People buy new PC's when there pc can't run their applications even with a fresh install. Also I bet you are not running Windows XP. That would not run to well on a system like that. Windows 98 is a virus compared to XP. If all you do is browse the internet, email, word, and excel then your machine is fine. Most people here have no choice but to have a faster machine because of the aps we run. You can buy a PC that blows that one out of the water for under $400. It just seems kind of silly to not upgrade. PC's are disposable nowdays.