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October 16, 2006 8:27:46 PM

I've taken pics of some of my CPU's as I have Dual PIII server up as well as a Tualatin P!!! 1.26GHz, AMD K6 III, Pentium4 3.2EE, AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+/4800+, Core 2 Duo E6600, Core 2 Extreme X6800, AMD Athlon64 3500+/3800+ systems running and taken them apart to take pics would be far too time consuming.

So here are some pics of my other CPU's just to share with you all what sort of personal experience I've had in dealing with x86 processors as well as wanting to know what sort of experience you've all had.

80386/80486


Intel Pentium/MMX


Intel Pentium Pro


AMD K6 Processors


AMD K6/2 Processors


Intel Pentium !!! (SLOT 1)


AMD Athlon K7 (SLOT A)


Intel Pentium !!!/Celeron (Socket 370)


AMD Athlon/Duron/XP K7



Intel Celeron Tualatin


Intel Netburst Pentium4/Celeron (second pic is P4 2.4GHz 533FSB didn't want to un-mount it).



VIA C3 Processor



So guys.. what about you?

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October 17, 2006 1:19:20 AM

Whoa, ou have a sh!t load, never kept my CPu always sold my older systems...
Cheaper yet much less cooler!!!

P1 200mhz(not MMX!!!, you know one of the few 1 month useless product), my dad got a Compaq, first PC ever, use to have MACs go figure!

Funnyly never had a single AMD, build dozens of them for friends/work but seams that when I buy my CPUs intel is on top of thing, also my "mentor" is a intel fanboy so I was just listening to him until the P3 era when I started knowing more then him hehe

P2 300/333/350
P3 450/667/750/1ghz
P4B 2.26/P4C 2.6@3.4
C2D E66/ only have the CPU, doing a internship in the states so I build my rig when I come back in december, gonna be a killer =)

As I mentionned always sold my older stuff to friends mostly, they know my computers work well and they fight to know who's gonna buy it 8)
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October 17, 2006 1:31:08 AM

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Whoa, ou have a sh!t load, never kept my CPu always sold my older systems...
Cheaper yet much less cooler!!!

P1 200mhz(not MMX!!!, you know one of the few 1 month useless product), my dad got a Compaq, first PC ever, use to have MACs go figure!

Funnyly never had a single AMD, build dozens of them for friends/work but seams that when I buy my CPUs intel is on top of thing, also my "mentor" is a intel fanboy so I was just listening to him until the P3 era when I started knowing more then him hehe

P2 300/333/350
P3 450/667/750/1ghz
P4B 2.26/P4C 2.6@3.4
C2D E66/ only have the CPU, doing a internship in the states so I build my rig when I come back in december, gonna be a killer =)

As I mentionned always sold my older stuff to friends mostly, they know my computers work well and they fight to know who's gonna buy it 8)


I remember back in the day I had a Pentium II 266MHz and a Voodoo3 3000 AGP. My friend had an AMD Athlon 700MHz and a Voodoo2 12MB and I beat him in all gaming benchmarks. He used to get soo pissed.

Then I moved to a P!!! 700E which I oc'ed to 933EB speeds.
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October 17, 2006 1:34:17 AM

That first pic 80386/80486 has a very nice pattern. A few thousand more and you can finish tiling the floor :lol: 
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October 17, 2006 1:36:26 AM

I remeber argueing with stupid Voodoo fanboy that the Voodoo 3XXX sucked and that my TNT was a much better architecture =)
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October 17, 2006 2:27:01 AM

:lol:  Dude you need to get out more, go smell some flowers, talk to some trees, look at some fluffy animals, I mean Slot A eeew a CPU modeled on a Sega Saturn/Atari cartridge was never going to be a good idea (although I know of one thats still in service), the K6-III was a giggle though I had a 450 that cried enough when I tried to get it to 600mhz, I don't see a Dragon 32 though. :lol: 


Edit:Typed one console was thinking of another
October 17, 2006 2:49:04 AM

Wow, I'm impressed.

I have CPUs still in service on my home network that are much older than many of your retired specimens.

I have a Slot A Athlon 700 serving as my domain controller for example.

My current network also has an old slot 1 Celeron as a web browsing machine, a pentium 2 as my print server, A pentium 3 as my legacy gaming machine, an Athlon 1200 as my multimedia PC, 3 different Athlon XP systems used as low end gaming machines. A Pentium 4 3Ghz HT PC as my primary gaming machine (I need an upgrade). A Duron 900 as another web browsing machine.

Then I have an army of 486s, pentiums, k62s, and durons retired for various reasons. Usually because of a hardware malfunction that wasn't worth replacing.

