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January 31, 2007 3:37:00 PM

Feeling all nostalgic now so now let us post, what was your first cpu/rig :p 
I'll go first :) 

Intel Pentium MMX 133Mhz
16MB of RAM
2GB HD
2MB sirius logic graphics card ( I think )
Modem Fax 33600

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January 31, 2007 3:45:51 PM

Depends on what you're talking about. My first personal computer that I actively used was a Commodore VIC 20. The first one I owned was a Commodore 64 (paid $130 for it and a bunch of software).

The first actual IBM PC compatible that I ever actually owned was a 486SX-33.

My first "dream machine" was an AMD 286 20 MHz beast with dual floppies. :D 
January 31, 2007 4:04:38 PM

my first build , and still have it , its a timex still working never had hardware problems at all just softwhare owner oopse's lol
CPU 500/100 333/66 celeron
MOBO P2/370A
RAM 128/64x2
GPU Voodo 3 VP
AUDIO SB Live
PSU Powerman 235w
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January 31, 2007 4:08:27 PM

Celeron 333MHz, 64MB of PC 100 SDR, 8G HDD.
At the time there were mostly Pentium Pros and PIIs around and this thing really rocked :wink:
January 31, 2007 4:09:12 PM

Quote:
Feeling all nostalgic now so now let us post, what was your first cpu/rig :p 
I'll go first :) 

Intel Pentium MMX 133Mhz
16MB of RAM
2GB HD
2MB sirius logic graphics card ( I think )
Modem Fax 33600


i386 SX/16MHz
2MB RAM :x DOS(forget which version) Windows 3.1
42MB hd(84MB using Stacker)
5-1/4" floppy
14" SVGA monitor
Panasonic KPX-1180? Dot-Matrix B/W printer.
Late '91 ~$2200 CAD.

I try to forget it, as it would hardly run anything in Windows. Not enough RAM. :oops:  Got so sick of.."shut down as many TSR's as you can" errors. :evil: 
January 31, 2007 4:10:17 PM

Quote:
Feeling all nostalgic now so now let us post, what was your first cpu/rig :p 
I'll go first :) 

Intel Pentium MMX 133Mhz
16MB of RAM
2GB HD
2MB sirius logic graphics card ( I think )
Modem Fax 33600


AMD 286 10MHz
1MB RAM
640K video
40MB HDD
Epson dot matrix printer
January 31, 2007 4:14:22 PM

My first CPU was a 486DX2-50mhz Vesa Local Bus (I think, that might have been a later upgrade) and my first upgrade was to a 486DX2-66mhz. It had a whopping 16MB of ram costing like $400. 210mb hardrive. 5 1/4 floppy AND 3 1/2 floppy. NO CD-ROM. 14" Monitor. The video was something like a trident 1MB VGA Card, which was better than average at the time.

The first computer in my family was an Apple IIe. Then replaced in 1990 with a 386DX 40. The next year I got my computer, partly because my dad hated me messing with his computer.

Athlon 3000+ Venice
1 Gig ram
250GB hd
Nvidia 6600GT
DVD+-RW
DVD-ROM
January 31, 2007 4:14:30 PM

I've got cellphones with more memory than that. :lol: 
January 31, 2007 4:19:39 PM

First rig I built, or first I owned?

First owned was a 400Mhz Celeron, first I built was a 3500+.
January 31, 2007 4:24:03 PM

Tandy HX 1000

Intel [8088] 7.013 Mhz
640k ram
3" 1.4 MB floppy
5.25" floppy external drive.

NO HARDDRIVE!!!



spent over $1200 on this glorified typewritter. :twisted:
January 31, 2007 4:27:22 PM

Chang Shou Model Plastic Abacus.
January 31, 2007 4:33:55 PM

First computer that was cctually "mine" (I purchased) was:

Celeron 300A OCed to 450Mhz (loved the 66->100mhz fsb change with 1 jumper)
dont know about ram... maybe it was 128 but not sure at all...

First PC in my house was an intel 286, 10Mhz or something like that, dont recall since I was too young then :p 

:lol: 
January 31, 2007 4:37:29 PM

Mine was a Packard Bell (eeek!)

