HeSu taught me to be completely comfortable with fiddling in a Computer's innards, from BIOS battery to connecting switches, IDE to SATA adapters, RAM incompatibility, and dismantling a disc drive that ate my CD. I often used to stare into the screen, cursing under my breath as I wondered if GIMP or Firefox were loading slowly, or not loading at all. I muttered dark threats as I tried to watch Anime or movies with my son, wondering just how small I'd have to make the player's screen before it would play smoothly.
The first time HeSu died, it was because the CPU fan broke. The last time, it was because of a still mysterious disc read error. I could've tried to fix this, but I am tired of the stress this PC gives me. I am tired of 'sukkeling with kak', which translates as struggling with crap. So, despite my real need for a PC, I decided to let HeSu go into the silicone afterlife of all technology.
I moved on, and managed to get a secondhand Core2Duo for under R1000 (approximately USD 10) which I have yet to name, but is performing well so far. I'll even be able to play games on this machine, something HeSu could never have managed in its twilight years.
And so, I bid thee farewell HeSu. You made me swear in ways that'd shame a sailor, but you struggled on with me. While we didn't always get along, I am grateful for what I did accomplish on your tired Motherboard and CPU, and appreciate the tireless efforts of your inadequate RAM. Peace out.