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Thread: Your first PC

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    Member ashish's Avatar
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    Your first PC

    here is a good one, what was the configuration of the first PC that you bought?

    I bought my first one in 97-98..

    it was a:

    P-II 266 Mhz
    4MB Onboard AGP W/Integrated sound :P
    14" monitor
    2.1 GB HDD
    32x CD-ROM drive
    32 MB RAM
    1.44 MB Floppy Drive
    Standard Keyboard and mouse

    That was a very top-of-the-line sort of configuration around that time
    Bringing The Humanity Back Into Computing

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    In 1998 I had:

    Celeron 333 mhz
    14 inch monitor
    onboard video
    32 mb RAM
    4 gig hard drive

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    I think mine was either a Tandy 1000 or a commodore 64... It hooked to my TV *which was black and white about 18 years ago.

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    P2 with 64 MB of RAM. I don't remember anything else; it was way back in 1995 or 1996
    Last edited by rohitk89; April 21st, 2006 at 17:29 PM.

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    Bronze Member carloc's Avatar
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    1995 for me:

    Pentium 90MHz
    mobo Intel
    RAM 16MB (4x4MB SIMM)
    hd 512MB Quantum
    video card cirrus with 512kB

    but it's still working with Windows'98 after upgrading RAM to 64MB (2x32MB)

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Blasters worm farm
    I never wanted a computer, in fact I hated them. When my son got into High School I had to get him one or he'd be an outcast

    I got him the most powerful PC of the day, Plll 800mhz 512mb PC133 40gig HD.

    One day I was messing around with his PC and I discovered porn on the net, I built myself a PC the next day

    Officially my first PC was AMD 1.4 T Bird, 512mb PC2100, Geforce 2 Ultra. I gave the parts to phishhead some years ago

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Watching Your every move...
    Mine was an AMD 286 DX4 100 mhz. 154 mg hdd, 8 mb ram.

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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Mine had two 5.25" floppy drives. Clock speed was 7.16 MHz

    Tandy 1000 SX
    CPU: Intel 8088
    RAM: 256K (Expandable to 640K)
    Ports: Edge Card Tandy Printer, DB9 Serial, Tandy Joystick x2 & Light Pen

    Display: TCGA 16 Colors & CGA 4 Colors
    Storage: One or Two 5.25" 360K Floppies
    Operating System: MS-DOS

    Before that I had a Color Computer often referred to as "CoCo".

    First Released: 1980
    CPU: 8 bit 6809E
    Clock speed: 0.89 MHz
    Bus type: Tandy Proprietary
    Data bus width: 8 - bit
    Address bus width: 16 - bit

    Standard on system board 4K
    (early models) or 16K
    Maximum on system board 32k

    (early models) or 64K
    Maximum total memory 64K

    ROM: 8K expandable to 16K
    Ports: RS232C serial ports,

    Mouse/joystick (shared)
    Display Screen size: 32 X 16
    Resolution: 9 / 256 X 192
    Storage : Tape

    Operating System: Microsoft basic ver 1.1 (built in)
    Linux Mint Debian Edition

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    Nobody knows I'm a dog. TZ Veteran petard's Avatar
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    Leading Edge 8088, with 512k RAM, 20Meg Hard drive, 5.25 floppy drive, and a monochrome monitor running MS DOS 3.1.

    Many thanks to egghead for the cool .sig

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    My dad built a heathkit with a super fast 9600k phone that you stuck the reciever in to surf the BB's. but my first was a 486SX with 32 megs of ram and a top of the line 4 meg tnt GPU. I think it had 512meg hard drive too.
    and fastgame its that board and cpu is stripes server last I checked.

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    Senior Member blackhat's Avatar
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    PII, 256meg Seagate, 5.25 and 1.44 floppies, CD-Rom intimately attached to Creative software, Win95a, 16-bit X-fer, delivered disassembled in a bushel basket. Upgraded to 4, 10gig HD(all combinations), and Win95d 32-bit X-fer. Still runs fine for some programs I dont want to run on my XP box.
    An odd complaint- When I worked in these older systems, I always had the hood up and learned tons of "stuff". This XP box has run flawlessly for 3 years now and I havent learned much of anything since. I hope I can get my hands on some "broken" equipment soon. DRB

    "Will Golf for Food"

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    Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran zipp51's Avatar
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    I had a Texas Instrument TI99 with a tape drive. Put a little counting game with sharks and ducks on the tape and tried to interest my 4 yr old daughter into correctly counting the ducks.Scared the living crap out of her the first time she got the answer wrong and the shark ate the duck.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Server God Administrator Richard's Avatar
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    Sydney, Australia
    1st - ZX81
    2nd - Dragon 32
    3rd (ish) 8086 4.77mhz

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