I just ordered a new motherboard and processor (3.1 Ghz, YESSSSS!) plus 4GB of RAM.
It's been a long time coming - I've had this computer for seven years, and it was a hand-me-down from my brother. Over the years, I kept talking about upgrading or buying a new one (I bought Painter a few years back but haven't been able to use it because it runs SO SLOWLY) but was just too gosh-darn cheap to. This way I get to keep my lovely case and my lovely Windows XP =)
My "old" computer - 1.01 Ghz and 756MB of RAM.
Sad, sad, sad.
Now I'll be able to actually run Painter and to play Sims 3 when it comes out.
Also, I am dumb. I forgot about the onboard video card, so I'll have to give that a go when I get home.
Next...one of those new-fangled netbooks.