Can I have your permission to use those images in my class.
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October 17, 2006 2:55:37 AM

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Wow, I'm impressed.

I have CPUs still in service on my home network that are much older than many of your retired specimens.

I have a Slot A Athlon 700 serving as my domain controller for example.

My current network also has an old slot 1 Celeron as a web browsing machine, a pentium 2 as my print server, A pentium 3 as my legacy gaming machine, an Athlon 1200 as my multimedia PC, 3 different Athlon XP systems used as low end gaming machines. A Pentium 4 3Ghz HT PC as my primary gaming machine (I need an upgrade). A Duron 900 as another web browsing machine.

Then I have an army of 486s, pentiums, k62s, and durons retired for various reasons. Usually because of a hardware malfunction that wasn't worth replacing.

Can I have your permission to use those images in my class.


Of course, anyone can use these images for whatever ethical purpose they wish. lol

Doesn't matter to me.
October 17, 2006 3:17:37 AM

:lol:  . o O (takes forever to load this page!!)

Wow.. so you saved all your other CPU's?

I pretty much traded/sold/gave away my stuff.

My systems were:

Texas Instruments
TRS-80
Tandy 1000
P90 - Packard Bell

Then my home builts as follows:

Cyrix P100+
Cyrix P200+
MMX P200
AMD K6 2 (300mhz?)
AMD K6 3 plus (500mhz)
PII 400 - got into SCSI components
PIII 800
AMD Thunderbird (1ghz)
P4 2.66/533
P4 3.0/800

After looking back and spending so much money during those times.. I gave up in tring to keep up with technology. :lol: 
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October 17, 2006 3:29:15 AM

Quote:
:lol:  . o O (takes forever to load this page!!)

Wow.. so you saved all your other CPU's?

I pretty much traded/sold/gave away my stuff.

My systems were:

Texas Instruments
TRS-80
Tandy 1000
P90 - Packard Bell

Then my home builts as follows:

Cyrix P100+
Cyrix P200+
MMX P200
AMD K6 2 (300mhz?)
AMD K6 3 plus (500mhz)
PII 400 - got into SCSI components
PIII 800
AMD Thunderbird (1ghz)
P4 2.66/533
P4 3.0/800

After looking back and spending so much money during those times.. I gave up in tring to keep up with technology. :lol: 


Yeah, I'm sort of a technology pack rat. You should see my Video Card Collection... :p 
October 17, 2006 3:40:44 AM

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I mean Slot A eeew a CPU modeled on a playstation cartridge was never going to be a good idea


playstations had cartridges? hmmm........ . . .
October 17, 2006 3:45:47 AM

Like most everyone else here I don't keep my old systems long I either give them away or sell them if they've got any life left in them. So here they are in order more or less:

Motorolla ? Whatever An Apple IIe was running at the time
Intel 8088 4.77 mhz IBM XT
Intel 8088 10 Mhz IBM XT Clone
AMD 286 12 Mhz
Intel 386sx 20 Mhz
Intel 386 33 Mhz
AMD 386 40 Mhz
Intel 486 66 Mhz
Intel Pentium 75 Mhz (Still runs a friend has it couldn't believe he still uses it)
Intel Pentium 233 Mhz (dead)
AMD K6 2 533 Mhz (sister inlaw has it)
Intel PII 450 Mhz (dead Overclocked it to death))
AMD Athlon 750 (friend has it)
Intel PIII 1.0 Ghz (My kids use it)
AMD XP 1800+ (Sold to a firend)
Intel P4 3.0 Ghz w/HT (Took it to work cause machines at work sucked)
AMD XP Barton 2500+ (Now belongs to wife)
AMD 64 3200+ (Sold to Friend)
AMD 64 X2 4200+ (Current Setup)

And soon within month or two Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 or E6600
October 17, 2006 3:46:14 AM

hmmm.... are you 45yrsold , not married , live with your parents still , in their underground basement , with your 50 computers everywhere ?
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October 17, 2006 3:51:21 AM

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hmmm.... are you 45yrsold , not married , live with your parents still , in their underground basement , with your 50 computers everywhere ?


LMAO..

25Yrs old, Divorced living on my own with too many computers to count. I'm in a Longterm relationship. But I won't lie.. computers have often come in between me and my significant others.

:p  :p 
October 17, 2006 4:00:57 AM

seriously man , i dont wanna turn this forum into a family health forum or whatever.. but as a 19yrold man giving advice to a 25yrold man , i say dont let computers take over your life , like some people have let them .

