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What was the first computer/PC you used?

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by lemonadesoda, Jan 30, 2013.

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Please choose one of the options below that best applies

  1. Z80

    7.3%
  2. 6502/6509

    4.9%
  3. 8086/88/16

    14.6%
  4. 286

    8.5%
  5. 386/387

    2.4%
  6. 486

    7.3%
  7. Pentium /MMX

    18.3%
  8. Pentium Pro/II

    3.7%
  9. Pentium 3

    3.7%
  10. Pentium 4/D

    4.9%
  11. Pentium M/Dual Core

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Core2/Quad

    1.2%
  13. Nehalem and above

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. AMD before 2000

    2.4%
  15. AMD 2000-2004

    1.2%
  16. AMD 2004-2009

    1.2%
  17. AMD 2010+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Other before 1980

    3.7%
  19. Other after 1980

    14.6%
  1. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    apple II E and my cousin's Commodore 54.
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  2. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

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    Apple II was 6502 processor.
    Comodore PET was a 6502 processor.

    A lot of peeps here not knowing their CPUs! Or should I say, microprocessors ;)
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  3. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry - to lazy to goolge them;)
    And no. I had no clue nor cared back then.
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  4. TheMailMan78

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    I remember the first time I used windows was on a 286.
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    First computer I ever used at home was a Packard Bell Legend using a Pentium 75MHz using Win95 and what was probably less than 16MB of RAM as Win98 wouldn't install some years later. My dad unfortunately threw it out sometime around 2000 because we had K6-II and probably our first K7 800MHz by that point. I remember playing Dr. Seuss' "Sam I Am" and possibly LEGO Island on that machine when I was like 6.
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  6. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Didnt them older x86 systems have a turbo button as well? At school most of the computers had turbo buttons and some sort of lock on them and im pretty sure they were something86..
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    nostalgia'd on that one 2rd grade computer class ;)

    I remember them giving us a floppy disk to store our data on and taking one of those AOL floppy disks up there and telling all my friends "man im gonna get on the internet with this one" man the teachers had a shit fit about that one :laugh:

    This is the first computer i ever owned with a good ol' RAGE 128 graphics card
    [​IMG]
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    In third grade there was like one computer in the entire school system, and the kids in the "special" class had it. Sometimes we got tu to use it for an hour. An hour for 25 kids. :laugh:
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    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    I don't like this thread. Makes me feel old.
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    it was actually 2nd grade as i recall and it was some what of a "privileged" school :cool:
  11. Liquid Cool

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    I'd say that was an accurate description...:).

    I had an old computer, it was the pc I owned right before I bought an 8088(or was it 8086? can't remember), at any rate...it was like a TRS-80, but it had the keyboard that fitted on the top of the unit and the pc had a handle and I remember it had a color screen, my first. I don't remember what it was, but if i could find another one, I might pick it up for old time sake. It was a great little pc.

    The unit above was retired by my PB 80286, I bought it at Sam's Club when they first opened, If I recall correctly, it was about 900.

    Best,

    LC
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Mine was vintage from the beginning.... bought in 1995 for a couple of hundred. I got a late start but I think I've caught up and then some :cool:

    P.S> The PC is still in the basement somewhere :)
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    386-sx16

    My first was a 386-SX16 that came with a 360K floppy drive and a state of the art 20 Meg HD. It came with Windows 3.3
    I paid $2500.00 for that beast back then. It was so long ago I can't even remember the brand.
    AHhh...just remembered.
    Whoop...just re-remembered...It was an EPSON. I can't remember the model number.
    Epson was a name brand back then, pretty comparable in price to a true IBM machine.
    MS-DOS...learning the commands, local BBS's, 9600 baud modems, that was the good life.
    A good friend of mine laughed at me for spending so much money at that time. He had a 286 that was faster than my 386 SX.
    All I could do was dream of owing a 486DX and blowing his doors off but I had too many other things going on at that time (like having kids, racecars, a home to pay for, schooling and the bills for that, and all the other things life throws at ya.
    Never did get that 486.
    Couple years went by and I finally bought a P4.
    Then another upgrade...and another and still going.
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    Yea, I believe my first was an Apple II as well. They used the 6502 processor. :toast:
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    My first PC was a Pravetz-16 a Bulgarian home made system that used an intel 8088@4.77 Mhz :D[​IMG]
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    Norton....

    I've had the feeling for a long time now that you don't throw anything away...

    IF any of the old timers want to play with a complete 486DX system, I have spares I'd like to actually get rid of...I don't toss anything either. Not even a single screw.

    Typing this on my pc of the evening. A Pentium 4 Prescott 3.4GHz.

    Best,

    LC
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    AMD K6-2 450 MHz on a SOYO board. Saved up all my pennies and bought a nVidia GeForce 2 MX for it. Had to get the PCI version because that crappy SOYO board couldn't properly power the AGP port.

    I don't remember where, but I found an old Commodore 64 laying around. I found a couple Apple II programming books in the library in the elementary school library and managed to convert them to run on the Commodore (6th or 7th grade). I went to a garage sale with my father and saw a Commodore 128. The guy said if he didn't sell it by the end of the day, I could have it. He didn't, it was mine, and it was glorious. Found a TRS-80 and later found out my grandfather had a TRS-80 Color. The Commodores are my favorite of the lot though.

    There you are. The first and the oldest. I still have both Commodores and the "Trash"-80 Color. It's pretty entertaining to use them on today's massive widescreen TVs.
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    THIS!
    I started out using a BBC Micro Model B which quickly branched out into Acorns and Amigas. I have hugely fond memories of Elite and code your own game books where you would enter hundreds of lines of basic.
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    Epson Equity I+
    • Intel 8088, switchable to 4.77 or 10 MHz
    • 640KB Ram
    • 2 floppies 5¼" 360KB
    • No hard drive.
    • Green monitor don´t know how many inches, maybe 13 I think
    • Ms-Dos 3.2 but I got a v5.0 copy later
    • and Genius GM-6 PC Mouse
    Due to lack of space I had to throw it in the trash 15 years ago maybe more :ohwell: but I really loved it! :D

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

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    That's nuts, I had an apple II e when I was really young and a commodore 64 a few years later.
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    Some people don't understand the question they posed?!?! :p

    You asked what PC, NOT what processor :roll:
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Custom built with a Pentium II, 128mb of ram, 32mb of vram, and no idea the hard drive.
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    I'm glad I'm not the only old one here:toast:
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    Apple II when I was in grammar school, but if we are talking about the first computer we actually owned, then it would be a an HP Pentium 1 100 Mhz, 32MB RAM, and Windows 3.1; it's all I remember of the specs. First time I played some of the best games growing up for sure...first ones that come to mind are Duke Nukem 1 & 2...ahhhh, those were the days :toast:

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