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What was your first computer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RotoSequence, 7 Feb 2004.

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  1. silicond17

    silicond17 What's a Dremel?

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    My first computer was a Mac with 75mhz/8MB RAM < sigh >. My sister was into digital imaging at the time, so she thought a Mac would be better suited. After two years, we ended up giving the POFS away after constant crashes. The motherboard went out three f**king times over the course of two years and the OS must have crashed every other month. < shakes my head >

    My first Windows PC was a Compaq Presario 7360 with an AMD K6-2 500mhz/64MB SDRAM/10GB/on-board Trident graphics. It was my first Windows experience, and it never crashed once throughout its years in my house. I upgraded it with a 20GB Maxtor and a PNY GeForce2 MX400.

    After that was my first build. I bought a Soyo K7VTA and an Athlon 950mhz Thunderbird Socket A. Put everything together and the moboard seemed to have been facked up. < my last Soyo board purchased > Bought an ECS K7S5A and I was up and running.

    I later purchased a MSI 745 Ultra with 256MB DDR333 with an Athlon XP 1700+ and a Triplex XabrePRO. It lived for a while until I popped in a Barton XP 2500+ which ran unstabile due to the board only supporting 266mhz fsb. I purchased a mobile Athlon XP 2000+ 45W on eBay for $15 a while back and I've been running it ever since after I sold the 2500+.

    After that, I purchased my Compaq Presario 2105US laptop with an AMD XP-M 1800+/512MB DDR/40GB/ATi mobility Radeon 7000/14.1" TFT XGA for $700 on eBay. I've used that and my latest desktop ever since.

    I wasn't always loyal to chipsets, but at the moment, I refuse to buy a motherboard with anything else other than a SiS chipset. You could say I'm SiS man, which I've been called for quite a time now. I just happened to buy my first PC with an AMD processor, so I was loyal to them ever since. Never had a hint of trouble from any of my systems, but I will admit I have never used an Intel processor or even touched one for that matter. I do have my secondary system on order however, and it is going to sport an Intel Celeron, so who knows???
     
  2. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    That was the computer I got after our crappy 486 machine died. :D I hate that piece of crap... Updated it to 160 megs of RAM awhile back... I plan on putting a Micro ATX nForce 2 motherboard and an AMD XP Processor, something like a 2200-2600+ (preferably 2500+) and about 256 mb of RAM. We are only running windows 98 SE on that thing anyway :p It also happens to be the planned victim of my first modding project :D:D:D:D:naughty:
     
  3. knightyc

    knightyc CPC refugee

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    1996 my first pc i aint got a clue of its specs but it had huge 5 an a half" disks (DOS)

    1999 then got a celeron 133mhz 32mbSD ram 16mb grapics (windows 98)

    2000 then got an emacines 733 64mb ram 32mb graphics (windows millenium)

    2001 then built my own celeron 1.2ghz 128mb ram 64mb hercules prophet graphics (win 98/win XP

    2002 then built my own celeron 2.1ghz 512mbDDR RAM 128mb GFX graphics (win XP)

    2004 then tryed to put a p4 3.06ghz 1gb DDR RAM 128mb gfx card in pc an it broke so im back on me emachines now proddin along very slowly :waah:
     
  4. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    unlucky man, what broke it?
     
  5. knightyc

    knightyc CPC refugee

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    thats wot its in the shop 4 ;)

    I dunno
     
  6. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    My first ever pc was a lovely little compaq p200 with 16mb of ram and a 4ish gig hard disk. I learnt lots from that little thing i wish i still had it :( My dad gave it to a friend i hope hes still got it i may ask for it back when hes done with it :)
     
  7. JuMpErFLY

    JuMpErFLY Minimodder

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    First pc was a 25MHz (386?), not sure about RAM, maybe 1 or 2MB and a 40MB hard drive. No CD drive, but had the old wider thinner floppy drive and standard 3.5" one.
    When that got replaced with a 66Mhz 486 with 4MB of RAM, a 650MB HDD and a 1x CDROM I thought it was amazing :D
     
  8. Tt Ownage

    Tt Ownage What's a Dremel?

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    486

    i loved the game tetris :)
     
  9. hprcrazyguy

    hprcrazyguy Minimodder

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    486 25mhz :eek: blazing fast speeds, and it was my only computer for like 8 years until we got a p3 450 and then i got a athlon 1.2 and have been upping ever since :p
     
  10. birdie

    birdie What's a Dremel?

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    My Families first computer which was bought in 1999 was a PIII 450Mhz, 64Mb, 6.4gb hdd, 4mb gfx (now upgraded to 40gb hdd, and a gf2mx400 (64mb) and 256mb ram)

    Our current pc is a Athlon XP 2200+, 256 DDR 333 (I would have prefered 512 at least :waah: ) 120g, geforce4 mx 440 (I also would have prefered a ti4200 atlease)

    I have 3 computers of my own atm (all old second hand ones)

    AMD K6/2 333, 128mb, 6.4g hdd from first computer, intergrated gfx. This is my linux webserver/gateway/firewall/proxy/database server

    Celeron 333, 64mb, 4.3g (no proper use atm, i use it for various different things i muck around trying (ie i tried to ger debian to work, but couldn't :S i also have installed win2000 server on it, but i didn't end up using it)

    and my (free) laptop: Toshiba Satellite Pro 440CDX 133mhz, 32mb, Dead 1g hdd, integrated sound and gfx, SVGA monitor (800x600 :sigh:) (I am looking to find a stick of 64 or 128mb edo sodimm ram, and also another hdd to replace the dead one.)
     
