Worst system specs?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by avsdotcom, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. avsdotcom

    avsdotcom Guest

    I was round a mates earlier, and he had dug out his old Pentium 133, 16 MB Ram, 500MB HDD (lol). After reading a few posts about people's high spec pc's, I was wondering who has the worst system that they actually still use regularly ? Now there's a chance for those who are, shall we say, less well endowed in the pc department, to have their moment of glory :D
  2. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    I worked at a place that still had a 33mhz, running Win3.1...
  3. kingnothing

    kingnothing Guest

    I set up some 33Mhz, with 8MB Ram and 200MB hard drives running Win 3.1 at my high school's writing center a few years ago. I visited last a few months ago, and they still have them running along with a nice copy of Office 95 for students wishing to use Word.

    The rest of the computers are macs. I forgot the model numbers, but they are the ones that look like a monitor sitting on a set-top box with only a floppy drive.

    I had a 486DX2-66 with 4MB of RAM and a 420MB drive last year. I traded it for 2 packs of Camel Lights.
  4. avsdotcom

    avsdotcom Guest

    "I had a 486DX2-66 with 4MB of RAM and a 420MB drive last year. I traded it for 2 packs of Camel Lights."

    Lol, 2 packs, was he stupid or what ? I would have only given 1 pack , and possibly a box of matches if pushed ;)
  5. kingnothing

    kingnothing Guest

    He had to have been stupid, or desperate for a paperweight. The 2x CD-ROM didn't work, and neither did the floppy drive. Oh yeah, it was also a Packard Bell.
  6. elkinm

    elkinm Guest

    I still have my mombo and 486DX 33 MHz processor. Fist comuter I ever used. My dad bought it for workstations and it was top of the line at the time with a whoping 4 MB of ram and a 220 MB hard drive. Those were the days. It could render an image in few minutes that the profetional CAD workstations at work would take half an hour to do.

    I upgraded to a AMD 586 133, Pentium 133, AMD K6 200 and an AMD K6-3 366, all with the same computer case, diferent motherboard and hardware though. I copied the data from the old HD to a partition of one of my current drives as those old programs are still quite nice in dos. Now I have a new case, but I still use the very same flopy drive from so long ago and the old AT case is still quite functional. Talk about a good product lifetime.
  7. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    I still have a Macintosh Classic works great
    CPU speed: 8 Mhz
    motherboard RAM: 1 MB
    maximum RAM: 4MB
    ROM: 512 k
    bus speed: 8 Mhz
    Floppy: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
    HD: 40 MB
    Monitor: 1 bit (Black & White) 512x342
    Sound Output: mono 8 bit

    and 2 Mac LC's both still work
    CPU speed: 16 Mhz
    motherboard RAM: 2 MB
    maximum RAM: 10 MB
    ROM: 512 k
    bus speed: 16 Mhz
    Floppy: 1.44 MB SuperDrive
    HD: 40-80 MB
    Display: 4-bit (16 color) at 640x480 or 8-bit (256 color) at 640x400
    Sound Output: mono 8 bit (built-in speaker)
  8. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    still got a amstrad 286 running
    8mhz i think it is?
    cant remember.
    stays in loft and i only turn it on when i need to as its uptime on win3.0 is very bad :)
    use it to play mainly pacman (the classic one)

    never been formatted either, running the same 30mb harddisk, with the same 5 1/4 fdd and factory win3.0
  9. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    I have piled in the basement:

    8Mhz IBM 286 - dont know anytihng else bout this one)

    Apple IIe - Monochrome green CRT monitor, dual 5.25 floppy drives.

    Macintosh Plus - 8MHz 68000, External SCSI Hard Drive, ImageWriter Dot Matrix Printer

    Macintosh Performa 6116CD - 60MHz PowerPC 601 (the first mac to use a PPC chip, was top of the line when i got it in '94), Color StyleWriter Inkjet printer, 14" AppleScan monitor

  10. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    I have a old 8086 Toshiba "laptop":

    -It is like 3 times the size/wight of a modern latop
    -no hard disk (just 720k floppies)
    -4.77Mhz (yes they used to measure to 2 decimal places back then)
    -512k RAM (1/2 a meg)
    -DOS 3.0
    -Modem: 2400 baud (0.24 k/sec)

    It costed something like $10,000 when the company I got it from first purchased it.

    AND, I found a use for it - It serves a good purpose for configuring car computers via the serial port. It will probably out live my current system. LOL.

    I also have a pentium 75 That works perfectly well as an Internet server (I know someone that uses a 386 for the job).

    And a 486 that serves as a stereo playing MP3's over the network in DOS :p
  11. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    Um, just read my signature!
  12. FriedXp

    FriedXp Guest

    Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop
    40mb Ram
    700Mb Hd
    4x Cdrom
    Still runs like a champ !!
  13. m[oo]d

    m[oo]d Guest

    My father still have a working old computer , 3000$ CAN in 1984

    Tandy 1000
    1.77 mhz
    40mb hd
    2 5ΒΌ floppies
    640k ram
  14. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    roaming in the lof tmore i actually found something even older than my 286 there

    im not sure if its a pc or a laptop
    the brand on it is 'hyperion'
    it has no harddisk, 2x5 1/4 fdd drives and what looks like a 4 or 5" screen
    its all built into one another
    the keyboard slides out under the screen and drives
    has a handle at the top too so im guessing its a laptop
    the screen has green text

    doesnt work for anything but one game called circus which runs of that 5/14 drive

    weird thing but i never did and still havnt found out what the purpose was of that machine
  15. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    Keep it IBM compatible only please...
  16. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    if thats to me...
    believe it or not, it IS ibm compatible!
  17. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    hehe ok thats a good one

    I like the "im guessing its a laptop" It's a bit like that with mine(hence the "laptop") :)

    I just remembered another pc I had. It was an Amstrad; also an 8086 4.77Mhz. It had an external battery compartment (just like a walkman) to put AA's in to keep the BIOS/clock settings :eek:
  18. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    lol yup
    the 2286= you had to turn over and store 4xaa batteries
    it would run out after 2months or so

    heh this brings back so much memories
  19. Druce

    Druce Guest

    i'm thinking of roaming some garage sales here to find something like a 286 or 386 to put dos on it, just to do a little relearning and playing around... i think they (older pc's) have some purpose... and they are good door stops too :D
  20. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    I've seen a lotta PDAs faster than these sh*ts, lol