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Ok now , how about the best CPU you`ve ever had?

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January 31, 2007 8:07:00 PM

as the thread about the first CPU you`ve ever had goes on , how about the best CPU you`ve ever bought?I dont mean the faster but the one that made you really happy.Mine was the legendary Celeron 300A followed closely by the PIII 600E (slot).

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January 31, 2007 8:38:03 PM

My current e6600 clocked at 3.6 stable and highest at 3.902 superpi at 13.422 seconds but not stable. It makes me happy :D 
January 31, 2007 8:40:21 PM

That's tough. I have a 1.4Ghz Tualatin Celeron at home, a 3500+ at home (that OCs niiice), and a Core Duo in my laptop (gonna replace with a T7200 - maybe).
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January 31, 2007 8:50:39 PM

I had a Pentium MMX 233 at 350MHz...
January 31, 2007 8:53:52 PM

The best processor I have ever owned is an amd athlon xp 2100. which my wife still uses. It is a very dependable processor, on an asus board with onboard video and sound. built her rig about 6 years ago. the only up grade has been new sony lcd monitor. no problems runs at 26c @ idle. 35c @ 100%
This is my only amd machine, and the only one that has been trouble free. :D 
!st machine ti99-4a 16k memory, tape deck data storage, motorola tv monitor.(1984) 8)
January 31, 2007 8:57:05 PM

"PIII 650E Copermine" one of the best CPU's Intel ever made, I dug up some about it so I wouldn't give wrong info:

100 Mhz fsb & 17 Watt power usage => great overclocker and great performance :D 

17 Watt!! can you imagine that ?
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January 31, 2007 8:59:04 PM

I saw a PIII 500E go to 1000MHz, that's a 100% overclock.
January 31, 2007 8:59:50 PM

Opteron 240

Snagged the company credit card a few weeks after it hit the shelves. Major money! Greatest purchase I never had to pay for by far.
January 31, 2007 9:01:58 PM

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Opteron 240

Snagged the company credit card a few weeks after it hit the shelves. Major money! Greatest purchase I never had to pay for by far.

Slaker :lol: 


:) 
January 31, 2007 9:09:41 PM

I have to agree with you about the celeron 300A .... I oc'ed mine to 450mhz (50% oc) with the boxed HSF. I've never heard of any other cpu capable of that.
January 31, 2007 9:09:44 PM

Mine was the AMD Athlon XP 3000, clocked up awesome to 2.509 Ghz. Have a better gaming machine now but still use the Athlon XP to surf and fun around.
January 31, 2007 9:27:13 PM

See my sig file computer...
It was the most stable and dependable machine i have owned... Not to mention I probably spent the most $$$ building and modifying it.
January 31, 2007 9:32:01 PM

I was the most impressed with the relative performance increase when I tranisitioned from an Intel 8080 to a Zilog Z80. The system appeared to run 2-3X faster with the new CPU.
January 31, 2007 9:33:30 PM

Core - ThunderBird
Clock Speed :- 1.4ghz
L1 Cache - 128KB
L2 Cache - 256KB
Cache Bus - 64 Bit
Interface - Socket 462 (Socket-A)
Microns - 0.18
Transistors - 37 Million
OH YEAH :) 
January 31, 2007 9:35:33 PM

Pentium MMX-200, OC-ed at 250MHz(3x83.3MHz).
January 31, 2007 9:37:07 PM

Toss up between Xeon 3060 and my X6800 which clocked to 4.9GHz. :mrgreen:
January 31, 2007 9:57:47 PM

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Toss up between Xeon 3060 and my X6800 which clocked to 4.9GHz. :mrgreen:


Wow! what type cooling are you using?
One on these... Click hiaaa
January 31, 2007 9:59:37 PM

I was really happy with my "brand new" Athlon XP 2000+ when I first received it. It was so powerful compared to my older PIII 866.
January 31, 2007 10:01:03 PM

