What was your first Computer
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:31 AM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 05:02 PM
Posted 19 May 2007 - 07:33 PM
Thats when the computer started getting upgrades, and I started gettin into computers. As it stands today, it's got an Intel Celeron 800MHz (OC'ed to 850MHz) socket 375 or something to that extent (I dont pay much attention to it). 512MB (1x 256, 2x 128) PC100/133 SD RAM (runs at 100 obviously), a Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM HDD as primary master, a Maxtor 20GB 5400RPM HDD as primary slave (but for some reason isn't read properly, possibly BIOS or IDE cable issue, as the BIOS even reads it as ATR), a 52x CD-ROM (no DVD), Sound Blaster 16, 128mb GeForce FX 5200 and running Windows XP Home.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:25 AM
Edited by marftarf, 20 May 2007 - 06:26 AM.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 04:32 PM
Skyrocketed to an Apple Macintosh in 1984. Even upgraded it to a 'Fat Mac' (512kb built in RAM). Still didn't have a hard drive, but had the first mouse. Used that thing until 1999- got an iMac. Played Total Annihilation until I had dreams about it.
Ditched Apple in 2002 for Windows gaming. Toshiba P4 w/ go fx5200. Fun until Company of Heroes came out.
Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:02 AM
Windows 2000 Professional w/ SP2
Intel Pentium 3 Socket 370 633mhz 133mhz FSB
Intel 82815 Chipset Motherboard
256mb PC-133 RAM (2x128mb DIMMs)
Aureal 8830 SQ2500 PCI Audio
3Dfx Voodoo 4 4800 64mb AGP Graphics (extremely rare)
Intel Pro 10/100 PCI Network Adapter
3Com 56k/v.90 PCI Hardware Modem
LiteOn 40x8x10x DVD CD-R/W IDE Combo Drive
Fugitsu 15 GB ATA-100 IDE Hard Drive
Logitech 2.0 Speakers
Toshiba 510V 15in CRT Monitor
Epson Stylus Color 660 LPT Printer
Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition w/ SP1
WinDVD 4.0 OEM Edition
Nero 3.0 OEM Suite
It was a special offer at Wal-Mart when I got it on sale for $750. Best quality PC I ever bought and yes it still works and is currently being used in my nephew's guest room as his school work PC with only these updates:
Intel Pentium 3 1.40 GHz Tualatin Socket 370 133mhz FSB
GeForce 7600 GS 512mb GDDR3 AGP Graphics
512mb PC-133 RAM (2x256mb DIMMs)
Western Digital 40 GB ATA-100 IDE Hard Drive
Samsung 15in LCD XGA (1024x768) Monitor
Creative 52x16x12x DVD-R/W IDE Drive
Windows 2000 Professional w/ SP4
Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition w/ SP3
WinDVD 7.0 Edition
Nero Ultimate 7.0 Suite
Edited by whitetigerx7, 26 December 2007 - 01:14 AM.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:24 PM
Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:02 AM
its fun looking back to what you had and how time and technology has changed.
my first comp:
500mhz pentium 2
32 mb ram
15 gb HD
not sure about the graphics card i think it was a geforce 2
Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:17 AM
next was a 486, only know it has got Win 3.1...
in 1997, a Pentium 1 133MHz arrived in my home, had 16MB RAM, a 15" CRT monitor, 1GB HDD, Win95... still remember the times playing Red Alert with it...
next was a Ranger desktop, P3 733MHz, 64MB 133MHz SDRAM, 10GB HDD, Nvidia TNT2, 17"CRT Monitor, Win98 SE... added 256MB of RAM later
next was a DIY, P4 2.4B GHz, Gigabyte mobo with i845G chipset, 256MB DDR333 RAM, WD 60GB HDD, CD Burner, Win XP SP1...
later plugged in a GeForce FX5200, and upgraded the mobo to a MSI using ATi Radeon 9100 IGP, added more RAM to 1.5GB DDR400, threw in a Radeon X1900GT... still serving me well... though thinking of selling it and get a HTPC... (still planning, probably a Phenom x3...)
after that got my first ever laptop in 2006, a Compaq Presario M2273TU, P-M 725 (1.6GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache), 512MB DDR333 RAM, 915GMS chipset, GMA900, PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40GB HDD, DVD combo drive, 15" monitor... added another 512MB of RAM later
and then it was replaced by my current laptop (look to the left for spec)...
then the P3 finally gave way, changed to a Core 2 system, now used by my dad... Core 2 Duo E6550, 2x 1GB DDR2 800MHz, Gigabyte with P35 chipset, Nvidia GeForce 8600GT, 250GB HDD SATA2, DVD Burner, Vista Home Premium x86 (will change to x64 soon)... have some decent overclock from this machine...
Edited by astrial, 29 May 2008 - 10:18 AM.
Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:55 AM
Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:56 AM
pentium 2 350mhz (although it downclocked to 240mhz for some reason)
199mb ram (HUGE!)
4mb ati rage IIC
and it had a 40 gb harddrive.
i used to play counter strike 1.5 on it all the time, then i stopped going on it when i got counter strike condition zero which ran at a measly 1 frame per 2 seconds XD
now it doesnt work coz ive taken the graphics card off and im thinking of dunping it at a recycling place in bingley
not bad for a £50 comp lol
Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:08 AM
Riva TNT2 32mb
30gb HDD (i think)
Previous to this id used the family PC, BBC micro's 386/486/pentium 1.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:00 PM
Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:37 AM
Pentium 2... i think 800mHz... 128mb of ram... some sort of ati rage card... 40gb hard drive... ran windows 98...
hahaha. i remember my dad trying to play everquest on that comp... omg... it played it... VERY BADLY hahaha
Edited by coolcop06, 16 August 2008 - 02:38 AM.
Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:44 AM
hahaha nice call
Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:16 AM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:03 AM
You know what the funny thing is? Ten years from now, looking back on this very thread, we will have this same laugh all over again. My philosophy: Technology moves swiftly and presents itself in a very matter-of-fact form. You either move along with it or get left behind.
very very true. im sure we will all be laughing hysterically at our $2000-4000 laptops ten years from now, saying "how did we ever use those nasty things..."
Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:10 AM
Edited by stickey01, 24 November 2008 - 11:11 AM.