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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. tastegw

    tastegw

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    Used and owned are different entirely, so I'll do both:

    First pc used: 1983/4/5 in grade school, if I remember correctly they had an IBM (just 1) in the library, I played Oregon trail. (IMO Atari was so much better, had that at home)
    No clue on the img specs as I was 5 or 6 years old.

    First pc I personally bought and owned was off eBay in like 2002.
    CPU: intel something / 433ish MHz single core
    GPU: Voodoo 16mb
    RAM: 100mhz 128mb (may have been 333mhz, I just remember keeping those sticks)
    Hdd: 60gb 5200rpm
    Hdd: 16gb 7200rpm
    Mobo, no idea
    Case: vanilla/beige server tower, no fans

    Replaced that a few years later for:

    CPU: intel celeron single core 1.8ghz
    Gpu: nvidia something, thought I was badass with 64mb card
    Ram: 512mb 533?mhz
    And a bunch of blah blah blah
    Though this rig was leaps better the the old.
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    Absolution

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    Intel Pentium 166Mhz MMX (P55C) with an Asus SP-97V motherboard. The motherboard was really special, because it supported the 83Mhz FSB speed and had an undocumented multiplier, which meant that an AMD K6 (II+?) 500Mhz could be used in it (never got my hands on it though) (83x6)

    Still remember the RAM, 16MB EDO RAM :D
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    First to use regularly was the Z80 Amstrad (when i was 4-6 years old)
    First to know what i was really doing ... 486 @ 12MHz (33MHz with Turbo, such old times, also was the machine i used to install my very first Linux :D)
    First to surf the internet with ... Pentium 100MHz
    First not inherited so bought ... Pentium4 1.3GHz (manufactured in Costa Rica!!!)
    First truly "custom" build (also bought) to overclock and to experiment with hardware ... AMD64 3500+ "ClawHammer"

    :toast:

    PS: All inherited computers were always at home, my dad was gaving them to me when he was swapping for a new one.
    PSS: Still not sure what to vote, Z80 or 486 ...
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  4. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Oh you poor thing. :p
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Apple II GS, then 486DX.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. Melvis

    Melvis

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    The Amiga 2000, still got it, still runs like a champ!!

    What CPU did they use in those again? i cant remember
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    The A200 shipped with a Motorola 68000 CPU, running at 7.16 MHz (NTSC) or 7.09 MHz (PAL). The CPU could be upgraded to a 68010 by direct replacement lol


    my first was bbc acorn proper old school, only had a floppy drive lol
  8. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I voted Other after 1980, cuz I'm old. :laugh:

    I think it was a Tandy TRS-80 at a computer literacy course for a week when I was a kid.
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    3870x2

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    That kinda hit me hard for some reason. Life tends to move on without you sometimes.
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    james888

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    My elementary school didn't get computers till I was in 4th grade and I don't remember what those were. The first one I had was a pentium 3 I got about 5th grade as a hand me down.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    theubersmurf

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    Wish I still had my old Mac Classic, it was stolen, but I had it well into the aughts. Still ran when it was stolen too.
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    ...PACMAN...

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    I was 4, it was my brother's Acorn Electron and I spent many hours playing "Citadel". In fact it was the first game I ever completed.

    Many hours playing it with my Sister, listening to Stan Ridgway's "Camouflage" on my brother's hifi.

    GOD i MISS THE 80S :)
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    amd athlon 3500+, with an ecs mobo and 256mb of ram. 80gb hdd. hdd still in my current rig.
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    bmaverick

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    TI-99-4A and TI-99-4C and the TRS-80 III

    The TI had sooooo many games, educational software and business software than any of the other machines. Even the LOGOS Basic was a lead into visual basic software programing. The graphics with the LOGOS rivaled stuff up to the VGA era. Also the syntehsized speech module was well ahead of it's time too! It took Commador a few years to rival that.
    [​IMG]

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    SirKeldon New Member

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    :laugh:

    It was pretty hard to save some money when i was sixteen, long time ago, sure you know what i'm talking about :toast:
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    Raw

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    Lol...it's all good buddy, I'm long over it. ;)
    My life has been pretty darn good since those days past.:toast:
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    You bet. Off the top of my head I remember playing Parsec, Munch Man, Tombstone City and TI Invaders. I used to make my own text adventures in TI Basic, too. That was great stuff.
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    I guess i should have chose like pentium 3 or 4. I thought the thread was where did you start in terms of first system built.
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    some 6mhz ibm or something(I think it was the 5150), it was 6mhz of fury, my dad had it for work back in the day and I just played around with it, . . . . . . now i feel old:shadedshu
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    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    Munch man? Do you mean "Number Munchers"? The one that had the lil' animations between math problems?
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Nerdgasm. Sorry.
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    Cyrix 133 MHz was my first personal PC I bought the parts and built it.
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    Well I used a Wipro Acer PC when I was 3 years old. Didn't know the config at that time. Later saw that the CPU was AMD DX 4 100 MHz, 8 MB RAM, 540 MB HDD, color monitor(special feature). :p
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    No, Munch Man was TI's answer to Pac-Man.

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