Back in the days, our very first computer

Here are a few pictures of our very first family computer. Built back in 1998, I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time. It cost over $1000 back then!!! CPU is an AMD K6/2. I'm trying to get this desktop back to life... if I hook it up to a monitor, describe the posts and beeps, maybe you guys can help me get it running.







In contrast, here is my new current build :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM_UfIhs9K0
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  1. I found a receipt for a computer I bought like 10 years ago, the specs were something like this (can't remember exact specifications) :

    Case: Antec Beige Full Tower
    PSU: Generic 400W
    Motherboard: MSI Intel something
    CPU: 900MHz Intel Pentium
    RAM: 2GB
    HD: 80GB IDE
    Optical: Generic CD-ROM burner
    Video Card: 16MB ATI
    Operating System: Windows 2000
    Monitor: Viewsonic 15" CRT

    Cost: $1,002.98

    My current build is in my signature.
  2. My first computer was a Micro Express 386SX-20 with 2 MB RAM and either 40 or 60 MB HDD....around 1990 or so. Yes, that's megabytes, not gigabytes back then. I am guessing that the cost was a couple of grand.

    Dave
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    I found a receipt for a computer I bought like 10 years ago, the specs were something like this (can't remember exact specifications) :

    Case: Antec Beige Full Tower
    PSU: Generic 400W
    Motherboard: MSI Intel something
    CPU: 900MHz Intel Pentium
    RAM: 2GB
    HD: 80GB IDE
    Optical: Generic CD-ROM burner
    Video Card: 16MB ATI
    Operating System: Windows 2000
    Monitor: Viewsonic 15" CRT

    Cost: $1,002.98

    My current build is in my signature.


    I believe back then comparing AMD and Intel was very simple? For example, this AMD K6/2 can run at max of 500Mhz while your Pentium runs at 900Mhz... so your Pentium is definitely better than that K6/2?

    My next computer was an old Pentium 4, still running. Been using it the whole time up until the point I built my new rig a month ago.
  4. Forde3654Eire said:
    I believe back then comparing AMD and Intel was very simple? For example, this AMD K6/2 can run at max of 500Mhz while your Pentium runs at 900Mhz... so your Pentium is definitely better than that K6/2?

    My next computer was an old Pentium 4, still running. Been using it the whole time up until the point I built my new rig a month ago.


    It's been so long I don't remember. But yeah back then there wasn't a whole lot of difference.

    My next computer after that was a Powerbook G4 that I still have and it still works despite that the DVD burner died on it.
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