So yeah, my summer job ended yesterday. I won't miss having to get up in the mornings, but I would have liked to have stayed on longer. Swings and roundabouts, and all that.
Anyway, the company I worked for (in the IT dept, incidentally), sells their old PCs when they retire them. I was going to buy one - £50 for an Optiplex 755 is quite a good deal when you still run on DDR2 at home. I also asked if I could buy the old RAM in the PCs that were too old to even be sold, and were to be scrapped, also DDR2. Then I decided not to, and get a totally new setup. Today, about an hour before I left, my supervisor left a retired PC on my desk, and said I could have it, and the old RAM for free!
Long story short - I got a free PC. And indigestion from a pizza-eating contest.
The old RAM is to slow to run in the Optiplex, but will run in my Vista box, which is good, since I was on 512MB x 512MB. Now it has 1GBx1GB + 1GBx1GB. Yay! The Optiplex is 512X512 + 1GBx1GB, so that's fairly good too.
Related: - is there any way to allocate RAM to a graphics card? I have an ATI Radeon HD2350.