486SX 25 Mhz
4MB RAM (eventually Upgraded to 8MB for $200)
340 MB hard drive
2X CD-ROM
512k On-board Cirrus Logic Video (CL-GD5424)
2400 bps Modem (upgraded to a 14.4kbps for around $230)
MS-DOS 6.2 / WFW 3.11

Those were the days!
January 31, 2007 4:41:26 PM

Did it have a turbo button on it?
January 31, 2007 4:47:20 PM

Macintosh SE
CPU
CPU: Motorola MC68000
CPU Speed: 8 MHz
Bus Speed: 8 MHz
Data Path: 16 bit
ROM: 256 kB
RAM Type: 30 pin SIMM
Minimum RAM Speed: 150 ns
Onboard RAM: 0 MB
RAM slots: 4
Maximum RAM: 4 MB
Expansion Slots: 1 SE PDS
Video
Monitor: 9" built-in
Max Resolution: 1 bit 512x342
Storage
Hard Drive: optional 40 MB
Floppy Drive: 1 or 2 800 kB 3.25"


Followed by:
Packard Bell
486SX 25Mhz upgraded later to 486DX 50Mhz with Math co-processor.
loaded up with windows 3.1
used to take 2 days to play a round of C&C.


Then:
CTX
Model NuTopia KIP450 Intel Pentium II 450 MHz (I never could figure out if this was a PII or PIII, the bios and writing on the processor said PII but I always recalled the PIII started at 450 :? )
Windows 95 followed by 98upgrade then ME, 2000, and is still currently running RedHat
Standard Memory 64 MB (Removable)
Maximum Memory 384 MB
Sockets 3
Slots/Banks 3
Riva 128/128zx 8 MB

The nutopia was later upgraded with the assistance of a Slocket to a P3 800
January 31, 2007 4:51:46 PM

The first one that I used had an 8086, it was my dad's and I have no idea of the other specs.

The first one that was MINE was the following

PIII 450Mhz
64MB RAM from Crucial
Abit BE6
Xentor 16MB TNT2 Video card
January 31, 2007 5:04:58 PM

NEC
Intel 8088
4.77 MHz
16-bit multitasking microprocessor
8-bit bus
9" Black and Green Display (built in)

~Cheers
January 31, 2007 5:07:01 PM

Z80 in a Radio Shack TRS-80 with the full 16K of RAM. All programs were stored on a casette tape (with a little fingernail polish to show the proper volume level for loading) though later some people were able to buy floppy disks that held a 180K on one disk. You could even write another 180K on the back of it, though I wasn't sure anyone actually had that much data to store.

When IBM launched the PC, I bought one and experienced the blazing speed for 4.7 MHz, which I then upgraded to a 6 MHz 286 from an upstart clone maker named Compaq.

I also remember placing telephone receivers in the rubber cup to allow my computer to talk across the phone wires. Worked great at 300 BPS but the faster 1200 BPS modems actually were installed inside the computer and the phone line plugged directly into them. They were amazing, loading data so fast that you could no longer keep up reading the text that was being written across the screen.

Ahhhh... those were the days...
January 31, 2007 5:07:50 PM

I don't count the commodore my parents had..

PII 400 Mhz MMX
64 MB RAM
6 Gig HD WOOT WOOT, I had C&C Tiberian Sun, SC:BW, Diablo 2 LOD, Half Life and CS full installs, goodbye actual school work files!
Riva 128/128zx 8 MB this card was sweet, mechwarrior 3 on high! :p 

With the printer it came up to almost 2200$ CDN (bought in 1999) with taxes, my mom just bought a dual core dell for 1200$ (cant remember the specs, havent seen the comp yet, shes been using the p2 since 1999).
January 31, 2007 5:13:51 PM

woohoo, my first post!
First computer that was in my house was a 386 don't remember much detail on that (too young), and the first that i bought was a p2 @ 333mhz, 128 Ram? and an 8meg vid card (if i recall correctly)
January 31, 2007 5:14:24 PM

Quote:
Did it have a turbo button on it?
Mine did. :D 
January 31, 2007 5:14:47 PM

IBM 8088 first manufactured PC I owned.
January 31, 2007 5:16:13 PM

Dont remember all the details, but it was a Compaq Laptop with a AMD K6 i think it was runing at 366Mhz or something.
January 31, 2007 5:18:28 PM

Quote:
Z80 in a Radio Shack TRS-80 with the full 16K of RAM. All programs were stored on a casette tape (with a little fingernail polish to show the proper volume level for loading) though later some people were able to buy floppy disks that held a 180K on one disk. You could even write another 180K on the back of it, though I wasn't sure anyone actually had that much data to store.

When IBM launched the PC, I bought one and experienced the blazing speed for 4.7 MHz, which I then upgraded to a 6 MHz 286 from an upstart clone maker named Compaq.

I also remember placing telephone receivers in the rubber cup to allow my computer to talk across the phone wires. Worked great at 300 BPS but the faster 1200 BPS modems actually were installed inside the computer and the phone line plugged directly into them. They were amazing, loading data so fast that you could no longer keep up reading the text that was being written across the screen.

Ahhhh... those were the days...


