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Posted: 12/10/2002 5:49:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2002 5:51:29 PM EDT by snailfan]
I left my computer running last night and awoke this morning to a racket that sounded like two chipmunks humping in a wool sock. It turned out to be my cpu fan. A quick trip to my local Comp USA and 10 dollars later and all is well. Got me thinking though. Is it time for a new machine? Do I have one of the oldest crustiest pieces out there? I'm running a 200Mhz AMD K6 from 1996. Anyone out there got me beat?
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 5:52:06 PM EDT
Damn, that's pretty old. I have a P3 500. Wanted to upgrade this year but will probably hold off 'till next. Too many new guns this year.
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:02:17 PM EDT
Is it time to upgrade mine yet? [img]http://boards.rennlist.com/upload/pcprop.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:03:12 PM EDT
75mhz Pentium.With a whopping 2 MB of on board video .I almost forgot the 24 MB of ram.EDO simms that is
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:05:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN: 75mhz Pentium.With a whopping 2 MB of on board video .I almost forgot the 24 MB of ram.EDO simms that is
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I think my sister's Tandy from 1982 was faster than this with more memory. You [b]have[/b] to have the worst one. I feel sorry for you. Where's the Brother's in Arms fund when we need it? [;)]
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:09:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN: 75mhz Pentium.With a whopping 2 MB of on board video .I almost forgot the 24 MB of ram.EDO simms that is
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1994 [url]bwrc.eecs.berkeley.edu/CIC/announce/1994/pent75.html[/url]
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:16:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:20:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2002 6:22:06 PM EDT by MadProfessor]
At college I use my machine, 1.5 Ghz AMD processor with 512 MB of DDR ram, but at home I have to use the upgraded Mac 6100, 235 Mhz G3 upgrade card and 64 MB of RAM, SSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!­!!! Without the card and the RAM it has a 60MHZ processor with 8MBs of RAM, sad.
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:23:50 PM EDT
Well I cant beat ArmaliteFan but I can say that i am up there with you guys. I have a AMD K62 350 with 64megs of memory real piece of junk. So I just took it upon my self to order the parts for a new AMD Athlon XP 2100 with 512meg memory and all the goodies... KC
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:27:32 PM EDT
for me at sea, it's not the computer, but the cell modem. It takes MINUTES to open a new window, and sometimes several minutes to refresh a page. At least we can use it on line.........
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:30:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN: 75mhz Pentium.With a whopping 2 MB of on board video .I almost forgot the 24 MB of ram.EDO simms that is
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I think my sister's Tandy from 1982 was faster than this with more memory. You [b]have[/b] to have the worst one. I feel sorry for you. Where's the Brother's in Arms fund when we need it? [;)]
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Actually I also have a 1.8 Athlon and a 750 Athlon. I just used the above mentioned for several flavors of Linux,DOS,Windows 95,NT,ect.
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:31:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2002 6:33:32 PM EDT by anothergene]
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:40:04 PM EDT
I'll be honest. As old as mine is, I'm happy with it. I don't use it for much more than surfing the web anymore and it serves that role just fine. As I said, 200 Mhz, 80 MB RAM, and because I've had it for so long, it's really streamlined and "dialed in." It opens programs and loads pages more quickly than my girlfriend's 500 Mhz with all of its load on start up, useless programs. PS - ARMALITE-FAN, I remember after first buying mine, teasing a buddy who had a 75 Mhz. I guess that will be me in another year or so!
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:45:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By snailfan: I'll be honest. As old as mine is, I'm happy with it. I don't use it for much more than surfing the web anymore and it serves that role just fine. As I said, 200 Mhz, 80 MB RAM, and because I've had it for so long, it's really streamlined and "dialed in." It opens programs and loads pages more quickly than my girlfriend's 500 Mhz with all of its load on start up, useless programs. PS - ARMALITE-FAN, I remember after first buying mine, teasing a buddy who had a 75 Mhz. I guess that will be me in another year or so!
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Actully the 75 is plenty fast enough.I have WIN 95 down to a 45MB install.Dumped IE and added OPERA 5.The 2MB of video memory is the bottleneck.Chokes a little on big graphics.
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:46:09 PM EDT
I don't know about all them Giggs and Niggs and shit! All I know is my machine SUCKS!
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:50:01 PM EDT
My CD burning/storage machine is a 90mHz Pentium that still has the FPU flaw. It has 64 mb. RAM, which was pretty good when I bought it in 1994. It runs Win95 sr2 and NT 4 sr6. $6,500 when purchased! My database server development machine is a 300 mHz. PII with 128mb. RAM. It runs Win 2k adv. server and SQL Server 2000. Got it in 1997. $3,500 when purchased. My primary machine is an 866 mHz. PIII with 1 gig. PC800 RDRAM. Got this one in 1999. It runs Win 98SE and Win 2k pro. Close to $7,000 when purchased. The only thing that makes these things usable is they all have SCSI cards (top of the line Adaptec when purchased) and Seagate 10,000 RPM drives, as well as RETAIL components, such as the video card, CD-ROM/DVD drives, NIC, etc. That means there are still driver updates available for most of them (unlike OEM cards). I make my living developing software, but I'm hardly living on the edge as far as tech. I neither own nor want to own a laptop, cell phone, PDA, or pager. But I can see their usefulness for certain people. Anyway, I got both the PIII and PII for free, so I can't complain. When it gets to the point that I'm spending more time compiling than developing, I'll upgrade to a new machine. I figure a couple of years or so. You don't need to latest and greatest to get the job done!
