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I've gone all the way from a Pentium one to a 3960X, now I'm with a Phenom II T___T

Id love to be able to go back to my good old days when I went from a tired old dual core 2ghz cpu to the beastly i7 920, back then you could actually feel the difference in performance. Nowadays you dont really see much difference real world.
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I believe my dad's first CPU (also mine) was a 133MHz Pentium, so I'll go ahead and guess it was the P54CS. After that I think it was a 1.4GHz Pentium III, probably Tualatin, and after that a 3.4GHz Pentium 4, must have been Northwood.

Those three computers were bought pre-built. From there on my brother and me started building our computers by ourselves.

The first computer my brother built (at the age of 18) was a Q6600 build along with an 8800GTS 640MB, and oh man it changed my view on computers and games.

One year later I built my own (at the age of 14) with an E6750 and an 8800GT 512MB, which I held on to for 4 years until I built my current sig rig last summer.

I have to say that I like how things turned out for computers. Back in the days they weren't for everyone, and although I felt special for using one it was making me feel kind of weird and anti-social. Also the fact that computers became so mainstream created the need for more eye-appealing / easy-to-use software, which really spiced the experience up. I'm just happy that computers have reached a X stage where it feels natural to use them. I'm also happy that graphics have reached the point of resembling reality. Retro graphics can sometimes scare a child as they look quite creepy I dare say. Having realistic graphics makes games more appropriate for kids.
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first cpu was a cyrix chip....think it was 486??? not too sure...but the game that got me into the PC world was Duke Nukem 3d....
 
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266mhz PII with 64MB of RAM.
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My first was Intel 8086 4.77MHz with a 8087 co-processor. It was a really great machine for basic programming and some first DOS games like Space Invaders, Alley Cat, Paratroopers and more.
A 486DX2 66MHz was my second but it's worth mentioning because it was a really significant step and my first touch to x86 assembly programming, 3D ray tracing, animation apps, video capturing and so on... also the games Doom, Descent and many others.

I don't have any photos but found an exact match of the bios boot screen on the same kind of monitor (amber monochrome up to 720x348 pixels). Never got that particular error though. smile.gif
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An old Pentium 3. I remember playing some old jet game when I was very young. Can no longer remember the name frown.gif
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I'm going to date myself big time here but my first was...

65C02 running at 1.023 MHz

This was an Apple IIc

I still own it and it still runs!

Anybody up for a game of Number Crunchers, or Oregon Trail?
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Atari ST with some Motorola CPU @ 8 MHz (Believe it was a Atari ST*F*)

God that had some great games on it, my grandfather also had one, with all the upgrades/peripherals (max'ed ram, external hdd, etc), it was still up and running till a couple of years ago when he sold it to a collector (forget how much but made a pretty penny outta it).
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The Zilog Z80! Came standard on the early model TRS80. I had no idea what processor that thing had, but just looked it up. That was followed up the IBM 8088. The CPU on the first computer that was technically my own was a fancy Intel 486 DX2 66 MHz. Man, that brings back some memories!
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If we're counting the one in my first computer, Radio Shack TRS-80 it was a Motorola MC6809E 8-bit CPU running at .89MHz. First Windows based PC, Intel 486 SX at 33 MHz.
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