John,
Thanks for the great memories... man that brings back a lot of good times... how about having to wait for the processor to catch up with your typing... i miss that annoying beep...
~Cheers
January 31, 2007 5:21:10 PM

First few:

Intel 8088
floppy drive loadin a version of Dos 3 If I remember right

C64 (paid $1200 for it new)


The first PC I really bought and modified:

386sx 12mhz
1 meg of ram
40 meg hard drive
dos 5.0 (upgraded to 6.x)

I installed a dx chip and paid $100 of another meg of ram for it.
January 31, 2007 5:21:15 PM

Atari 800!!!

I loved the Star Raiders game. It came in a ROM cartridge that you plugged into the left ROM slot. I upgraded the RAM to 48K. Never did try to overclock it though. Check out the sig below.
January 31, 2007 5:28:35 PM

First was a 6502 (in an acorn electron). I added a further machine and via the RS423 (i think) set the second machine up to be the graphics processor, because when you switched to hi-res mode you lost 28k (out of 32k) to the onboard graphics.
Then a Z80 in the form of an Amstrad system (two 3" floppys)
Then a Intel 386SX/16Mhz + Cyrix co-processor (they were faster than the intel ones at the time
Then a 386DX40+ cyric co-processor
Then a Cyrix 586 (or was it a 686) it was crap.
Then AMDK6 which was later upgraded to a faster clocked one (can't remember the speed).
An AMD K7 850 (slot mounted)
AMD XP 1800+ then an XP 2000+
Now AMD64 X2 3800+
January 31, 2007 5:34:20 PM

First used, Vic 20

First built, Pentium 2 300 MHz.

Computers I've used: Timex Sinclar, TRS 80, Vic 20, Commodore 64, Coleco Adam, Apple 2, Apple 2e, Apple 2c, Apple 2g, Macintosh, 8088, 286, 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium 2, Pentium 3, Pentium 4, AMD k5, AMD k6, AMD k7.
January 31, 2007 5:36:32 PM

First PC was 486SX-33, 16MB RAM, 500MB SCSI HDD. Since then I bought an Intel 8080 8MHz, 256KB RAM, dual 5.25 floppies. Currently using a Pentium 4 Prescott 3GHz @ 3.46GHz (stock cooling), 512MB ram, and a 40GB HDD.
January 31, 2007 5:39:03 PM

Commodore 128 :) 
Color Computer 2
386 dx40 with 16mb ram
486 something or other
Pentium 133
Pentium 3 something or other
P4 1.5 Ghz
P4D 630(current rig in Signature)
January 31, 2007 5:39:24 PM

Tandy TRS 80 Color Computer 2, by Radio Shack. It was about 1984. It had a Motorola 6809E CPU @ 0.89 Mhz with 64k RAM. Video maxed out at 32 x 64 with 8 colors. It stored programs and data on cassette tapes!
January 31, 2007 5:40:30 PM

First processor I ever purchased and played with was 8085.

Processors in the PC went from

8086 / 8088 -> 286 -> 386 SX / DX -> 486 SX / DX
-> Pentium 66 -> Pentium MMX / P II -> P III
socket 426 P4 / Socket 478 P4 (various cores) / 775 P4s ->
A64 3200+ for a short time -> Pentium D 830 -> Pentium D 930
-> core 2 duo 6600 and 4300 on the way
January 31, 2007 5:40:35 PM

First PC I actually "owned" was a P100 that I built from my dad's old parts. ooh, how I miss that Viper V330 I threw in there! before that, the old family PC that I pretty much took over was a Commodore 64, Mule rocks!
January 31, 2007 5:42:44 PM

commodore vic 20 - ran basic, played some games. My storage was an acoustic coupled tape device!

Packard Bell 8088 - no windows, phophor CRT screen. I did my college work in Pascal on this system. It cost about $1000

Homebuild Intel 486/25SX <- What I would call my first *real* cpu. It was socketed, upgradeable, and overclockable, ran Windows 3.1, ran Doom. it cost about $1600.
January 31, 2007 5:42:51 PM

First computers I ever used were some Apple IIe's, then some Mac SEs, and finally a few Gateways in 1995.

First Computer the family ever purchased was a Compaq Deskpro 4000N, Windows 95a, pentium 233MMX, 1 stick 32MB pc66 sdram, 20x slot load CD-rom, floppy, 3.2GB WD HDD (that's now in the K6-2), S3 virge 2MB graphics card, ISA 56k data/voice modem, keyboard, mouse and 15" CRT, purchased for the sum of $1000 back in 1997. I just got this beast running last weekend with Windows ME and 64 more Megs of RAM. I'm using this rig as my dial-up web surfing/ electronic typewriter when I'm back home visiting family while the K6-2 is down for repairs.
a c 86 à CPUs
a c 173 U Graphics card
January 31, 2007 5:44:08 PM

My first computer was a 286 with 1mb of ram. Had a 20MB harddrive that plugged into something that looked like a ISA/PCI slot. With my dads help, I eventually upgraded the motherboard to a 386 and added an 80MB harddrive. (100MBs, could I ever fill that?!?!?!)

