Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RCoon, May 1, 2014.
In case anyone cares.
Anyone got some glory-days stories about any of their original hardware?
That's pretty neat. Imagine being a chip designer that long. Lol.
/first post outside of DC forum.
My 1st AMD system was a k6-2 500mhz on a VIA board.
The first PC i ever built out of college was an AMD64 rig. I think it was something like a 3200+ I dont exactly remember doing much with it because i had no idea about overclocking back then and the tech courses i was doing didnt teach you about that stuff - everything i know about overclocking I pretty much learnt on Guru3D or TPU. I joined TPU when the whole overclocking craze was starting to die out. back then it was quite a bit more complicated to OC and people used to refer to it as a 'dark art' because you were risking your hardware. These days overclocking is quite simple.
Speaking of middle age crisis
My first AMD stone one was this one... later got a Pentium Pro
I just remembered, do you recall fake CPU's? Those were times
I still have a socket939 based system in service. It has a FX60 CPU on a DFI LanParty motherboard with an ATI chipset. That is the first chipset to support ATI Crossfire.
Hmm, I don't recall the first AMD that I had but I do still have an Asus Super Socket 7 motherboard sporting a K6-2 350.
Purchased both of them brand spanking new..........God I think I paid around $300 for them at the time. If I recall correctly I added in 4 megs of ram........Crap, that was another $100 or so at the time.
I owned the first ever manufactured CPU that breached the 1GHz. It was the AMD K7 1GHz Thunderbird processor. Loved that thing, it was super fast and very efficient per clock even back then.
I wish AMD would return to its former CPU glory days. APU's aren't bad, but their CPU part is so-so.
I still have my first PC from 2004 running a Athlon 2200+ on a 462 socket. For non gaming needs gets the job done. I even used it for rendering in 3DSmax for a school project.
Awesome. Long Live AMD. Fight the dark, we are with you!
My first was a K6-2 266. Wish I still had it. But I have everything from a Slot A to my Am3+ . I have always been an Amd w/ Ati/amd guy.
Happy Birthday AMD Hope many more to come.
My first PC was 386. I used it for years before realizing it had AMD's chip, not Intel.
My first PC had a Duron 950 mhz followed by Athlon XP 2600+ < hot mofo
then I had a am2 4400+ and after that I joined the evil side :/
My 1st AMD chip was a K6 166
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K6/AMD-K6 166 - AMD-K6-166ALR.html
Should of experienced the IBM 150, now they were HOT!
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/6x86/IBM-6x86L-2VAP150GB (120 MHz 2.8V).html
After long suffering with a celeron in 2004 I moved to AMD and that rig is still running as a file server. It's a MSI K8N Platinum used to run with Athlon64 3700+ (San Diego, 1 core) originally 2200MHz overclocked to 3Ghz. Now it has an X2 4600+ on default. Graphic card and ram was updated couple of times. The old CPU is still in the drawer. The main rig I use is a Phenom 965 on 3800Mhz, I built it 4 years ago upgraded ram, ssd and graphics and it still does the job pretty well. I hope there will be some good AMD APU when upgrade time is coming... but that won't come too fast, I'm still happy with this. I think I will wait until the next good generation and than invest again for a couple of years.
Late cheers for AMD! Gotta open a can for beer!
AMD ftw for me = FX-60 + DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR Expert !
Have that exact same board! Awesome motherboard............Now if I could just find an FX-60.
i had the budget model of that board, and did the pencil mod to the northbridge to unlock SLI >
i might still have a really old AMD chip in the house (386 era), it may have got thrown out a few moves ago.
My first real build was a K6-2 350
nah damint, i threw the CPU out.
all i can remember from it was that it said AMD on the front, but had intel copyright stuff on the back - it was an AMD CPU for an intel 386 or 486 socket.
the back casing had come off, and you could see inside it to the shiny CPU stuff.
Wait, AMD made a CPU for a Intel socket? Did not know that
I had a 386, and then 486, K5, went to Super/7, Slot 1, Socket A, 478, 754, 939, 757, AM2+ and here I still sit other than computers I setup.
in the pentium 1/2 days (when i was old enough to have my own PC) AMD had CPU's that fit in the intel sockets.
The first pc I built was in 2004. I went with a AMD Athlon64 3200+. Those were grand days indeed
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