Holmes4, I ended up getting one of the ram's that I mentioned earlier in my post, and like most of the people said, I didn't see that much of a change in processing. I think its better though for the windows 7 OS that I'm using.
Also, a weird thing happened, I was initially using xp with the 2gb new ram that I got, and xp kept having issues with it. An error message would always pop up when I booted (hence I switched to w7).
Eugene, sorry to hear that your ssd
didn't make it.
I still don't get why they crash so much though. Could it be because of how tiny they are made to be, or because their lifespan isn't meant to very long. I guess that's a debate by itself.