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Some Packard Bell with Windows 95. I remember when my dad brought it home. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. No idea what the specs were, but it was pretty nice at the time.
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Compaq Presario, Purple, Pentium III

I remember learning how to use a PC on Windows 95, but I cannot remember what the hardware was.
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Gateway desktop.. Don't remember much about it other than it had a Celeron 2.4 ghz processor.

A couple of years later after it got so slow that it wouldn't even open paint brush i bought a Dell Dimension that had a Pentium 4. Had that thing for about 5 years until i got another Dell Studio XPS. Has an i7 920 Bloomfield, 500 GB HDD and 6 GB of ram. Still using it today. Currently piecing together my first build. Waiting on Ivy Bridge to come out.
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An AST 150mhz Pentium with 16MB ram and 1.5GB hard disk. It also had integrated graphics (2 or 4MB discrete memory?) and ran Windows 95. I used to play Need for Speed III on that system with a framerate in the teens to single digits. tongue.gif Those were the days... rolleyes.gif

At school I used Intel 286, 386 or 486's (or other brands like Cyrix) with various DOS and Windows 3.X versions. Many of the DOS systems had orange monochromatic monitors and the printers (when they worked) used the paper with the strips of holes down the side that you ripped off. A few systems had ABCDE alphabet order keyboards rather than a QWERTY order.

Almost forgot, before my 150mhz Pentium I had a VTech PreComputer 1000 and 2000. biggrin.gif
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Does anyone remember the Pentium II? It was the first to come with active cooling (ie. a fan). Can you imagine trying to mount a big finned after market air cooler on that setup..lol
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I'm really glad that design never caught on...
I do still have one, and as far as I know, it still works...thumb.gif

Yes! I bought a used desktop to meat up and look at. Just for the fun side to it!
It was terrible! I agree, i'm so happy the design didn't catch on! 'cause we'd have no Hyper 212's frown.gif
 
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post #356 of 422
I really wish I could buy a pentium 2 in working condition with windows 95/98 on it to play legacy games on it. I would pay good money for something like that!
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Hi schmuckley,

Of course he did! Those are light weight beads with polished self lubing shafts for smooth high speed precision sliding.
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My first computer was a PIII 600~ghz with like 128mb of ram. I remember that I bugged my dad to buy me a PC because I got so hooked to Diablo 2 at my friends house and he wouldn't share his pc that much frown.gif
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I really wish I could buy a pentium 2 in working condition with windows 95/98 on it to play legacy games on it. I would pay good money for something like that!

And I would take good money for it. But for one, you'd have to beat it's artistic wall art value..lol Saw that here some where and thought I might redecorate. Plus they are works of art. But a better idea is to check out GOG at http://www.gog.com/ They have all the old games. I picked up 1,2&3 of the Space Quest series for like $9.99.
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Commodore Vic 20 with external TAPE DRIVE.. (Really showing my age)

yessir.gif you noticed all the whippersnappers around here too, eh? Vic 20, playin Snacman on tape or Gorf on cartridge! ah, the good ole' days.

Cant wait to see what people post on this thread in five years.
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