What is the oldest PC you own?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Cheevo, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Cheevo

    Cheevo MDL Novice

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    Mine is a Dell Dimension XPS T500 from 1999 -
    64MB RAM
    6GB HDD
    500MHz Pentium 3
    Windows 2000 and XP (was 98)

    So, what's the oldest PC you own? You should be detailed and you could even include a picture!
     
  2. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    Buried somewhere in storage :
    Tandy HX-1000
    1 MB RAM, has a memory expansion card but I don't remember the specifics.
    A Whopping 20 MB RLL hard drive thanks to an aftermarket expansion card.
    2 internal 3.5" floppies as well as an external 5.25" floppy.
    "Smartwatch" card so you didn't have to set the date and time every boot.
    1200 baud modem.
    8088a processor running at 25 MHz I think.
    Upgraded to Compaq DOS 3.21 when it was put away, came with Tandy DOS 2.1 and "DeskMate".
    CGA monitor which had a horrible dot pitch.

    Things were simpler back then. :biggrin:
     
  3. Knives*

    Knives* MDL Member

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    This is the first computer I owned. It was sold years ago.

    Touch system
    120MHz Intel CPU (upgraded to 200MHz later on (I spent $50 on the CPU upgrade))
    32MB RAM
    1.6GB hard drive (reduced to 1GB due to bad sectors)
    3.5" floppy drive
    CD-ROM

    I bought it second hand in September, 1999 for $300 which was a good deal at the time. A year and a half later I sold it for the same price.
     
  4. Palladin

    Palladin MDL Senior Member

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    Here's a few of the early personal computers I've owned. :biggrin:


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  5. Snoopz

    Snoopz MDL Novice

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    let's see... Heathkit H-8, Benton Harbor Basic, TTY ASR33. HDOS, CPM-80, 32K ram, Hard Sector SS floppy
    H-89 2MHZ CPU, 64K ram, 10MB hard-drive (weighted in at 50lbs.)
    H100, Z100, 8085 CPU/8086. DRDOS, CPM85
    ZCPR3, ran a BBS (Fidonet mail) Hayes 300 baud..1200 baud modem,2400 baud was upgrade.
    CompuPro S100 system, CCPM-86, MPM-86.
    ZDS 386 running MSDOS, Desqview, Lantastic, USR HST modems, PCBoard (unlimited) BBS with "Doors" software.
    Gateways to the internet back them no graphics like now.. "telnet", FTP, etc.
    Still got a bunch of it.. my dad was into electronics.
    and a Dec PDP 11/03

    -Snoopz
     
  6. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    2006 MacBook dual core. 2 GB RAM and 80 GB hard disk storage capacity.
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Some ancient old P4 Northwood, don't think there is much else in it but the board and chip
     
  8. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I moved and tossed a bunch of things, but kept the Dell Dimension 3000 (~2004) I don't miss the older ones now that they are gone lol
     
  10. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    Amiga 500 w/MC68020, 4,5MB ram, Kick 2.04, 30MB SupraDrive HDD, USR HST 14.4k + 14" monochrome display (my BBS used this machine, so colors weren't needed at all;))

    No screens available, all stuff is buried in a cabinet.
     
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  11. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    Normally my older rigs get cannibalized then I retire them.

    This one is the 1st x64 I built back in 2004 for testing XP x64 for "Windows Beta" - the predecessor of Connect
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    MB - ASUS: K8V Deluxe
    CPU - Athlon 64 3000+ w/ 512K (L2 cache)
    Memory - 2 X 512 Corsair PC 3200
    Video - GeForce FX5900 /128 MB
    Hdds - 1 – 250 GB, 1 – 80 GB (PATA) hard drives
     
  12. ranchhand

    ranchhand MDL Novice

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    Old homebuild Windows 98 machine, 512 Meg SDRAM, 10 gig HDD, Soundblaster card, Intel 2.4GHz CPU, with a 4:3AR monitor. Totally fun for old DOS games that are a hoot such as Serious Sam, MechWarrior2 & Mercs2, Ghost Bear, Wing Commander series, lots others.
     
  13. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    I just found my old Commodore PC-10 in my cellar. :)
     
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  14. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Wow! I Google that and it seems I am in another planet, possibly Krypton, when it debut.
     
  15. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    1981 vintage TRS-80 model III from Radio Shack. For $1200 it came with a whopping 16K of ram and a cassette tape recorder.

    I expanded it to 48K and added two 180K floppy drives for less than $1000 additional.
     
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  16. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    Have a few relics kicking around..

    Oldest is a circa 1982 Commadore 64. I have a tape drive and a 1541 drive for it and a stack of games.. The next oldest computer is a PII Compaq Deskpro of some sort, has Win XP on it. The Deskpro is used to communicate with the 1541 drive using a special serial adapter which can write downloaded games to disk... Neither has been booted in a while, but both are hooked up to an LCD TV

    I also have a Radioshack Tandy 102 personal computer. Still works also
    A B&W IBM Thinkpad that has a 486 processor and runs Win 3.1.. Also have an IBM Thinkpad 600E. first laptop I ever took apart.. Still works except the screen inverter shows weird colors and flickers.

    If only these relics were worth something..
     
  17. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hehe, well I have one MSI PM8M3V with P4 northwood if I remember lol, + 1GB kingston, one Compaq 15´´ monitor, hdd Maxtor 40GB and Windows XP 32 bit working fine I don´t sell it never :biggrin:
     
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  18. Max Alvarado

    Max Alvarado MDL Novice

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    My First Pc Specs:
    Pentium 166 MHz

    64 MB RAM

    Orchid Righteous 3D II 12 MB (Voodoo 2)
    Has served me well. I use it to play older games. 8)

    Also this PC is my First Love :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  19. silashack

    silashack MDL Novice

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    Sinclair ZX81 with 16k wobble pack :):eek:
     
  20. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

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    I had Sinclair ZX spectrum 128k - way back in 1986-87. :D