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How old computer thou haft?
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How long have thou used it?
I just bought one.
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
A year or less.
22%
 22%  [ 6 ]
2-4 y.
18%
 18%  [ 5 ]
5-9
25%
 25%  [ 7 ]
10+
25%
 25%  [ 7 ]
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486 player
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:17 pm     Post subject: How old computer thou haft? Reply with quote

10 years (!) BIOS date's 6. 6. 1992 and I got it in Jul.'96.

'net computer may change, 4y stays! Violent


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Dogbreath
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:45 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's "How Old a Computer Hast Thou" you nut!

And, had my current one since 2001, though it was made in 1999.
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jmmijo
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, well, I have a working C64 from about the 1983~84 time frame. A C128 from 1986, a few Amiga 500's from 1987 on, in various states of disrepair, but a couple of functional ones Wink
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GameMaster.EXE
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:28 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I had my Win95 OSR2 since 1998. The sales person told me if I waited a couple of months Win98 would come out. I should have waited. I guess I went ahead with Win95 because my old Win3.1's CPU burned out and I couldn't live another day without a PC. *sigh.*
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Annorax
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had my current machine since I built it in January 2002.

The oldest machine I have is a Commodore 64 from the early 80's.
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CPT Worm
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was assembled last month.
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Roger
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:21 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Pentium 1 233 mmx from 1998. It ran, along the years, Win98, Me and 2000.
Now it's only DOS, baby!
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wadeo999
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:12 am     Post subject: pc Reply with quote

My new refurbished ASI Celeron 300 ive had for about 4 weeks but it was made in 1998, and my laptop is nearly as old as me! it was a 486/dx2 66 with 8 mb of ram, i had an external omnitor so it wasnt that bad. Shit-Eating Grin Laughing
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AdamN
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

My computer I have had for roughly 8 months.
replaced the Windows 98 machine which I originally had.
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Wally
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:03 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was assembled 3 months ago
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Ro@m
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:32 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

1 year,replaced my 10 year old computer.
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Amro
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:28 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Assembled about 4 years ago, got a new video card about 2 years ago.
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Larry Laffer
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:26 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Built 4 years ago, new DVD-RAM, and RAM mems this year!
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pcxt21
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Allow me a "new guy" to say only one thing

1982 IBM PC XT 10mb HDD

and it lives EGA IBM display and all...

in my room!
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Swiftman
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Old thread is ooooooolllllllldddddd

Henyhoo, I have a Gateway Tablet Laptop, 1.7 mhz, 512 RAM [next paycheck I'll get more, maybe], gotten late 2006, and that's for most anything that I want to do, does most anything I want.

If I want some serious DOS gaming done though, I have an IBM Aptiva 486, 66 mhz, 64 mb RAM, circa 1994, and plays any DOS game I want if I try hard enough,
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The_Sinister_Mastermind
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:08 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

This laptop would be about 3 years old, my desktop would be... hrmmm, 10+ years. As for m DOS machine, Odin only knows. Tbbbbbth!
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Howard81
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:26 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two IBM 5150's with IBM 5151 green monochrome displays. One has a Hercules card, both have 20MB hardcards.

I also have two IBM 5160 XT's, both with IBM 5153 CGA displays. One is an early model XT with 256kB on the motherboard, an expansion card to 640kB, and a 10MB Seagate ST-412. The other is a late model XT with 640kB on the motherboard, a 20MB WD25 hard drive and IBM 'enchanced' keyboard.

Then there is the Amstrad PC1640 (8MHz XT clone), that has a 30MB hard drive and EGA display.

I like my 8088/8086's Shit-Eating Grin
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wardrich
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

well, the oldest still-running computer in my house is a 1989 Tandy
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dayaccus007
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was build 3 years ago but I have changed the Graphic card, PSU, the case,I add another 768 DDR and a DVD-RW.
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486 player
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 15 years old and still workin'. Celebrated with Keen 4, Alley, Islands of dangers and Duke 2. (Best sound)
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