Your computer history!

killpanda

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Post here all of your computer history, past and present (and future if you want ;-)).

I have a mountain of computers at home (http://mo5.com/collection/index.php?pseudo=killpanda) but I will just post the ones I really used as most of them are for my nerdy collection.

1 - Apple Macintosh LC - 16MHz, 6MB of RAM and 13" of 256 colors awesomeness
2 - Apple Macintosh Centris 650 - 50MHz of PowerPC goodness thanks to an additional acceleration card
3 - Apple Performa 6400 - 200MHz and nearly uncrashable, until it died...
4 - Apple PowerMac 6500 - 250MHz and my entry into the Linux world ^^
5 - Apple iBook G4 - 1GHz and my ticket to Mac OS X
6 - Apple MacBook black - 2GHz Core Duo
7 - Apple PowerMac G4 Quicksilver - 733MHz and a bloody good server running Mac OS X Server 10.5 ^^
8 - Appel MacBook Unibody - 2GHz Core 2 Duo, my current and awesome computer ^^
 

DarkReaper

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Apple Fag!
Anyway:
1. C64
2. 286
3. 386
4. Pentium 75
5. Pentium 100
6. Pentium 233
7. AMD K6-2 350
8. AMD Athlon 650
9. AMD Thunderbird 1200
10. AMD AthlonXP 2000+
11. AMD Athlon64 3500+
12. Intel Core2Duo 8500
 

NecroJoe

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2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
Desktops:
Packard Bell 486DX2 50 mHz. 4mb ram (I upgraded to 16MB), 1mb video ram, CD-ROM (I added a CD-R) and 750 MB hard drive, Windows 3.11

Compaq Presario 700mHz AMD K7 10gb hard drive, 1x DVD reader, 1xCD-R, Windows 98

Homemade from then on using refurb computers, and from-scratch and in just about finished shopping for parts for my latest, a i7-powered desktop. My first all-new homemade computer.

Laptop:
Acer piece of crap I got for $299 WITH a free scanner/printer combo, 1.6 mHz, 40 GB, 14" with XP, SP3

Gateway 11" Netbook, 250GB, 2gb, Vista, LED screen
 

CD82

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Anyway:
1. C64
2. 286
3. 386
4. Pentium 75
5. Pentium 100
6. Pentium 233
7. AMD K6-2 350
8. AMD Athlon 650
9. AMD Thunderbird 1200
10. AMD AthlonXP 2000+
11. AMD Athlon64 3500+
12. Intel Core2Duo 8500
That's quite a lot, let's see if I can beat it...

1. 386 @ 40 mhz
2. 386 @ 66 mhz
3. k6 @ 166 mhz
4. k6-2 @ 300 mhz (still running)
5. k6-2 @ 450 mhz (died due to fan failure)
6. k7 @ 800 mhz
7. athlon xp @ 1.4 ghz
8. athlon xp @ 2.0 ghz
9. celeron @ 2 ghz (still running)
10. centrino @ 1.4 ghz (laptop, still running)
11. xp 5000 @ 2x2.6 ghz
12. xp 5000 black edition @ 2x3.2 ghz (still running)
13. core2duo E4500 @ 2x2.2 ghz (still running)

I'd call it a draw ;)
 

Crazyjeeper

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Intel 486 33mhz
AMD Athlon Slot A 600mhz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4.0
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0
 

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386. Don't remember much about it, was only for a month.
Pentium 60, 8mb ram, 600mb hard drive -> 1gb hard drive
Celeron 500mhz, 64mb ram, 10gb hard drive
Pentium IV 1.5ghz, 256mb ram -> 1.25gb ram, 60gb hard drive
Pentium M 1.5ghz, 512mb ram -> 1gb ram, 40gb hard drive
AMD64 Newcastle 2ghz, 512mb ram -> 2gb ram, 120gb hard drive -> 2.16 terabyte drive space
Intel Core 2 Duo penryn, 2.5ghz, 4gb ram, 160gb hard drive
 

