Remember when

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  1. dockap

    dockap Master Guru

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    sorry guys i am 37 now guess age is catching up cant remember everything
    in 2001 it was not dual core i think it was single core athlon xp with ddr 1 ram dont remember the speed but it owned the intel pentium cpus at that time changed cpu 3 times last athlon was 4400 something then switched to the awesome core2duo in 2006

    the dual core was in 2006 when 8800gtx was released with the evga 680 sli mb- intel core2duo e6600 with ddr 2 800 ram later changed to q6600 with ddr 2 1066 ram
    my present config is towards the left purchased 8 months back
     
  2. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Anyone remember the "Turbo" button. :D

    [​IMG]

    I remember when i had to plug in a 5.25 floppy to load a system for the PC to run and playing Lode Runner. Man that was fun back then.
     
  3. PNeV

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    My first POS Time PC;

    AMD K6-2 500MHZ
    32MB RAM (Upgraded to 192MB)
    20GB Hard Drive
    48X CD Drive
    8MB Trident Blade Onboard Graphics (Upgraded to TNT2 32MB)
    15" CRT Monitor
     
  4. H-Ackermans

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    I remember my first Pc. A 386DX 33Mhz with 4MB ram SIMMS, an 80 MB HD and a Trident videocard. Had DOS 5.0 and Win 3.1. Came with dual floppy drives, 3.5 and 5.25.

    No sound other than the PC speaker.

    I added the 387 co-processor on this machine.

    Follow up was 486 DX-4 at a whopping 100Mhz, now that was SPEED :D

    After that, P-1 166 Mhz with Turbo button (coooooool). My first upgraded videocard was a GeForce 256, which ran me some 700 guilders, roughly 330 euro (wow, that GTX470 doesn't sound THAT expensive anymore, does it???)

    When I got my first 1 GB HDD that too was around 700 guilders, now my 1 TB HD would've costed 140-150 guilders. Wow... factor 1000 bigger, factor 5 less the cost.

    My graphics card path from the GF 256 was GF 6800, 7600GT and now SLI-9600GT.

    And man.... those memory simms were TINY compared to nowadays DDR2/3 DIMMS.
     

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    I remember my first gaming computer... The
    mighty Amstrad CPC 464. 64Kb RAM and a cassette tape top loader... Brilliant. I remember one game took 30 minutes to load...
     
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    3DFX, ITS THE FUTURE!

    I also fondly remeber rise of the robots (for the amazing graphics lol) on my 486, blam!

    But NOTHING tops Total Recal on the Sinclair ZX!!!!!!
     
  7. Xion999

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    I domt really remember it per se, but I have a photo of myself when I was like 2 messing with my dads Commodore (not sure...best guess). I was geeked from day 1 lol.
     
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    My first computer was an abacus.

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    GVP Impact II Hardrive 48mb(52ms access speed) for CBM AMIGA 500(Legendary Btw) cost me £400($1000) way back in 1990/91,it was the best hardrive for the Amiga that you could buy.
     
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    I remember downloading wolfenstein 3d back in the day and it took like a couple days on the early 9600baud modems. Prodigy was our ISP, or whatever they were called back then lol.That was on my dads PC, which was our only house PC. He used to get so upset everytime someone picked up the phone and he was downloading like a 100KB file LOL!!!

    I remember getting my first PC and it was an Athlon 500mhz Slot A, just came out at the time. And the very popular ASUS motheboard that was one of the first Slot A boards out too, or maybe it was ABIT. Then came the gold fingers tweaking on Slot A processors =) Taking those 600mhz ones to 800mhz or higher...what an achievement.

    The first real video card I bought was for our home PC which was a 233mhz PII, Geforce 256, the first of the Geforce. Bought it at frys electronics for like 350$ or something LOL!!!
    INSANE!!

    I did the same too recently with my newegg account, went back through time...man some of the prices for things, crazy!
     

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    omg time warp...did you ever play Choplifter?




    I remember playing Defender of the Crown on the ???? around 1986.


    Then at High school my Computer Studies teacher had an Amiga 500 with a VGA monitor while the rest of us were stuck with C64's and green screens lol.

    At the time it was exciting to play Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? on his Amiga because it was in colour....


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    Commodore still made the C64 in 1986?
     
  13. Pill Monster

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    Are you asking me that, or was your post rhetorical?
     
  14. Elite Bushido™

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    oh my god, yea, back in the late 90's to about 2002-2003 i had dial up. i remember when i was little trying to download a 75mb demo for some game, took OVER SEVEN HOURS.... now i get that in like 5 min. i used to pray to get like 5-6kbs and thought it would be crazy to have 15kbs....


    back in 06' i spent about 500 bucks on a 7800GS AGP card ;D
     
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    Anybody remember this one:

    Lol 10 times a day...
     
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    OMG Dont remind me of that sh!t. :bang:
     
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    Thankfully though, computers have since learned to abide by the law.
     
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    Damn, after having been subjected to the Commodore Vic20 I never looked back. Did some programming in basic on that one and was sold on computers:

    10 print hello
    20 goto 10

    lol

    After that got an Atari 800xl with a staggering 64KB of memory. Worse, i bought a 5,25" floppy drive for it. Wayyyy better loading times then the tape deck I had. You can easily buy a 480 or 5870 for the price of the floppy drive alone these days lol.

    Well had a Phillips G7000 game console also, with quite a few nice games which costed an arm and a leg back then. So forward to the Amiga 500. A really good machine, but a bit overpriced.

    Had a bit of a break concerning computers after that (no funding lol) but after being on a convention decided to buy a Commodore CD32 yust for gaming. It sucked big time as a gaming device so bought the sx1 add on for it to turn it into an Commodore 1200 bassicaly and some 2MB mem and a 320MB HD to go along with it. Could have bought a new house instead for those prices ;) Visiting bbs'es on a 9600 modem with this was the bomb, the phone bill was too by the way...

    I've bought a lot after that, mostly in the x86 world. The pioneering and venturing back then was the most fun.
     
  19. NemesisT103

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    haha lol the turbo button that made me laugh hard, haha i remenber my first computer was a Pentium II 133mhz i used to play "OutRun" from a floppy disk xD haha. and My god the dial up days where bad, it took ages to download anything, and the phone line was always being used and the phone bill was huge xD haha. damn, things have certainly evolved since then, haha. LOL THE TURBO BUTTON HAHA
     
  20. F1refly

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    i remember when at 11 pm every night on tv, they would say "Parents, do you know where your children are?"
    and usually not long after that, most local stations went dead. and many cartoons were only on saturday morning from 630 to 1130, at least for local channels, we didnt have cable in the early 80's.

    i remember leaded gasonline...can't understand why some places still bother to advertise "unleaded" gas. and most places had a gas jocky who would check your oil for ya too, never had to get out of the car to fill up, many would air up your tires too. great days.

    i also remember when movies were more original and were actually good, and the movie theater was affordable, now it costs me $30 for a date to see some re-make or re-hash of an 80's movie or storyline.

    i remember when gaming mags and books were the only places to find cheat codes which were more simple like up,down,down...etc. and multi platform games all looked a bit different from each other, some even played differently.
     

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