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Are you still running a CPU designed before 2008?

How old are your CPU?

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Mar 12, 2009
1,042 (0.29/day)
System Name Machine XII
Processor Phenom II 1155T
Motherboard Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3
Cooling Custom Water Cooling
Memory 8Gb ddr3 1600mhz XMS 3
Video Card(s) HD5970 2Gb
Storage 128Gb Sandisk SATAIII 6G/s
Display(s) 19" + 23" + 17"
Case micro atx case
Audio Device(s) XFi xtreme OEM
Power Supply 750W
Software Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
I think the oldest CPU I run is the via 1ghz chip in my router everything else is all 45nm (phenom II x4, x6 and Core 2 SL9400)
Apr 13, 2009
194 (0.05/day)
System Name NERV
Processor AMD FX8320@4.0 GHz
Motherboard ASUS M5A97 Evo R2.0
Cooling Zalman CNPS11X Extreme + Scythe Slipstream
Memory 2x4 Corsair XMS3 1866MHz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX760 2GB DirectCU
Storage Samsund SSD 840 - 250GB
Display(s) HP 2311X
Case CM690-III
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Corsair RM650
Software Win 7 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores No bech, only game!
Well, I see lot of Q6600 in this thread :)
Jun 29, 2009
74 (0.02/day)
El People's Republik de Kalifornistan
System Name I'm your (mostly) friendly neighborhood industrial laser operator, a veteran and a student
Processor mine is thankfully still intact, I have much to learn
Motherboard Naw she aint, she has 5 dogs and Kodi.tv
Cooling I shave my head and DD an E30 with a sunroof
Memory longtime reader here and there
Video Card(s) wat. I only play hacked oldschool Total Wars and M&B
Storage I grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80's and '90's in San Jose, CA
Display(s) 2016 Scout Sixty when I want to look pretty. The females agree.
Case 4 wheels, I only roll in old shit. My car is an '85 and my truck is a '63.
Audio Device(s) Music is the soundtrack of your life. Open your mind!
Power Supply Ensure, Bacon Jerky, and mineral water. I'm built like a 6'3" Muhammad "I'm Hard" Bruce Lee
Mouse I hates em. I sets up glue traps for em. Guk!
Keyboard Trying to close a Captains of Crush #3. For 2 years now.
Software Hey! My underpants is my business!
Benchmark Scores How much does Mark weigh?
All my home PCs are old and I've had them since when new.

Main home PC is a Q6700 @ 3.3GHz on stock volts. The chipset is an i975X (!) lol

My "MagicJack rig" has a Pentium III 1GHz that I built back when Intel had just hit the GHz mark.
That was the first and last time I ever dropped a G-note on a CPU lol

My laptop has a Pentium III-E @ 266-900MHz, all I use it for is e-books and playing really old games.

All my old stuff does exactly what I need them to, with distinction. I can definitely afford new stuff, but I'm not greedy.
Aug 30, 2009
4,010 (1.17/day)
Sarasota, Florida, USA
System Name Awesomesauce 4.3 | Laptop (MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro-023)
Processor Intel Core i7-5820K 4.16GHz 1.28v/3GHz 1.05v uncore | Intel Core i7-6700HQ @ 3.1GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WiFi LGA2011-v3| Stock
Cooling Corsair H100i v2 w/ 2x EK Vardar F4-120ER + various 120/140mm case fans | Stock
Memory G.Skill RJ-4 16GB DDR4-2666 CL15 quad channel | 12GB DDR4-2133
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SC2 11GB @ 2012/5151 boost | NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB +200/+500 + Intel 530
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB + Seagate 3TB 7200RPM + others | Kingston 256GB M.2 SATA + 1TB 7200RPM
Display(s) Acer G257HU 1440p 60Hz AH-IPS 4ms | 17.3" 1920*1080 60Hz wide angle TN notebook panel
Case Fractal Design Define XL R2 | MSI
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z | Realtek with quad stereo speakers and subwoofer
Power Supply Corsair HX850i Platinum | 19.5v 180w Delta brick
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
I am currently running an X6800, X3210, P4 HT 3GHz 478, A64 3400+ and 4400+ 939, PentM 735 and Turion64 ML-37 for various things. My newer systems include 2x 3770Ks, 2600K, PII Mobile X920 and a Phenom 8550 Tri-core.

