.. 533s are disappearing.
and about 4 gigs of ram.... my motherboard only supports a 2 gb maximum.
my mobo's one of those stock ones you get with a HP desktop.
hmmm.. total overhaul needed.
but the first thing i'm going to do is shift back to xp.
then maybe save up and get a new mobo and a q6600
anyways... thanks for the input