After discussion with the InnerDad this morning, it was decided that to cart my laptop into a repair place, buy new RAM and maybe a new heatsink, &c &s, probably wasn't worth the hassle when I could just go to a computer shop on TCR and buy myself a new Netbook.
It is an Asus Eee. I think I got a pretty good deal on it, and I am right now setting up the important software. You know - Anti-Virus, Comic Book Reader, Firefox and extensions.
Talking of which, here is a dumped list of my current FF extensions on the Frankenputer:
I'm too lazy to bother with write-ups for these at the minute, I just want the links available on the as-yet nameless EeePC.
Nameless, but I think I'm going with Eddeee.