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How old computer thou haft?
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How long have thou used it?
I just bought one.
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A year or less.
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2-4 y.
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5-9
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tinman47
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:27 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines is 3 years old.Hey...its my 100th post!LETS CELEBRATE. Celebratory
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:30 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I really forgot how old is my 486 powertool... I guess it's 10 years++ now... Don't use it that much right now... I'm too lazy to bother to look for it!
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dayaccus007
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

His place is in a museum Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:29 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's in the topic Tbbbbbth!

And please, don't revive old threads just for this:

dayaccuss007 wrote:
His place is in a museum Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:46 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my first PC in 1995 which was a packard bell P75mhz with a gig of ram and windows 95 in it!! That PC is long gone but I have another one that I recently fixed up that came out around 1997 and is also a packard bell. I want to buy me an older one with windows 3.11 to be able to play great DOS GAMES!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

'Bout 3.11... don't! You'd be better off with Win98se. But if you desperately want win 3.11, use the Microsoft Virtual PC(2004), install MSDOS 6.22, and then install 3.11.


Simply installing Win 3.11 in DOSBox would probably be too easy! Tbbbbbth!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:04 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

RetroGoth wrote:
I got my first PC in 1995 which was a packard bell P75mhz with a gig of ram and windows 95 in it!!

Wow, that's a huge typo there, 1 GB RAM? In your dreams.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I must have been 7 or 8 when I had my first computer. Not sure.
It was windows 3.11 and it had the dos games like nibbles, gorillas etc.

My computer now...
Had it since August, self build. I usually replace/upgrade my computer once a year, sometimes 2 years. This one will prob be at the 2 yr mark. And I bought a mobo that will support quad core processors as well so it won't be a complete rebuild.

This computer:-

Mobo: Asus P5N-E SLI
Processor: Pentium E6750 (2.66 ghz dual core 1333 mhz fsb)
RAM: 2GIG 800mhz dual SLI
HD: 500GIG Samsung multi-boot XP/Vista/Fedora (64bit system)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 640mb GTS
Monitor: Old ;p Samsung 19" 12ms response time ^^
K/b: MS comfort split
Mouse: MS Habu Razor

Can't remember my sound card Happy
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Larry Laffer
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
RetroGoth wrote:
I got my first PC in 1995 which was a packard bell P75mhz with a gig of ram and windows 95 in it!!

Wow, that's a huge typo there, 1 GB RAM? In your dreams.


lol, I want that mobo!

Speaking of mobos, I need a new one, I wanna switch to PCIe... Happy
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CPT Worm
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanna get another gig of RAM for this rig, but that means I have to buy two new DIMMs...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:32 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, I just bought 1x1GB last week, $50(DDR)... I call it a ripoff!
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Neutrodyne
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 4 copies of this ALS576 (1996 bios) mobo that I bought 10 of @ $5 each from the old Junkyard Dog Hard Drive house in '98. You'll remember him from the days of a Computer Shopper thicker than a New York phone book. Pentium MMX233 (undocumented clock jumper config) 64K RAM These are just about the last VX chipset boards. Slower but more compatable and reliable than some of the quicker, more finnicky chipsets. One runs WinME, for one reason: This is the last WIndows that recognises an AOL dialup connection as a real, shareable connection. SO that one connects and shares the connection through the wired and wireless networks. This has been my perfect firewall, I have never used antivirus that didn't either destroy my setup or slow things to a crawl. So I've never run it on any machine in the house and I've never had a virus (knock on wood).
The other one in service is my DOS box, same setup with a 3DFX Banshee video card. It's very good with accepting all VESA modes. And it's much faster than the best of the old 1 Meg cards. Soundblaster 16's, BTW. It runs that, um , no longer available DOS 7.1 I stumbled across a few years back. This replaced my AMD 486 DX120 that ran at 160 (untill the fan failed when I was out of the room....) and would boot at 200 but was a bit unstable.
The only weakness of this board is the clock/battery chip. I haven't had to take a dremel to one (to find the battery connections) yet but someday I know I will have to.
Due to a tragic error, my TWO, FULL 100 CD spindles of DOS games were in the wrong box during a rearrangement (When I became wheelchair bound). They were burned with the garbage. So I try and re-collect them.
I would presume to suggest to everyone running a DOS box, without spare mobo's in particular, to take the time to convert a NEW power supply to the AT standard connectors. 10-12 years is an eternity to the usually low grade, low temp rated capacitors in the power supply. Unless you can replace these (soldering inside the box), play it safe and convert a new PS. Electrolytic capacitors have been the #1 cause of failure and destruction in consumer electronics since the 1920's radios hit the market. They are better now, or I should say there are better caps available now but the typical 200-220 Watt AT power supply used the cheapest parts , not the best. Sure some will go 50 years but just one short and you mobo might be in flames. Just a suggestion from my experiences.
Sorry to rattle on so. I'm glad I found this site, I think I will enjoy it a lot.Thanks to the people responsible, your efforts are appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:26 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome @DGForum Neutrodyne.
Happy
Neutrodyne wrote:
... Due to a tragic error, my TWO, FULL 100 CD spindles of DOS games were in the wrong box during a rearrangement (When I became wheelchair bound). They were burned with the garbage. So I try and re-collect them. ....

Must have been a nice collection of dosgames you had.
Sad
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Kilo Bravo
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:34 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry if I didn't care to read the each post one by one, but who's got a 486 DX100 here?

I always wanted to get my hands on one since I tinkered with a IBM PC/XT some twenty years ago...
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mike4jc
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:03 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I remember the 486DX-100 days. I still have a couple of old PC's laying around. I have a Pentium 60MHz which I use for old DOS games. I find that old DOS games run much better in real DOS than in a DOS emulator or DOSBox. I have two other older PC's I will be getting rid of soon. Just got to clean out the closet to get to them. One is a 486DX-50MHz and the other is a 486DX-2-50MHz.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:25 pm     Post subject: How old computer thou haft? Reply with quote

I have a Pentium 75Mhz with 16 Mb Ram and 540 Mb hard disk running windows 3.1,
I have a 133Mhz AMD with 32 Mb Ram a 4 Gig hard disk and a 1.2 Hard disk with 4 usb ports running win 98,
I have a Macintosh Performa 5260 with a 120Mhz Processor 24 Mb Ram and 1.6 Gig hard disk running Mac Os 8.1,
I have a PowerMac 8500 with a G3 300Mhz Processor 64 Mb Ram and 2 1.2 Gig hard disks running Mac Os 9.1,

I Inherited the above computers from the school I go to about 1-2 years ago

I have a 2001 computer with a 866Mhz Pentium 3 256 Mb Ram and a 20 Gig hard disk running windows Me,

My cousin gave me the above computer this year

I have a Dell Optiplex 280gx with 3.0 Ghz Pentium 4 1 Gig Ram 40 Gig hard disk running windows Xp,

I got the above computer for helping the computer guy out at school


I have a Commodore Amiga 500+ with about 10-20 working disks, about 100 don't work anymore

This computer died at the start of the millenium and is now operational again Laughing as the internal battery has died
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