My parents have an FX-8150, X6 1100T and 1045T as well as a mobile i7-720QM.
Jul 5, 2008
272 (0.07/day)
System Name WorkStation
Processor Intel i7 3770k @ 4.4GHz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Cooling Corsair H110 Water Cooler AIO
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX680 Twin Frozr III OC
Storage WD 1TB Sata III
Display(s) Samsung 22-inch LED 1080p
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 898 HD
Power Supply Corsair CS750M Gold
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
I am running:
i7 3770k
C2D E8400
Pentium 4 2.40A
Jul 28, 2008
2,560 (0.67/day)
System Name Desktop | Poweredge r410
Processor i5 6500 4.5GHz@1.275V | 2 x E5620 @2.4GHz
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming | Intel 5500
Memory 16GB DDR4 2400MHz | 32GB ECC DDR3
Video Card(s) RX480 8GB |On-Board
Storage 250GB SSD + 512GB SSD|4x320GB
Display(s) 27" Dell + 2 x 24" LCD Setup
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S
Software Windows 10 | Server 2012 r2
Only Media center PC is still using AM2 Athlon X2 4800 (pre 2009) , others are post 2009 CPUs.

Phenom II X6 1045T
Phenom II X4 810
Phenom II X3 720 BE
Athlon II X3 440
Athlon II X2 240
Athlon II X2 210e
Athlon X2 4800
APU E350

Laptops - One Dumb Atom (not sure which era)
APU E300

have few spare Semprons.
I would not argue with you against AMD :D

And I think that the topic was going to be more interesting if people are still using older CPU for their main rigs. People use much much older computers as routers, servers (web mail file etc.) 2008 is not that far.
Dec 3, 2009
1,215 (0.36/day)
The Netherlands
System Name PC || Laptop
Processor AMD FX-9590 || i7 6700HQ
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth 990FX R 2.0 || default
Cooling Corsair H100i Push-Pull + H80i modded onto 290|| Stock
Memory Samsung 30nm 4x4GB @ 1930MHz|| 2x8GB LPDDR3 @ 1600MHz
Video Card(s) AMD R9 290 @ 1175MHz / 1625MHz || Nvidia Geforce 960M
Display(s) Samsung S23A750D 120Hz + others|| 15,6" 1080P
Case Corsair 500R Fans Galore ||
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DX/XD ||
Power Supply Corsair AX860i || 120Watt 19V OEM adaptor
Software Win 10 64bit || Win 10 64bit
Currently running:
AMD FX-8150
i5 460m
Core 2 duo E6750
AMD FX-6100
AMD A6-3410MX
Tegra 3

Only the Core 2 Duo is from the era before 2008 i guess
Sep 25, 2007
5,824 (1.41/day)
Processor Core I7 3770K@4.8Ghz
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 120M
Memory 12Gb G.Skill Sniper
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 2150/2240
Storage Sandisk SSD + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200
Display(s) IPS Asus 26inch
Case Antec 300
Audio Device(s) Xonar DG
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 650 G2
Software Windows 10/Windows 7
on my budget pc I have a Q8400 @ 4Ghz, and it still runs most titles very good, I also have 2 penitum dual cores, one as a server and the other in my htpc, up till last week I had a old P4(a bastardly willamette core) running as a router but it used too much power so I just replaced it with something newer.


WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Jan 9, 2011
10,898 (3.72/day)
System Name crunchBox | officeBox
Processor Ryzen 1600X @3.7 | i7 4770k @4.3
Motherboard AsRock X370 Taichi | MSI Z87 G45
Cooling Water | Water
Memory 16GB G Skill Ripjaws V 2800 | G Skill TridentX 8GB 2400
Video Card(s) GTX 980 SC ACX2.0 | R9 290
Storage ADATA SX700 512GB | 850 Evo 250GB
Display(s) LG 34UC88 & QNIX WX2710 | Shimian Achieva QH270-Lite
Case Fractal Design S | Corsair 900D
Audio Device(s) Siberia v2 | onboard
Power Supply SeaSonic 660XP2 | Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G900 | M50 Division Zero
Keyboard Das Keyboard 4 Pro | Cougar Attack X3
Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
Last night I just retired my old Athlon x2 and replaced it with a 3770k setup :D
Jun 12, 2007
4,815 (1.14/day)
Wangas, New Zealand
System Name Darth Obsidious
Processor Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push Pull
Memory 2X4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) ASUS R9 270x TOP
Storage 128GB Samsung 830 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Green
Display(s) LG IPS234V-PN
Case Corsair Obsidian 650D
Audio Device(s) Infrasonic Quartet
Power Supply Corsair HX650w
Software Windows 7 64bit and Windows XP Home
Benchmark Scores 2cm mark on bench with a razor blade.
I guess I would have to vote 09' or later.
I currently use my rig in my sig and my HP mini which has an Intel atom N280.

Reason being is the other CPUs/Desktop PCs I have are not in use but they are pre 08'.
May 19, 2009
1,245 (0.35/day)
System Name Personal \\ Work - HP EliteBook 840 G3
Processor i7-4790K \\ i7-6500U
Motherboard MSI Z97 Gaming 7
Cooling Noctua DH-15
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB 2400 MHz \\ 16GB DDR4-2133
Video Card(s) ASUS RoG Strix 1070 Ti\\ Intel 520 HD
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 512GB, WD Black 2 TB \\ Samsung 256GB SSD
Display(s) BenQ XL2411Z \\ FullHD + 2x HP ZR2440w external screens via docking station
Case Fractal Design Define Arc Midi R2 with window
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150 with Logitech Z323
Power Supply Corsair AX860i
Software Windows 10
Phenom II X4 920
May 12, 2009
5,177 (1.46/day)
Processor Intel Core i5-3570K
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI
Cooling Corsair A70 (Passive)
Memory Samsung 8GB MV-3V4G3D/US
Storage Samsung PM841 256GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U2412M
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Arctic White)
Power Supply FSP Zen 400 (Fanless)
Software OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks
Intel Core i3-3125
Intel Core i5-3117U
Intel Pentium B980
AMD Athlon II X2 250
AMD Athlon II X2 245

Phones, tablets, and routers I'm not listing, but they're all post-2009.
Mar 8, 2010
526 (0.16/day)
System Name Gamer - Bencher
Processor i7 5960X @5.1 GHz - load temps -5 C
Motherboard Rampage V Extreme
Cooling LD PC-V2 Phase Change - White XL Suction
Memory 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 3200 MHz CL14-14-15-25 1t
Video Card(s) Titan X SLI
Storage 2x 180GB Intel 330
Display(s) Asus Swift PG278Q G-Sync
Case Lian Li PC343B-XT
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec 1200W TPQ + Corsair AX1200i
Software Win 7 64 bits + Win 8.1 64 bit
Intel Core2duo E8400 Media center PC
Intel Core i7 3770K My youngest sons Gaming PC
Intel Core i7 970 Media-server
Intel Core i7 3960X My main PC
Intel Core i5 M520 My lapptopp
Intel Core i7 3930K WCG PC

