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    what was the configuration of your first pc?

    Here is a a good one, what config did your very first pc have?

    mine was a
    P-II 266 Mhz
    32 MB RAM
    2.1 GB HDD
    4MB Onboard AGP
    14" monitor
    32x CD-ROM drive
    1.44 MB Floppy Drive
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    Hmmm:

    Dell 486
    14" monitor

    That's all I knew at the time about computers (don't know the amount of RAM etc), though it was top of the line at that time. lol.
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    I had a Sinclair QL years ago. My family had already had it for over 10 years, though. Oh, and we had the 3xxKB memory expansion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashish
    Here is a a good one, what config did your very first pc have?

    mine was a
    P-II 266 Mhz
    32 MB RAM
    2.1 GB HDD
    4MB Onboard AGP
    14" monitor
    32x CD-ROM drive
    1.44 MB Floppy Drive
    euh... Commodor 64

    1 Mhz
    64 K RAM
    No HD
    No AGP
    TV
    No CR-ROM
    No Floppy Drive
    Cassettedeck

    more info: http://www.vintage-computer.com/commodore64.shtml

    It waited at the same speed as my current machine, and i also think it doesn't noticably counts slower to 10 as my current machine ...
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    Defining PC as an x86 compatible, my first PC was:

    -12 MHz(regular) 25 MHz(accelerated) AMD clone of the Intel 80286.
    -I think all slots were ISA.
    -It had one 5.25" disk slot for 720 KiB double sided discs which could read each side of a 360 KiB double sided separately.
    -It had a 3.5" disk reader as well, which I replaced with a 1.44 MiB one from my father's 386 when he upgraded to a 486.
    -It had all of 20 MiB hard drive.
    -SoundBlaster. You know, the one before SoundBlaster 16.
    -Had an EGA monitor (16 colour, think a resolution of 640x480 in graphics mode).
    -And a three button mouse!
    -It came with IBM DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.0.
    -And a matrix printer.


    I still have the 5.25" drive! But the controller card requires ISA on the motherboard I'm afraid, so I can't use it today.
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    Mine was an Intel 8088 8MHz with a math co-processor. 640k of memory, a 20MB Seagate MFM hard drive, a Hercules 8-bit ISA video card with a amber monochrome monitor. For quite a while I didn't even have the OS installed on it, I'd just use a floppy and boot from it. I think the last version of DOS I remember using on it was 3.3 before I got a better computer. It had a 5.25" low density floppy drive too.

    I'm pretty sure I still got the mobo, processor and memory still around in some box some place.
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    As far as I can remember the first own personal computer we had was a 386 DX 25 with
    • 256 KB RAM (don't know exactly)
    • 80 MB hard drive
    • drive a:\ was a 5 1/4 inch diskette slot
    • drive b:\ was a 3 1/2 inch slot (which already wasn't used very much anymore at this time)
    • MS-DOS 4 (with DOS Shell!) & Norton Commander
    • 640x480px 256 color VGA monitor (I guess)

    This must have been about 1992 or something - tempus fugit...

    Edit: And this was my 400th post! YAY!

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    The first one I used was an Apple ][ with 16k of memory and a socket to plug in a casette recorder for backup (that was in 1979)

    The first one I built (in 1994) was a 486DX50 with 1.7Gb hard drive (typical size at the time was 120Mb), 64Mb memory 4xEISA slots with SCSI, 512Mb Tape drive, 3-1/2" and 5-1/4" floppy drives and double speed CD drive running OS/2 2.1 and with a HP laserjet4 printer.

    I later upgraded that computer to a 133MHz pentium and 4.3Gb hard drive and still use it for reading my emails. The printer will probably last at least another ten years.
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    Trash 80.

    ;-) Man I loved that thing.

    Until I saw my first C-64 with Load Runner and Montezuma's Revenge. And thus began my fall.

    x-86?

    I inherited my mothers $10000 386sx with the original Dragon Dictate...
    Upgrade path from there had 2 steps, K62-400, then Athlon64 3400+

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    Tandy Color Computer 3... rock on, Radio Shack.

    It was the kind that ran through the TV (mine being black and white). I remember when I finally got a color monitor I thought I was entering the future.

    It took a good two or three years of begging to finally get that computer; after I did, my parents couldn't quite understand why I would ask for a brand new one every year. So that remained the technology peak of my computer experience until fifteen years later when I bought my first iBook.

    Well, there was an eMachines somewhere around 2001, but I don't like to think of those days.

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    My first "IBM compatible" PC was a 386 with 1 MB RAM, 14" color VGA display, and Windows 3.1 (which was very s-l-o-w until I upgraded memory).
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    Well, I'm not that old..I'm only 16!! - My first "proper" PC I got back in 1998 and that was a Packard Bell Club 65 - 500mhz celeron, 64mb ram, 6gb hdd, dvd/cd, windows 98, integrated 1mb graphics. In fact I've still got it upstairs and it still works fine - it's sitting in my spare room doing nothing with all my stuff in front of it
    I might stick more ram and a bigger hdd in it and stick Linux or something on it, I dunno yet.

    In terms of first ever well..computer, I had one of them large black things with a standard tape drive to power data input and stuff..I'm sitting in electronics at school atm and I can't think for the life of me what it's called

    Jamie.

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    Apple II C - that's all I remember!

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    My history is ...

    Commodore 64
    Apple Macintosh Quadra
    Apple Macintosh Performa 6200
    Apple Macintosh Performa 6400
    Apple Macintosh iMac (333)
    PIII 500
    Commodore 64
    Commodore 128
    Athlon 1.1 T-bird
    Apple Macintosh Plus
    P4 2.8
    Apple Macintosh iMac (400)
    Apple Macintosh iMac (400)
    P3 400 Laptop

    This year I'm getting a FNW Fragbox

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    I'm still only young so...

    • Windows 98
    • 64mb RAM
    • 4gb HDD


    I really cant remember much about it except that it still worked when we upgraded...

    • Windows XP
    • 512mb RAM
    • 120gb HDD


    The oldest stuff i can remember is the 3.1 computers at school.. but then they upgraded to windows 98
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