Phoebe, the tone of your reply to my post in the "Lag" forum comes across very aggressive.
Without having the ability to use pictures one of the few ways i can contribute to the forum is to post in tech because it is one subject i know something about (have worked in it... too long). Sorry if I'm cluttering the thread.
You are throwing fresh accusations at my advice (saying i did not account for heatsink - the processors i listed were retail boxed with them etc) then shutting down the discussion by saying you were "done with this conversation" .
For the good of the thread I will refrain from responding to the stuff about the heatsink etc.
Appreciate not everyone wants to become a computer geek and upgrade. Just wanted to make it known that starting over is not the only option. When I was young, a new PC was a major major expense, and i'd rather invest some of my own time and upgrade than do overtime at some nasty min wage call centre!