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Originally Posted by boogschd;13428904 
oh and it had a turbo button which goes to 666 if i press it xD

Haha, the infamous Turbo Button. My second IBM had one of those. Went a blazin 66 MHz!

And it had a monitor with 4 colors! (my newest monitor can do over a billion)
Edited by Draygonn - 6/5/11 at 9:11am
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I don't remember my first desktop I've had too many but I remember my first laptop I got for 10$ at a garage sale. Compaq Armada with 133MHz Pentium CPU, and 32mb of RAM. I think a 3GB HDD as well. Yeah. Blazing fast. biggrin.gif
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My first rig was an old cad/cam machine rescued from my dads company about 17 years ago, cant remember the name or make but i know it had a 500mb hard drive that sounded like a B52 spooling up, it had a Cyrix 66Mhz cpu with a turbo button that would make it overheat quite badly.

Ahhh, those were the days, i even had a dot matrix printer i was that hardcore.
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Wow. my first computer was..hmm I was 12 and I got a P4 3.0ghz on an msi board, with ati 9800 se 256mb graphics card and 512mb ram. That was a good pc back in its day smile.gif cost my parents around £800 haha smile.gif
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Jesus that's made me feel seriously old!

I remember the first rig i built from scratch had a Pentium II Celeron which had the fiendish clock speed of 666Mhz.
Who here remembers the Creative DXR 2 dvd decoder card, eeeshh, a clunking beast of a pci card just to watch DVD's.....*shudder
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post #186 of 393
pent 3 1ghz
voodoo3 2000 unlocked to a 3000
256mb of pc 100 ram
24x cd-rw driver
floppy driver
20gb hd
same case the v6k was showcased in
sound blaster 128

here is the oldest pic I can find
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Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 6/5/11 at 9:09am
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post #187 of 393
Heres some parts i have kicking around in my loft, from days gone by....kinda sad that they just sit in a box doing nothing when they used to be my pride and joy....*sob

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Hells yeah, Zip and Jazz drive, a whopping 100Mb per disk!!

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This thread made me feel all nostalgic, i might try and fire up that old board and see how fast i can overclock it, i suppose it doesnt matter if it dies in the process lol
Edited by Jim McNasty - 6/5/11 at 9:53am
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This thread is making me feel misty eyed. God, a Zip drive? Just epic all around.
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Well I used Apple II's and the old Commodores with the cassette tape drives while I was in school, but the first computer that was actually MINE was an IBM AT that I got for free back in 92-93. It had the 20 Megabyte HDD option too.

I found this picture on the net:

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Originally Posted by Fishinfan;13759053 
Smoblikat,lol.I was using the same compaq 10 years and I am still using the keyboard from it as well.Does your keyboard have the "smart card terminal" on the right side of the keyboard also? I never had any idea what it did.

No it doesnt, but thats cool that were using the sme old KB from the same old comp.
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