I had no social life for about 2 years , and i lost a few friends over it , and now im in the process of making new friends , i couldnt really get off the computer on weekends , i was glued to gaming and internet crap on them. Im not saying stay totally away from them , because i still like computers , just dont make them your life . Live a life outside your house .
October 17, 2006 4:02:17 AM

Wow, that's a lot of cpu you got. What would be the monetary value if you added them altogether now and the total you have spend when you first bought them.

Well for me, I first got a typewriter and then upgrade to an electric one. Then I got a calculator. Then my first pc, Turbo edition!!!! with a bonus included screen filter!!!!! Then lots of stock and then AMD builds and now 840. I don't really remember it all.
October 17, 2006 4:06:25 AM

Computers are rough when mixed with girlfriends. I currently want to purchase my water cooling kit (currently on sale) but the girlfriend is whining about some ring she saw "on sale" at Zales.

I got paid yesterday and it is not enough for both :p  What to do? Liquid...mmm

white gold and diamond....yuck
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October 17, 2006 4:16:08 AM

Quote:
Computers are rough when mixed with girlfriends. I currently want to purchase my water cooling kit (currently on sale) but the girlfriend is whining about some ring she saw "on sale" at Zales.

I got paid yesterday and it is not enough for both :p  What to do? Liquid...mmm

white gold and diamond....yuck


Lol... yeah that's one thing I like about my GF. She absolutely despises jewelry. I bought her a diamond Heart Necklace for X-Mas and learned the hard way that she has no real interest in that stuff.

She's into animals, so since I've met her I've gotten a Bunny (Rocky) and 2 Kittens (Simba and Kodi).... :?
October 17, 2006 5:18:41 AM

Lucky you... I spent almost as much on my X6800 as on my GF's ring... she claims since we've know each other since we were 5 that this is complely justified.
You think I spend money on my computers? You should see what happens when she gets a hold of my wallet and takes my car to the mall... :cry:  :cry:  :cry: 
She is so lucky I love her...
October 17, 2006 5:25:15 AM

vic 20
c128

p 133
k6 400
PII 450 *
p3 1Ghz
AMD 1700XP (palimino) *
AMD 1800XP (tbred a)
AMD 2500XP (barton)
AMD 2600XP (barton) *
AMD A64 3200+ (Winchester) *
AMD A64 FX 55 (SD) *

* currently running in pc's in my house//the 450 is my bsd firewall
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October 17, 2006 6:35:53 AM

3.30 am too much beer & not enough ZZZ's was the reason that giving and sticking too :oops: 
October 17, 2006 6:35:56 AM

Past:
AMD 486-DX@40MHz (Unknown motherboard)
Intel Pentium MMX@200MHz (OEM motherboard)
Intel Pentium III@1GHz (Asus CUSL2-C)

Current:
Notebook: Intel Pentium M 735@1.73GHz (HP Compaq nc4200)
Gaming: AMD Sempron 3000+(AM2)@1.6GHz (Asus M2NPV-VM)
Server: AMD Sempron 2200+@1.5GHz (Chaintech 7NIF2)
:wink:
October 17, 2006 7:23:39 AM

Commodore 64
Intel i486SX/25
Intel i486DX/33
Intel i486DX2/66
Intel i486DX4/100
Intel Pentium 75
AMD 5x86 133 skt3*
Pentium MMX 166
Pentium MMX 233
Cyrix 6x86MX PR200 (75x2, oc'ed to 83x2)*
Cyrix MII "333" (2.5x83 I think)*
K6-233
K6-2 450
P2-233
P2-266*
P2-350
dual P2-333
dual Celeron 366 slot-1*
Celeron 333 skt370
P3-667 slot-1*
Dual P3-933 370
Athlon XP 1800 Palomino (died of old age! Palominos die early apparently)
Athlon XP 2400 (first that was truly my own desktop that i bought the parts for with my own funds)
Athlon XP 1800 Thoroughbred-B (oc'ed to 205FSB @ 1.75V)
Athlon XP 1700 (fried, damnit, heatsink not secured properly)
P4 1.6A*
P4 2.4B*
P4 2.8E (oc'ed to 3.4-3.5 normally, Zalman CNPS7000-Cu)
P4 3.0 775
Sempron 64 2800
Athlon 64 3500
Athlon 64 3700 754*
Core Duo T2400*
Athlon 64 FX-55*

