What is your CPU History

So here goes

486DX33 --> 486 DX4-100 --> Pentium Overdrive --> Pentium 166 --> Pentium 200 --> PII 333 ---> PIII 750 --> PIII 1Ghz ---> P4 2.66 --> P4 3.0 HT --> X2 4800+ --> Q6600 --> Q6700 (current)

with each platform change came the associated Motherboard and RAM change

Thats going back from the early 1990s to present day
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More about what history
  1. 8086 --> AMD K2 @166MHz --> Intel Celeron @700MHz --> Intel Pentium D @3.4GHz (OC'd 3.8GHz)
  2. 486(not sure of the specific model as I was young)--> Pentium 75--> Pentium II 333-->AMD K6-2(worked on a lot of them and some of the early K7's in college)--> Pentium 4 2.4GHz--> Pentium 4 3.2GHz--> Pentium 4 EE 3.4GHz--> C2 Q6600
  3. Texas Insturments (forget model, but you had to hook it up to TV and program it with old school BASIC)>486 SX 25>Packard Bell P133>Gateway PII 400>Athlon Slot A 700>T-Bird 1.6>A64 3800+ 2.2>Opteron 185 2.6>Intel E6750@3.6.
  4. P200 with MMX (F-yeah, MMX baby - that really made all the difference), P3 900, P4c 2.4 @ 2.8Ghz, Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 3.04Ghz.

    Prior to that I had used 386's and 486 at school but at home I had an Amgia 1200 (I upgraded this so I had two floppy disk drives, very handy for playing Monkey Island 2 and it's 12 discs!) and before that an Atari 500 ST.
  5. 286 --> Pentium 100 --> Pentium 3 500 --> Pentium IV 1800 --> Athlon XP 2800+ (Barton) --> Athlon 64 3200+ (single core) --> Opteron 175 (dual core)
  6. 286-8 MHz, AMD 386 DX 40, 486 dx2 66, AMD K5 P133 (100 MHz), Pentium 133, P200 MMX, Cyrix 233MX, K6-2 400, Athlon Slot A T-bird 900, Athlon 1300@200 OC'd to 1400@266, Dual Athlon MP 2000+, X2 4000+, Intel Q6600@ 3.2.
  7. 286 -> 386-> 486->-486>Pentium 200Mhz -> k6 2 300Mhz -> P3 800 (notebook)-> P4 2.4 -> Pentium M (notebook) -> P4 3.4 - > core 2 duo E6400 -> core 2 duo 5250 (notebook)

    :bounce:
  8. Systems that I actually owned myself: PII 450MHz, Athlon 1GHz, Athlon XP 2800+, Xeon E3110

    Before that it was my parent's and the early ones I don't event remember the name: 286, 386, 486DX2, some early AMD crap 133 MHz (damn they sucked back then ...)
  9. Pentium 166 --> PII 333 ---> PIII 1Ghz ---> Athlon 2000 --> Athlon 2100 --> X2 4400+ 939socket(current)
  10. 8080A --> 80186 --> 68030, 80286 --> Pentium --> Pentium II --> Pentium III --> Pentium m --> Pentium D 830 --> Pentium D 940

    D955XBK constrains the CPU choices, unfortunately. Next will probably be an E6750.
  11. z80, z80a 68000, 68020, 286, 386, 486sx, 486dx, p75, p90, p120, C133+, P200, p200mmx, P2-233, Celeron 300a, P3-500 Copermine, 2xP3-733, duron 800, Athlon 1400+, Athlon 2200+, athlon 3200+ Sempron 2800+ P4 2.6 HT (462) Athlon 64 3000+, 3500+, 3800x2, q6600
  12. Cyrix smoething-or-other -> PIII 700 -> PIII 1.0 (same board) -> E2140 (only 5 months ago!) -> E2160 OC'd to 3.0 (2 days ago)
  13. Pentium II (not sure the speed), Athlon XP (not sure the speed), 2 Pentium 4's 2.8 and 3.2, and a Core2 T7200
  14. Texas Instruments TV PC
    TRS-80
    Tandy 1000
    P90 (edit: my 1st brand named - Packard Bell - after this point I started buidling)
    Cyrix P100+ / 150+
    AMD K2
    AMD K3 and K3+
    P233 MX
    PII 400
    PIII 800
    AMD Thunderbird 1ghz
    AMD XPAthlon 2100+
    P4 2.66ghz (533FSB)
    P4 3.0 HT (800FSB)
    C2D 4300+ (stock 1.8ghz) @ 2.7ghz
    C2D 4400+ (stock 2ghz) @ 3.0ghz

    Future outlook... Q6600 upgrade perhaps later in April.... maybe.
  15. Commodore C64/Vic20
    486sx 15mhz(was an old tandy sensation)
    Pentium 75Mhz
    Pentium MMX 166Mhz
    Pentium 2 300Mhz(SL2YK Retail Deschutes OCed to 450Mhz)
    Athlon 1.2ghz Slot A T-bird
    AthlonXP 2100+ Socket A Palomino (K7-2 in reality)
    Athlon 64 X2 4200 65w Windsor
    Currently running AMD Phenom 9600BE at the specs in my sig.

