I see all you lucky bāstards posting your far out specs, well here is my kickāss system
Asus p2-99b motherboard
(no case so it's tacked into my desk)
celeron 333 oc'ed 375
acer 6x4x32 rewriter
4mb generic ATI videocard
Diamond monster3dfx 8mb
a glued togeter floppy drive
17 trinitron bought on ebay for $99
(have to hit it real hard to make it work right)
10/100 3com fast ethernet on T2
bunch of old car speakers hooked up to onboard cheapy soundcard
Win2k advanced server & Wimme for games
all this and a keyboard that sticcks
i have 1 buried in the graveyard, here it is.
2meg of ram
Xtended VGA trident 512K ISA
SB 8bit mono ISA 8bit slot
talk about ancient computer this is one of them that was quite decent in 91
yes I just dig this up out of graveyard so all can see, what ancient really is.
Besides, I'm trying to forget that year I wasted (1998) using a 486-33 to do heavy CAD and programming at work, whist coming home to a PII-400. I mean, geez, my video card practically had more MB RAM than my work PC had megahertz! FYI, I still only have a POS Pentium 233 MMX at work, damn cheapskates...
way back around 1989 or so we had this 8MHz 8088-powered IBM PS/2 at home I really loved. The MCGA monitor really kicked ***- 688 attack sub was great on that sweet little system... You kinda have to look at the PC in the current context of how old it was and what software you have to run. And the 8MHz never once felt slow! Now, anyone forced to use a 486 at this day and age... well... poor bastards http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/tongue.gif
February 10th, 2001, 03:08 AM
Don't kill yourself over my crappy system, its not my primary PC: My real sustem:
P3 700E@858(will do more but I only have stock cooling)
Asus V6800 32mb Geforce DDR
Kenwood 52X CD-ROM
Sound Blaster 16bit for Joystick onl
(digital speakers run on USB)
I agree with you, if anyone is running on a 486, I'd start a fund to get him a new PC, escpecially if it was Packard Bell.
Dude, where's my car?
February 10th, 2001, 04:11 AM
Well you can start your charity event now because here is my computer.
2mb rage graphics card
win98-really slow takes 5 minutes to start with programs running.
no joke i built it myself.
I have to go to school if i want to play any games better then doom!
February 10th, 2001, 04:32 AM
better yet you can send me that old computer part you don't need so i can upgrade.heres my address
February 10th, 2001, 11:21 AM
My webserver, which has an uptime of http://www.uptimes.net/stuff/rt/up_small.gif?hid=10422 is a Pentium 75 on an AT&T motherboard with 40 megs of EDO and a 420 meg hard drive on a LAN connection. It mainly serves the images I post in forums like this one, and so has 3500+ hits. It is built into a cardboard box and cost in the neighborhood of $35 to build.