I think that's it. The ones with asterisks, I have currently. These are all the CPUs I can think of that I've had set up as fully operational computers in this house, or CPUs which I've owned personally.
October 17, 2006 8:05:57 AM

the first rig of my dad
IBM PS2 80286sx
10 MB HD
2 MB RAM

after that one, the computers where my property :twisted:

my first rig:
80386 DX
with a whopping 8 MB Ram and S3 videocard + HD 100 MB

second one
pentium 3 450 Mhz
with a voodoo3 4500 (3dFX was great, stupid directX, 3DFX must die because it isn't microsoft!)
with 64 MB RAM + HD 4.3 GB

third computer
AMD Athlon XP 1800 + 512 MB RAM and Geforce4 TI 4200
40 GB HD

fourth rig
AMD Athlon XP 2800
512 MB RAM + geforce4 TI 4200
120 GB HD

current:
AMD64 3 Ghz. socket 754
512 MB, after 3 builds, still going strong
120 GB HD
Geforce 4 TI 4600

didn't kept the CPU-s :cry: 

almost killed my dad when he told me he just thrown away the IBM?

it's a cool machine to play some ancient games on, like stunts, pac-man, commander keen,...
great time fun, on the 13" IBM CRT
October 17, 2006 8:52:13 AM

Great collection! I'm planning on doing the same with my processors when I get rid of machines, I only have one atm though :oops: 

My first machine:
P3 550MHz (100MHz bus)
256MB PC100 RAM
Geforce 3 Ti 200 64MB (originally Voodoo 3 3000 16MB)
40GB 7200rpm PATA100 HD (originally 13GB 5400rpm PATA33 HD)

Then I got a laptop which I've since sold on:
P4 2GHz (Northwood)
512MB DDR266 RAM
Radeon 32MB
60GB 5400rpm PATA100 HD (originally 20GB 4200rpm PATA66 HD)

My current machine (planning on replacing soon):
Athlon 64 3000+ 2GHz (Newcastle)
1GB DDR400 RAM
Geforce 6800 128MB
250GB 7200rpm SATA150 HD
October 17, 2006 9:35:08 AM

386 66MHz 4MB Ram 85MB HDD
P 1 133MHz 16MB Ram 2GB HDD
P 2 500MHz 128MB Ram 20GB HDD
P 3 800Mhz 128MB Ram 10GB HDD (Laptop)
Thunderbird 1333MHz 512MB Ram 120GB HDD
XP 2500+ 1GB Ram 240GB HDD

My Current Rig

AMD 4800 X2 AM2 2GB Ram 2.3TB HDD
October 17, 2006 10:52:30 AM

486 66mhz
Cyrix P90
Intel Pentium 200mhz
Intel Pentium II 333mhz
AMD Thunderbird 800mhz
Intel Pentium III 1ghz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55

The FX-55 remains my current setup, but boy do I really want a dual core...
October 17, 2006 12:23:23 PM

All I can say is 'Congratulations'. Nice collection, really. Just think that during this period I have only had 3 CPUS :oops: 
October 17, 2006 12:23:32 PM

My first PC was C64. As far as I remember, my x86 IBM PC's rigs:

1990
80386SX 16MHz
4MB DRAM
Hercules graphics adapter(mono)
60MB Hard Disk
5.25" DS-HD floppy

1991
80486SX 33MHz
8MB DRAM
S3 Trio SuperVGA 2MB 1024x768 24bit
210MB Hard Disk
5.25" & 3.5" DS-HD floppy

1994
80486DX4 100MHz
16MB DRAM
S3 Trio SuperVGA 2MB 1024x768 24bit
210MB Hard Disk
5.25" & 3.5" DS-HD floppy

1996
Pentium 133MHz
i430FX 512kB L2
32MB EDO DRAM
S3 Trio SuperVGA 2MB 1024x768 24bit
1GB Fujitsu Hard Disk
5.25" & 3.5" flopy
CreativeLabs SoundBlaster 16
CreativeLabs CDROM X4

1997
Pentium-MMX 200MHz
i430TX 512kB L2
32MB EDO DRAM
Matrox Millenium 4MB
2.1GB Western Digital Caviar + 1GB Fujitsu
5.25" & 3.5" flopy
CreativeLabs SoundBlaster 16
Hitachi X16 CDROM

1998

Pentium2 333MHz
i440BX
64MB SDRAM PC66
CreativeLabs GraphicsBlaster RivaTNT 16MB AGP 2X
4.3GB WD Caviar
5.25" & 3.5" flopy
CreativeLabs SoundBlaster 16
Teac X24 CDROM

1999
Pentium2 450MHz
i440BX
192MB SDRAM PC100
RivaTNT2 Pro 32MB AGP 4X
4.3GB WD Caviar
5.25" & 3.5" flopy
CreativeLabs SoundBlaster 16
Teac X24 CDROM
Sony CD-RW 8X

2000
Pentium3 933MHz
i815
256MB SDRAM PC133
RivaTNT2 Pro 32MB AGP 4X
20GB Maxtor 7200RPM
5.25" & 3.5" flopy
CreativeLabs SoundBlaster 16
Teac X24 CDROM
Sony CD-RW 8X