I used a TEC. Now I'm between coolers, and gearing up for my homebuilt phase changer.
January 31, 2007 10:12:16 PM

My AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 was the biggest performance leap I'd ever seen. I replaced it with an X2 a couple years later, but the FX is still a great one.
January 31, 2007 10:30:38 PM

Although I love my Athlon 64 3500+, I kinda miss my old 2.4 ghz Northwood. It's now serving in a PC I built for my grandparents, and has plenty of years left in it.
January 31, 2007 10:31:29 PM

Athlon 2400+... survived a PS blowout and is still chugging along for my brother.
January 31, 2007 10:36:04 PM

I have to agree with JumpinJack. My QX6700 oc'd to 3.5 GHZ is by far the best processor I've ever owned! My first proc was an old socket 478 Celeron @ 1.9 GHZ. As you can see, I haven't been building my own machines for that long, only about 4 years, but I love it!
February 1, 2007 1:20:44 AM

Monsoon II. Its the exception to the rule, but not by much. 3lfK1ng has it now.
February 1, 2007 1:26:04 AM

That's a good one. I'd have to say the processor I was most impressed with was the Pentium 4 Northwood. I went from a Athlon XP to that and I was stunned.
February 1, 2007 1:38:45 AM

No not on this computer but I'll PM you the files when I get the computer with it. Also the temps were at 86.9C. Boot and shut down, but enough to catch a screenie. Not to mention my friend allowed me use to his custom water set for the second run.
February 1, 2007 1:43:54 AM

You insane? P95? Not for 30 seconds. Thats why I'm building a phase change system.
February 1, 2007 2:03:42 AM

Mine was and is the Pentium3 1.33ghz, I still have it overclocked to 1.8ghz and it runs Farcry and Quake 4 at decent speeds. It does have an ATI X1800 to help it out, but still. I have it running my BT server and it never misses a beat. Best computer part purchase I have ever made[paid $69 for it]!
February 1, 2007 2:17:56 AM

Is it possible to clock a P3 that high? And I never heard of a P3 supporting mobo that would work with that card.
February 1, 2007 2:48:45 AM

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Mine was and is the Pentium3 1.33ghz, I still have it overclocked to 1.8ghz and it runs Farcry and Quake 4 at decent speeds. It does have an ATI X1800 to help it out, but still. I have it running my BT server and it never misses a beat. Best computer part purchase I have ever made[paid $69 for it]!


Is that a Tualatin?
February 1, 2007 3:07:01 AM

Toss up between my old Celeron D 310, my Pentium M, and my current Pentium D 805.
February 1, 2007 3:31:35 AM

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Mine was and is the Pentium3 1.33ghz, I still have it overclocked to 1.8ghz and it runs Farcry and Quake 4 at decent speeds. It does have an ATI X1800 to help it out, but still. I have it running my BT server and it never misses a beat. Best computer part purchase I have ever made[paid $69 for it]!


Is that a Tualatin?

Yup, had to up the voltage a bit to get it there, but it's stable. I gamed with it till the "northwood's" came out.
February 1, 2007 3:37:19 AM

Call me old fashioned...

Commodore SX-64
1MHz MOS 6510
64Kb RAM
170KB 5.25" Floppy
5" Color CRT
S-Video out
Composite Video out
Serial Bus (daisy chain upto 4 devices)
2 Joystick ports
Built in Speaker
Cartridge port

My SX-64 looks like a DX-64 now. I added a second floppy drive and controller card. It is rumored that Commodore only made 3 official DX-64 computers.
February 1, 2007 3:38:31 AM

Tualatin rocked. It was faster than a damned Pentium 4 for a while.

Intel killed it waaaay too fast.
February 1, 2007 3:41:21 AM

Either my old Cyrix 8x86MX clocked at 150Mhz or my Current Athlon XP 2600+ Overclocked 100Mhz for no reason!

That Cyrix is still going, its my DOS gaming system, too many non working games with XP, even if I use Compatibility mode.....

