Wow, so many posts since I was last here!
Originally Posted by harishgayatri;13573467
Do these count?
VIA C3 667Mhz processor & Intel i486DX2
I have the pics for Intel i486DX2
Hi, harishgayatri, welcome to the thread
The C3 was already mentioned, we sort of agree that it's not very rare, but it's unusual, so I added it to the list.
As to the 486DX2, well, I just have one thing to say: you've got a great CPU right there
, but unless that signing on the CPU is from a celebrity, it's not rare at all. The 486 DX2 66MHz was the best selling CPU of the early nineties!
Originally Posted by Princess Garnet;13574418
You should require either a CPU-Z or a picture of the CPU with something (like a piece of paper) with the owner's name on it or something, you know, just for verification.
Core 2 Duo E8700, oh... don't even mention it! I still sort of want one. If I remember right, I think I even saw a Core 2 Duo E8800 (3.66Ghz?) result turned in at some hardware results website somewhere! Seems it was made though, just not released?http://www.x86-guide.com/en/cpu/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E8800-%28ES%29-cpu-no4350.html
If my Pentium III-S 1.4GHz Tualatin qualifies as unusual, I'll get some pictures of it.
Fully agree. I'm just asking for a photo right now, but if people also want to put a CPU-Z validation (those who can hehehe), they're welcome. Depending on the model (if it's very rare, for example), it may be useful for the poster to put a small piece of paper next to it so that we are sure.
A Core 2 Duo E8800 ? Wow, I have already seen a few people in the forums with E8700's but I had never heard of that! That would have been legendary, as legendary a name as the 8800GT
Originally Posted by FlAwLeSS_666;13574539
I've had this sitting on my desk for some years, don't remember what the chip was, but I do know it was from my dads computer back in 2001 and was an AMD based system.
If you can tell me what it is, that'd be great.
Edit::: so I did some digging, and found out that its a AMD Athlon 1300
That is some nice patina that CPU has hehehe, looks like an old coin
I don't think they are rare tough, but good find. Keep it so you can tell your grandchildren "I used to play and do work on this back then"
Originally Posted by Hyoketsu;13575080
Too bad I don't currently have anything to add to the list. I had a couple of 133MHz Pentiums (Or was the first one 100MHz? Consarnit, can't remember :/) a while back, but I don't know their exact models
. Despite being in love with PCs, as a little kiddo, I was pretty much clueless about the various "deeper" specs of certain components.
EDIT: Wiki to the rescue. Unless I overlooked something, this should be it:
Wow, seriously, 1995? I got it when I was 8 years old, which means the CPU was ~3 years old at that time. Pretty decent, though, of course, still a tad on the old side. I used to think it was already a fossil by the time I got my hands on it
Anyway, enough rambling. Does this count as rare/unusual? Does it count if I lost it several years ago?
Hey Hyoketsu! Nice find, but no cigar
Those were pretty common.
The first Pentium was actually released in 1993, with 60 and 66Mhz speeds. I have a bunch of paper magazines from back then (I'm actually starting to think about making a thread of "old news", sort of like a timeline, told by magazine covers, of how we got where we are today).
These two initial Pentium models ran hot (for the time), and the 60 Mhz version wasn't even as fast as the 486DX4 100Mhz (the 66Mhz model was probably more or less on par). These two were the ones that had the FDIV problem that Intel initially didn't want to acknowledge. They later agreed to exchange the faulty CPU's with revised ones.
The Pentium only really took off around 1995, when the 75Mhz Pentium not only ran faster than the fastest 486, but was also cooler running, and bug free. The 75 Mhz Pentium was the real starting point for the Pentium when it comes to mass market. Then came the more expensive 90 Mhz Pentium, and a little later the 100Mhz Pentium. These were all available in 1995, with 133, 150 and 166 Mhz models coming in 1996.
Originally Posted by Iris;13575111
Ive actually probably come across a lot of the old/rare CPUs you've listed. I work for a big PC refurbisher and the systems that come in sport all sorts of CPUs, old and new.
Oh... you could fetch some of them for us, could you ?