2001
AMD AthlonXP 1600+(Palomino)
MSI K7T266 Pro2 VIA KT266A
512MB DDR-266 CL2
MSI G3 Pro-VT64D Geforce3 64MB DDR
60GB Maxtor 7200RPM
Sony 24x/16x/52x CD-RW

2003
AMD AthlonXP 2500+ (Barton)
MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR nForce2 Ultra400
2x512MB Mosel Vitelic DDR400 CL2.5
MSI GeForce4 MX440-8X
2x80GB Maxtor 7200RPM 8MB Cache SATA Raid
DVD Nec X8
Sony 24x/16x/52x CD-RW

2005
AMD Athlon64 2800+ (NewCastle)
Asus K8N s754
2x512MB Mosel Vitelic DDR400 CL2.5
Inno3D GeForceFX 5700 256MB DDR
2x80GB Maxtor 7200RPM 8MB Cache SATA Raid
CreativeLabs Audigy2
DVD LG X16
Sony 24x/16x/52x CD-RW

2006

AMD Athlon64 3200+ (Venice)
Asus A8N5X s939 PCIe
2x512MB A-Data Vitesta DDR500 CL3
Inno3D GeForce 6600 256MB DDR2
80GB + 2x160GB Maxtor 7200RPM 8MB Cache SATA Raid
CreativeLabs Audigy2
DVD LG X16
Sony 24x/16x/52x CD-RW
October 17, 2006 12:45:39 PM

The only thing I remember was that my first rig had a pentium P2 333 and like 64MB RAM, and a whopping 6GB hard-drive a SoundBlaster 16 . But It wasnt my build.Then after that It was all XP's. I was about 16 when I build my first rig it had an XP 1600+, I had a couple friends who were my age and were really into PC's, but know I noticed that they really didnt know much, one time they had to take the PC to a shop to install a disk drive! 8O LOL. Now Ive know more then they do about PC's.

The best CPU Ive gotten is in my current rig. Which will have an FX-55 my friend wanted to give it to me, he's going C2D.

As far as computers taking up alot of my time, well yea it does, but mostly when I game or check the forums. I try to keep up with the times so when the time comes to build a new rig I know what Im doing. Im marrried now with a 5-month old daughter so my time in the computer is limited. THank god we own our apartment so i dont have to worry about things like rent, or even water or electric. So I dont need to be a workaholic....
October 17, 2006 12:45:45 PM

My first bad experiences with X86 processors came with non-Intel ones... a really rotten experience with a Cyrix 686-166+ turned me off to that company. I "upgraded" from a Pentium 90 only to find that in Quake the chip performed the same... something about having a weak FPU. And then later I had several bad experiences with AMD K6-2 processors (admittedly this was probably just an indication of how unstable Windows 98 was)
October 17, 2006 12:46:12 PM

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She's into animals, so since I've met her I've gotten a Bunny (Rocky) and 2 Kittens (Simba and Kodi)....


Good call on the kittens and bunny. Keeps her occupied and happy whilst you game for hours on end :) 
October 17, 2006 1:03:48 PM

Quote:
She's into animals, so since I've met her I've gotten a Bunny (Rocky) and 2 Kittens (Simba and Kodi)....


Good call on the kittens and bunny. Keeps her occupied and happy whilst you game for hours on end :) 

Lucky for him. With me it kinda backfires, I can game all i want during the day, but i dont like to, I hate playing games like FEAR DOOM3 Q4 in the daylight, I dunno i get into the game if its nice and dark, of course by that time everyone is asleep and my wife complains about the lights in the case & the fans, so I loose either way. :? Maybe I should switch the baby's room into an office :p 
October 17, 2006 1:09:19 PM

hmmmm, i started on a SUN IPC running SunOS 4.1.3.u1b.. 40Mhz with 16Mb ram
cranked that little IPC up to 175Mhz with a cycle5 turbo board, and 160Mb of ram! anyway. on with x86...

486SX 25, 4Mb
486DX2 66, 16Mb
486DX2 50 oc'd to 80Mhz! 64Mb, orchid 64 VLAB GFX
AMD 486DX4 100, cant remeber the ram, trident gfx
Pentium1 150, oc'd to 200, (no mmx)
Pentuim1 233 MMX, 128Mb, voodoo2
K6 II 400, 450, 500, 128mb, S3/Voodoo3 AGP GFX
K6 III 450, 256Mb ram! wow!, TNT2pro, i couldn't afford the ultra
P2 450,
P3 600,
P3 933, 512Mb, Geforce2 GFX, micro case, and silent. beautiful machine

Went back to working on Sun hardware so kinda dropped out of x86 for a bit...

