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What is the oldest piece of continually running hardware you currently use with your rig?

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Not counting the Pioneer Amplifier from the 80s that would be the Intel X-25M G2 Postville 80GB SSD which is still the OS drive of the main gaming rig.
There is a lot of other stuff still working in the now office only PC which used to be the gaming one back in the day.
 
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To be fair, @Grog6 had you beat already. I just decided to take over the crown :p
Yes, you are correct. I didn't go through whole pages & posts on this thread to find that out when I replied to your post. This IS alotta pages & post for me to go through.

In hindsight, I'm unlikely able to take the crown as I would not be able to find anything old enough that I can comfortably use on my rig.
So you might actually see the last of me... :( :banghead: :respect: :peace:
 
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I'd have to say my cpu and ram... Phenom II X4 and the 2x2gb ddr2 800 sticks. Then GT 430 is soo worn out I have to underclock the core and memory to keep it stable just at the desktop, most of the time it'll play Command and conquer remastered.


OH yea, the keyboard is pretty old. Circa 2004 Lenovo multimedia kb with USB hub
 
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As for many people in this thread, the longest used peripheral in my system are the speakers. The Koda (GoldSky) AM911 5.1 setup (running in 2.1 for most of its life) literally came of age this year :D
 
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This bastard.
manufacture date: somewhere in 2008
Got it in 2010
 

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This bastard.
manufacture date: somewhere in 2008
Got it in 2010
monitor usually last longer, i have lcd monitor that runs well until i spotted some white dot and i realize it's fungus between the glass and i don't know how it get there
 
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Would have to be my Cherryville SSD, since 2012 or '13. A couple of months ago it would have been my Trackman Marble+, which was from 1998. (The case still is, but that probably doesn't count.)
 
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that probably doesn't count
I think what to count and what not is the big question here. If we are talking things that influence processing power/speed it's a lot different compare to any peripheral.
For the later, as already mentioned, I can offer a Pioneer A-676, which after looking it up has to be from 91 or 92 (so not quiet 80s) and will outlive anything currently inside the PC case itself.
 
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good or i say interesting questions..for me...lol

well, i seen i have very old hardware my rigs now...few years back, noway..but things change..

i have
gtx 970
4690
ddr3
stone age screen

..and so on...but

all change 2021, when we seen total new cpus and,i dare say, cpu perfromance.
and i mean intel adler lake-s,intel 1st 10nm cpu and hydrib one.

...hmm,well but early for that, rocket lake-s show also excellent performance,gaming i mean, beware zen3....
 
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half of my system lol , see specs

bought myself in 2007

Mainboard, Asus P5K Premium
4gb Corsair xms ddr2 ( bought another matching pair a while ago)
case and all case fans are still original and working fine after 13 yrs

obviously replaced many parts as well

on 3rd PSU in 13 years,
4th gfx card - originally had a gtx260 , since had gtx750,770
2nd cpu + maybe 4th cooler
3rd monitor
lots of diff keyboards and mice
 
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half of my system lol , see specs

bought myself in 2007

Mainboard, Asus P5K Premium
4gb Corsair xms ddr2 ( bought another matching pair a while ago)
case and all case fans are still original and working fine after 13 yrs

obviously replaced many parts as well

on 3rd PSU in 13 years,
4th gfx card - originally had a gtx260 , since had gtx750,770
2nd cpu + maybe 4th cooler
3rd monitor
lots of diff keyboards and mice
For what it is, that's nice. Solid OC too!
 