One pre 2008 CPU and the rest is post.
Jan 6, 2013
24 (0.01/day)
System Name The New Guy
Processor Intel Core i5-3570k @ 3.4 Ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Cooling Stock Intel Cooler
Memory 8 GB, Corsair Vengeance
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD6870 1GB
Storage 1 TB Western Digital WD Black
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster 943nw (1440x900)
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DS
Power Supply Corsair GS600W
Software Windows 8.1 x64
Really? What's the motherboard with the P4? My last P4 was a 630 on an ASUS AG8, it was a solid overclocker.
The mobo is an MSI MS-7104. Cheapo and old :laugh:
Feb 19, 2006
6,232 (1.32/day)
New York
System Name http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=73751
Motherboard i7-920 CO@4.2GHZ/MYSTERY P6T Deluxe Intel X58
Cooling MYSTERY Liquid CPU Cooling System
Memory MYSTERY DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) 2X ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB DDR5 PCI-Express
Storage (RAID-0) with 4 Identical Hard Drives (1.28TB (320GBx4)
Display(s) MYSTERY 50" 50PK550 1080p 600Hz Plasma/37 InchMYSTERY @1920x1080
Case MYSTERY e M9 (I hate it its like trying to live in a 1 inch box)
Power Supply MYSTERY ToughPower 1200 Watt
Software Windows 7 professional 64
Desktop's all the newer stuff...Laptop's all C2D :p


The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
24,335 (5.77/day)
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
i still have P4s and Athlon XPs here, the newest would be this c2 based Celeron laptop (Still has lag issues)

Krazy Owl

New Member
Jan 12, 2012
897 (0.35/day)
System Name HTPC-Cube
Processor AMD Athlon 64 skt754 3200+ 1M cache
Motherboard Foxconn Winfast K8S760MG-6LRS
Cooling Stock
Memory 2 gigs DDR400
Video Card(s) HIS IceQ 4670 AGP 1gig DDR3
Storage White label 80gigs sata
Display(s) Polaroid 19 inches 1366X768 LED
Case Chenming cube
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Raidmax RX-500S
Software Seven Pro 64bits
Yes I do look under my specs for main rig:p

Backup rig is P4 2.8 skt478
Laptop Compaq Evo N610c P4 2 gigs
Mar 18, 2008
3,897 (0.98/day)
System Name Virtual Reality / Bioinformatics
Processor Undead CPU
Motherboard Undead TUF X99
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory GSkill 128GB DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) EVGA 2080Ti
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
Display(s) Acer K272HUL, HTC Vive
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply Seasonic 850watt
Mouse Logitech Master MX
Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue
Software Windows 10 Professional/Linux Mint
Main rig use a qx9650 at 4ghz air cooled, chews up everything I throw at it.

Another rig mainly for playing old games use a Athlon XP 3200+ with an old radeon 9700.
Dec 26, 2012
318 (0.14/day)
Babylon 5
System Name DaBeast! DaBeast2! HTPC
Processor Intel LGA2011 i7 3960X/LGA 1150 i7 4770K/LGA 1155 i7 2600K
Motherboard Asus ROG Rampage IV Extreme/ASRock Z87 Extreme6/Asus Maximus Gene-Z
Cooling Corsair H150i Pro/Thermaltake Floe Riing 360/CoolerMaster Seidon 120
Memory 16GB DDR3 2133Mhz Corsair Dominator Platinum/RipJawsX/16GB RipJawsZ 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) CF 2x Gigabyte RX VEGA 64 Gaming OC/PowerColor RX VEGA 64 Red Devil/Leadtek GTX 1080
Storage 128GB Corsair ForceGT SSD (OS)/250GB Samsung EVO 850 (Various 1-4TB HDD's)/250GB Samsung EVO 850
Display(s) Samsung LC49HG90DMEX 32:9 Freesync 2/Acer XR341CK 75Hz Freesync/Panasonic 65" UHD TV
Case Caselabs Magnum M8/Tt View 31/Fractal Design Define
Audio Device(s) Oppo HA-1 + KRK Rokit5 G3/iFi Micro iDSD Black Label/Fostex HPA4
Power Supply Seasonic X-1250/Enermax MaxRevo 1500/Corsair HX-1050
Mouse Armeggeddon Havoc III/Logitech G402/Logitech G603 WL
Keyboard Cooler Master Nova Touch TKL (Topre)/KBT Race II (Cherry MX Blue)/Logitech G613 WL
Software 64bit Win10 Pro/64bit Win10 Pro/64bit Win10 Home
Desktops I have presently in order of age, earliest to latest:
Athlon XP 2800+ Barton
AMD AM2 X2 5200+
Intel C2Q X9650
Intel Core i7 LGA2011 3960X
AMD FX8350

