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Still funny how they could not see it is a Pentium II in the picture tongue.gif
Slot processor to make room for the cache chips...Pentium was a socket 7 as corrected.

My 1st "private" PC was a 486 DX4 100, right before my dad bought a Pentium 100 for himself to make me feel bad!
Got my Pentium 133 a bit later which was ofc oced to 200 biggrin.gif

Kept the little bugger for a bit and then switched to a 200 MMX which was a bad overclocker in comparison but had Dimm SDRAM, which I used as a stepping stone to get my used PII 300@450. Then straight to my thunderbird 1100+ and a GF 2 (switch from being @ home, to being a uni student + allowance and part time jobs). Was one of the 1st RAM over-supply issues back then, so soon after I was running 3x 256MB ... talking overkill...the thunderbirt was replaced later on, as ofc I managed to break it after changing the paste on tha "1st on the market" full copper cooler again and again and again...then copper shims, and the whole 9 to start over...oh...the old days
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my dad bought in 1989 didaktik gama it had 5 1/4 inch floppy drive, i programmed in basic on it at age of 9
1993 486sx2 later upgraded to 486dx4 100
1998 pentium 3 733mhz
2003 pentium 4 3ghz
2010 i bought core2duo 2.93ghz
2012 i upgraded the 775 socket to core2quad@2.83ghz and oc to 3.4ghz

now i feel old ...

best
revro
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HBD PENTIUM BREH
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This brings back memories when i got a Pentium 3 Tualatin 1.2ghz upgrade from a Celeron 900, not much of upgrade but i thought it was.
    
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800 nanometers biggrin.gif

and today Intel are testing 14nm.. thumb.gif
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I had a few different pentiums in my time. The first time that I ever switched out a mainboard I got the one in the link below.. Does anyone here remember this board? It seems that it was somewhat popular anyway. I put a Pentium 200mmx cpu in it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/oldie-tuning,216.html
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I remember when I was little, my cousin thought thermal paste wasn't important (he removed it and the stock heatsink barely touched the cpu) and his Pentium 4 ran at 90C for hours without him noticing the temperature. I'm surprised it still works today. tongue.gif
Edited by NightHawK360 - 3/23/13 at 2:21pm
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I never liked the Pentium branding. I loved my first computer, 486 33Mhz that I upgraded to 486DX4 100Mhz. Then all this Pentium branding came along. Our families second computer, the first one I assembled myself, was Pentium 3 based and it ran really well for the time. After that I went Athlon and never looked back. Well, until Core 2 Duo of course...guiltysmiley.gif
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My first Pentium was a 2002 model HP that had a 1.6Ghz P3. It ran XP well. The memories. My first computer was an old IBM that ran DOS I believe...I used it to play Jill of the Jungle which had no GUI and at a time when graphics were still being integrated on the central processor.
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