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candle_86

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#1
That Cyrix thread got me thinkin way back to my first computer ever, got me gaming even, Starfleet Acadamey, those where the days

Intel Pentium 133
Intel mobo cant remember chipset
32mb EDO SIMM
512k L2 Cache Chip :D
2.3gb Seagate HD
ISA video card, upgrade it to Voodoo Graphics in 97
24x CD-Rom
SoundBlaster 2
 
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#2
idk but I played the hell outta Age of Empires and Diablo on it... idk the specs I was so young.
 
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#3
That Cyrix thread got me thinkin way back to my first computer ever, got me gaming even, Starfleet Acadamey, those where the days

Intel Pentium 133
Intel mobo cant remember chipset
32mb EDO SIMM
512k L2 Cache Chip :D
2.3gb Seagate HD
ISA video card, upgrade it to Voodoo Graphics in 97
24x CD-Rom
SoundBlaster 2
LOL pretty damn similar to that actually. I think it was a 4Gb HDD though...I really don't remember. I must have been 10 i think...

(I'd had PCs before that, but not my own personal one)
 

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#4
I don't remember the exact specs, I just remember that it was a 8MHz 286 and was quickly replaced with a 33MHz 386. I don't remember the exact specs for either of those computers, just the processors.
 
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#5
486 DX2-66
board - no idea
1mb cirrus logic ISA video
8mb edo ram
4x CDRom

1st ever pc game i pld on it was Doom 2
 
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#10
my first pc was an IBM 5150. it had a blazingly fast 4.77MHz DIP chip processor.
 
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#11
I'm still using my first PC. A Dell 4600i. It's really the family's computer, but I use it the most by far.

Shipped specs:
3.0Ghz P4(SL6WK)
1GB Samsung PC3200
120GB Seagate Barracuda(7200 rpm)
ATI 9800Pro 128MB(agp 8x)
Creative Sound Blaster Live!
THX 500W 5.1 sound system
19'' Dell LCD
CD/DVD +RW Drive
DVD ROM Drive
3.5 floppy drive
250W PSU
 
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#12
Thats pretty good for a dell
 
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#13
Gateway

P75
8MB RAM
Trio32 2MB Video
Ensoniq Sound (not 100% sure, I just know I didn't have a real Sound Blaster)
4x CD-ROM
730MB HD
Telepath 14.4 Modem
Gateway Tower Case (sweet!!!!!)
Gateway Vivitron 17" (even sweeter! lasted me like 3-4 years as my main monitor, then another 3-4 as a secondary monitor)

After reading about this "overclocking" thing I tried it out. The 75, 90, and 100 were all 1.5x chips, so there was only a single jumper for the three bus speeds. Stock was 50Mhz, tried 60Mhz, worked, tried 66Mhz and bam! Had a nice Pentium 100! First box, first overclocking experience as well.
 

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Apple IIc, with integrated Keyboard and built in 5 1/4 inch floppy. FTL:)
 
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#15
cyrix 133
4 mb ram
1 mb vid
830 mb hdd
14.4 modem
8X cd rom
1.44 floppy
win95 keyboard
 

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#16
K6-2 450MHz
Compaq motherboard, pulled out of my friend's old compaq. (My system was NOT a compaq :))
256MB PC100
128MB Hollywood PCI Multimedia Vid. Card
10GB HDD

Built it back in like 1998-ish. Had it from then 'till I signed up here, in 07.
 

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#17
The Timex Sinclair 1000, Then the TI 99/4a back in the early 80's. I never did anything but type my name on those.

My first real PC.. was a Dell 400mhz in 1998.. Started it all for me.
 
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#18
Compaq Presario:
Amd Duron 700 mhz
64mb pc100 ram
Nvidia 8 mb video card
Cd-rom
20 gb WD HDD
Windows ME

Man did that computer blow! Even when I upped the ram to 512 mb, added a cd burner, a 2nd HDD and installed XP I still hated it. The day it died was one of the happiest days of my life.
 

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#19
Pentium MMX 200mhz
32mb ram (top of the line then!)
8x CD Rom
512MB Hardrive

Still have it, although I refuse to turn it on. Bought it from a local computer shop for $2200 dollars. The CD rom drive had failed 3 weeks after we got it and they didnt have any more 8x in stock, so they gave me a 16x(149 dollars then!!) for free!! I had many 386 and 486 machines but the mmx was my first real computer(first one that got me on the web, 14.4Kbs)!

Oh I do remember upgrading my 386 machine with windows 3.0 to 3.1 then using 17 floppies to upgrade to windows 95. Took over 5 hours!
 

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#20
My first computer was a TI-99/4A. My father wouldn't buy any games for it until I learned enough BASIC to write a loan amortization program for him.
 
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#21
Hmm first one I extensively used: K6-2, like 500 mhz or something that, 512 mb of ram, 40 gb hdd, cd burner/dvd reader (i think one of, if not the best kind of drive at that time), some compaq mobo (yeah it was a compaq), 17" crt, dial-up.

First I owned-the laptop in my specs.
 
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#22
Sinclair ZX-81 upgraded with 2K and I put it together from a kit! Then I got the 64K module and I was waaaaay overpowered!!!
 

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#23
486 DX2 66MHz I think we had 4mb ram. I think it had windows 3.0 (dunno I was like 8)

I remember going to the PC show and getting windows 3.1, MS Works, 4mb ram, and a creative soundcard & 2x CD drive :roll:
 

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#24
The first time I went to an actual computer show, I ended up buying my first modem. Well, actually I think my dad paid for it for me. It was 300 baud. For about $10. For my Commodore 64.

I've been online in some form or another ever since.
 
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#25
33Mhz 386 2MB ram, 80meg HDD, on board sound and video(can't remember type) and a 15"Svga monitor:rockout: