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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [2]

14 Mar 2011   #1021
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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I remember the DX4 100. You could upgrade from the DX2 50 and coupled with taking the RAM from 8mb to 16mb I thought the machine I had then was awesome. Until I built a Pentium.... And so it goes.
It's been a long time since I thought of the days when owning a Pentium meant you were an "awesome PC guy". Dang...

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I upgraded a Packard Bell with a 486SX-25 to a Pentium Overdrive chip running at 63Mhz. That upgrade was around $300. I also upgraded the 4MB of RAM on the mobo with a 16MB SIMM chip...that had just dropped in price from $300 to $200. That got me up to a Pentium 60 give or take with 20MB of RAM. The 2x CDROM drive was fabulous at the time.
I must admit I was very young when I got into computers, it sort of turned out to be a family thing... So although I remember using them a heck of a lot, it was only a good few years later than I started paying for them with my own money.

I do sort of remember a PC my grandparents had with a 'Turbo' button, it even had a numbered display on the front to show the CPU speed, but don't ask me what model it was or how fast it was.... That was many many years back.


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14 Mar 2011   #1022
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
I remember the DX4 100. You could upgrade from the DX2 50 and coupled with taking the RAM from 8mb to 16mb I thought the machine I had then was awesome. Until I built a Pentium.... And so it goes.
It's been a long time since I thought of the days when owning a Pentium meant you were an "awesome PC guy". Dang...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I upgraded a Packard Bell with a 486SX-25 to a Pentium Overdrive chip running at 63Mhz. That upgrade was around $300. I also upgraded the 4MB of RAM on the mobo with a 16MB SIMM chip...that had just dropped in price from $300 to $200. That got me up to a Pentium 60 give or take with 20MB of RAM. The 2x CDROM drive was fabulous at the time.
I must admit I was very young when I got into computers, it sort of turned out to be a family thing... So although I remember using them a heck of a lot, it was only a good few years later than I started paying for them with my own money.

I do sort of remember a PC my grandparents had with a 'Turbo' button, it even had a numbered display on the front to show the CPU speed, but don't ask me what model it was or how fast it was.... That was many many years back.
Sounds like the old 286 the family had, many moons ago.....with the old 33.6 dial-up modem.....blazing speed!
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14 Mar 2011   #1023
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I upgraded a Packard Bell with a 486SX-25 to a Pentium Overdrive chip running at 63Mhz. That upgrade was around $300. I also upgraded the 4MB of RAM on the mobo with a 16MB SIMM chip...that had just dropped in price from $300 to $200. That got me up to a Pentium 60 give or take with 20MB of RAM. The 2x CDROM drive was fabulous at the time.
That was a Packard Bell I upgraded with the DX 4 as well. I don't recall precisely what I spent on the RAM but it was between 300-400 dollars. What a deal!
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14 Mar 2011   #1024
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
I do sort of remember a PC my grandparents had with a 'Turbo' button, it even had a numbered display on the front to show the CPU speed, but don't ask me what model it was or how fast it was.... That was many many years back.
I recall 386s we had at work with the Turbo button but I don't recall us using it. It is funny when you look at old computers and the badges they wore, 486 DX2 50 and so forth. Today you look at computers at Best Buy and it's hard to find out what some of them are except Core i7 and so forth. What's the speed? A little different today where the speed is concerned; now it's cores, Quad or more.
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14 Mar 2011   #1025
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The first computer that I purchased myself was that Packard Bell 486-SX25. Recall it being around $2,000 with a 15" monitor. It had 4MB of RAM, 2X CDROM drive, 170MB connor hard drive, and I think 128KB of video RAM. Prior to that, I had taken an older IBM clone 8088 to college with a monochome monitor. I grew up with Commodore Vic 20's and 64's in the house.
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14 Mar 2011   #1026
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It all sounds very familiar. That 486 DX2 was the first I'd bought as well; before that it was hand-me-downs from my father: IBM PC jr, then 286. Just when he was going to give me the 386 I said enough. The cost was high, comparatively speaking, but I was happy to have something up to date for once.
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14 Mar 2011   #1027
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Bro-inLaws Build Pics

Bro's build from 2007 I think first push of the button and the beep is such a nice sound knock on wood havn't had any DOA's in all the builds but my luck will run out sooner or later just hope its mine and not a customer.


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14 Mar 2011   #1028
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 



~Lordbob
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14 Mar 2011   #1029
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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Best song ever :P
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14 Mar 2011   #1030
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

"...it's an antique."

"...control alt delete you..."

LOL.
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