Originally Posted by Kylepdalton
My first PC that was a hand me down from my dad was sporting a 10 Mhz AMD P8088-1. The "family PC" at the same time was a AM286 with a AM287 coprocessor (FPU). That one met an untimely end from lightning and was replaced with a AM386 with a AM387 coprocessor.
Since then I was either given and much later bought:
40 Mhz AM486
120 Mhz AM486 (Windows Logo edition)
266 Mhz K6-266
700 Mhz Duron
? Athlon Slot A
2200 MHz Athlon 64 FX-51 (First one I bought myself)
2133 MHz Athlon-XP 2600+
2100 Mhz Athlon 64 X2 4050e
2500 MHz Athlon 64 X2 4850e
8120 and 8320
My dad was a plastics engineer (lots of CAD work) and both my parents are tech/gadget nuts so we probably bought new PCs every year at the most sometimes 2 a year (there were plenty of Intel's and 2 NECs as well). They made sure my sister and I always had a PC to use or play with. The first hand me down that was solely mine was given to me when I was 4. While in highschool I started to build and buy my own.
I remember that "Original PC" with 8088, company that I worked at the time got me that one from IBM because I was running whole production of brake discs from a Timex Sinclair ZX 81 (with added 16k memory) , production planing, part number crossovers, parts lists etc. So they bought me that "real" computer but it ended at book keeping because there was no program for DOS that could do what I needed it for. That PC cost like a small car at that time and came in dozen of boxes so it took me 2 days to get it running. Ended up porting that program from ZX81 to a CPM computer because MS DOS could not run C+.