AthlonXP 1600, 512Mb Geforce2ultra
AthlonXP 1800, 512Mb
AthlonXP 2400, 768Mb, Geforce2Ti
P4 Nortwood 3.2Ghz, 1Gb, GeforceFX5900

currently:-
AthlonXP 3200 - oc'd to 2.6Ghz, nforce2 Mobo, 3Gb , Geforce6800GT (but gave it to my dad - doesn't look like its comming home any time soon :(  )

Main machine:-
P4 Prescott 3.4Ghz, 2Gb, GeforceFX5950Ultra, GeforceFX5200 PCI, four screens!

Secondary machine:-
dual cpu xeon 2.8Ghz, 1.5Gb of ram, Geforce2MX400

G/F's rig:-
P4 Prescott 3.2Ghz, 2Gb, GeforceFX5900, Geforce2MX400, three screens!

all machines running folding@home in a fairly on off basis

non x86
Commodore Vic20, (really my dads)
various amigas (skipped the c64 somehow)
Sun IPC, Sparc5, various ultras 1 to 60
SGI Indigo extreme, and o2+ with R12K + video module.

and yes. i am Nvidia's Biyatch :)  haha.
October 17, 2006 1:31:57 PM

Purchased:
Vic-20 (6502 @ 1 mhz)
C-64 (6510 @ 1mhz)

Built
Zilog Z80A @ 3.25MHz (Timex-Sinclair 1000 kit)
i386 @ 16mhz
i486 @ 25
i486 DX2 @50mhz
PII @ 300mhz
PIV @ 2ghz
latest one in my sig.

I've got rid of or destroyed all but the PIV-2ghz any my X2-4400+
October 17, 2006 1:47:36 PM

My first processor was a 486i SX 25 which thanks to a handy jumper I upped to 33Mhz with 8MB Ram. That had onboard Graphics my Cirrus Logic that wouldnt even do 256 colours.

2nd was a PII 233 with a matrox mystique 220 4MB PCI Vga Card with a Massive 64MB Ram.

3rd was a 1.4Ghz Thunderbird (DDR was in effect), 512MB Ram, GeForce2 256.

4th was a 2200+ XP with the same DDR and but a Geforce4 Ti4600.

5th and current see my sig....
October 17, 2006 2:21:54 PM

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My first processor was a 486i SX 25 which thanks to a handy jumper I upped to 33Mhz with 8MB Ram. That had onboard Graphics my Cirrus Logic that wouldnt even do 256 colours.

2nd was a PII 233 with a matrox mystique 220 4MB PCI Vga Card with a Massive 64MB Ram.

3rd was a 1.4Ghz Thunderbird (DDR was in effect), 512MB Ram, GeForce2 256.

4th was a 2200+ XP with the same DDR and but a Geforce4 Ti4600.

5th and current see my sig....


I bet you anything that onboard graphics WOULD do 256 colors... you just didn't have the driver! A friend of mine with a Tandy with a 486SX-25 had a similar problem... finding a Windows 3.11 driver for that thing was a nightmare. I just don't think any 486 class system was sold with less than a VGA adapter.
October 17, 2006 2:28:18 PM

Lets see... The memories are comming to me now :) 


Going to start with my OWN systems, Not the family computers that were in the house before then.

From beginning to current....

Intel 486 DX2/66mhz
AMD 486 DX2/80Mhz
AMD 5x86/133mhz
Intel Pentium/166mhz
Intel Pentium/200Mhz W/ MMX Tech
AMD K6-2/300mhz
AMD K6-2/380mhz
Intel Celeron 300A@464Mhz
Intel Pentium III Coppermine 800Mhz
AMD ThunderBird 1.2ghz
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
Intel Pentium 4 3.0C <-- Intel Retailer's Edge Bundle
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Intel Core 2 duo E6300@3ghz <-- Current

Damn, It's kinda sad that i actually remember all those, Kinda like remembering all the cars i have had in the past.. lmao
October 17, 2006 2:39:54 PM

Well I dont have my processors availible for imiging at this time... but the list of CSU's I have owned and used are these, minus ones I can not remember.

486 sx
486 dx
pentium 75mhz
pentium 90mhz, 133mhz, 200mhz, 233mhz
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AMD
AM386 cpu
k5, 100mhz
k6 233mhz,
k6-2 300mhz, 350mhz, 550mhz
Athlon (most of the models).
Duron 700mhz, 900mhz, 1ghz
Semptron (verious models)
Athlon64. 3.2ghz, 3.5ghz
Opteron 1.4ghz
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Cyrix 486 133mhz, 333mhz.
IBM Server processors ~400mhz x4 (in a compaq server).
Sun SPARC processors
SGI processors
And various odd-ball processors from years ago.


