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Windows 7: My first modern CPU - do you have yours?

04 Oct 2009   #41
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

tandy trs-80 i think (cant remember exactly what it looked like lol). plugged into the tv and used tapes and cartidges.
not sure if its 'modern' by the thread title, but the next one i had was a 386


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04 Oct 2009   #42
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

The first CPU out of a computer I actually owned: Celeron 2.4 GHz 400MHz FSB

First CPU I bought to build a comp (Current system): Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz G0 Stepping


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05 Oct 2009   #43
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
1600 would get you one heck of a case, psu, mobo, cpu, floppy drive, ram and keyboard combo.
And a FULL 1 Megabyte of RAM !!!
What did they do with that much ram available to them?

What I love most is the:
Quote:
OS/2 Ready !
whilst you could only buy Microsoft operating systems...

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05 Oct 2009   #44
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
And a FULL 1 Megabyte of RAM !!!
What did they do with that much ram available to them?
Ah, EMS and XMS. Imagine how much confusion those schemes would cause on a forum like this!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
What I love most is the:
Quote:
OS/2 Ready !
whilst you could only buy Microsoft operating systems...
Given the specs, I'm going to guess that system is circa late '86 or early '87. From memory, OS/2 Presentation Manager didn't arrive until several years later, by which time nobody wanted it anyway
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05 Oct 2009   #45
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

My first PC was a 386 based, Samsung branded beige box back in the late 80s. Unfortunately, I broke it somehow. I still have the Samsung 14" monitor lying around - VGA resolution FTW!!

The next one was a 486 based custom build in the mid 90s. I still have that processor lying around somewhere at our old house.

From then on, I have preserved everything, right from the CPU to the mobo, RAM and other components - Pentium Pro, Cyrix MII 233, PIII 733, Duron 1.2Ghz, P4 2.4Ghz, Athlon XP 2400+, Athlon X2 5400+, C2D E6300, C2Q Q6600, i7 920 & PhenomII 945.
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07 Oct 2009   #46
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
What I love most is the:
Quote:
OS/2 Ready !
whilst you could only buy Microsoft operating systems...
Given the specs, I'm going to guess that system is circa late '86 or early '87. From memory, OS/2 Presentation Manager didn't arrive until several years later, by which time nobody wanted it anyway
My stuff says "By late 1987, the 80386 had been shipped ...", so that sounds about right.
Mine was a Z-386/25 with 8 megs in it, at the time.
The 2 MB box without extra memory was about $850.

The OS/2 Presentation Manager was available in 1988 in version 1.1 SE.

I went OS/2 after vers. 2 (1991), where they put the 'good stuff' in:
1. 32 bits
____ Demand paging
____ Multiple DOS sessions
____ Windows 3.x compatibility
____ Workplace shell
2. True dependable multitasking...
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07 Oct 2009   #47
TeenerTim

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I started with a 6502 in my Atari 400 with a cassette player. I'm also guilty of spending hours typing in code from magazines. Then I bought a Z-80 add-on box that plugged into the accessory port of the Atari. I was able to run the CP/M OS and Wordstar. The Z-80 box also let me connect a TRS-80 floppy drive. I was hot stuff. I still have a 2'x2' poster that shows the inside of the Z-80 with all the details.



After that I ran Windows 1.3 on my 8088 Compaq. That 10 Mb hard drive had so much room and 640 Mb of RAM was awesome.

My new machine has an AMD Phenom II x-4 955 BE, a 1 Terrabyte drive, and 4 Gb of RAM but I do look fondly on the past.
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07 Oct 2009   #48
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

ah the memories of the past.
Ok so the first machine I got my hands on was a Tandy 1000
Tandy 1000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That lasted for years, until I bought my own machine which had a Pentuim-Pro 90mhz chip. Scary thing is the P-Pro is still running fine the thing is a damn tank, I should take a pic of it running one of these days but knowing my luck thats when it will die, when i prove its still usable lol.
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07 Oct 2009   #49
Perrybucsdad

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86
 
 

First real one I had was a C64. Wish I still had that sucker.
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07 Oct 2009   #50
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

@ Perrybucsdad,


I still have several I experiment with


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