What was the first computer you owned?

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  1. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    did you overclock it? :D I'm sure a +5 MHz would have made a big difference back then :p
     
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    used to love those x33 MHz numbers in the CPU speed. Every MHz counted back then :D
     
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    My first actual PC was a Lucky Goldstar 386/40 desktop a client gave me.

    It was all downhill after that :)

    There were several others in rapid succession as I purchased motherboards, CPU's, OC'd them, tuned them, and finally settled on a long term Intel MB + Pentium II dual CPU tower, then a Abit VP6 dual PIII OC'd with Delta 8k fans on Thermalright copper heatsinks.

    It's been a fun ride. :)
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Hell yeah, i remember my next system had a Pentium 3 600Mhz , which i some how managed to overclock by 99Mhz. Good ol days. Trying to unlock the BIOS password, because dad would lock up the system.
     
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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Well, I had that PC for five years, up until the new replacement in October of 2005, and I tell you hwhat, all of the "legendary" stuff TNT2 had, evaporated during those years.
     
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    PatchySan Om Noms Kit Kat

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    Gateway 2000 P5-100 Tower was my first. Had a whopping Pentium I 100MHz processor, 16MB RAM, 1GB Western Digital Hard Drive, SoundBlaster 16 and S3 Trio graphics along with a very pretty 15" Vivitron CRT monitor and CH Flightstick controller.

    Came bundled with Encarta and Windows 95 too which was mesmerizing back then. I still remember the Cow adverts they used to do, costed us around £1800 back in the day and kept going for 7 years until we retired it in 2003. Good times.
     
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    The S3 Trio, I think that was my VGA on my Cyrix 166 MHz system! :D poor thing all pixelated graphics in 3D Games :D
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Commodore 64 with a tape drive ( Datasette) ...creating a single animated sprite manually in BASIC took all summer long.

    Before that we had a black and white Pong style gaming system. :D
     
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    My first was a trash picked Apple IIGS that I found on the curb when I lived in Kansas. I couldn't do much outside of play a few games since I didn't have a printer or the 5.25" floppy drive that my copy of Appleworks required.

    The first computer that I had that I could do more than play old games on was a Gateway 2000 E-1000 that my grandfather bought for me back in February 2004. It came with a 166MHz Pentium MMX, 64MB EDO RAM (compatible with PC-66 and PC-100), a 2GB Western Digital hard drive, 12x CD-ROM, and some onboard video solution with 2MB VRAM. I later upgraded this computer with a 233MHz Pentium MMX, 20GB Maxtor hard drive, and a Plextor CD burner.
     
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    The first computer I owned was a Dell Inspiron running XP Media Center Edition that I received for my 10th birthday. Before that I used a desktop in the family room. I also at one point had an IBM ThinkPad T60.

    The oldest computer I ever used was my dad's Windows 3.1 machine that he had in his office--it was old at the time of course, but I used to play games on it when he'd bring me to work with him.
     
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