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Guest Drastik

my dad had this olivetti M24 running an 8086 processor and with a 20 meg hard drive. Eventually he had the hard drive upgraded and purchased a 40 meg upgrade. It was so big that it did not fit into the desktop case and was bolted on to the side it was the same height and a quater of the width of a old fashioned desktop case.

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cyclone93

i got my first comp when i was about 9, my dad got it when his company did want it anymore and he won it in a raffle and had to pay £50 for it. this was in 2002 i think. it was a fujitsu cordant, specs:

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 :)

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Oblox

My first one i bought was

P3 450mhz

128mb ram

Riva TNT2 32mb

30gb HDD (i think)

Previous to this id used the family PC, BBC micro's 386/486/pentium 1.

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Michael Marley

My first PC was Pentium 1 60mHz that I got when I was 10. It had 40mb RAM, a Cirrus Logic craphics chip, a 1GB hard disk, and ran Windows 98. Quite a far cry from what I've got now, isn't it?

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coolcop06

dang i dont know the exact specs... but it was an acer...

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

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Michael Marley

If it was 800mHz, it was probably a PIII

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coolcop06

yea i just asked my dad and he said it was Pentium 3...

hahaha nice call

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Andrew55

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.

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coolcop06
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..."

hahaha

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stickey01

Mine is an AMD Athlon desktop. Here in my country, not all of us can afford a computer. So I waited mine until 2002. I still use it but not all the time anymore coz' I have my laptop.

:)

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peterq2

1983 and on

zx zpectrum 48k

vic 20

and amstrad cpc 464 with colour tv converter :)

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ChronicNL

my first pc was a 386, mario ftw :)

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Darvin Drakemore

First:

A used and slightly stained IBM PS/1 Consultant (I think it was ganked from an office by somebody but I am not quite sure.)

- 486SX (25MHZ) Alas, no DX chip.

- A ridicules amount of 24MB of memory... in 6x 4MB increments.

- 500MB hard drive

- a soundblaster 16 with the CD-ROM attached to it.

After that I bought a new Pentium 133 in 1997. It had 16MB that I immediately maxed out to 128MB. I dumped a Sound Blaster 64 Gold, a 10BaseT network card and the best upgrade ever (to me), a 6MB 3dFX card. It was one of the weird 2d/3d hybrid models... I don't remember the name, but all of a sudden all my supported games looked freaking awesome.

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Sinth

Unfortunatlety I chose a Commodore 16 instead of the zx spectrum. Loved Daley Thompsons decathalon as well...

Edit: Played minefield on the zx81, as basic as you can get.

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Lee Rain

My first Computer was in 1995. It was considered a 'gaming computer' back in the day. It had a 800mhz Intel Pentium 3 processor, an ATI Rage graphics card (8mb VRAM) and 96mb RAM. It is currently still working and works pretty well. It also had a 15GB hard drive which was pretty huge. It cost a fortune.

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Michael Marley

My first Computer was in 1995. It was considered a 'gaming computer' back in the day. It had a 800mhz Intel Pentium 3 processor, an ATI Rage graphics card (8mb VRAM) and 96mb RAM. It is currently still working and works pretty well. It also had a 15GB hard drive which was pretty huge. It cost a fortune.

Pentium 3s were only produced starting in 1999.

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Keef

A Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k in about 1983. a joystick connected to a huge patch panel peripheral in the rear. My casette recorder to load games and a co ax to connect it to the telly.

10 PRINT "I WOZ ERE";

20 GOTO 10

First code I ever programmed. I'm a Telecomms and Network Engineer now..go figure. :)

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rspp

I got my first computer (laptop) when i was 8, a deli windows xp

and i got the new mac at 11 years old :) I want Lion for my mac, but it isn't out yet, Arg

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oridroo

When I was a pimply 14 year old and should have been looking at girls (they came later(phew)) I ended up geeking over computers.

I had been playing around with the Apple I for a couple of years at school.

But after saving my pocket money for ages, I spashed out on a Commodore Pet (1980).

It was a 1977 model with the pokey keyboard and tapedrive build in and a black and while 10" screen stuck on top.

The thing weighed a ton, but I reckon to this day I had the best fun on this baby.

The Specs:

1Mhz 6502 Processor

24KB or ROM (Basic build in)

8KB or RAM (1KB used by system)

A 40x25 line display that could with special graphics characters make 160x100 lego sized pixels.

There were no programs for this machine, so I wrote my own.

I got to know Machine code backwards and even wrote my own Assember/disassembler in machine language.

Made my own games (including a Defender type game way before it became hip)

And worst of all, I used to write code to calculate the first so many thousand prime numbers for 'Byte' magazine to beat their Basic programs.

One day it stopped working, I hunted high and low for a circuit diagram, I found one finally, worked out the chip that packed a sad (fried it self).

Then bought a new one at the Electronics store, soldered it on (when this was possible), and it actually worked again.

I sold it 2 years later for a wee profit.

Since this I had countless computers and IBM clones, but that is another story.

Now how about yours.

Pieter.

Intel core13, DDR3 2GB RAM, 500GB hard disk, Samsung 18.5 LCD monitor.

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Faks

Intel Pentium 2 and before was one more but i don't remember name tough :D

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a10239559

Macintosh Performa 450, aka LCIII or "Elsie 3" :)

lcIII_with_mon.jpg

These were the big beige Macs sold at Sears through the "family/consumer market" that were also shipped to K-12 schools. They were LC models rebranded as "Performa" with a few extra programs and tweaks to make them more "kid friendly" than even the ABC Mac "non-toasters" were for the average non-technical user already.

I'm currently on Windoze but I guess I've always been a Mac girl at heart :) I got the Performa for my 7th b'day, along with a trial subscription to Macworld and a copy of the first-ever edition of Macs for Dummies. (And when it came out, the "sequel," More Macs for Dummies. David Pogue was and still is my hero.) :D

RIP Steve Jobs, who put youth and kindergarten-style fun into the otherwise impersonal computer. Everything I need to know I learned from installing System 7.5.

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