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Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.04.14 11:26:00 - [1]

Edited by: Jada Maroo on 14/04/2011 11:32:55
The rebirth of the Commodore 64 has gotten me really nostalgic for old computers this week. I've even been browsing Youtube for bootup sounds and videos of old games and operation systems. It got me thinking about my computer history. Here's the list as I remember it -- it gets little fuzzy in some spots but I think this is everything (excluding notebooks and mobile devices).

Commodore 64

Commodore 64 v2 (the white and grey one)

Commodore Colt

IBM PS/1 (god I wish I still had this they are worth a lot)

Philips 386/33

-Everything from here on was custom built but I will list the processors-


Pentium 90

Pentium II 333 (this one had an awesome slot catridge)

AMD Athlon 600

AMD Athlon 1133

Pentium 4 3.06 GHz

Core 2 Duo E6600 (I think)

Core i5

Next plan? I'll probably wait for whatever comes after the Core i7.

Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2011.04.14 12:09:00 - [2]

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K
Spectrum +2A 128km (Flimsy and unreliable Amstrad made. Unreliable built in tape loader)

Commodore C64C

Commodore Amiga A600

Olivetti 486SX 25

Olivetti 486SX33

Pentium 90. My first self built PC. First overclock - 100mhz.

Cyrix P166+. Bad choice of CPU. Bad floating point performance.

Pentium 166mmx. Overclocked to 200mhz.

Pentium II 233Mhz. Overclocked to 266mhz.

Pentium II 350mhz.

Pentium III 550mhz.

AMD Athlon 1500mhz. Overclocked to 1800mhz.

Pentium 4 2.8 ghz.

AMD Athlon 64 2.2ghz. Overclocked to 2.5ghz.

AMD Athlon 64 3ghz. Overclocked to 3.2ghz.

Intel i5 2.66ghz. Overclocked to 4ghz.

Mister Rocknrolla
Posted - 2011.04.14 13:10:00 - [3]

Apple ][e and ][c (at school-not owned)
Vic-20 (cassette tape drive!)
C-64 (my first floppy drive-as big as modern notebook PCs)
Long break
IBM 486 (college issue -my first HD 40MB!)
Upgraded the above to 486DX2-66Mhz, added my first CD drive and "windows" card.

From then on purchased parts and had constantly evolving PC...can't recall purchasing a definable PC.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.04.14 14:29:00 - [4]

Edited by: Akita T on 14/04/2011 17:10:40

Some ancient machine I don't even remember what it was (it ran CP/M) - not owned, just used (1983-1984)
Tim-S (a Romanian ZX-Spectrum clone) - not owned, just used (1984-1986)
HC-85 (another Romanian ZX-Spectrum clone) - first actually "owned" computer (1987 to can't remember when)
286 @ 16Hz/25Hz ("turbo" mode, lol) - not owned, just used (can't remember years)
Intel 386 @ 33Hz (I think from around 1990 or so)
AMD 486 @ 80Hz (if I remember right, from 1994)
Pentium MMX @ 233 (1997?)
-> insert 3dfx Voodoo 2 video accelerator around 1998-1999 ?
Athlon 700 ? (2000?)
-> GeForce MX2 video card, I think
Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz (or was it 3.4 ? I forget), I think some time around 2002, maybe 2003
-> GeForce 5400, if I remember right
Intel E2140 (Pentium Dual Core @ 1.6 GHz), around 2007 or so
-> GeForce 8500 GT, IIRC, it eventually fried, replaced with Radeon HD 4350 for a short while
Core i5 760 (Quad Core @ 2.8 GHz) since autumn of 2010
-> 460 GTX

Hmm... a rather short list... and a bit fuzzy on some of the details from memory...
Also had a "secondary machine" (at home) between 2005-2008 or so, weaker than the "main" machine (that one usually remained at the office), but for the life of me can't remember the specs, except that the one I ended up using most of the time instead of the P4 (it also had a much weaker processor) had some Radeon HD in it, don't even remember exactly which type, not even the series.
Plus a zillion others during the university years (late 90s, early 00s) I built/patched/reconditioned for friends and acquaintances.

Posted - 2011.04.14 14:44:00 - [5]

Edited by: Barakkus on 14/04/2011 14:47:18
Texas Instruments TI 99/4A

Some random Digital computer with amber monitor lol.

Epson 8088 4.77mhz WITH TURBO to 8mhz w00t! Replaced processor with a V20 chip at some point for a whole 20mhz.