thevictor390

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Me computer history :p

Desktops:
1 - Don't remember, I was pretty young and it was the family computer. Must have been running Windows 95 because I know we never had 3.1
2 - Compaq something: Pentium 133, probably 32 MB RAM, and 3 GB HDD. Family computer until 2002.
3 - Sony Vaio: Pentium 4 2.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD, Radeon 9600 256 MB. Huge upgrade, and a decent gaming machine at the time when I added the video card. Still the current family computer.
4 - Custom: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM, 40 + 40 + 40 GB HDD, Radeon 9600 128 MB, Apevia gaming case that I got for free and had nothing else to put in it (complete with blue neon front panel strips and fans). Bought for $75 (with keyboard, mouse, and monitor) and upgraded with various junk and spare parts over time. Was my linux box and Windows 7 test machine until it was dismantled for the case for use in my brother's custom PC.
5 - Custom-ish: Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Radeon HD4890 1 GB, 250 + 500 GB HDD. Another big upgrade, and my current gaming rig/general use PC. This is actually the Ultra Optimized Crysis Warhead PC with a few upgrades.

laptops:
1 - Dell Latitude CPi: Pentium II 366 MHz, 196 MB RAM, 10 GB HDD, Neomagic MagicMedia 2.5 MB VRAM IGP with no 3D acceleration. Used for school 2006-08 because craptop > no laptop. Uncle built from spare parts in his closet. It actually was decently useful, I ran lots of things on it that I shouldn't have been able to, like Office 2007, Mathematica, Google Sketchup, and NetBeans. Slow, but it got the job done. I have to admit I was sad when the mobo died.
2 - Gateway MT6459: AMD Turion64x2 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Radeon Xpress 1150 IGP. Crap build quality, crap drivers for the crappy IGP, but it was a good price, and is still holding up (donated to my brother). Had to clean the dust out of the heatsinks though, it was overheating at barely 2 years old.
3 - Acer Aspire One: 1.6 Atom, 1 GB RAM, GMA 950. Standard netbook. 9" screen. I love it. It's fast enough for daily use, super portable, and I have a powerful gaming rig when I need it.

Wow, that took too long.
 

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1. Some uber old IBM from like 99.
2. A P4 Compaq with 256mb of RAM and a 50gb HD
3. Toshiba Laptop Intel Celeron and 256mb of Ram don't remember much about it..
4. Intel iMac 17 inch 1gb RAM, 250gb HD.

5. My current rig:
q6600
DFI Lanparty DK x48
2x2gb DDR2 800
640GB HD
ATI 4870HD 512mb "Vanilla"
 
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geeman

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Toyota Corolla,Chevrolet Corvette,Alfa Romeo Mito
AMD K6-2 350MHz
AMD Duron 800MHz @ 1000Mhz (being in the GHz club was cool back then)
AMD Athlon 2000+ (was running until like a week ago, when something happened and dad bought a new computer)
AMD Sempron 2600+ (still running, moms computer)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2,8GHz
AMD Phenom II x4 955 (soon)

Ati Rage IIc
GeForce 2 MX400
GeForce 4 Ti4200
GeForce 6600GT
GeForce 8800GTS (old core)
GeForce 8800GT (new core)

RAM has gone from 64MB -> 128MB -> 512MB -> 1GB -> 2GB -> 4GB -> 5GB and the new computer will have 4GB.

PS. I am not a AMD or NVIDIA fan boy, but those have just been the most reasonable things to buy, when i bought them.
 
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Mercury

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Let's see: It'll probably be interesting to list my monitors too.

Some kind of IBM AT wannabe, had an XT too. -Hercules Green/Black
286 - CGA, 4 colours. Then EGA 16 Colors
386 - VGA 256 Colors
486 DX1 & 2 - S.VGA 14"
686! P1 120Mhz - 15"
P1 166 MMX - 15"
P2 350MHz -15"
P3 450Mhz - 17"
P3 700Mhz - 17"
P4 1.4GHz - 17"
P4 1.8GHz - 17"
P4 2.4GHz (still running at my bro's place, his doughter uses it) - 19"
P4 3.0GHz (still running at my bro's place, his son uses it) - 19"
AMD X2 4200+ 2.6GHz (still running) - 19" then 22" LCD
Core2Quad 9550 2.8GHz (bought it today, 2.83GHz before O/C) - 22" LCD - will probably be switched to a 24" pretty soon for better resulotions.
 