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For what it is, that's nice. Solid OC too!
Not that solid; I ran my Q9450 @3.5 24/7 for the last few years of its life. Under a Hyper 212 Evo, and it didn't even get particularly hot. The Q6600's reputation as an OC beast is arguably undeserved compared to the Q9450. I'll be very surprised if @xubidoo couldn't push theirs further, though of course the stock cooler is a severe limiting factor.
half of my system lol , see specs

bought myself in 2007

Mainboard, Asus P5K Premium
4gb Corsair xms ddr2 ( bought another matching pair a while ago)
case and all case fans are still original and working fine after 13 yrs

obviously replaced many parts as well

on 3rd PSU in 13 years,
4th gfx card - originally had a gtx260 , since had gtx750,770
2nd cpu + maybe 4th cooler
3rd monitor
lots of diff keyboards and mice
That's not too dissimilar from my old build - an Asus Rampage Formula (X48), 8GB of Corsair Dominator 1066 (started out with 2x2GB like you), and a succession of GPUs and a couple of PSUs. Moved on to Ryzen in 2017, and never looked back, though I was massively appreciative of the performance and longevity of that build still. I kind of doubt yours is from 2007 though, given that the Q9450 launched in Q1 2008 ;) 12 years is still nothing to scoff at!
 
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Cool thread. Lot's of speaker systems still hanging around, including myself:

Klipsch Pro Media 4.1 from 1998-ish.

Logitech G5 from 2005
 
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Not that solid; I ran my Q9450 @3.5 24/7 for the last few years of its life. Under a Hyper 212 Evo, and it didn't even get particularly hot. The Q6600's reputation as an OC beast is arguably undeserved compared to the Q9450. I'll be very surprised if @xubidoo couldn't push theirs further, though of course the stock cooler is a severe limiting factor.

That's not too dissimilar from my old build - an Asus Rampage Formula (X48), 8GB of Corsair Dominator 1066 (started out with 2x2GB like you), and a succession of GPUs and a couple of PSUs. Moved on to Ryzen in 2017, and never looked back, though I was massively appreciative of the performance and longevity of that build still. I kind of doubt yours is from 2007 though, given that the Q9450 launched in Q1 2008 ;) 12 years is still nothing to scoff at!

I did state I've replaced many parts, I originally had a Q6600 which i sold on ebay for £4 :D , the part at the top where it says I originally bought in 2007 is what's left from that original build in 2007, ie motherboard , 4GB of the ram and the case, the rest has all been changed or added, i still have the original hard drives but they are no longer in use, sitting in a drawer of parts ,a;; with many 1000's of hours on them.

Im sure i could go much further with the Q9450 overclock, but as you noticed ,its only a stock cooler so didnt want to push to far, im sure ill get around to upgrading at some point, but for now this system is ok, i can play the few games i like still with no problems at all, Rocket League, Age of Empires 2 - Definitive Edition , Command & Conquer Remastered.

when i do upgrade ill miss this thing im sure :(
 
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but for now this system is ok, i can play the few games i like still with no problems at all, Rocket League, Age of Empires 2 - Definitive Edition , Command & Conquer Remastered.
And that's really what matters. If it does what you need it too as quickly as is needed, why upgrade?..
 
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I did state I've replaced many parts, I originally had a Q6600 which i sold on ebay for £4 :D , the part at the top where it says I originally bought in 2007 is what's left from that original build in 2007, ie motherboard , 4GB of the ram and the case, the rest has all been changed or added, i still have the original hard drives but they are no longer in use, sitting in a drawer of parts ,a;; with many 1000's of hours on them.

Im sure i could go much further with the Q9450 overclock, but as you noticed ,its only a stock cooler so didnt want to push to far, im sure ill get around to upgrading at some point, but for now this system is ok, i can play the few games i like still with no problems at all, Rocket League, Age of Empires 2 - Definitive Edition , Command & Conquer Remastered.

when i do upgrade ill miss this thing im sure :(
Ah, I missed that the Q9450 was part of the upgrades :) A £4 sale price for the Q6600 sounds reasonable :p Depending on what your plans are for a future upgrade (if you have any) you might be able to get an affordable cooler that you can take with you to a newer platform. I got an AM4 bracket for my OG 212 Evo, which means it still has a use today, even if it's only as a spare cooler for testing and troubleshooting. CM even lists S775 compatibility with the brand new 212 Evo v2, so there are definitely options out there :)
 
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