Some crappy 386

Packard Bell 486 (I still have it)

Pentium I 60mhz and a 75mhz

Pentium II 233mhz (still have it)

Some random Compaq Pentium Is.

A few Pentium III 600mhz and a 500mhz machine. (still have them)

Some random IBM Laptop I got from my veterinarian, think I still have's like a p3 or something...

Some random parts AMD 1ghz machine.

Some Dell Pentium 4s, one of which I'm still using (wife).

Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop (still using)

Acer Core 2 duo laptop (wife's)

Dell Inspiron 530 desktop Core 2 duo E8200 machine (still using)

Some other random Dell dual core machines that I'm still using.

I used to just collect every computer/case I came across for the most part. I threw a lot of it out after moving to the second to last apartment I moved to.

Harbingers Of Destruction
Posted - 2011.04.14 14:59:00 - [6]

Edited by: SirSpectre on 14/04/2011 15:01:27
286 @ 25Mhz (TURBO!!!!!!!)
386 @ 33 mhz
486 @ 66 Mhz
Pentium Pro @ 200 Mhz with Creative labs Graphics Blaster (omg!!11one)
AMD 2200 @ 1.7 Ghz with GeForce 5200 and ATI 9600
AMD 4200 Dual core @ 2.2Ghz with ATI x700
AMD 5600 Dual Core @ 2.8 Ghz with 2x GeForce 8800 SLI
Current: AMD 1090T x6 with GTX 480
Future: jumping ship to Intel depending if the AMD bulldozer architecture doesnt live up to what they say

Eve Engineering Finance
Eve Engineering
Posted - 2011.04.14 15:31:00 - [7]

- I don't remember, I was 5.
- Apple G3 all-in-one
- Apple G5 all-in-one
- Apple Intel Core 2 Duo 20" 2.2 GHz.
- MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo 13" 2.2 GHz.
- AMD Phenom x6, ATi 5750, 4 GB of Ram, 2x23" displays. A beast compared to the rest.

Marie Hartinez
Aries Munitions and Defense
Posted - 2011.04.14 16:18:00 - [8]

Some of the details are a bit fuzzy, but here it goes:

- Apple IIe I think, I remember it being an Apple II something.
- Commodore 64
- Commodore 128
- Commodore SX-64
- A Radio Shack 286 based notebook
- 486/DX 66MHz in TURBO mode, muwhahahahahahah....
- Either a Pentium 120MHz or 133MHz
- AMD x86 running at something like 400MHz or something....
- Various other AMD Athlons
- Present is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000

Next planned is either an AMD quad or 6 core CPU depending on if my current motherboard can support a 6 core.

The 486 was custom built for me and everything after that I've built myself. I just can't justify buying a pre-built computer anymore.

Solar Flare Trade and Production
Posted - 2011.04.14 18:34:00 - [9]

Hmm, lets see...

Acorn Atom (512 bytes of RAM ftw lol - no storage device interface but not a major issue considering how little time it took to type in the longest program it could store - taught me the basics of programming tho)
Amstrad CPC464
Atari ST
Mac Plus
486 66
Since then its hard to follow - since the 486 every PC has included parts from the last one so its a bit of a moving target - had a variety of the Cyrix pentium alternatives, Athlon 550, Athlon XP (at least 2 of these), Pentium 4, Core2Duo now on a Core 2 Quad 9550 and waiting for the high-mid range to get powerful enough to be a decent upgrade (the modest real world performance increase from where I am now to an i7 just isn't worth the cash to me yet)

Copine Callmeknau
Kangaroos With Frickin Lazerbeams
The KWFL Republic
Posted - 2011.04.14 20:36:00 - [10]

wowww, ummm

Amiga A500+ <\
Amiga A4000 <-- These two were my primary comps, Beat everything below until I got a decent PC
Apple Mac IIe
Apple Mac Plus <- oddity
Apple Mac SE/30
Apple Powermac 9600
Apple G3
Amiga A1000 <- oddity
Commodore 64 <- oddity
Some HP piece of **** celeron
--Cope discovers how to build computers here--
Some mediocre rig w/ willamette p4, running around 2ghz iirc -- mx440 gfx card
Not so mediocre northwood hyperthreaded p4 @ 3hz -- radeon 9600pro (later upgraded to geforce 7600 GT)
---many years go by---
northwood popped, so I quickly throw together a core 2 duo unit
---weeks go by---
core2 duo pops. Now I have no computer for a few months.
This brings us to late november last year
Core i7 950, 6gb DDR2000 ram, watercooled GTX470's running in SLI.