An old laptop with a C2D @2.4ghz......that's about it.
Oct 3, 2012
229 (0.10/day)
System Name Tiffany
Processor Intel i7 4770K @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H
Cooling Corsair H100i Push-Pull
Memory Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 16GB
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 Crossfire @ 925Mhz
Storage WD 500GB + Seagate 1 TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2420TX 120hz
Case Cooler Master CM690II Black & White
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
Software Windows 7
Just read my system specs and laugh. I still run a C2D. :cry:
Sep 25, 2007
5,824 (1.41/day)
Processor Core I7 3770K@4.8Ghz
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 120M
Memory 12Gb G.Skill Sniper
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 2150/2240
Storage Sandisk SSD + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200
Display(s) IPS Asus 26inch
Case Antec 300
Audio Device(s) Xonar DG
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 650 G2
Software Windows 10/Windows 7


where the hell are my stars
Jul 23, 2006
27,504 (6.03/day)
System Name All the cores || Bedroom Gamer
Processor 2990WX || 6700T
Motherboard Asrock X399M || MSI H170l
Cooling XSPC RayStorm Neo, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140 || Intel copper cored stocker
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || 2x8GB EVGA 2400
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || AMD Vega FE 16GB
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, PM961 512GB, PM 951 512GB || PM951 128GB+evo 850 500GB+OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || 42" Plasma
Case Caselabs Mercury S5 || GEEEK A50
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Corsair 450w SFX
Mouse Thermaltake Theron || Steam controller
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX || Steam controller
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
Depends how you read the specs with mine.

Netbook has an Athlon X2 L310 which was technically released in Jan '09
Desktop has a Phenom II B97 which was technically released in May '10

Neither is really that new as far as tech goes.
Nov 30, 2006
984 (0.22/day)
System Name Modest Box
Processor Pentium G3258 @ 4.7 Ghz
Motherboard ASUS Z97-E/USB 3.1
Cooling Thermalright True Spirit 140
Memory Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 16GB
Video Card(s) Galax GTX 1060 6GB EXOC White Edition
Storage OCZ Vertex 460A 480GB
Display(s) Dell U2412M
Case Cooler Master Stacker 830
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Power Supply EVGA 450W Bronze
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
I have two "relics":

Athlon XP 2500+ (oc'd to 3200+) with an X850 XT AGP
Athlon64 3700+ with a 7600 GS AGP

Both are used pretty regularly.


Pro Indian Modder
Jun 13, 2010
8,216 (2.61/day)
System Name la de da... | Samsung NP355V5C-S05IN
Processor FX 8320 | AMD A8-4500
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 | Samsung something something
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO push:pull+ 1 panaflow 113CFM + 2 x 120mm NZXTs | Coolermaster Notepal
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 | Samsunng 4GB + 2GB DDR3 1600MHz
Video Card(s) AMD 7790 GHZ edition! | 7670M + 7640G
Storage 1TB WD10EZEX | W.D 500GB Green AADS | Samsung 1TB
Display(s) dell S2240l 1080p IPS 21.5" | Samsung antiglare 15.6"
Case NZXT Guardian 921RB(@home) and Antec ASK4000B U3(Current)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 with THX True Studio | Realtek something
Power Supply Corsair GS600 | 90W Brick, 6 cell 48000mAh battery
Mouse Logitech G400, GOD TIER MOUSE!! LOGitech F310 gamepad!
Keyboard Logitech K200
Software Windows 8.1 x64 | Windows 8.1 x64
Benchmark Scores real men do bench presses not bench marks.
no idea