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Old 11-29-2007, 06:41 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Well, the first computer in our house was before the Pentium 2 @ 333MHz with 64MB of RAM and I believe a Rage 128. I just can't recall the specs. I'm pretty sure it was a Pentium at more or less 100Mhz (133 I think), ran 8MB or 16MB of ram, Windows 95, and that's all that I can vaguely recall. I remember playing Death Rally, Pitfall, and F-22 Lightning II on it... good ol' times.

The first computer that was actually mine is in my sig! Still use it today, it's almost 8 years old!

The first computer that I actually built is also in my sig, but I sold it recently.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:16 PM   #72 (permalink)
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compaq,back in 1999,i was afraid because of the y2k thing,i'm not gonna buy another compaq again but i will always remember my presario,cream color,huge 17" monitor,wow,it last pretty long to me,almost 3.5 years,and you know what? i'm still using the mouse and the jbl speakers.
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PC Jr. Intel 8088 4.77 mhz 64k ram!! All I ever played was Ultima and Kings quest. That PC rocked. LOL
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:47 PM   #74 (permalink)
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It still freaks me out that my first computer had a smaller hard drive than what you can get on a thumb drive now. Seriously, an 8gb thumbdrive costs what, 50 bucks? My parents paid like 3000 bucks for the first computer we had with a 100MB hard drive and 4mb of ram.
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compaq,back in 1999,i was afraid because of the y2k thing,i'm not gonna buy another compaq again but i will always remember my presario,cream color,huge 17" monitor,wow,it last pretty long to me,almost 3.5 years,and you know what? i'm still using the mouse and the jbl speakers.
Lol...I think I might be using the same (well, ahem...same case, monitor, speakers...the stupid motherboard blew up on me last month...power issues, it wouldn't stay on) computer.

It was a Presario 5835 PC (Celeron 500MHz, 10GB Quantum Fireball HDD, 128MB RAM, i810 integrated graphics, CD-ROM, CD-RW 4X4X24 with the 2nd CD hidden behind a door panel).

It too had a 17" Compaq MV720 CRT monitor (which I'm using now) and JBL|Pro speakers (pretty awesome speakers too!), also which I'm still using.

I replaced the insides with the stuff listed under Rebuilt Compaq Presario in my sig...stupid thing...but now it runs awesome
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:33 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I keep meaning to dig out my BBC micro an fire it up some time, I got a load of 5.4in floppies knocking around.
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My first comp was a Tandy Color Computer 2. A whopping 16KB memory, an external tape drive (my old cassette player), no hard drive, no floppy. Wrote my own programs in BASIC, typed in a lot of others. no printer, but I did have a 4-pen plotter that used rolls of 4" paper. high tech!
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lol we should start the TF Classic computer club.
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Compaq CDS 524
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I've used computers since I was like 10
But The First One That I can Truly Call MINE was a Sony Vaio
P4 2.4 Ghz
512mb (upgraded to 1GB)
GeForce Mx-4 (?)
80GB
TV tuner
DVD RW
CD ROM

I must say even though Sony Vaios are over priced
they do build quality machines tho
that thing is still up and running without a hitch
Bought in 2001 or 2
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