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  1. #1
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    My first computer

    I have to say my first PC was a beast it was a IBM. I swear i put it through hell and at the end after 5 years of beating it exploded. I think it was the HD.

    Anyways down to the specs:

    http://i10.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/a5/ee/03_1_b.JPG

    I got it in 1998 or 99 (i don't remember)
    IBM Aptiva.... Windows 98
    AMD (i have never owned an intel pc) 300 MHZ
    64MB RAM
    4GB HD
    bad graphics
    It took me two years to figure how to connect the speakers to the computer. So i basically got no sound.

    When i first got it i though computer were stupid and for nerds. But when i figured out who to connect the sound. I found it more interesting. It got alot funnier. I just keep laughing at how easy it is to connect the sound and who long it took me to figure out. Another thing i still laugh at is how it had a big sticker on it saying 4 billion bytes. That is one DVD. LOL

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    Mine was a Packard bell @ 92..

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    We had some type of Mac, I can't even remember which version it was. O_O

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    I had an IBM aptiva, but it wasn't my first.

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    Mine was a 386 pc, 20mhz cpu, 2 MB Ram, 40MB HDD, 512KB graphic card!
    I had it at 1991.
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    Packard Bell 400mhz.

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    Commador 64 -> Apple II -> IBM 386 -> IBM 486 -> Compaq Presario (800Mhz?) -> Custom Built AMD Athalon (1.3Ghz?) -> Dell P4 3.0Ghz -> Dell Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz


    We've come a LONG way and still have an even longer way to go. Even 5 years ago, I'd have laughed and thought you insane if you told me I'd' have a PC with over 1TB of data storage, Especially when my first hard drive was 261.3MB... (which I still have btw).

    I keep it on my desk to remind me that anything is possible.

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    My first PC was built from a kit, it was pretty much a clone of a Sinclair but had a whopping 32k of memory instead of a Sinclairs 1k base. PC#2 was a Commodore C-128, PC#3 was a Commodore C128-D and the Amiga3000 was my final one before jumping over to the "Standard PC's". First IBM compatible was a 486DX2/50, with an incredible 6MB ram, 250MB HDD and a 3x cdrom.
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    I could never figure out the brand, but it was a gun of a computer. It was bought at about 92, but it had 64MB RAM, and a 5GB Hard Drive.

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    Apple II e lol still have it somewhere

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    My first computer was a Compaq, p3 450mhz or something, don't remember the other specs.
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    My first one:

    November 1998:

    Packard Bell
    P3 300 Mhz
    64 MB RAM
    10 GB HD
    Intel 3D Graphics Card
    Kerry Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by azizny
    Mine was a Packard bell @ 92..

    Peace,
    mine was a packard bell 166 in 1998!

    ouch!
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    I can't say I remember what my first was, but second was in 91 was from i think first data systems in norcross georgia with one of the brand new high end AMD 386dx 40mhz chips.

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    First PC was back in 98, had a 233Mhz processor and a 4GB HDD, I remember Duke Nukum was like a miracle back then..hehe
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    my first PC suprisingly was:

    Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHZ
    128MB RAM
    20GB HDD
    Windows XP Home


    I now have:

    AMD Athlon 3200+
    2048MB RAM
    2X160GB Sata's
    Windows XP Proffesional x64
    Last edited by keywolf; 12-03-2006 at 08:27 AM.

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    My first PC was a XT computer with those 5.25 Floppy drive. Bought it around 86.
    Roi

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    Thank god we came out of the dark ages... lol...
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    Hmm mine was P3 450 10 GB HDD and 64 MB RAM, RAM was costliest luxury those days, It was the day i completed my school I got an inkjet too and printed everything



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    Wow nice computer dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IR5
    Mine was a 386 pc, 20mhz cpu, 2 MB Ram, 40MB HDD, 512KB graphic card!
    I had it at 1991.
    wow was it serously a pc like that !?!!!

    becuase my first pc was 500mhz and i tought this should be the first pc in the world
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    Pft, 1998's not old for a PC! Surely some of you had pre-win 95 pcs? The first PC I used was a DOS version of some form. I remember playing space invaders from a floppy disk - 5-6 years later we then bought a new PC with win 95 .
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    You cannot beat this:

    Commodore PC-10 (I believe those were running at 4,77 MHz?)
    Top-of-the-line monochrome monitor 80x25
    No harddrive (OS loaded from floppy disks)
    5 1/4 floppy drive (360 KB)
    MS-DOS 2.11
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    I remember the first computer in my school might also be of same conf, It was also a floppy based maybe 360k or even lower. I only remember we only played paratrouper and digger in our computer class Hmm it was my 4th grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Godown
    Lets start a new topic .. My first girl
    lol i agree
    Giving up does not always means you are weak, it Simply means you are strong to let go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rman2003
    Commador 64 -> Apple II -> IBM 386 -> IBM 486 -> Compaq Presario (800Mhz?) -> Custom Built AMD Athalon (1.3Ghz?) -> Dell P4 3.0Ghz -> Dell Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz


    We've come a LONG way and still have an even longer way to go. Even 5 years ago, I'd have laughed and thought you insane if you told me I'd' have a PC with over 1TB of data storage, Especially when my first hard drive was 261.3MB... (which I still have btw).

    I keep it on my desk to remind me that anything is possible.

    One day 1TB could be the new 1GB.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dale1991
    One day 1TB could be the new 1GB.

    It's getting pretty close already. I turned my old PC into a network file server and (if I'm not mistaken, there's roughly 1.6TB of storage.

    You can get a 1TB setup from newegg for under 300 dollars. (4 x 250GB @ 69.99each)

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by duff
    You cannot beat this:

    Commodore PC-10 (I believe those were running at 4,77 MHz?)
    Top-of-the-line monochrome monitor 80x25
    No harddrive (OS loaded from floppy disks)
    5 1/4 floppy drive (360 KB)
    MS-DOS 2.11
    First computer I had total access to was in 1976
    There was no monitor or hdd. Just a humongous tape drive.
    There was no mouse either.
    It was a giant box filling an entire room.
    it had a printer and a keyboard. - Careful of your typing
    Funny thing (super-geek moment coming) There was a game... it was star trek

    Then I eventualy got a sinclair, commodore PC-10, Commodore 64 and that lead me to the mighty AMIGA!
    That kicked large amounts of butt.
    I spent $600 for a 20 meg external HDD (made by Great Valley Products) and another $500 for a USRobotics 1200 baud modem.
    After that....
    Hyundai PC compatible with the brand spanking new DOS 5.0
    From there on I made my own
    Tyann Titan mobo 486
    Abit Pentium
    Abit PII
    Abit PIII
    Abit BE62 PIV
    Abit IC7 PIV
    and now I went nuts....
    Abit NI8 SLI GR
    INTEL Duo Core 980 3.6ghz
    8GB 667 Corsair Ram
    Dual Nvidia 7900 GT OC vid cards (SLI Baby!!!)
    8X 500GB hdd's

    I was thinking of adding one of those physics processor cards.... whaddayathink?
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    I've actually considered upgrading to the Nvidia 8800 and picking up a PhyisX card myself. Not sure if I should wait for the price to come down, or just go ahead and spend the money on it. I'm not happy with the ATI x1300 that shipped with my Dell at all, which is funny, because I've ALWAYS bought ATI.

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    I used to love the ATI cards also. These are my first Nvidia cards.
    The thing about the physiX card is that it's first generation... and that's what's holding me back. If you just wait for the price to come down, well, then you just waited for the next version of the card to come out.
    Can't win so easily. Oh Well
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