And I love some of the DOS games.
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February 1, 2007 3:48:01 AM

Current box - e6600
February 1, 2007 3:51:11 AM

My current processor of course.Athlon 64 dual core 4400+ running at fx-60 speeds stable.Love it completely.

Dahak

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February 1, 2007 3:52:12 AM

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Tualatin rocked. It was faster than a damned Pentium 4 for a while.

Intel killed it waaaay too fast.


They did kill the P3 way to quick. But the cool thing about Core2 is that it's based on a restructured and built up PentiumM, which is based on a restructured and built up P3... And to think, if Intel had just kept refining the P3 instead of P4 we'd have the Core4 by now. Makes one think, no?
February 1, 2007 4:05:14 AM

My K7 Athlon 650mhz.

I loved it so much.
February 1, 2007 4:09:26 AM

No doubt about it.

Mac IIci:

- CPU: 25 MHz 68030
- FPU: 68882
- 2.05, MacBench 2.0 CPU; 6.98, Speedometer 3.06; 0.40, Speedometer 4; 6.3 MIPS
- ROM: 512 KB
- RAM: 1 MB, expandable to 128 MB using 4-SIMM banks of 80ns 30-pin memory; can use 256 KB, 512 KB, 1 MB, 2 MB, 4 MB, 8 MB, and 16 MB SIMMs (I had 8MB RAM total)
- L2 cache: optional, later 32 KB standard

Paid just over $8,000 for it with a 40MB HD.

There was nothing, and yes, I repeat nothing, that it couldn't do that my current San Diego 3700 can do. I'm not talking about putting up huge benchmark numbers or playing Crysis. I'm talking about actual real work throughput. I designed, typeset and laid out entire very complex magazines cover to cover with that IIci and it didn't take me any longer than it does today. I dunno if the 25MHz version of the 68030 was sprinkled with fairy dust, but it was astoundingly fast and responsive.

That was one magnificent computer!

February 1, 2007 4:27:38 AM

The Pentium Pro was capable of both dual- and quad-processor configurations. It was introduced in a stunningly large, rectangular Socket 8 form factor in November 1995.



@ 233 mhz you were the man!!! and not to forget the 1MB L2 cache
February 1, 2007 5:12:49 AM

My favorites include 1 ghz socket a thunderbird, Athlon XP 2500+ Barton, and my Athlon 64 X2 5200+

My not so favorites were AMD K5, AMD K6 III.

I hope AMD can do level 3 cache right this time around with Barcelona.
February 1, 2007 5:14:50 AM

Wasn't the 68000 series processor produced by motorola???
February 1, 2007 5:16:45 AM

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Wasn't the 68000 series processor produced by motorola???

Yes
February 1, 2007 5:20:11 AM

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- CPU: 25 MHz 68030
- FPU: 68882


no cooling on it right? i remember my Amiga A1200 had a 68020 (or C20 i think) and got myself a blizzard addin card with the 68030 clocked at the amazing 40 MHz!!!The Amiga had a hatch under the keyboard where you installed those cards and that thing was so hot that my feet were warm under the 4cm thick desk it was upon!!!
February 1, 2007 5:25:08 AM

MOS 6502
February 1, 2007 5:37:10 AM

It's funny I could remember that, I think sega used a similar processor on its genesis system. Good ole memories!
February 1, 2007 5:38:15 AM

I had the Commodore C-64, growing up.
Still in a cupboard, should still work.
Many years of gaming on it.
I don't know about best, but I had much enjoyment from it. :D 
February 1, 2007 5:39:08 AM

athlon 64 vince core. all around great cpu.
February 1, 2007 5:48:35 AM

Favorite PC's I had, for their time... toss up between my Pentium 166 (non-MMX) and my P2 450

Edit: Also props to my original, the IBM PC Jr... King's Quest 1 and 2 were da bomb diggity... as were the early Zork games
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