|You only list 128MB RAM for XP? Your system must be extremely slow. For a decent performing system, you should have 10 times that much.|
The "transistor" may have damaged the RAM, then again, maybe the RAM burned out the "transistor". I can't imagine it being cost-effective to pay someone to completely dismantle a computer, remove the motherboard, desolder then resolder a "transistor", then reassemble everything again. Why didn't you take advantage of the situation & upgrade the board & RAM?