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You asked for it!

ICL 2960
ICL 2904
Dec PDP 11/73 I think.
Burroughs B1955
Burroughs B1865
NCR VRX
IBM 4341 VM
IBM 4381 MVS/XA
Loads of other IBM mainframes and Aix boxes
286, 386, 486 IBM PCs loads
MESH Pentium with Windows 98
Home built ATX with a Barton Chip and XP
Couple of portables with Vista - supermarket bought both MEDIONS
Work at the moment : IBM Lenovo T43 and a T60 - I am on the T43 as I write!
 
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Ramseus

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probably an even more ancient one that I forgot about

something ancient

probably something around 500 mhz

pentium something or other

some ancient computer that I'm not sure why we bought that was only $10 (worked fine for browsing the web/chatting, then it used to be used as a server mostly for ventrillo, currently buried in the storage room)

amd athlon something something (instead of getting a whole new computer, this one had some big upgrades to just about everything when it was a couple years old, currently has all 3 printers (B+W laser, inkjet, all in one for scanning) hooked up to it, not of much use otherwise)

intel core2 duo 2.4 (overclocked to 2.9 IIRC and currently hooked up to the 50" plazmah screen and 5.1 surround system. PC gaming in 1080p, 5.1 audio, and on a couch: awesome.)

intel core2 duo 2.5 (macbook pro, dawg)


yeah, I remember those old computers perfectly...
 
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rockvee

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Sigh...only had 3 computers

Celeron 733MHz, 128MB SDRAM, 20GB HD, Mobo from a company called "Elite", and GF2 MX200.

Pentium 4 2.4GHz, 256MB DDR333 (added another 512 later), Seagate Barracuda IV 80GB (added a 160GB maxtor later), GF4 MX440 (Swapped for a Radeon 9550 later), MSI Mobo w/sis645dx chipset

Currently using a Gateway M6850 laptop: Core 2 Duo T5550, 3GB RAM, 320 HDD, Radeon HD2600.
 

fluke667

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BMW 325i Cabrio
Main PCs

Pentium 100; 8MB RAM (upgraded to 40MB); 1GB HDD; Riva TNT2 graphics; 28.8 modem

Celeron 400; 256MB RAM; 30GB HDD; Geforce 2 MX400; ISDN later DSL 768

Athlon 1333; 512MB RAM; 40GB HDD; Geforce 2 MX400; DSL 768

Athlon 2200+; 1GB RAM; 40GB HDD; ATI 9800pro; DSL 1500 later DSL 3000

Athlon64 3200+; 2GB RAM; 72GB Raptor; Nvidia 7800GT; DSL 6000

Xeon 3350; 4GB RAM; 72GB Raptor + 2x1000GB + 1500GB; Nvidia 8800GT; Cable 10000->16000->20000->32000


Filesharing PCs

Pentium III 500; 500MB RAM; 500GB HDDs

Athlon 2200+; 512MB RAM; 1,5TB HDDs

Atom 330; 2GB RAM; 80GB 2,5" HDD (main HDD space returned to my normal PC)

+ 2 Laptops and my favorite mobile toy Dell Axim X51v
 

CrzRsn

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1 - I don't remember much about this computer, but I do remember it was made by some small company named Delta. It ran Windows 3.1 I think

2 - I used my dad's computers for the next few years, never knew/cared about the specs in those.

3 - First computer I can remember owning: AMD XP 1900+, Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420, 256MB ram, small harddrive.

4 - First computer I built myself: AMD K6-III w/ 3D Now!, 128MB ram, 40GB harddrive.

