My computer is now back in working order, hooray! The whole process took about a day, which isn’t bad going. Unfortunately the Network Connection Just Dropping problem still occurs, but I’ve discovered that dis-and-re-enabling the interface solves it without requiring a restart, which is a start. There’s no sign of USB-related crashes, which is very pleasant. I miss my dual-core processor, though. This morning I’ve had Picasa, iTunes and Firefox all go mental with 100% CPU usage, to the point that after 20 minutes I gave up waiting for Task Manager to appear. With my old processor this could – and occasionally did – happen all day without me even noticing. Ah well, it’s worth it for the extra stability.