    Granted I also still have an old Dell Latitude CPi A with a mobile p2 366mhz working to putter around with old Win98 stuff and a wireless card.
  16. panicatak said:
    z80, z80a 68000, 68020, 286, 386, 486sx, 486dx, p75, p90, p120, C133+, P200, p200mmx, P2-233, Celeron 300a, P3-500 Copermine, 2xP3-733, duron 800, Athlon 1400+, Athlon 2200+, athlon 3200+ Sempron 2800+ P4 2.6 HT (462) Athlon 64 3000+, 3500+, 3800x2, q6600



    Was your Z80's in a Aquasius ?


    Mine were:

    K6 200mhz, K62 400mhz, PIII 866mhz, 1800+, upgraded to 2400+ (future....waiting for Nahelem)
  17. 486 (no idea what model, i was like 9 years old)> Pentium 133>Celeron 400MHz> AMD Athlon 1GHz> Intel E6300 (1.86 stock, oc to 2,1)
  18. I may be missing a couple:

    6510 (Commodore 64)
    486SX-25
    AMD 486DX4-120
    P166
    P2-333
    P3 (forgot the speed)
    AMD Athlon 1200
    Athlon 1900+
    Athlon 3000+
    E6400
    E8400
  19. I want my next cpu to be a Advanced Micro Intel Device (aka AMID) photon3000 Photon processor! :)
  20. Not in strict order because there were overlaps and/or multiple systems, but I remember having owned and used:
    6502, 8088, 80286/8, 80286/12, 80386/dx25, 80386/sx33, 80386/dx40, 80486/sx25, 80486/dx33, 80486/dx2-66, 80486/dx4-100, Cyrix P166+, AMD K6/2-450, another of those maybe faster, PIII/933, Celeron/400, AMD 2200+, 2 with a 2.4 GHz P4, AMD 3200+, AMD X2-3800+, e6750. The Celeron was a laptop, as was one of the 2.4GHz P4s. I've got a Core Duo now too, forget the model. This doesn't include systems I've built for others, or built for my own use at work, but some of these I used for a while and then gave away or sold.
  21. My history is
    Pentium 2 233
    celeron 1.1
    amd sempron 2600
    amd athlon 2800+
    amd athlon 3700+ socket 939
    amd dual core 3800+ socket am2
    I am about to upgrade but just don't know what to get next!
  22. MOS 6502............. 1MHz........... (VIC20)
    MOS 6510..............1MHz........... (C64)
    Motorola 68000.......7MHz........... (Amiga500)
    Motorola 68EC020...14MHz...........(Amiga1200)
    Motorola 68060......50MHZ...........(Blizzard 1260 card for A1200)
    AMD k6................ 350mh...........(barebone system)
    AMD Slot A............950mhz..........(home built system)
    AMD socket 939.....2ghz p+ rating.(home built system)
    AMD denmark 175...2.2GHz dual core (upgrade for above system)
  23. i'm such a young'un :p Athlon 64 3200+ (single core), Athlong X2 4200, e2160 (@2.80 ghz)
  24. Gotta love all these people that started with a vic 20 or C64. Or better yet, an old commodore Pet. Mine eventually died from the chip creep problems. But, it was awesome being able to put several good games on 1 small KBwise 5 1/4 floppy disk. I remember playing Spitfire and Battle for Britain on mine back in the day.
  25. P2 ?mhz--------> P3 ?mhz-------> Athlon Xp 2100+ ------> Athlon 64 4000+------> Core 2 E4300 --------> Core 2 Quad Q6600
  26. Commodore 64
    386sx - 33MHz
    486dx4 - 120MHz
    PentiumII - 266MHz
    PentiumIII - 733MHz
    Athlon 1800+
    Athlon 64 3000+
    Core 2 Duo e6550 @ 3.15GHz

    My folks bought the C64 and 386, I paid half of the 486 and PII, and rest all by myself :P
  27. PII 233MHz, P4 2.66GHz, (those were family PCs), Celeron M 1.5GHz(my first), 3700+ Skt754 (my first build), 6000+ and PowerPC 1.5GHz in my PowerBook. :)
  28. Funny one,

    Vic-20
    Commodore 64
    386-33mhz (can't tell which one exactly)
    486DX
    Pentium 133mhz
    Pentium 233mhz MMX (OC to 262.5mhz, first OC ever!!!!!)
    Pentium 3 733mhz
    Pentium 4 Northwood 1.8 (OC to 2.4) Until last february it was in my brother PC
    Pentium 4 Northwood 3.0GHZ Now belong to my father
    C2D E6600 (OC to 3.0GHZ) Still in use by me!