5 - First computer I bought: AMD Athlon 64 3700+, ATi Radeon 9600 PRO, 1GB ram, 120GB harddrive

6 - Upgraded: AMD Athlong 64 X2 3800+, ATi Radeon 9600 PRO, 2GB ram, 530GB (combined) harddrive space

7 - Friend gave me a busted iBook G4 to fix. Never gave it back

7 - Bought a laptop for college: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750, 3GB ram, Intel graphics accelerator, 1.25TB (combined) harddrive space


And now my dad collects old computers. Her currently has 130+, and for the most part, they're all working in good condition. You can see all of them here - http://www.oldcomputermuseum.com/
 
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villej

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My first computer was a Memotech MTX 512 with 4Mhz processor and 128kb of ram, which I got as a birthday present when I was 4 years old.

Then second computer was an AMD 486 DX2 80Mhz with 16mb ram and 14" CRT monitor

Third was a 200Mhz AMD K6 with 64Mb of ram if I remember correctly.

Fourth came a 450Mhz AMD K6-2 with 128mb of ram and 17" CRT screen.

Fifth was an 800Mhz AMD Duron with 256mb of ram and 19" CRT.

Sixth computer was an AMD Athlon 2200+ with 512mb of ram.

Seventh and my current computer has an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor and 2Gt of ram. First it had 19" widescreen LCD, but later I bought a 24" one.
 
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FDaihatsu

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I had three computers in total. I don't remember a single thing about the first one, since I was very young. It did have a CRT display, and came with an HP Deskjet 660 Printer. Eventually some bug (real living bug, not a software one!) got into the thing, walked on the motherboard, did some shortage and everything blew up. I was using it at the time, I remember hearing a bang and the screen turned off instantly :eek:

The second computer was a Compaq Deskpro with P3 processor running at 930MHz, 128MB of RAM and a 18GB harddisk. That thing came with a new printer, a DeskJet 940c, so the 660 got thrown out. I ran XP on that thing for years, and it's still working (although no one is bored enough to deal with the thing). For a while it used to get stuck and the power LED would blink in red, I opened it (that was the first time I opened a computer) and discovered a helluva lot of dust blocking the fan :lol:

I currently use an IBM ThinkPad R52 laptop with a 15" XGA screen, have it since 2005. It's got a Pentium M processor (a centrino one) with 1.7GHz, 512MB of RAM (soon to be replaced with a 1GB chip) and a 33GB hard drive. It's somewhat slow and archaic, but it's fine since I rarely ever play any games (when I do, I play them on my sister's C2D Dell).
 
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I'll post all the computers I have used extensively, but the first 3 weren't mine.

Amiga A1200
Amiga A500
Pentium III 500, 64mb RAM, 13GB HDD, Voodoo 3 3000, 56k modem (later ethernet)
Toshiba Tecra A4, 1.6ghz Celery, 256mb RAM 40GB HDD, onboard graphics
Toshiba Satellite A60, 1.8ghz Celery, 512mb RAM, 80GB HDD, onboard graphics
Core 2 Duo E4300, 2GB Ram, 80GB HDD, Nvidia 8600GT
Advent 4210, Atom 1.6Ghz, 1GB Ram, 60GB HDD
Core 2 Duo E8500, 4GB Ram, 1TB HDD + 80GB HDD, ATI HD4870

The Pentium III was a cracking PC. It finally got chucked out in 2007 and had only been reformatted once in 2002 since it was bought in 1999.
 

2Billion

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'10 Toyota Matrix XR
Tandy CoCo3
Amiga
Pentium 90, 32mb ram, Win95
P4 1.8ghz, 700-some mb ram, WinXP
Early Core 2 Duo, 2gb ram, Vista, it's what I'm using right now!
Acer Aspire One netbook on the side, WinXP turning to an Ubuntu dualboot whenever I get the time.

All fantastic! Except the P90, which was on its deathbed when I got it.

I also have an older iMac at work (one of the desk lamp ones), but it's all poopy.
 
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