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  1. #1
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    My slow āss system

    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
    4.2gig seagate
    acer 6x4x32 rewriter
    4mb generic ATI videocard
    Diamond monster3dfx 8mb
    96mb ram
    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
    (wires everywhere!)
    Win2k advanced server & Wimme for games
    all this and a keyboard that sticcks

  2. #2
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    Thats nothing: Check out my system

    Packard Bell Motherbord
    50 MHZ 486-DX2
    8mb ram
    500mb hardrive
    2x cdrom drive
    crappy soundcard
    crappy vidcard
    14.4 modem

    This isn't my primary sytem but I'll be dammed if someone has something slower. It runs windows 98 even though they recomend at leat 16mb ram or something like that.


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    Dude, where's my car?
    Dude, where's my car?

  3. #3
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    I've still got you beat. here's one of my others that i still use.

    33mhz
    8mb ram
    generic vga card
    2400 baud external modem
    (use it for a super cheapy network)
    dos 5


  4. #4
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    Lets keep it to your PRIMARY SYSTEM. I could beat you with a XT 8MHz, 640k memory, and blah blah blah, but here is my PRIMARY SYSTEM:

    P2 266MHz
    64MB ECC EDO SIMM RAM
    6.1GB IBM DMA-33
    16MB Riva TNT PCI
    Sound Blaster Live!
    17" Sony Trinitron Aperture Grile Monitor
    3COM 10/100 NIC PCI
    24X CDROM
    Decent speakers, not sound boxes

    <sad> I need a new PC </sad>

    LL

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  5. #5
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    I've got you all beat:

    25 mhz
    486 SX (not Dx, no floating point)
    2mb of ram
    system speaker
    I have no idea how gay the video card is
    3 1/2 floppy
    5 1/4 floppy
    256mb hdd
    Windows 3.1
    12" monitor

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    900@1040mhz athlon
    GlobalWinFOP 38
    320mb pc-133 ram
    abit kt7 raid100
    8mb trident (killed my geforce2)
    20.5gb hdd
    Athlon XP 2000+
    Abit NV7-133r
    VisionTek Geforce4 TI4400 128mb DDR
    256mb Crucial PC2100 DDR cas2
    80gb hdd WD-Caviar

  6. #6
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    i have 1 buried in the graveyard, here it is.
    386sx 20mhz
    2meg of ram
    Xtended VGA trident 512K ISA
    2x cdrom
    SB 8bit mono ISA 8bit slot
    1.2floppy
    1.44 drive
    130mb harddisk
    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.

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    I'm sure I still have a working ZX81 in a cupboard somewhere.....

    512BTYES of ram!!!!!

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    PII400@533 (2.2v)
    GA6BXC
    128Mb PC133 CAS2 (NEC)
    Prophet2GTS (210/375)
    6.50 Detonators
    W98SE
    3DMARK2000 4908
    Q3TIMEDEMO001 (at 1024*768*32 at MAX) 82.5

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    Man, I don't care how slow the rest of your PCs are- the poor guy with a Packard Bell 486 wins MY pity, heh I mean, UGH! That's scraping the bottom of the barrel!

    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

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    Asus A7V
    Duron 650@850@1.80V
    Pentium IV 2.4C Northwood- M0 stepping @ 3.2GHz HT
    Air Cooled w/ SP-94 heatpipe & 92mm Vantex Tornado at 45C
    4x256=1gb dual-channel 2-3-3-6 OCZ PC800DRAM @ 890MHz 3-4-4-8
    MSI Neo2-PLS w/I865PE & SATA @ 4x267=1068MHz
    BFG GeForceFX 5900@485/967MHz = 6284 3DMark2003s; dual-head 21" CRT & 19" LCD

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    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)
    Abit BF-6
    256 Pc-133ram@Cas2
    Asus V6800 32mb Geforce DDR
    Kenwood 52X CD-ROM
    8x4x42 CDRW
    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.


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    Dude, where's my car?
    Dude, where's my car?

  10. #10
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    Well you can start your charity event now because here is my computer.

    486 50mhz
    24mb ram
    36k modem
    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!

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    better yet you can send me that old computer part you don't need so i can upgrade.heres my address
    pobox 751005
    fairbanks alaska
    99775

    HAHA

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    My webserver, which has an uptime of 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.



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    It said "requires Windows 95 or better," so I installed Linux.
    It said "requires Windows 95 or better," so I installed Linux.

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    Thank god I retired it some time ago... but my workhorse used to be:

    286 @ 12MHz Packard Bell
    1MB Ram (top of the line)
    VGA graphics (top of the line)
    40MB Hard drive (top of the line)
    5 1/4 and 3 1/2 floppy (rare)

    I almost cry when I remember that this system cost around three grand. I do cry when I remember that the Microsoft mouse + MS Paintbrush package cost about three hundred.


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  14. #14
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    I think that I may have the record for crappiest system still in operation:

    Intel 8086 Processor (runs at 4Mhz!)
    250Mb Hard Drive
    1200/2400 Internal Modem
    5 1/4" Floppy Drive
    64K RAM
    Windows 1.0 OS (DOS based; no mouse support as mice weren't around then)
    12" viewable CRT

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    You guys all lose. I'm at the internet cafe and i don't even have a computer.....

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    Whenever there's doubt, there's no doubt.

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