Okay people, let's change the tone of this thread to something that's friendlier and with a bit of understanding. We have a member with a number of issues calling out for help here, so how about we see what we can do rather than pick fault/condemn, orright?
First off, it is not just the CPU that's the bottleneck. The mobo is also old and would not be ideal to run a more powerful processor.
So, I have an AMD Athlon x2 5600 2.9ghz that I can send from Australia without too much expense. All that kona would need to get him out of immediate trouble then is an AM2 socket Mobo and a stock CPU cooler. Now if somebody in the US has these items laying around with no particular use in mind, they would be of great help to kona to get his machine running somewhat better than it currently does. He already has the compatible RAM, and it's just those 2 items he needs to run his machine at a reasonable speed, so how about it people, can anyone help out a fellow member who's doing it tough... in more ways than one?
Yeah, apart from PC issues and a lack of cash, kona has a number of health issues impacting on his life, and these present him with difficulties in areas of his life that most of us take for granted, so before anyone decides to heap anymore ridicule and pain upon him, try walking a mile or two in his shoes to see how it feels. Now I'm not at liberty to discuss these health issues in any detail because they were related to me in confidence, but believe me when I say that kona isn't at all well, and a little bit of help would go a long way to lifting his spirits.
Now if I had both parts and could afford to post them I would, but I haven't and can't, so please, let's pull together as a community and make this happen. I have the CPU, it needs a matching mobo and cooler to complete the deal. And if somebody has an old DVD ROM laying around, that wouldn't go astray, either.