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my first pc..

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ohhhh yeahhhhh look at the beast! biggrin.gif

dont know all the specs when i got it i was 13 and knew nothing of computers lol

Intel Celeron 1.6Ghz Single Core
256Mb ram
60GB Hard drive
CD Reader
Geforce 4 ( had to put that card in to play diablo !! biggrin.gif )



- 2nd pc -

Dell XPS 600
Intel Pentium D 920 3Ghz dual core
2GB Ram
Dvd burner
Geforce 7600GS > Geforce 8600 GT

after that i started building my own
Edited by Blaze051806 - 6/5/11 at 10:19am
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post #192 of 393
That is sexy. Almost as sexy as my Macintosh II, may it rest in peace.
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It met its doom when it was struck by lightning
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post #194 of 393
You gotta love the idiosyncratic nature of PC company's back in the day, shipping computers with windows xp.....windows xp's minimum requirements of memory is 256mb.
So they'd ship a pc with that 256 meg or ram in it, then fit it with inboard graphics that shares the memory which took 16/32/64 meg away from the 256......effectively they were shipping computers with hardware below the minimum requirements for the operating system that ran it......stupid!
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post #195 of 393
Mine was a white box that my dad had built, then gave to me when he upgraded.

I know 10000000000000000000000000000000000000% for sure that I can't find a pic of the case, but I vaguely remember the specs.

PII 200mhz
32MB (was it 16MB?) SDRAM
Some display adapter
4GB HDD


It played Command and Conquer with no problems, so I was happy.
    
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200Mhz??! How did you cope with the sheer speed of that biggrin.gif
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Hm.. I remember getting an old 133mhz comp when I was younger. Some old Dr. threw out a PC so I snagged it. It didn't work but I figured I could so something with it. By luck another 2 old PC's were thrown out within a week and somehow, without a clue what anything was, I got it to work! (there was different types of ram? Compatibility? what? I just thought if it fit, it worked!).

133mhz, 700mb HDD, 32mb ram, floppy, no CD Drive or Sound... But I loved that thing. I remember having to clean my HDD whenever I downloaded a very low quality movie, watch it and delete, cause it took up my whole HDD.

Used that for a few years before getting a free PII 500mhz with 2GB HDD and 64mb ram. Then got my hands on a Netvista 2257-72u which I learned a lot about computers from upgrading it for many years. That one saw about 5 Socket 370 CPU's about 20 combinations of ram and various sub 8mb GPU's smile.gif

I just miss the days when fixing my computer was as easy as kicking it 4 or 5times till it booted... "I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger..."band.gif
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First computer that became mine was a...cheap-o build (ultra-815 case)
Celeron 1.1ghz(PGA370) I upgraded it from 256-1gb pc-133, got it the year XP came out.

in 2006 i think I over clocked it to 1.6ghz with HORRIBLE instability only stable speed was like 1.2ghz wihtout sound...But I did not know what I was going back then
and it STILL WORKS to this day! other then the fact one pin broke off the cpu and now it has a 633mhz Celeron
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post #199 of 393
I found a generic pic, we had one just like this at my grandparents house and I used to play some game with aliens in trashcans...if my memory serves correct. Does anyone else remember this game or the name of it?
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty;13760336 
You gotta love the idiosyncratic nature of PC company's back in the day, shipping computers with windows xp.....windows xp's minimum requirements of memory is 256mb.
So they'd ship a pc with that 256 meg or ram in it, then fit it with inboard graphics that shares the memory which took 16/32/64 meg away from the 256......effectively they were shipping computers with hardware below the minimum requirements for the operating system that ran it......stupid!

XP and "back in the day" do not belong together. Most users here were around PCs WAY before XP.

For me it was a Pentium 33Mhz with 2MB(I think) of ram. Been a long time since then.
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