BTW sandman, there were 450MHz P2s. The last P2 was the 450MHz, and the first P3 was a 450MHz. They were identical in performance. The only difference between them was that the P3 had SSE while the P2 did not. (I owned both.)
January 31, 2007 5:48:09 PM

Well the very first computer that I ever used was an old Atari thing. I believe the same one that an earlier poster stated (too young to remember). I then went up to and Amiga 500. For PCs there were a few hand me down 286s in the 386-486 days, jumped to a 386sx, then on to an amd 486-40. Next up was a cyrix-120. All of them hand me donwns.

The first real PC that I bought and built was a Celeron 300A running at 450 with a nvidia TNT card. Replaced that with a p3-600. Next up was a thunderbird 850 that lasted me 5 YEARS until i replaced that with an A64-2800+. next up was a x2-3800+ and now im running an e6300 @ 2.8ghz.

Sill have all the old macines(except the hand me downs) and they are still running except for the 2800+ which died during a bad bios update along with the motherboard.

edited for spelling
January 31, 2007 5:50:40 PM

my first was an 8080 based s100 system.

after that was various 650x based (apple 2's and clones), various z80's, 68000 based (2 different ones, Commodore Amiga 500 with 20 meg scsi hdd, and I think it had 512 k of ram total, and a Atari ST with 512k, and 10 meg hdd.

then I went on to the pc clones.. starting with a 486dx2/66, then I jumped to a pentium 90.. wooo hoo what speed!

Currently using a p4 2.8, but build higher end stuff almost daily in my line of work.
January 31, 2007 5:58:32 PM

150mhz ibm cyrix cpu
Intel socket 7 ( I think) m/b
16mb ram
4mb ati vga
2.4gb h/d
case with a turbo dutton.
January 31, 2007 5:59:30 PM

This thread makes me feel OLD(er) :cry: 
January 31, 2007 6:13:17 PM

First computer I owned personally...

Pentium 133Mhz,
can't remember the drive
Windows 95

first one I got to play on was some sort of mac, I was too young to remember. Then I moved to MS-DOS games and I loved it.

Ironically enough at this time my school was running Pentium 75Mhz playing Decent on a LAN like nobody's business :) 
Anonymous
January 31, 2007 6:14:33 PM

Quote:
Z80 in a Radio Shack TRS-80 with the full 16K of RAM. All programs were stored on a casette tape (with a little fingernail polish to show the proper volume level for loading) though later some people were able to buy floppy disks that held a 180K on one disk. You could even write another 180K on the back of it, though I wasn't sure anyone actually had that much data to store.

I also remember placing telephone receivers in the rubber cup to allow my computer to talk across the phone wires. Worked great at 300 BPS but the faster 1200 BPS modems actually were installed inside the computer and the phone line plugged directly into them. They were amazing, loading data so fast that you could no longer keep up reading the text that was being written across the screen.

Ahhhh... those were the days...



Exactly what I had also back in 1983-84 I think it was.

LoL every time the you loaded or recored to the cassette drive it made this screeeeching noise almost like a modem connecting, it was broadcasting all the data transfer over the cassette deck external speaker.

I remember programming my own Pick-and-choose adventures with code like...

10) Type "Welcome to the evil demons cave."
20) Do you wish to continue forth or light your torch first?
30) List A$ Continue Forth, B$ Light Torch
40) If A$ then goto line 100, If B$ goto line 150

LMAO
January 31, 2007 6:17:06 PM

My dad brought home an Hewlitt Packard 386, complete with the turbo button. I remember playing Sim City on it. Then later I bought a SuperNES just to play Sim City on it, (and a few other games too I admit.)

But my first real system that I bought was a computer shop build on a Pentium 166. It had a sound card, a 2Mb video card, a 15" color monitor, a two button mouse, and a dot-matrix printer! I didn't play sim city on that one, it was too cool for that.
January 31, 2007 6:17:27 PM

10 Print "Everett"
20 goto 10
run
Everett
Everett
Everett
Everett

Oh the good old day's.
January 31, 2007 6:19:55 PM

Quote:
My dad brought home an Hewlitt Packard 386, complete with the turbo button. I remember playing Sim City on it. Then later I bought a SuperNES just to play Sim City on it, (and a few other games too I admit.)

But my first real system that I bought was a computer shop build on a Pentium 166. It had a sound card, a 2Mb video card, a 15" color monitor, a two button mouse, and a dot-matrix printer! I didn't play sim city on that one, it was too cool for that.


Monochrome monitors rule :lol: 
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