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I am shipping out my AMD Phenom II x4 830 tomorrow (sold for $85+ shipping), and im feeling a bit nervous letting it go.
this was my first (well, second, but my mobo wasnt compatible with the first) CPU purchase.
I made a final overclock run tonight, not a ton of effort, but:
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i hear this is hard to achieve on a 95W Deneb tongue.gif
but this chip has been awesome.
purchased for a mere $92 shipped.
hurled me into the world of tolerable-speed computing
and gaming ( i had been gaming on a Sempron single core @2.4Ghz) MW2 at 640x480, megalo settings, and 30 FPS with dips tongue.gif, paired with a 4350 most of the time tongue.gif
and it sells, after months of overclocking and use, for only $7 below the original purchase. I'd say i made a profit there.

so a CPU nostalgia thread? i think so, what were your faithful CPU's?
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I'd say you should post this once the item is shipped to not piss off your buyer' tongue.gif
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Its not like he did a suicide run. If you bought a chip off ocn you should expect the chip to of been O.C.ed.
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I was talking about the very small discrepancy in price rolleyes.gif
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I was talking about the very small discrepancy in price rolleyes.gif

he isnt an OCN member, i would feel bad selling that chip to an OCN member for anything more than $65.
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I recently sent off my old former "backup" system to be in a better place. ASUS K7V VIA KX133 motherboard, AMD Athlon 900mhz (9x100mhz) Slot A if anyone still remembers those cartridge CPUs with the rails. 768MB of SDRAM at 100mhz, had a AGP GPU: ATI Radeon 9600 256MB DDR SDRAM, Creative Labs SBLive! soundcard, 3com NIC and a modem (because that wasn't built into the board and I still had dialup Internet). Even had a floppy drive that might have still worked, never tried it because I don't have any disks anymore (AOL stopped sending them). That PC got me through college though but it was time to let it go.

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I recently sent off my old former "backup" system to be in a better place. ASUS K7V VIA KX133 motherboard, AMD Athlon 900mhz (9x100mhz) Slot A if anyone still remembers those cartridge CPUs with the rails. 768MB of SDRAM at 100mhz, had a AGP GPU: ATI Radeon 9600 256MB DDR SDRAM, Creative Labs SBLive! soundcard, 3com NIC and a modem (because that wasn't built into the board and I still had dialup Internet). Even had a floppy drive that might have still worked, never tried it because I don't have any disks anymore (AOL stopped sending them). That PC got me through college though but it was time to let it go.

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i worked on one of my friends' computer, they had an am2 proc @980MHz and 256MB of ram.
not as old, but until i stuck my sempron am2+ single core @2.4, 2gb ram, and a 4350 in it, thats what they were using.
it couldnt load msn.com on xp from sleep in 5 minutes.
they had dsl internet.
i installed 7 on there too.
i still have the old processor and oem mobo i took out of their rig.
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Keep in mind that machine was the second I had built and at the time it was great. My first build had a Cyrix CPU that only pulled 200mhz and the motherboard had PCI and ISA slots. I think I had 16MB worth of SIMM RAM. It will be interesting when all the current stuff gets outdated.
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Keep in mind that machine was the second I had built and at the time it was great. My first build had a Cyrix CPU that only pulled 200mhz and the motherboard had PCI and ISA slots. I think I had 16MB worth of SIMM RAM. It will be interesting when all the current stuff gets outdated.

i dnt even know what simm ram is tongue.gif
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First computer I actually bought the parts and assembled. 3800+ with a single 9500gt first, and then two 9500gts in sli. The computer is actually still at moms with a single 9500gt that she uses to browse the web, things on 24/7 and has been for almost 2 years.

Man, do I really miss those days. Initially bought the computer to run oblivion, after I did not like how it looked on the ps3, but that thing carried me for almost 2 years without really noticing difference in many games.

I sometimes wish I never went off the deep end with overclocking and squeezing every last mhz out of my components. Once you start, it just kind of snowballs.
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