I have a new computer, and it runs like a dream! Most importantly, it runs TS2 like a dream; my full game, that took 35< mins to load on my old computer? Now takes <15. And even big, CC-laden lots, that tended to lag a bit on the old comp., run smoothly – even though the graphics card doesn't have any dedicated memory, but sponges on the RAM.
I'm still in the process of moving in, but hopefully I'll be able to return to my original simming shortly and all will once again be well in my world. 🙂 And this will be the last you'll have to hear about my computer troubles. 😛