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Happy birthday Pentium!

And happy Earth Day! tongue.gif
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I'm two years older! lol
My first chip was a celeron.
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There's a Pentium 4 in our office that's been running since forever.
Over the last several years, I've replaced the PSU, GPU, ODD, RAM, and multiple broken fans.
The mobo and CPU just keep chugging along, and the performance is still adequate for its function although the function has changed over time.
Edited by willis888 - 3/23/13 at 7:20pm
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I'm starting to feel real old biggrin.gif Still remember my first PC very well. It was a 200Mhz Pentium with voodoo graphics. Had the comp for a loong time to. Trust me it kinda mind blowing to go from a 200Mhz Pentium running windows 98 to a Athlon XP +3200 2.4GHz and windows XP. Man that was some upgrade.
    
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Here are some of the Pentiums i've owned through the years, Pentium 120 SY033, Pentium III 750 SL462 and Pentium III 1000 SL52R.

Between the P1 and the P3 i used an AMD K6-2 @ 450 MHz, and after the last P3 i acquired a Pentium 4 3 GHz SL6WK, and it was the last Pentium i ever got. Been using Core-branded CPU's ever since, but i've assembled a couple modern Celeron and Pentium rigs for my family.
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I have some old PII's kicking about too, might get some photo's later. I think this is the oldest P1 I have kicking around, but I may be wrong.

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Edited by latelesley - 3/23/13 at 8:02pm
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I have a Pentium D E2180 from 2006 in my home machine, still kicking. The computer before that (Compaq Presario now in a junkyard due to the motherboard crapping out) had a Pentium 4 at 2.26 GhZ. A computer I got for free (HP d530CMT) has a HT P4 in it at 3.6 GhZ. And finally, I have a 478B motherboard laying around with a P4 at 2.26 GhZ, too. Wow, I'm a Pentium-Person!
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Congratulations to Intel!

You guys are not going to believe it, but the first Pentium I bought was in... 2006! Yep, it was to upgrade my vintage rig. It did run but it didn't play well (corrupted graphics) when I set the resolution to anything above 640x480.

I bought it BNIB from eBay, it's a Pentium OverDrive 83 Mhz, an upgrade chip for 486 based motherboards. Back in the days I actually never had a Pentium; the first PC I had was a laptop with an 8088 (it's basically an 8086 with an 8-bit external bus) and a widescreen monochrome monitor, it was a Tandy. Good memories. I still remember playing around with DeskMate, the operating environment that came with it, my favourite part was playing Hangman on it. thumb.gif Then I got a 286 at 10 Mhz, 1 MB of RAM, 256 KB of VRAM, 30 MB HDD, then a 486 SX2 at 66 Mhz - AMD branded, the SX2 moniker versus DX2) meant that it didn't have a math co-processor, then I upgraded that PC to a 486 DX 100 Mhz, (and many years later to an AMD 5x86 133 Mhz and later to a Cyrix 5x86). And then I went straight from a 486 DX 100 Mhz running Windows 95 with the Plus Pack, with 32 MB of RAM, 1 MB of VRAM and a 420 MB HDD running at 3600 rpm to a Pentium 4 Willamette at 1.7 Ghz running Windows XP, 256 MB or RAM and a 40 GB 7200 rpm HDD. Even though the Willamette was ultimately a letdown compared to the Pentium 3, at 1.7 Ghz, it was faster than any Pentium 3, not to mention a mindblowing upgrade from a 486. biggrin.gif

Since then I've bought quite a few Pentium sucessors. I bought a Pentium II 450 Mhz, a Pentium 3 600 Mhz, a Pentium 3 Coppermine 700 Mhz (in cartridge format), a Pentium 3 Coppermine 1 Ghz, and a Pentium 3 Tualatin 1.4 Ghz, not to mention many Pentium 4 models (1.7 Ghz Willamete, 1.8 and 2.6 Ghz Northwood, 2.8, 3.0 and 3.4 Ghz, 800 Mhz FSB with HT Northwood, some of these were bought for cheap when the Core 2 Duos and Quads and even i7's were already on the market, just for nostalgia builds).

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That music is awesome! I didn't know it existed!

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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.

I think you mean a P4. Given the year - 2002, and the clockspeed - 1.6 Ghz, it's most probably a P4. As far as I know the highest clockspeed for a P3 Tualatin was 1.4 Ghz.

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I have a Pentium D E2180 from 2006 in my home machine, still kicking. The computer before that (Compaq Presario now in a junkyard due to the motherboard crapping out) had a Pentium 4 at 2.26 GhZ. A computer I got for free (HP d530CMT) has a HT P4 in it at 3.6 GhZ. And finally, I have a 478B motherboard laying around with a P4 at 2.26 GhZ, too. Wow, I'm a Pentium-Person!

It's called Pentium E2180, then Intel retroactively renamed the series Pentium Dual Core. Pentium D is another thing, those are Pentium 4 based, basically two Pentium 4 dies in a single package, whereas the Pentium Dual Core series is Core 2 based. Oh, and the Pentium Dual Core series was launched in 2007 although the writing on the chip may say 2006 because Intel does all the legalese and sends engineering samples to OEMs before releasing the chips, most CPUs have a date written on them that is prior to the release of the chip. Best proof in this thread in the picture Blameless posted, the Pentium was released in 1993, yet there are pictures of chips with 1992 written on them.
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the Pentium was released in 1993, yet there are pictures of chips with 1992 written on them.

I dare say that is when Intel placed their copyright or something, not the actual CPU mfg/release date. My P1 has the same legend (Intel '92'93), but my 486's have different and more confusing writings. My 486SX-33 has lasered "'89'92" and my 486DX2-66 and 486DX4-100 have engraved "89'93"
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the Pentium was released in 1993, yet there are pictures of chips with 1992 written on them.

I dare say that is when Intel placed their copyright or something, not the actual CPU mfg/release date. My P1 has the same legend (Intel '92'93), but my 486's have different and more confusing writings. My 486SX-33 has lasered "'89'92" and my 486DX2-66 and 486DX4-100 have engraved "89'93"


Yep, that is why I generically said:

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Oh, and the Pentium Dual Core series was launched in 2007 although the writing on the chip may say 2006 because Intel does all the legalese and sends engineering samples to OEMs before releasing the chips, most CPUs have a date written on them that is prior to the release of the chip. Best proof in this thread in the picture Blameless posted, the Pentium was released in 1993, yet there are pictures of chips with 1992 written on them.

As to the different years on the 486's, that is probably because Intel only registered 486's with the math co-processor fused off in 1992 and the clock doubling technology in 1993.
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