Comming soon..... Complete list of all the processors in all my home devices... such as
October 17, 2006 3:05:05 PM

had a 200mhz pentium computer which we upgraded to 32MB of ram 8O

(almost forgot this one): 450 mhz... not sure what it was though it wasn't a K6.

first my bro got a 600mhz with a 440BX, which is now with my cousin (had a "diamond viper v770" which was a tnt2)

i got jealous and wanted a 600mhz, exact same layout (except GPU and RAM), still with me (accessories connected to that computer (printer, modem))

then had a sudden jump to a 630 (3 ghz)

those are the computers i've bought, however, i have a few more which i hijacked, and other processors i've disected... all of them in quality order are:

Pentium 66mhz (taken from someone because it looked cool (the one with the gold top (but not the pentium pro))

Pentium 66 ^^^^
Pentium 200mhz (sold)
****** 450mhz (sold)
AMD K6 (taken from someone who didn't need it)
Pentium 3 600mhz (with cousin)
pentium 3 600mhz (still with me)
Pentium 4 2800mhz (my bro's current)
pentium 4 3000mhz (current)

bolds are the ones that are actually ours...

Ara
October 17, 2006 3:34:42 PM

I see a couple others from my era..

8080a (heathkit)
Z80 (couple various)
6502 (several variants, Apple and commodore)
68000 (commordor Amiga, and Atari ST)
8088's out the rear end
8086's same
as well as too many of everything that followed...

been in this stuff since 1979... seen and forgotten more than many will probably ever know.

And NO, computers dont rule my life...
a b à CPUs
October 17, 2006 3:40:11 PM

Quote:
I see a couple others from my era..

8080a (heathkit)
Z80 (couple various)
6502 (several variants, Apple and commodore)
68000 (commordor Amiga, and Atari ST)
8088's out the rear end
8086's same
as well as too many of everything that followed...

been in this stuff since 1979... seen and forgotten more than many will probably ever know.

And NO, computers dont rule my life...


I wasn't born in 1979.. :p 

But ever since a young age I've been using computers. I owned a Colleco Adam, Atari, Commodore Vic 20 and then 64. Of course my first x86 was an 80186 with a monochrome screen. I used to play a game called Manhunt... oh the horrible memories... I hated that game.
When I got my 80286 I was playing Commander Keen and ummm Duke Nukem 1 & 2 (side scroll).
Then when I got an 80386 I started playing Where in the world is Carmen SanDiego as well as a game called Blue Force.

Sometimes I wish I could go back to those days..lol.
October 17, 2006 3:42:05 PM

Lets see, I'll prolly miss a few just because its been so long and have had so many.

First
K-pro 8086 unknown speed, 640k memory woot
Intel 386, 6 or 13 Mhz 4MB of ram
Intel 486sx 25 Mhz 5 mb of ram (color screen added)
Intel 486dx 100mhz 8mb
Pentuim 100mhz
Celeron 300 mhz 0 L2 cache :x
Celeron 400 mhz 128 L2 woot
AMD T-bird 750 mhz 256mb ram OC to 960mhz
AMD 1000mhz 512 mb socket A
Athlon XP 2000+
Ath XP 2700+ 512 mb
XP-M 2400+ oc to 2.5 ghz
XP-M 2600+ oc to 2.75ghz 1 gig mem
A64 3500+ Manchester stuck at 2.6 ghz
A64 3200+ Venice oc to 2.75 ghz 2gig
A64 X2 3800+ oc to 2.9 ghz

Thats it untill I get done with college lol
October 17, 2006 3:51:38 PM

I'm only 23, but all these computers were mine and not parents ones etc when I was younger.

Starting at age 11, these were all built myself

Intel 80286 (forget the clockspeed) this was when my Dad had a 486DX-33, so it was outdated even then.
Intel 80486SX-40
AMD 80486DX4-120
Intel Pentium P133
AMD K6-(2?) 300
AMD K6-2 450
Duron 900
Duron 1300
Athlon XP 1900
Athlon XP 2200 (donated to my kid brother with a GF6600GT to lure him away from consoles)
Athlon XP 2600 (still owned, this plays movies/tv in my bedroom for me to watch while going to sleep)
Athlon 64 3000 (still owned, this plays music thru my hi-fi and movies through my TV)
Pentium D 805 (still owned, main gaming rig)
Turion 64 MK-36 (still owned, crappy laptop)

I wanted to build myself a complete new Core2 system, but the g/f has her eye on a £3000/~$5500 engagement ring.....
October 17, 2006 3:57:26 PM

Well there is only one clear action then isnt there.




