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Hundai Super 16V. I got it on 1989.
It is exactly like in the image below only the monitor was a yellow monochrome 640x480. I had the older version..
I learned programming on that one.. GW-BASIC (Loved it..) .. also played historical games on it like..
Double Dragon 2, Bubble Bobble, Prince Of Persia, Shinobi, PacMan, Karateka, Barbarian, Grand Prix, WWF.. mm.. wow.. I can't remember anymore..! :-)
Amazing days.. I was 4 when I started playing :-)

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hahah WOW good times
my first PC was an IBM with a Pentium I Processor, my dad bought it for in 1999 i was 7 back then the resone he bought me a PC is because i kept destroying his 5 PC in his clinic he got fed up and got me one, after a month i went back to destroy his 5 PC LOOL
i remember going into Windows folder and opening every pretty Icon there so i could see what does it do hahaha good times
sometime i would delete the HDD partition and sometimes just format it LOL how i did that ? i have no idea
my first PC specs were:-
CPU 200MHz
RAM 32MB
HDD 2GB
Floppy Drive and CD ROM
built in GPU to the motherboard
Creative sound card and Creative modem.
OS windows 95 then upgrade it to windows 98 then windows ME
i miss 1999
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Compaq Presario 2262

i got this thing when i was 5!
300Mhz VIA Cyrix MII
4GB HDD
PCI GPU 64MB, Max res was 1280x1024 lol!

it served me well
    
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IBM Model 55/sx - 386sx@16mhz, 2MB ram, 30mb HD, MCA hardware
with an external hayes 2400 baud modem
Same box Linus Torvalds used for writing linux. Really wish I had held onto it, and would have if I had only known.

Packard Bell 486sx@25mhz, 4MB ram, 120mb HD, MediaVision 16 Soundcard, NEC 2x CD-ROM

After that, self builts. Celeron 300a, PIII-650,AMD 1800XP, AMD 2400XP, P4-2.8E, i7-920 c0, i7-920 d0, i3 540, i7-2600k, i7-950...
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My first computer was Commodore 64 My first real PC was Celeron 533MHz, Riva TNT 16MB etc.
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Don't really know, but something with a AMD Duron 900Mhz.
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post #247 of 393

That was my first bad boi!
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Only got my first PC like 6 years ago. Premade, because I was young and impatient. My class teacher actually offered to build one for me, which I now wish he had. Anyway here it is:

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ @ 2.4 GHz CPU
2x512 MB DDR RAM
Radeon X700 SE GPU
Asus A8NE-FM Mobo
2x256 MB HDDs
And some POS PSU that fried itself + my mobo and GPU after a year. Luckily it was covered by the warranty
I actually just got rid of this thing less than a year ago when it finally died for good. Since then Ive build two new ones and plan on a third around christmas.
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post #249 of 393
I'm sad I was born into the PC age so late, seeing what you guys started out with, it's truly epic

Non the less, I have no idea what my 1st PC was, was to young to remeber, remember it running DOS and having windows 3.1, remember playing loads of Duke nukem 2

I think it was upgraded, lol, moved to a:
Pentium I 100MHz
32MB RAM
2GB HDD
don't recall the other specs, had that thing for a long time, even used to play Total Annihilation on it, used to lag like crap, haha

my 1st decent PC was a pre-built AMD Athlone XP 2800+ with 256MB RAM and an FX5200 (Jump from the pentium I to it, was so amazing), this was my training wheels, that PC went through hell and back, taught me more than you could imagine, seeing that I broke way to many times.

Glad I at least grew up in the age of DOS, some true gems from that age (busy replaying syndicate atm )
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My Dad worked @ the Rand Corporation, and then later, Hughes Aircraft in Electro Optical Data Systems. When I started computer science classes at Berkeley in 1983, he couldn't really help me out with any equipment, but I he did give me a very valuable tip, regarding the simple Fortran programs I wrote and pounded out onto stacks of punchcards. He said once you're done with the stack, before you get up and carry that stack anywhere, take a marker and make a diagonal mark across the top of the stack. Then, should you happen to drop the cards, you will be able to put them in order without too much hassle.

Anyway, I took a break from school and entered again in 1986, and by then he was able to get me a generic IBM XT which ran Dos 2.0 on something like 4 or 6 5.25 floppies. There was no hard drive and I think it had an 8K BIOS which ran MS Basic.

Looked pretty much just like this, but I my monitor was Monochrome Amber, not green.



I used PC-Write, a dot command word processing program, to write my papers, and because my major was French Studies, I had to program a keyboard mapping program to produce accented characters on my Epson Dot Matrix printer. Later on I used WordStar, which was somewhat easier than PC-Write, and then Volkswriter which was pretty great and had native support for entering on screen and printing the full Latin character set.

That was a solid machine. Heaven help you if there was a power outage, though, cuz saving to floppy took time... you could hear the drive head physically moving. :-) I'm sure if I heard that cranking sound today it'd bring back a flood of memories.

:-)
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