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Other Oldest Computer Find

Discussion in 'General' started by Ryu_ookami, 24 Jan 2009.

  1. SpaceBaby

    SpaceBaby AKA: Stophon

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    well i found it a while ago not 100% sure on the size but i will take a guess because i don't want to look for it again in the many computers we have laying around.

    8mb (may be less can't remember) ram stick lol
     
  2. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    I've got bits of a 586 laptop lying around.
    And some joysticks for an Atari ST.
     
  3. FuzzyOne

    FuzzyOne

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  4. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    There was an IBM PS/1 in the server room at the plate I used to work at. My personal oldest computer thing is a 486DX (I used to have an AST Asentia lappy with a 486DX in at some point as well)

    Do games consoles count, I think the megadrive outdates the 486 doesnt it?
     
  5. Red 5

    Red 5 New Member

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    Console: Grandstand 3600 MkIII.
    Computer: Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k.
    PC: IBM PS/1.
     
  6. UnFixed

    UnFixed Unknown

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  7. NeedlesKane

    NeedlesKane You're a Dremel

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    still got my msx 128k, about 150 or so cassette tapes, its just a shame i dont have any cartridges. this msx is a beast with 2 cartridge slots! (C) microsoft 1983...

    Cload cas "r" or some **** like that
     
  8. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    the only old thing I have left is far from being as dated as most of the stuff on this thread but it's still cool

    BIGFOOT :D

    [​IMG]
     
  9. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  10. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    Ghys, I loved that drive. I still had it until about a couple years ago...

    The oldest working computer I have would be Cobalt Qube microserver (the original one). 200 MHz of pure MIPS power and a 6 GB drive... but it's a beauty.
    [​IMG]

    I do have various bits and pieces hidden around: floopy drives, zip drives (100 MB on a floppy! That was huge back then!), probably a few ISA cards.
    No old classics, unfortunately.
    First computer I ever used was an Amstrad CPC 464 - I loved that machine, shame it's gone now...
     
  11. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    Ghys, I still had one of those Bigfoot's RUNNING in a pc at my last job. Eventually (finally) died about 9 months ago. It was a weekly newspaper, but I could have sworn it was a computer museum. The worst part was that I had to support all this hardware, what a nightmare.

    We still had a pc (one that was being used at least 3 days a week) running Win 3.1, using a serial mouse, and a keyboard with a DIN connector. Some of the "newer" computers had sdram slots as well.

    It was an interesting learning experience, but I left right about the time I started pulling my hair out.
     
  12. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    mine still works fine

    I plugged it on a P5QL motherboard with an E8400 and a GTX260 using an IDE to SATA converter and I actually got to see the win95 start up logo ! :D
     
  13. PapaBearNZ

    PapaBearNZ New Member

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    I have an operational Atari 800XL with 5 1/4" drive in the garage circa 1983, along with 3 Atari 520ST's (all upgraded to a whopping 1024 Kb - yes - 1 whole meg of ram people!) of which 2 actually work circa 1988!

    Does a 1935 era sliderule count?

    PB
     
  14. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Yes! :)
     
  15. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Console: Acetronic game system
    Computer: ZX81, Speccy (rubber keys) 48k, BBC model B, and an Atari ST
     
  16. opal

    opal Eh?

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    Probably doesn't count but I think I've got the original Duke Nukem on floppy disks lying around, along with Chips Challenge and other awesome games!
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    We need to see a Speccie. Speccie, anyone?
     
  18. GavX

    GavX New Member

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    Sadly my oldest thing is a laptop from '98, the Dell Inspiron 7000, apparently cost £3000 in its prime, for that you got:
    Pentium 2 400Mhz
    64Mb RAM
    10Gb HDD
    ATi RagePro 16Mb

    Truely a sweet beast
     
  19. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    me to!!

    as well as a 286

    an apricot

    and my dad has an original laptop briefcase thingy somewhere
     
  20. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    You're a sick man:thumb::thumb:

    Then again, if I could get my hands on a 5 1/4" floppy drive, I'd toss it in my tower in a heartbeat.:rock:
     

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