My daily driver (not my gaming system) is an old i5-2400 @3.10GHz. Despite being slow and outdated, it is fast enough to run everything I throw at it: Photoshop, Corel, XAMPP, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, virtual machines, to name a few. In case of games (which I rarely play on this PC anyway), it is always the GPU that's the bottleneck.
The problem is; it is always bogged down by certain websites, like WhatsApp Web and Quora. But the worst offender is always video conferencing software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, especially when videos are on. That's why I always ask participants to turn off videos every time I host a meeting.
It is kinda ironic. In the past, especially during DOS era, I always got the impression that it was engineering software that demanded hefty system requirements, like 486 DX and above. Now engineering software run smoothly on my machine, while websites slow it down.
Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman.