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November 19, 2010 7:59:28 PM

I hope that this is the right category and it hasn't been asked before, but :
Gliding along memory lane, What computers have you had ?
My personal list looks like this :

Phillips G7000 Videopac Computer (<1 Kb ram, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey%C2%B2)
Sinclair ZX81 (16 Kb ram, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81)
Commodore 64 (~64 Kb ram, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64)
AMD 386 DX40 (4 Mb ram)
Cyrix P133+ (16 Mb ram)
AMD K6 2 500 (128 Mb ram)
Athlon 64 3200 (1 Gb ram)
Athlon 64 3700 (2 Gb ram) - my present PC
Phenom II X4 955 (4 Gb ram) - upcomming PC

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November 19, 2010 8:05:41 PM

Intel Pentium 386 based computer,
Intel Pentium 486 based computer - first ever creative sound blaster ISA card was installed on this one which was pretty cool and a creative CD-ROM multimedia drive :) 
Cyrix 300 based computer - I played pool, prince, NFS 2, Quake 2 on this one.
AMD K6 based computer,
AMD K7 based computer,
AMD Athlon based computer,
AMD Athlon64 based first 64-bit CPU based computer with GeForce 6600GT video card (still in use)
and my profile has i7 based current gaming rig.

Oh, the machines.
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November 19, 2010 8:08:05 PM

Since my 1978 TRS-80, about 20.
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November 19, 2010 8:25:14 PM

IBM PS1
Pentium 133
Pentium 2 233
Pentium 3 500
Pentium 3 800
Athlon
Duron
P4 2.4 Northwood
P4 3.2 Prescott
Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ
Core 2 Quad
i7 and i5 currently. Had some others as secondary PC's but cant really remember what they were.
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November 19, 2010 8:28:54 PM

Hi stone-69, it would probably fit better in the Systems Forum. :) 

Played Atari 2600(Combat was the sweetest game I had) probably from age 5 to well probably 14 when I got my first real consol the N64 w/ 007 Golden Eye (also best game EVER)

First PC - IBM 386 or Intel 486 - IDK, it WAS a whopping 12MHZ though I can remember that, and my parents put a game card in there(I think thats what they called em back then). I was so young all I could do on it was use Paint and Word and Printshop I think was on there too. Eventually I learned enough to run Q-Basic programs, Snake and that game where you type in an angle and power then two gorillaz throw a bananna at eachother(like warhead but more lame, lol). Had a few other games but they were so terrible NiteRaid was fun.

Second PC - Gateway Pentium2 266MHz - This was the computer that really got me into gaming and leaning about PC's, G-Police came with it and I picked up the first Tom Clancy: Rainbow 6(best shooters EVER until they went to crap after Rouge Spear) along with Half-Life, Doom, Quake 1&2, MDK, Need 4 Speed: Hot Pursuit, Turok, Duke Nukem, so many others. Also learned ALOT about PC's with this one, BIOS updates, re-formating, all kinds of windows tweaks, really began my PC career.

Current PC - Homebuilt P4 650 3.4GHz.

Bought for my parents - Dell B110

As you can see my history is long in years but short on PC's, never had left over funds from other expensive hobbies(CRF450R & 2 RM125 Dirtbikes) to buy them very often.
November 19, 2010 8:47:04 PM

8088 and it is still working good with the DOS 2.1 :) 
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November 20, 2010 1:07:44 AM

fleakiller said:
8088 and it is still working good with the DOS 2.1 :) 


IIRC, bought my Wang 8088 in 1986 ..... still plugged in and running 24/7 since.....just wanna see when it dies.
November 20, 2010 1:19:01 AM

LOL, same here when i first got into computers i went to work an hour or two early to dig in the garbage behind the computer stores. Did alot of reading and built my first computer out of the parts i pull out of the can i also remember the first hard drive that i bought it was a maxtor 80 meg for 386.45 dollars.
November 20, 2010 1:20:56 AM

Had a Vic 20, then consoles Atari 2800-7800, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, Dreamcast, PS1 moved to my intel celeron 466. then pentium III 600, AMD 1800 XP, AMD 3800 XP. PS2. Joined Military and was busy with that. Now I have E8400 for 3 years. and a Nintendo WII
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November 20, 2010 1:46:06 AM

1) 1977 Atari Pong/Breakout with spinning wheel controller
2) 1980 Some shooting as moving ball game with rifle - I still miss that one
3) 1980 Atari 2600 - Yar's Revenge was awesome
4) 1982 Trs-80 Color Computer I - 16k ram - cassette drive - chiclet keyboard
5) 1984 Trs-80 CoCo 2 64k ram - 5 1/4 floppy - 300 Baud UsRobotics modem -Anybody remember War Games (do you want to play a game? how about thermo-nuclear war?)
6) 1985 Trs-80 CoCO 3 128 ram -dual 5 1/4 floppy-1200 baud Hayes modem-Motorola 6800 8/16 bit chip-Remember Peek and Poke?
7) 1987 -Discovered Beer,Girls and Camaros! Out of computers until 2000- did have Sega Genesis,PS1,PS2,Xbox
8)2000 Compaq PIII 533mhz
9) too many to keep track - do recall P4 2.6C,P4 3.2EE,Athlon XP 1800,P4 2.4,Dual Xeon
3.06,P4 1.8
10) Currently see member config under more info
Great thread!
I am old...
November 20, 2010 1:27:26 PM

king smp said:
I am old...

