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Old 08-12-2005, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Probaly a bit of both really but yeah thats true about some old things. As they say, the olds things are always better and well made to last for a longt ime. Todays stuff breaks after a year.

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[i]Todays stuff breaks after a year. [/B]
Or crashes...

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Old 08-12-2005, 08:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How about a list of processors that we've all used in our main machines... for a flashback to the old tech stuff.

Computers I did *not* build:

Intel 8088 Processor...
< a few others in between I don't recall>
Texas Instruments 486 SLC 25MHz processor (no math coprocessor)
Intel Pentium 150MHz

Computers I did build:
My computers....
Intel Pentium 133MHz
Intel Pentium 200MMX
Intel Celeron 266 @ 400MHz
Intel Pentium III 700E Coppermine
Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz Northwood
AMD Opteron 246 (2.0GHz)
Intel Pentium 4 630 (3.0GHz)

My dad/brothers computers:
AMD K6-2 333MHz (built on top of a Pentium 150MHz Acer system... the K6-2 was plugged in via the PCI Bus! If anyone remembers these things, I'd be surprised)
AMD K6-3 500MHz
Intel Pentium III 500MHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz Prescott

Lets see your list of old/current processors?
Desktop machine: 2 x Opteron 246, Asus K8N-DL, 2GB PC3200 ECC Reg., XFX GeForce 6600GT, 74gb WD Raptor, 2 x 19\" LCDs, Windows XP x64
Server machine: Intel P4 3.0GHz 2MB EM64T, ECS i865pe, 1GB PC3200, 36gb WD Raptor, Windows Server 2003
Laptop: Dell Inspiron 9100 (Intel P4 3.2GHz 1MB Prescott, i865pe, 512MB PC3200, Mobility Radeon 9700, DVD+R/DL Burner), Windows XP
Linux: P3 450Mhz, 386MB ram, Slackware 10.1 (Running mySQL/Apache)
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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P2 MMX 233Mhz
Athlon XP 2400
and now 3.2Ghz Intel P4 w/ 1MB L2

oh yeah and my dad found an old 20Mhz CPU at council clean up.

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