Whats your First PC?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by zandyrei, May 10, 2006.

  1. zandyrei

    zandyrei TinySoft

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    Guys, i kinda laugh about my first PC..but it helped me a lot..i finished my thesis on my first PC..

    My first ever was bought on 1997:

    Pentium1, 166 Mhz
    8mb Video S3 trio (PCI)
    16mb RAM (SD)
    Ess audio drive (AISA)
    OS Win95
    1gig HD

    how about you guys?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I don't really remember much about mine:

    Unknown CPU, 100Mhz
    8mb System Ram
    600mb HDD
    Win 95

    It was a beast in it's day :p :D
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    1994
    486SX 50MHz
    4mb ram
    40mb hd
    windows for workgroup 3.11/DOS6.2

    might be wrong on the hd, but it was very small compared to the 2nd machine i got in 1997
     
  4. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I'm still using it

    Bought in 2002
    eMachines 130
    Intel Celeron processor
    900MHz
    256 MB ram
    60 gig hard drive
    Windows XP home

    :laugh:
     
  5. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    1997
    133mhz (i think)
    16mb
    1.2gb hd
    win 95

    its funny to think that in less than ten yrs pc's have become so powerful, with those 97 specs usually featuring on small pocket pcs and some cell phones.

    evil i assume that was second hand?
     
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  6. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    My first computer was either a Commadore 64 or a Tandy of some sorts. My first "real" computer was back in 1997.

    IBM Aptiva
    AMD 233mhz
    32MB Ram
    2MB ATI RAGE II
    4.5GB HD
    Windows 95

    I miss that rig... :)
     
  7. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    yeah i guess i could have mentioned my:

    Amstrad CPC-464 (i loved this machine)

    Sinclair ZX Spectrum
    Commadore 64
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    1998: A Compaq k6 amd. It had 128 meg of ram, a 10 gig hd, a 8 meg video card. That was a fun pc to have. I still remember all the things I did to it to make it crash; then turn around and try to fix it ... Then with windows 98 you could do that.
     
  9. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Can't remember the year but here's the specs:

    386 33MHz
    20MB HDD (Later added a 500MB HDD)
    8MB RAM
    Creative Sound Card
    CDROM (Connected thru Sound Card)
    3 1/2 Floppy
    5 1/4 Floppy
    Win 3.1
     
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  11. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    Tandy 1000.

    Intel 8088
    640 K RAM
    2 Floppies 51/4" 360K
    Video - color CGA
    1 Parallel port
    1 serial port
    2 joystick ports

    Take note that there is NO Hard drive. :)
     
  12. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Haha, found it

    Tandy TRS80
    YEAR 1980
    BUILT IN LANGUAGE Tandy (Microsoft) BASIC interpreter
    KEYBOARD QWERTY, calculator type keyboard
    CPU Motorola 6809 E
    SPEED 0.895 MHz (or 1.79 MHz)
    RAM 4 KB (up to 64 KB)
    ROM 8 KB
    TEXT MODES max : 16 x 32, min : 16 x 8
    GRAPHIC MODES Several graphic modes, max : 256 x 192 (with 2 colors)
    COLORS 9
    SOUND 1 voice
    SIZE / WEIGHT 36.9 (W) x 34.4 (D) x 9.4 (H) cm
    I/O PORTS Tape, RGB, Joystick (2), Monitor, Cardridge, Serial RS232
    OS OS-9 Level 1
    POWER SUPPLY Built-in power supply unit
    PRICE $400


    [​IMG]

    I had regular audio cassettes, using a single speaker type cassette player for saving backups. (As long as the volume was set correctly, which was always a longshot:laugh: )

    Also remember having a joystick that didn't center itself when I let go of the stick.

    My parents gave it to me as a christmas present about 20-25 years ago.


    Wow, has it been that long????


    Heeter
     
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  13. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

  14. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    It was an amstrad cpc464 :D

     
  15. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    admiral, that was a really interesting site, i have to say i really noticed the total absence all anything amstrad though.

    And henyman, me too, first computer i loved it more than life itself, until i chucked it out haha
     
  16. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    IBM something 386
    4Mb RAM
    Win 3.1
    some ****ty old video card.



    Next a 486DX, still have it at home. The processor that is.
    16Mb RAM
    Win95

    Next, actually my sisters.
    Pentium 1 133
    Rage Video card.
    Win 95
    Oregon Trails and Mech Assault!!!

    Next a AMD 350 system pieced togeather. Overclocked til I hit the 400Mhz boundary for early 95. :D Still have the update at home for that.
    64Mb RAM
    Win 95 still.

    AMD 533 @ 560
    ATI 7500
    256Mb RAM
    Early 2 or 4X CD-R
    Win 98

    Intel 1.4 I think, only had it for a few weeks.
    256Mb RAM
    Win 98

    Intel 1.8Ghz Celery
    256 RAM
    Win 98
    9600 Pro??? it died.

    Intel 2.0 celery
    DDR :D 512RAM
    9600XT
    Win 98-XP

    Sold that and had to fall back to my 2X 200Mhz Pentium Pro server for a couple weeks while I get my new hardware.

    Intel 2.8Ghz P4
    512 RAM
    9600XT
    XP

    Kept that for awhile


    Now a
    AMD 64 4000+ @2.9
    X1800XT flashed to XTPE
    XP


    That is all i remember, there were a few other PC's other than the main one i used.
     
  17. technokid88

    technokid88 Part of a System Folding Team

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    Commodore 64C and apple at the same time.....
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  18. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    IBM PC XT Turbo :D

    NEC V20 at 8mhz
    640Kb Ram,
    2 x Seagate 10MB MFM 5.25" full size hard disks
    Mono VGA
     
  19. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    ah.. my good old apple IIe.. how i miss thee..
     
  20. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    Around 1995

    Epson AT Turbo Running Dos 6.20 W/ 2D Menu progam.. :)
    I think 16mhz,
    640Kb Ram,
    5.25" & 3.5" floppys,
    Seagate 120MB internal hard disk.
    2meg ISA Cirrus Logic video card,
    14" B&W VGA (Woohoo 16 shades of gray :) )