    Edit: Forgot my Celeron 370 "Dothan" laptop cpu at 1.5GHZ, 1Mo L2, still used even tough slow
  29. 1)Unknown 386SX 33Mhz
    2)AMD 5x86 133Mhz
    3)Intel Celeron 300A
    4)Intel Celeron 433 and Celeron 700 (2 systems)
    5)AMD Athlon 700Mhz Slot A while still keeping the Celeron 700.
    6)AMD T-Bred Athlon XP 1700 summed to be the 3rd system
    7)AMD Athlon XP 2500 while keeping the XP 1700 system. Bye bye Intel
    8)AMD Athlon 64 2800 754 + Athlon 3000 939 + K6-2 laptop
    9)AMD Athlon 64 X2 AM2 while keeping the 939 system and the lappy

    Today:

    2x Athlon 64 X2 4400,
    1 Intel Pentium 3 700 as server,
    2xIntel P3 in laptops
    1xK6 2 in a third laptop.


    Going Phenom B3 to upgrade both A64 X2, maybe I'll need yet a new system, probably going Q6600 or Q9300 for heavy processing.
    Keeping all lappies, except the K6-2 as is not serving me that well anymore.
  30. 1) Unknown 286
    2) Unknown 386
    3) 486 SX
    4) Pentium 166
    5) PentiumII 333
    6) AMD Duron 600Mhz
    7) Pentium 4 2.0Ghz (Northwood, I think)
    8) AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (754 Newcastle)
  31. 486dx100
    Pentium 166mhz
    Pentium III 800mhz (still works not in use)
    Athlon XP2000+ (only just died last month)
    Pentium IV 2.8ghz (still in use as domain controller)
    Celeron 2.8ghz (still in use fathers machine)
    Core2 e6600 (still in use my game machine)
    Core2 e6300 (entertainment box)
    Core2 q6600 (file server)
    Core2 e2160 (family entertainment box)
  32. Old Intel processor (386?)
    PI 166MHz - still have
    PIII 866MHz - still have
    P4 2.4GHz - Still use
    Athlon 64 3800+ - Still use
    Athlon FX-60 - Still use
    Intel T7200 - Still use
    Next: X2 4850e?

    That's all I can remember.
  33. 1) 286
    2) 486 SX33
    3) Pentium 90
    4) K6-2 333
    5) Celeron 400 (@500)
    6) Athlon XP 1700+
    7) Athlon XP 2600+ Mobile (@2.2 Ghz)
    8) Core2Duo E6400 (@3.3 Ghz)
    9) Core2Quad Q6600 (@3.6 Ghz)

    That covers my primary desktops. Currently also have running:
    Athlon X2 5200+
    Sempron 3000+
    Core2Duo E6750
  34. Pentium III 500Mhz > Celeron 315 @3.6> 3800+ X2 (Socket 939) @2.8Ghz > E6600/E2180/Q6600
  35. P1>P3>celron>Athlon XP 3000>X2 4200 939(first build)>X2 6000> Turion 2.0GHz> Phenom 9600 (current)>E8400 (lan party computer)
  36. Very funy (no one have ever seen the first one)
    1) Pravetz 82 RAM=48Kb ROM=12 Kb; CPU 6502 clone/1Mhz. P NO HDD! -> http://bozhko.net/index.php?page=pravetz82&hl=en
    2) Pravetz 16 CPU I8088 -> http://bulgariancomputers.freeservers.com/pravetz-16/prav16_CAD_640.jpg Full spec: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=615
    3) 80286 SX 20 Mhz
    4) 80386 SX 40 Mhz
    5) 80486 DX 66 Mhz
    6) Cyrix P150+
    7) Cyrix P266+
    8) Intel Celeron 333 Mhz (for one day)
    9) AMD K6-2 300 Mhz
    10) AMD K6-3 500 Mhz
    11) AMD Athlon XP 1900+
    12) AMD X2 4800+ OC @ 3.2 Ghz
    13) AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.6 Ghz (Current)
  37. 386 DX40
    486 DX4 100MHz [AMD with 'Windows 95 compatible' logo printed on it :pt1cable: ]
    Celeron 300A
    Celeron 466
    P4 Celeron 2,4
    Intel Centrino 1,7
    Intel E6750
  38. Hmmm... I didn't have my own PC up until a while ago, but here is all my pcs anyway :):

