Originally Posted by jsc1973
But to her, that budget build was a wonderful gift. She had been using a S754 Sempron 3100+ rig that I'd given her years earlier, and even after I overclocked it a couple of years earlier, it was dreadful even for watching videos online. The thing was still running XP. To her, that little A6 dual-core APU was like going from the outhouse to the penthouse. Sometimes, you have to have a little perspective when you consider computing for the non-enthusiast crowd.
You don't say! I know exactly the feeling! I fought with my brother to let me upgrade his office PC from Sempron 754 , 1GB DDR, onboard SIS graphics to Athlon 5050e, 4GB DDR2, HD5450 . He was shouting all the time. I also installed Windows 7 after a long fight to convince him that it was time to leave XP. At the end, he was in awe at how faster the boot was, how faster the programs would launch, but after a week later he was again disenchanted saying "well, i was fine before too".
I 've got another friend, who stayed for 10 years on Athlon XP 2500+/ASUS KT333 (an immortal motherboard that he refuses to throw away), although i was begging him for years to give him older spare parts for free. "I am doing my job fine, why upgrade?". He finally capitulated because "well, to tell the truth, some youtube videos are choppy" (hello HD video). So last year i gave him 2 Asrock 980DE boards (1 to use as spare, because i never trust them), 1 Athlon x2 240, 8 GB RAM, the usual HD5450 1GB and he bought on his own a SATA HDD and a new PSU. He almost got a heart attack. He also has a 2007 Intel 1,8Ghz dual core notebook and he complaint that it was now feeling too slow in everything. And unless he gets stubborn or bored, next month i will give him a 1090T i decided i won't ever use anymore (always ran too hot for my taste, it's why i bought FX6300).
Both my brother and him, said the same thing: "Woohoo! With this upgrade i will be fine for 10 years!".
Outside OC.net, people are actually staying happy with very little.Edited by Undervolter - 7/18/15 at 4:49pm