My computer is now fixed. For the geekily inclined:
MA790XT-UD4P Gigabyte Motherboard
AMD PhenomII 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
4GB DDR3 1066 RAM
Nvidia 8800GTS Video
60GB OCZ-AGILTY Solid State HDD – Main Drive
1TB Western Digital Data Drive
It runs much faster now. Lightroom is seconds, instead of minutes, to load. I can output files in seconds rather than minutes as well. It’s a much better machine than I had. I know the video card is the weak point, but I barely use the 3d drawing capabilities of my video card anyway. I’m just happy I can edit at a reasonable pace now.