Reply 20 of 50, by BinaryDemon
My 5yr old daughter uses my old C2Q 6600 (2.4ghz no overclock), 4gb ram, Radeon HD7850, 240gb ssd, win10. Obviously it’s not the original configuration, I’ve upgraded hardware where it makes sense and running Win10 helps. But CPU and motherboard are approaching 15years old.
My daughter uses it everyday, it handles 1080p video with no issues and can play many games (but obviously not modern AAA titles). Performance in lightweight tasks like web surfing still feels very snappy. Far from useless. I’ll be sad to see it retired (or repurposed again) once my daughter starts to play games that require more CPU.
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