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Dial-up modems make one of the most horrible sounds ever, they hurt my ears every time.
boop boop beep beep beep boop boop...ring..ring....chhhhhhzzzzzzzhhhhhhhstaticst aticscreeeeechh..tone...shreech....tooooooooneeeee
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post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by Superpuperdudle View Post
Up until the 12th of this month parts were being innovated very quickly to compete with other companies.
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^^Yeah exactly that way
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Nah, the older stuff lasted longer because it was less complex, my 386SX doesn't even have a heatsink on it. My 0x86 still works actually with it's 10MB hard drive. The parts they used were of higher quality as well, but way more expensive, I think my 386 cost around $2000 and that was in the 90's. I swear most electronic failures today seem to happen because of crappy solder.
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post #45 of 49
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I remember my PC from 2001 it had: 400 MHz P2, 32MB RAM, 8MB graphics card, CD-RW and a massive 8 GB HDD It also had Windows 98SE. It had the internet on it and everything I miss the dial up sound I don't miss the dial up speed though, that was horrible. Took 50 years to download a 10 KB picture.
That was your rig from '01?!?!

My rig from '01: 1.8GHz P4, 512MB RDRAM, 64MB GeForce 3, DVD-ROM and a CD-RW, and an 80GB HDD. Unfortunately it came with WinME. I will give ME one thing though, probably the best gaming OS up until that point. I actually liked it for gaming better than Win2K, except ME would crash a lot.
I eventually upgraded that rig to a 2.0GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, a BFG 6200OC, and a Seagate 400GB Ultra ATA HDD. Still works perfectly to this day. My folks use it for surfing, Skype and streaming NetFlix.
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My oldest computer turns 30 next year, still works fine.
Dang, that a wee bit older than mine. My oldest is a vintage 1985 Macplus 1MB. Even got the external 13MB HDD for it. Last I checked it still works perfectly.
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post #46 of 49
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Up until the 12th of this month parts were being innovated very quickly to compete with other companies.
This is so worthy of a sig quote..
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This is so worthy of a sig quote..
I know! I thought so too.
     
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That was your rig from '01?!?!

My rig from '01: 1.8GHz P4, 512MB RDRAM, 64MB GeForce 3, DVD-ROM and a CD-RW, and an 80GB HDD. Unfortunately it came with WinME. I will give ME one thing though, probably the best gaming OS up until that point. I actually liked it for gaming better than Win2K, except ME would crash a lot.
I eventually upgraded that rig to a 2.0GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, a BFG 6200OC, and a Seagate 400GB Ultra ATA HDD. Still works perfectly to this day. My folks use it for surfing, Skype and streaming NetFlix.
My dad bought it in 1999 (I think or it could have been 1998) and I had it until 2003 then I got a brand new PC, I had that until May this year and now I have my sigrig .
    
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I swear most electronic failures today seem to happen because of crappy solder.
Its a conspiracy I tell you!
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