The Official Miniframe Blog
Sunday, 26 August 2012 11:36

Bring back peace and harmony - my personal story in 3 rounds.


Round 1:

A few years back, I got the kids a new computer, so they can play their favorite games.

The configuration was on the entry-level-plus:

AMD X2 Dual-Core CPU, 4GB Ram, Nvidia 7900GS video-card, running Windows-7 64-bit.


As they started using the computer more, they started fighting over their turns on using the computer.

Soon enough, this had became a major nuisance as we got more of this:

Then, last year (2011), just before I joined MiniFrame, I discovered SoftXpand Duo and thought I should give it a try.

The experience was shocking - it worked out of the box, and suddenly the two kids could use the computer simultaneously:

Yair's early SoftXpand system


Round 2:

A few months ago, I decided to upgrade the computer, so that games will load faster and run more smoothly:

The spec is as follows:

Asrock H77 motherboard (2 PCI-X slots), Intel I5 with built-in graphics (Intel 4000HD), 8GB Ram, 80GB SSD, running Windows-7 64-bit.


Needless to say - this configuration is a major upgrade when compared with the previous one. Thanks to the SSD, Windows start time now takes about 10-15 seconds !

The upgrade went very well - all games run smoothly and quickly.

The results were so good, that friends started coming over and take part in Multi-Player games.

Soon enough, fights started again, and we got this again:


Round 3:

I kind of expected this to come, so I found a used Nvidia 560GTX card on ebay, and turned the computer into a quad-user system: I have upgraded from SoftXpand Duo into SoftXpand 2011. The computer is powerful enough to sustain 4 users playing, so we finally got this:

This is how it looks now:

Yair 4-user SoftXpand 2011 system

No more kids fighting over the computer - the story of Yair @ MiniFrame

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