Originally Posted by cokezone;13575147
I used to have a QX9750 sold it off ages ago for around £600
Wait, what ? I did a search for that, and the info is a bit confusing. Can you tell us a bit more about that CPU ? Speed, FSB, platform ?
Originally Posted by Moparman;13575165
Someone should build one of these systems I have boxes of old RAM if someone has boards
I have a Cyrix 5x86 (formerly a 486SX2 66Mhz) that (I think) is fully working. Will be checking it out on a few days. Maybe I'll do a video to show you guys!
Originally Posted by slngsht;13576124
It's not unusual, but consumer boards that would run the Tualatins were because the Tualatins were fairly short lived and were quickly phased out with introduction of the Pentium 4's. The Tualatins would technically fit in all socket 370 boards, but had different electrical pinouts than the overwhelmingly majority of socket 370 boards which ran Mendocino Celerons and Coppermine Pentium 3's and Celerons, and were therefore, incompatible with most boards. Because of this incompatibility, the Tualatins were mainly used in dual-socket server boards since Pentium 4's were single threaded and didn't support SMP like the Pentium 3's did, so they were better suited for server scenarios than the Pentium 4's.
Here's a bit of interesting trivia: an overclocked Pentium 3 at 1.8ghz would outpace a stock Pentium 4 Willamette at the same speed in most benchmarks. However, the DDR ram that the Pentium 4 ran on would help even the playing field in some situations.
I have one of these Pentium 3 1.4 S cpu's as well, but wouldn't consider it rare at all.
Here's my cpu-z hwbot submission for that chip. http://hwbot.org/community/submission/2158288_slngsht_cpu_z_pentium_3_celeron_1.4ghz_2138.22_mhz
edit: Whoops, that submission is for the Celeron 1.4 Tualatin, not the Pentium 3 1.4-S. You just let me know that I never benched that chip. Now I have something to do tonight!
I bought a P3 Tualatin 1.4 Ghz today! Hooray! I don't have a board, so for now it's for collecting purposes only, but I'm so happy
Always wanted one!
The Pentium 3 were also held back by the FSB being slower. Oh well, Intel had a great chip. If only they had paired it with the P4's higher FSB and DDR ram, we would have had the Core 2 lineup much sooner
I do love the P4 line though. With it's mistakes (Prescott) Intel learned how to fine tune the best balance between performance, clockspeed and pipelines, and the results are showing now with Sandy Bridge
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;13576163
I have a BNIB Intel OverDrive CPU
Originally Posted by Phobos223;13576196
I have a couple 1.0 - 1.333Ghz Athlon Thunderbirds
Nice! Not exactly rare, but nice! Still useful as a PC for downloads and general office use.
Originally Posted by kenolak;13576342
Got a p4EE 3.4 in my backup rig. Still runs like a champ. I'll get a cpu-z shot off it this weekend after I clean out the closet.
Got a few tandy's too, no clue what cpu they've got. Those should be fun :}
You do ? Photos! Photo! Photos! Hyoketsu, if kenolak ever decides to sell, we're going to be having a little discussion between us
Ohhhh, Tandy's! My first PC was a Tandy! A laptop! It had an 8088 CPU, a 20 MB HDD, 720k low density 3.5 floppy drive, and a white/blue widescreen monitor. Came with it's own OS, with a nice GUI and everything! Weighed about 5 Kg tough!
Originally Posted by Hyoketsu;13576500
Darn, I'm jelly. Mine's just a regular northwood
Gimme dat gallatin nao!
You can say that again!
But let's face it, our 3.4 Ghz Northwoods are pretty good. Ok, I am lying to myself now. I want the EE
Originally Posted by egerds;13576643
k62 550 AGR
dx4 66 and 100
Hmm, DX4 66 Mhz ? You mean DX2, right ?
Those two 486's were pretty good sellers at the time.The DX2 being the best bang for the buck and then the DX4 also being the best bang for the buck when the Pentium was already starting to come into the mainstream.
I'm not sure how rare those Sparcs are. Can you or anybody more experienced with those shed a little light on the matter ?