Me too, brother :lol: 
I just find it funny to think of all those different computers through the years
BTW - I'm a bit shocked, am I really the only one to have had a Commodore 64 ?
The way I remember it everyone had it back in the 80's.
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November 20, 2010 2:59:40 PM

stone-69
You are right.
All my buddies had C64s back then.
It was THE gaming computer back then.
I had the trs-80 and was jealous.
Remember the 1541 5 1/4 drive.
took an hour to load a game
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November 20, 2010 3:18:24 PM

^ Naw - Atari 520 ST was the way to go, since the original RPG Dungeon Master came out for it in 1987. That was a killer game for me. Previously I had a Tandy 1000 IBM-compatible PC at the time (with King's Quest I - III, Space Quest I - II, Leisure Suit Larry - yeah I liked Sierra Online games :p ). But after DM and its successor Chaos Strikes Back came out, I was on the Atari for gaming...
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November 20, 2010 5:10:00 PM

Some kind of Colecovision with Donkey Kong was my first console, and had pretty much every console since (except the 2 Xbox models).

Computer-wise I started with ZX Spectrum 128K +2, then went Amiga 500. PCs have been Pentium 133 laptop, Pentium II 400, Pentium III 533EB, Pentium III 1GHz, Pentium 4 3.2GHz Prescott (whoops!, on it as I type this), Athlon 64 3000 (now a web development server), Turnion X2 laptop, Phenom II X2 550 downstairs, Core i7 980X coming next year and a Ruby G3 iMac
November 20, 2010 5:14:42 PM

Intellivision II + Computer Module & Keyboard
Apple IIe
Apple IIgs
Pentium 166
Cyrix MII 333
Celeron
CeleronD
Phenom II X6 1090T

The 8 and 16 bit Apple computers were the most fun, and I did do a lot of programing on my Intellivision computer as well in basic language.


November 24, 2010 6:50:20 PM

*8* if i remember right on the c64
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November 25, 2010 1:07:52 AM

stone-69 said:
I hope that this is the right category and it hasn't been asked before, but :
Gliding along memory lane, What computers have you had ?
My personal list looks like this :

Phillips G7000 Videopac Computer (<1 Kb ram, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey%C2%B2)
Sinclair ZX81 (16 Kb ram, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81)
Commodore 64 (~64 Kb ram, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64)
AMD 386 DX40 (4 Mb ram)
Cyrix P133+ (16 Mb ram)
AMD K6 2 500 (128 Mb ram)
Athlon 64 3200 (1 Gb ram)
Athlon 64 3700 (2 Gb ram) - my present PC
Phenom II X4 955 (4 Gb ram) - upcomming PC


- IBM PS/1, 10 MHz 80286, 512 KB FPM RAM.
- IBM PS/2, 50 MHz 80486SX2 (a real dog), 16 MB EDO RAM.
- Compaq K6-2/500, 64 MB PC100. Gave it away along with the first two machines 6-7 years ago. All still worked at that time.
- Gateway 600 notebook, P4-M 2.2 GHz, 512 MB -> 1.5 GB DDR-266. Dead.
- Homebuilt A64 X2 4200+ Manchester, 4 GB DDR-400. My first homebuilt unit, recently departed. :( 
- 1 GHz PIII Coppermine, 256 MB ECC PC100. Got it from surplus for free. Was my HTPC for a while, then my file server, now sitting in the closet. Still works.
- Gateway S-7125C tablet, Core 2 Duo U7500, 3 GB DDR2. Dead, prematurely. :fou: 
- Dell Latitude E5400, Core 2 Duo T7250, 3 GB DDR2. My current laptop.
- Homebuilt Athlon XP 3200+, 1 GB DDR-400. Also a surplus unit, is my current HTPC.
- Homebuilt dual Xeon 3.20 GHz/2 MB L3 Gallatins, 1 GB reg. ECC DDR-266. Got this off eBay for $20, is my current file server.
- Homebuilt dual Opteron 6128, 16 GB ECC DDR3-1333. My new workstation gotten to replace the X2 4200+ unit.

I have to say the older machine I liked the best was the K6-2. It was a bargain-basement system that really needed more RAM, but I really liked it. Next is the XP, it's been bulletproof ever since I figured out that it needed a PSU with 200 watts on the +5V rail because that's where ASUS decided to feed the CPU's VRMs from. The worst machine on the list is the PS/2, since it was pretty poky and the version of OS/2 on it was very poor at Windows 3.0/3.1 emulation and loved to lock up when running Win3.x programs. It also had that real dog of an FPU-less 486SX2 and it used IBM's goofy MicroChannel bus instead of ISA or PCI, so you couldn't easily add any expansion cards.
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