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  1. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    Um how did you have a Dual-Core in 2001?
     
  2. FlawleZ

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    If you had an AMD Dual Core in 2001 you would have broken every 3Dmark record at the time lol. Dual cores didn't hit the market until 2005.
     
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    I remember dot matrix printers.. 30 mins to print out a 3 page excel spreadsheet!

    Our first real PC was an IBM 386sx in ~1990. like 25mhz!. I remember double clicking the icon for microsoft word, and going downstairs to make a sandwich, then come back up hoping that it had finished loading.
     
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    My first computer was a really really old Adam computer made by Coleco. It used metal cassette tapes to store info on, had no HD or floppy drive of any kind, used a little 9 inch screen (didn't come with it, had to buy separately), and also played coleco games (Atari's competitor). It didn't have a OS like Windows, was strictly DOS, but I learned to write some pretty decent programs for it lol! I remember buying Oregon Trails for it at one point, but it would always freeze up on me after about 20 min of playing :(

    Thought I'd add this link for people, a little over a 3 Mhz processor lol!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleco_Adam
     
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  5. UZ7

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    7/20/2006 - ASUS EAX1900XT/2DHTV/512 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $369.99



    1/10/2005 - Patriot 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC1G3200+XBLK - Retail $219.50


    I never really knew that I spent that much on HW, nowdays whenever I see something in the $300 range its usually overpriced lol.
     
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    Anyone remember the game Tunnel B1? :)
     
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    definatley true m8. I had it on the amiga and it was an epic turn based blast. I have never liked stratergy but this thing was really good and very fun indeed.

    I must get myself a copy somehow for pc :3eyes:
     
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    I think my first computer was a compaq presario circa 96' ish. had a 66mhz processor, 64mb ram, and like a 500mb hd. I think haha.
    next pc was an emachine (yuck) celeron maybe 600mhz, 20gb hd, 128mb which was then upgraded to 256 so I could run Windows Me(remember how bad THAT os was?), oh and i could play red alert and diablo on it. That was awesome. I used that to play pretty much 1 game for the next 4 years. An online MMO called Redmoon. Very archaic but better than helbreath and runescape.
     
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    Yah the first computer my family owned was a 286 at a blazing 8Mhz / 640Kb Ram and a 20MB Hard Drive! Had some type of CGA Display Card as I remember it having limited color capability. :D LOL

    The next ugprade jumped up to a Pentium 75Mhz, 8MB Ram and a 1GB Hard Drive. This PC came with Win 3.11. I upgraded it to Win95 shortly after and added 16MB of Ram. :)
     
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    We had weird rules no one could explain, but we all understood how to proceed. Dude, those were the days: I could flick a marble up a kerb back then.
     

  11. The Chubu

    The Chubu Ancient Guru

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    Me too, thats more or less my current download speed :banana: (between 10kbps to 50kbps)

    I remember the "Now you can turn off the computer" message.

    I remember my cousin playing Civilization or Capitalism.

    I remember Windows ME. For gods sake, by then i thought that these kind of errors were common, silly me never tried Windows 98 SE...
     
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    our first family pc that i remember was an ancient win 3.1 box... this was when i was 3 i think. then we got a win95 box, i had no idea what specs they where... in 2002 or so we got a winxp p4 box...

    we had dial up until like 2004 or something... :p

    unfortunately we got rid of most of this stuff a few years ago... :(
     
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    Lol,I remember the "its now safe to turn off your computer"
    I used to have dial-up until recently,lucky if it got 6-7KB/s for download,i'm so happy now that i get 600+KB/S with a 5mb/s highspeed.
     
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    You can get it from steam http://store.steampowered.com/sub/964/ there's a complete pack, though if you want X-Com UFO alone you can probably get it from any abandon software pages.
    I have played the others, but X-Com Ufo Defence was the best, Terror from the Deep is also very good, because its exactly the same game as UFO Defence but with a different approach.
     
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    I remember BBS's. That was so fun back then to use a modem!
     

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    I remember when pacman was the coolest game.
     
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    No dual core CPUs in 2001. Also no one used 2gb of ram those days and 800mhz ram (thats DDR2, not DDR) was not available then. DDR2 was introduced in 2003.
     
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    i remember when bittorent was first invented, with my dialup internet which i thought was awesome back then(but what did i know when i was 11), my download speed was like a max 5kb/s lol.....took a whole day to download a 4 minute song.

    a long time ago, i always liked playing with magnets around my old heavy crt monitor.
     
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    ("2001" was a typo)
     
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    I remember when I got my first "job" and earned $800.. enough to pay for my first desktop (HP Pavilion Media Center). Decent specs but it came with some Klipsch 2.1 speakers to which I'm still using as of today. :grin2:
     

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