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 6:56:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 7:11:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 7:19:08 PM EDT
Ha, I've got all of you beat. Whenever someone else has to use my desk, I use an old Sun IPC. It has 12 Mbytes of RAM, a 200 Mbyte hard drive, and a 25 MHz processor. The web browser I use is lynx. This site is a little awkward to navigate, but it's doable. The strange thing is that it feels much faster than my 2 GHz machine running MSIE on XP. With the, in my opinion, better keyboard layout (the control key is in the right place!) and very good quality monochrome 20" monitor, it's not bad to use. It makes the ultimate Usenet news reader although after seeing the new color mode in tin, I sometimes wish for color. Even the 200 Mbyte hard drive is big enough to store the system with room to spare. For the Linux geeks out there, it's running RedHat 4.2 and kernel version 2.0.33. It's run continuously without problem since I first installed Linux on it in Apr 1997. Before that, it ran SunOS 24/7 as a machine monitor since (if I remember correctly) it was bought new in 1987. I put in a hard drive(before it was netbooting and diskless) in 1993. You have to love Sun quality. 15 years and still running great!z
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 7:32:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2002 7:40:13 PM EDT by SSD]
Originally Posted By Kar98: Is it time to upgrade mine yet? [url]http://boards.rennlist.com/upload/pcprop.JPG[/url]
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yea, to a AMD. [:D] I got a Compaq duel Pentium Pro 200Mhz, NT 4.0, doing SETI. This is not my primary pc. Do I get the prize for [b]old and odd[/b] SSD
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 9:06:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2002 9:17:40 PM EDT
I was using an IBM 760 Thinkpad 90MHz Intel Pentium I with a 82MB RAM. The modem died.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 2:02:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja: My CD burning/storage machine is a 90mHz Pentium that still has the FPU flaw. It has 64 mb. RAM, which was pretty good when I bought it in 1994. It runs Win95 sr2 and NT 4 sr6. $6,500 when purchased! My database server development machine is a 300 mHz. PII with 128mb. RAM. It runs Win 2k adv. server and SQL Server 2000. Got it in 1997. $3,500 when purchased. My primary machine is an 866 mHz. PIII with 1 gig. PC800 RDRAM. Got this one in 1999. It runs Win 98SE and Win 2k pro. Close to $7,000 when purchased. The only thing that makes these things usable is they all have SCSI cards (top of the line Adaptec when purchased) and Seagate 10,000 RPM drives, as well as RETAIL components, such as the video card, CD-ROM/DVD drives, NIC, etc. That means there are still driver updates available for most of them (unlike OEM cards). I make my living developing software, but I'm hardly living on the edge as far as tech. I neither own nor want to own a laptop, cell phone, PDA, or pager. But I can see their usefulness for certain people. Anyway, I got both the PIII and PII for free, so I can't complain. When it gets to the point that I'm spending more time compiling than developing, I'll upgrade to a new machine. I figure a couple of years or so. You don't need to latest and greatest to get the job done!
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Hey I also had a 90mhz with FPU but Intel was kind enough to send me a replacement chip. Total for my 90mhz setup in 1994 was $3113.00.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 2:30:35 AM EDT
Commadore 64
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 3:03:44 AM EDT
I still have letters from Intel and the forms needed to get a replacement chip. Do you think they'll be kind and upgrade my Pentium 90 to a 100 mHz screamer? he he I never bothered to replace it. The kind of stuff I did was unaffected by the fpu bug.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 3:17:35 AM EDT
I'm not sure what model mine is - I think there's a ID plate over there by the tape drive though. I'll check it out next time I go by with a stack of punch cards and let you know. I think I saw the name Univac somewhere around here..... Maybe that was on the rest of the machine over in the other room.....
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 4:12:20 AM EDT
This one I am using at work is pretty beat... Its a P2-333, 192mb ram (I brought in 128 from my house), 8mb video card, and a 4gb seagate drive (not UDMA) I am running Win2K on it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 4:30:24 AM EDT
Atari 400!!! Balming
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 4:59:08 AM EDT
AMD 2000+ and 384 of DDR over a T3
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 5:48:33 AM EDT
This TRS-80 kicks Ass! it will never break! I can load almost all the text from this page with my 32k of memory and store it on the 8" floppys.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:02:57 AM EDT
The two lowliest PCs in my lab are a P200 w/ 80MB RAM & 4GB HD dual-booting Win2K Pro & Win2K Server. I also have another P200 w/128MB & 12GB HD running RH7.2.
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:19:12 AM EDT
My Timex Sinclair 1000 is da' bomb!
Link Posted: 12/11/2002 6:37:25 AM EDT
do laptops count? [img]http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/osborn1_1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.old-computers.com/museum/logos/osborn_logo.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 12:55:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja: I still have letters from Intel and the forms needed to get a replacement chip. Do you think they'll be kind and upgrade my Pentium 90 to a 100 mHz screamer? he he I never bothered to replace it. The kind of stuff I did was unaffected by the fpu bug.
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They sure forked out a lot of money replacing those things didn't they. It was sure good to know I would never encounter the FPU flaw! I still have the blue Intel disk with the processor test program on it. My Zeos motherboard with Intel Triton chipset has a place for a second processor. Maybe I should double up on the 90mhz! Anyone wanna buy some ½ price memory, circa 1994? I'll sell 8mb for $154.00 which is exactly ½ of what I payed for it. I'll save you the tax. How about a Sound Blaster AWE 32? IDE Syjet drive? SCSI Syjet drive? SCSI Zip Drive? US Robotics 33.6 modem?
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 12:56:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ZOG: do laptops count? [url]http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/osborn1_1.jpg[/url] [url]http://www.old-computers.com/museum/logos/osborn_logo.gif[/url]
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What museum did you get that from?
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