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  11. Will

    Will Beware the judderman...

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    My first computer was bought from Staples :jawdrop:

    It wasn't that bad, truth be told, though had we waited abouter another month we could've got a Pentium with MMX :duh:

    The specs were:

    Pentium 133Mhz
    16MB ram
    2MB Daytona video card (soon replaced by a 4MB Matrox Millenium II)
    Soundblaster 16 ISA
    1.18GB hard drive

    And that lasted me until 1999 when we got a P3, then in 2001 I got an XP1500@1900 then 2003 brought me the system I have today...thats what I call progress :thumb:
     
  12. sirgeoph

    sirgeoph What's a Dremel?

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    My first was CompUSAs in-house brand Compudyne. a 486 at 66mhz and 8mb RAM and a whopping 540MB HDD. It's sad when rewritable disc media holds more than your first hard drive.

    It did have a 2x cd-rom drive.

    DOOM2, Word, and AOL2.5 was all we used that thing for.
     
  13. Xtrm2Matt

    Xtrm2Matt What's a Dremel?

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    I updated it to 192MB-SDRAM [PC133], but i saved up, and in 2003, i got my AMD 1800+ (1.5Ghz), 512DDR PC2100 and a 60GB h/d :rock: (MSI-KT-4V Mobo and some other stuff)

    But this Christmas i got some new stuff, more Ram (extra 512mb), new CPU (2500+ barton), should be getting my new Graphics Card tomorrow :thumb: (its also my birthday tomorrow :clap: :clap:)

    ~Matt
     
  14. Anakha

    Anakha Minimodder

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    The Computers I've had...

    Sometime in '83:
    Commodore +4, with MPS801 Dot Matrix Printer and MFM1541 5.25" floppy drive.

    Sometime in '86:
    Commodore 64(Mark II), using the same drive and printer (Yes, they were compatible)

    Sometime in '95:
    Commodore Amiga 1200
    (Later had a 250Mb HDD added, then was fitted into a tower case and upgraded with an '040 CPU card, 16Mb RAM, CD-ROM and 40Gb's HDD space!)

    Sometime in '97:
    Pentium 133 (O/C to 150) with 2Gb HDD, IOMega Zip 100 ATAPI, and Matrox Millennium II (Still got that), along with Voodoo1 3d card (Still got that too).
    The CPU was maxed out at 233 MMX sometime later, and my parents have it, along with my Forte/IISVR "VFX1" Virtual Reality system.

    Sometime in '99:
    PIII 450, Matrox G400 MAX, 256Mb RAM (Occasionally o/c'd to 530MHz :) )

    Sometime in '01:
    Dual PIII 1Ghz, GeForce 3 (Non-Ti)
    And a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4270 Laptop (S3 Savage IX, Celeron 667)

    And that's where I am, at the moment.
     
  15. djrusty

    djrusty What's a Dremel?

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    I was a bit of a late starter considering I am 28 - got my first PC about 5 or 6 years ago. Here she is . . .

    [​IMG]

    It's an IBM aptiva E37 - came with a 300mhz AMD K6-2, later upgraded to a 350mhz (woo!). It had 64mb of RAM, now has 128mb. I hardly ever turn it on nowadays but it still works. Got win98 on it I think but I used to run BeOS on it too until I pinched one of it's drives for another machine. I even started modding back then look! hehe, sound proofed inside and a removeable laptop hard-drive caddy, as well as standard-size hard-drive caddy.

    The scary thing is that I paid £1200 for that machine, came with 17 inch screen, keyboard, mouse and speakers - what a rip off!! Has been a reliable old beast though I gotta admit.
     
  16. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Lucky stiff, I never get things like that for the holidays, or even my birthday for that matter :waah: Can I buy that 1800+ off of you? I dont have much money to blow on hardware, and the motherboard will set me back $120, and the RAM another $40. Would you be interested in selling it for $30? (I know I am really cheap, but I dont have much $$$; I will have to take loans from my brothers to purchase all that stuff)
     
  17. Xtrm2Matt

    Xtrm2Matt What's a Dremel?

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    I'm not intirely sure what im doing with the 1800+ yet, i was thinking about building another PC and selling it or making a server. I've got enough bits to build a new PC, just need CD-RW and Hardrive really and bang i have a new PC / PC Server =)
     
  18. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    amegia 500!

    god damn amgias ruled...they were far better than pcs...but then they got over taken....found memories.
     
  19. acrimonious

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    Tape driven, black and white (or rather black and green :D) Amstrad.

    Aye, them were't days.
     
  20. jay

    jay What's a Dremel?

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    sinclare 16 now you can tell how old I am :sigh:
     
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