Dump the girl friend and buy a beter computer.
October 17, 2006 4:11:13 PM

My very first computer was a hand-me-down... a TRS-80 w/ 16k of RAM and color graphics. I quickly graduated to a VIC-20, but somehow managed NOT to own a C64. I was so jealous of a friend's C64... he had Dig Dug, Chopper Command and various other games my VIC-20 couldn't run. First X86 was an IBM PS/2 30-286... 320 X 200 VGA graphics were SWEET! From there it went 486DX33, P-90, Cyrix 686-166+, Pentium 200 MMX, and it gets kinda fuzzy there... I know I had a Celeron 466 and a P3-800... a P4-1.5... and now an X2-4400. *sigh* Still wish I had that C64.
October 17, 2006 4:32:52 PM

i got my first pc in jan 06
it had a Intel Celeron 895mhz dont remember the exact model.. i was so happy... but then i got some extra cash
sold the system and got!
a sempron 2200+ system it was wonderful it did everything that i wanted to do.. but i only got around 30-40fps on CS:S and that wasnt to fun
and now i have a AMD Athlon 64 3200+
i love it, its the best of the bunch ofcourse :) 
October 17, 2006 5:17:09 PM

Cool! :D 

My collection is similar to yours, though maybe a little smaller. It's big enough to drive my wife crazy! :x

I have in my posession:

Various 486 flavours - SX 25, DX2 66, maybe DX4 100
AMD 486 Upgrade (5x86) 133 MHz
Pentium 75, 100, 166, 200, 200 MMX, 233 MMX
Pentium II 266, 300, 350, 400
Pentium III 450, 500 (Slot 1)
Pentium III 1.13 GHz
Pentium III-S 1.26 GHz
Pentium 4-M 1.7 GHz
Celeron 500, 2.0 GHz
Intel Xeon 1800 MHz
AMD K6-II 300 MHz
Athlon 500 (Slot A)
AMD Duron 900
Athlon 1200 MHz
Athlon 1400 MHz
Athlon 64 3000+ (Socket 939)
Intel Core 2 Duo Allendale E6400

I have also had a few CPUs come and go that are not listed above, mostly AMD K6-IIs and Thunderbirds plus one Barton 2500+. I typically keep a CPU for eight months to a year and then sell it. I went through three this year - a D 805, a D 915 and now an E6400. I love my E6400, not just because of its architecture but also because of its overclockability - 60% and climbing!

I also have dozens of video adapters, NICs, SCSI cards, sound cards, modems, etc. Ditto for RAM - I have a little of everything - 72 pin Fast Page and EDO, SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, RAMBUS, SRAM cache, SODIMMS, etc.

I guess that I keep a lot of this stuff "just in case". Every now and then I put a system together and sell it at a yard sale or give it to a relative. I started with an IBM "Blue Lightning" 486 100 MHz that came with a whopping 8 MB of RAM. Tearing that thing apart and building it back up is what got me started in this hobby that many of us are so passionate about.
October 17, 2006 5:37:08 PM

LOL Nice...the gf comments are pretty funny too.

apple IIe
LC (68020)
Si 68030 ... i think...
StarMax 3000/180 603e later upgraded to a vimage G3
iMac G3 (original)
iMac G3 blue
athlon 800 slot A - biostar mobo
athlon 900 socket A (2) - MSI, gigabyte, ecs boards; ati 7500
athlon 1333 sok A (2) - asus, msi boards; ati 7500, 9500
xp 1600, 1800, 2000, 2500 - asus, msi boards; ati 9500, 9800
Pen 2.4 mob -
64 3000, 3500, FX 55 - asus, dfi, epox, jetway; 6800gt x2, 6800gs
X2 3800 - asus, dfi
October 17, 2006 5:49:20 PM

Wow, this is an impressive collective of CPU's. Here are mine since 1993 (as best I can remember)

386/16*
486SX/25*
486DX2/50
486DX4/100 (still in use)
Pentium 66
Pentium 90
Pentium 100*
Cyrix 686 166+ (threw away, like and idiot)
Pentium P3/500 (slot 1)* (still in use)
Pentium P3/550 (slot 1)* (spare)
Pentium 667 Celeron (burned up)
AMD K6-500 (laptop) (still in use)
Pentium 4 1.4GHz (still in use, gave to Mom)
AMD Turion 64 ML-34 (laptop) Current everyday system

CPU's with an * are computers that were given to me, I don't remember the complete specs.
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