    1) AMD K6 200 MHz Windows 95 I believe. No Games. Lemmings Maybe. And maybe Jazz Jackrabbit 2.
    *Insert huge gap in computing*
    3) AMD Duron 700 MHz Windows 98. Starcraft, Outlaws.
    2) AMD Duron 600 Mhz (Had to get rid of my faster one lol) Windows ME
    3) Intel Pentium III 1.0 Ghz WinME and then WinXP. Halo, Red Alert 2, Diablo 2.
    4) AMD Athlon 64 3500+ WinXP All that good modern stuff.
    5) (Near future...) AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ still WinXP :)
    Yeah I really never was a gamer until '97. Good times.
  39. i envy some of you with the history. Commodore 64 (family), Pentium III 866mhz (family), AMD Sampron 3000+, AMD 3000+ , AMD 4400+ (Windsor Energy Efficient), AMD 4400+ (Brisbane), AMD 6000+, AMD 6400+, AMD Phenom 9500.
  40. I see that a few others had a 486DX-120.... seemed to be a uncommon chip at the time when everyone was going to Pentiums. I only had it because I was the only cpu I could find that fit my measly budget at the time.
  41. My CPU was born in Brooklyn NY to two Italian Immigrants. It graduated high school in 1990, served 4 years in the military, and continued it's education at Michigan State with an Engineering Degree.
    It then fell in love, screwed up, had kids, and is now fat, bald, impotent, unemployed and divorced.

    ROFL!!!!
  42. 8088 Hyundai PC/XT 10Mhz
    AMD K6 400Mhz Compaq Presario 5120
    Athlon XP palomino first home build
    Athlon 64 3000+
    Opteron 170
  43. trs 80 (? I was a kid in mid 80s, what exactly was that thing) -> p2 350 slot1 (2600 dollars) ->
    p233 -> k6-2-266 -> athlon 900 -> p4 1.8 -> p4 2.26 -> p4 2.8e
    and other experiments I can't even remember. I skipped over pentium 3, and all the athlon xp's
    ===============================

    Above was using for longevity, all cpu changes also got a board change, and at least 2 graphics cards a piece (Yes geforce, I still hate your guts). via and intel chipsets, the rest still suck. In fact I said to hell with via 8 years ago. I don't even choose AMD. Too many dynamics to be hotrodding around pretending I learned the basics of one. I am going on 36 yrs old and literally feel older than myself. I do not want overclocking, amd, geforce, or a fan on my vid card or more than 3 fans in the whole system. Sta belngs external like a usb , still crazy to run an os....
  44. Sinclair ZX81 - 1K memory, later added a 16K Ram Pack, I think it was called something differnent in US
    Dragon 32 - 32K
    Amiga can't rememeber exact name, 500K I think.
    P166MMX
    Celeron 333Mhz
    PIII 600Mhz
    PIV 3Ghz
    Next CPU will e Q9450 hopefully if it ever gets released.
  45. Desktops:
    8088 -> TI-99 -> 386SX -> 486 -> PII [Slot 1] -> AMD Sempron -> AMD Athlon XP -> AMD 3000+ [current]

    Laptops:
    AMD K6 -> Core2Duo 2.0 [XPS 1530] [current]
  46. 386 samsung system with monitor; IBM 486 refurbished (replaced motherboard under warranty; last oem system I bought); 1st build pentium 100>k6 266>k6 400>pentium II 300>pentium III 450 with abit bh6 overclocking board>athlon slot a 750>pentium 478 1.6>2.0>2.4>2.8>athlon 2800 754>(2) socket 939 3200's still in use.
  47. lol im so young, only started getting interested in computers when i was around 12-13 years old.
    1st computer i owned (and built): Athlon 1500+ XP
    2nd AMD duron 1.3ghz (used as a type of server)
    3rd AMD 64 3000+ (socket 939)
    4th AMD X2 4200+ (939) <using at the time of posting
    5th Intel Xeon E3110 < only have half the computer purchased so cant use it yet :(

    sry AMD always been a fan but intel stomps you :(
  48. Pentium 133 - Closet
    Celeron 466 - Garage music machine
    Durron 1000 - Closet with leaky caps but still works
    XP 1800+ @ 1.93Ghz - Retired music/TS/VOIP/Torrent machine
    A64 3200+ - music/TS//net/VOIP/Torrent machine
    A64 3000+ Lappy - Getting dusty since i am not in school anymore.
    E6600 @ 2.93 - Now at slock on ~1.21 volts(low as the board will go)
    Q6600 @ 3.0 - My Boomstick....

    Others i got at different times and never used as a primary
    P1 166 @ 190 - DEAD Smashed
    Celeron 266 - Closet - was the garage machine
    Celeron 800 @ 1060Mhz - Video/linux test box. works well yet windows seems more responsive on this one.
  49. Commodore 64
    Commodore Amiga 500+
    Pentium II 233MHz
    AMD Duron 566 MHz (I think) - upgraded to AMD Athlon XP 2000+
    Pentium II 266 MHz (laptop)
    AMD Athlon XP-M 2400+ (laptop)
    AMD FX-55 - upgraded to AMD 4600X2
    Intel Q6600
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