Now, as someone who has owned more apple mac's than any other computer, I can safely say they are the worst computers I have ever used
PC's are ftw if you're technically minded, closely followed by amigas Laughing

Holy One
Posted - 2011.04.14 21:47:00 - [11]

Edited by: Holy One on 14/04/2011 21:50:41


acorn electron

amstrad pc1512 (gem windows ftw!)

amiga 1200

packard bell legend p133

intel celeron 333

compaq professional workstation dual ppro 100

pentium 4 northwood 2 ghz

amd 6000+ (current)

Alain Kinsella
Posted - 2011.04.15 01:18:00 - [12]

Edited by: Alain Kinsella on 15/04/2011 10:41:06
TRS-80 Model I
TRS-80 Model III/IV (two boards, same chassis - /w 4 drives & voice module)

AT&T 6300+ (aka 286 XT) - Got Win3.1 to run on it

A Northgate 386 of some sort, had our first sound card and 387 put in it
(I still have the keyboard)

A CompUSA custom-build (ugh)

Shuttle SN25P (currently a doorstop at work)

Several home builds, current one:
-> Case: Cooler Master Cosmos 1000
-> Mainboard: Gigabyte P38-DS4 Rev2 (8 Gig mem)
-> CPU: Q6600, OCZ Vendetta cooler
-> Video: Palit 8800 GT (1 gig video mem)

Possible future build would be dual-monitor with HTPC capabilities.

Tandy 2000 (2 x 3.5" floppies)

Toshiba T3200sx/16 (12 lb AC-only luggable notebook, Plasma/Orangescale)
--> HS Graduation present. Got Win98 to run on it.

Inspiron of some sort (refurbished Celeron 400)
--> Still used by a co-worker as cheap diving calculator / Sun console

Sager 8890 (/w flawless 16" 4:3 screen) - still have this, still works

HP L2005 SE (aka Livestrong) - current, /w a few upgrades including Win7
--> Original battery, still near 4 hours life Exclamation

Posted - 2011.04.15 01:25:00 - [13]

anyone else remember the tandy? i owned one of those for a while as a kid. til my mother got tired of me yelling at the TV because i couldn't find the one typo needed to make the code compile...... (i was just typing verbatim from a book, no super genius kids here...)

also, for those that miss oregon trail, i've found "organ trail" for you :)


Jhietah Ahlt
Posted - 2011.04.15 02:59:00 - [14]


Cryix 166, later added Canopus 6meg canopus voodoo (ftw)

Dual celerons 300a's oc'ed on an abit bp-6, tnt2 ultra... later upgraded to some other celeron, also overclocked to ****.

amd 1400'ish, geforce4mx (ew)

x2 4600+, 8600gt sli

i5 2500k, 570 gtx
Overclocked it briefly, but stock speeds is more power than ive managed to use so far, so its clocked back down.

Next plan?
I suppose i'll be happy until the next generation of consoles come out, seems like everyones still developing for 5 year old hardware.

Shameless Avenger
Posted - 2011.04.15 09:15:00 - [15]

Edited by: Shameless Avenger on 15/04/2011 09:16:47
Not actually mine, belonged to my school but I was the only geek so, listing it as mine:

Apple IIe

After that, really mine @ home

* Tandy TRS 80
* 286 @ 16
* 386 @ 40
* 486 (various)
* Pentium 1
* Athlon 64
* Some unimportant/unimpressive PCs here....

and now...... TADA

* AMD's Six-Core Phenom II X6 1090T (Black Edition of course)Twisted Evil

Gavjack Bunk
Genos Occidere
Posted - 2011.04.15 09:46:00 - [16]

My list is as uninspiring as everybody elses except for briefly owning a Vectrex

I can barely remember anything about it. I refuse to buy another as it will, like so much else, replace my memories of awesome with knowledge of suck.

Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2011.04.15 14:27:00 - [17]

Amiga A500
not mine but 486dx 50, then 66, then P90 (no not that one YARRRR!!)
Pentium 166 MMX
PII 350
P4 something (can't remember)
Core2Duo 3.0 GHz

Next? either an i5 or whatever the next iteration of CPUs brings.

The Whitehound Corporation
Frontline Assembly Point
Posted - 2011.04.15 14:43:00 - [18]

- ZX81
- C64
- Amiga 2000
- Sun Sparc 2
- Various PCs, from 66 MHz to now a quad-core AMD Phenom

Posted - 2011.04.15 15:44:00 - [19]

I remembered drooling on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and its contemporaries (Apple II, C64 etc), but it wasn't really a priority ... remote controlled toys were, so parental persuasion was mostly a fail.

Amstrad PC1512 8086 8 MHz (modded to fit a Seagate 20MB HDD, worked for a while until the HDD gave me grief)
Amiga 500 68000 (Motorola)
Local brand 286
Built 386DX
Built 486DX2 66MHz
Upgraded Am5x86 133MHz
Built PentiumMMX 166MHz
Built Celeron 300A (OCed of course ... this machine's still alive last I heard)
Built Athlon XP (AMD)
Built Athlon Duron (AMD) (the Athlon XP mobo broke, I cba to do a total rebuild)
Built C2D E6600

A few laptops here and there.

Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2011.04.15 17:29:00 - [20]

Vic 20
Acer 2000 (Apple II clone - This was bought at a garage sale for us kids to play around with)
Pentium 2 233MHz (I bought this in 6th grade with my own money I saved from my paper route for two years)
AMD K6-2 (I think it was 300-400 MHz?)
AMD Athlon 1GHz (Bought with my own money again)
Pentium 4 (2.3 GHz?)
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6 GHz (Bought with my own money, my current rig)
Intel Core i7 (my dad's current rig)

Posted - 2011.04.15 17:30:00 - [21]

Edited by: RevJim on 15/04/2011 19:19:44
ZX81 + rampack
Spectrum 48K
<break for having a life>
AMD k6-3-450 (FIC PA-2013 mainboard)
Pentiums of various speeds
AMDs of various speeds
Core2-Duo - current

Looking at a hex-core next.

edit for speeling

Sader Rykane
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.04.15 20:21:00 - [22]

- It was brown, heavy, had a green moniter but i'm pretty sure it had dos (I was like 8 or something).
- Custom made Pentium 2 tower
- Some old gateway Pretty sure it was a P2 aswell.
- Compaq Presario V2000 (1.5ghz notebook)
- Asus G60 series laptop (Core i5 (pretend quad core))

Honestly I probably missed like 2-3 computers and I keep some computers for a very long time before I change (as long as 3-4 years)

Sgt Blade
Save Yourself Inc.
Posted - 2011.04.16 00:07:00 - [23]

Edited by: Sgt Blade on 16/04/2011 00:07:06
Pentium 4 something
AMD 64 x2 4200+
Intel Q6600

dammit, being a 90's child I missed out to getting to use the cool stuff Mad

Posted - 2011.04.16 10:52:00 - [24]

Im gonna list the consoles too :) although a small list.

Original nintendo 8bit

Amiga CD32

Amiga 600

Some AMD machine bought from shop 600Mhz TNT2 32MB gfx :P

P4 3.2Ghz DDR400 x 2GB self built

Core I7 with all the whistles and bells self built.

tempered steel
Posted - 2011.04.16 11:07:00 - [25]

Edited by: cRazYf1St on 16/04/2011 11:08:11
very short list for me, some random computer I used as a child that I can't really remember.

AMD athlon 2100+ xp i helped build with my dad when i was 11, yeah i started eve with this...and it still works after 10 years Very Happy

then an inspiron 6400 core 2 duo dell laptop for college that's now about 3 or 4 years old.

recently built my own rig just after christmas with an i5 760 quad core with a nvidia 460 gtx Very Happy

Deliverers of Pain
Posted - 2011.04.16 11:36:00 - [26]

Edited by: Kaahles on 16/04/2011 11:37:17
Edited by: Kaahles on 16/04/2011 11:36:40
Pretty much a short list (including consoles in italic)

Some 386/486 (used at school not owned)

SNES (again not owned but used at a friends house quite extensively)

P133 (again not owned, used at school + a friend let me use his)

PSX (aka "Play Station" the first and only)

P3 450 MHz (it had an awesome voodoo graphics card in it... or was it the 600? can't remember)

P3 600 MHz

AMD Thunderbird 1,2 GHz

Athlon 2600+

Athlon64 3700+

i5-760 (just bought a couple of months ago so used that "ancient" machine before for quite a while)

Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.04.16 14:10:00 - [27]

I'm just a youngling, but i'll add mine ;p

xxxx - ZX Spectrum and a monochrome 286 laptop. I don't really remember where they went :(
1992 - 386 20 MHz (oooh scorched earth!)
1996 - P100 - Windows 95 and MDK :>
1998 - IDT WinChip 180 MHz (UT99 with a voodoo2... good memories)
2000 - PIII 1 GHz
2003 - AMD Athlon 1 GHz (later upgraded to a 3000+)
2007 - Core 2 Duo E6550 (still using this one)

I left out all the other specs, they all have an average amount of RAM.


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