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    QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    Athlon XP 1700+ was my first self-built machine. First bought computer had a Intel Celery 500mhz with 64mb RAM.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    Was a classy 486 sx 33, think it was amd but it was a long time ago

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    Pretty sure the first CPU I bought on its own was a Duron 1600, to upgrade the Duron 1200 that my first PC came with...

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    XP2800 in the first desktop I built.


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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    First CPU within a PC: 486 DX2 66

    First CPU on its own: AMD Athlon 3200

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    Going by the more modern CPU format then my first came with a pre-built as I was only about 13 at the time and hadn't delved into building at that point, BUT it was an Intel P166 that came with an awful Packard Bell Win95 PC.

    The first ever chip I used in any device however was the one inside the commodore c64

    [EDIT] oops they don't count! My first stand alone cpu part was an AMD Athlon x2 (prior CPU's came in bundles)

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    O wow, thats about 20yrs ago. I seam to recall AMD386 or AMD's 386 equivalent can't remember any more than that.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    I see a lot of AMDs here Hopefully Ryzens are selling as well, because really they are the Athlon XPs of these days.
    My first CPU was a Athlon XP 2000+ ~1.67Ghz which overclocked to over 1.8Ghz. Very nice CPU indeed.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    First separate 32-bit CPU was a Pentium MMX at 133MHz (I think?).

    I also upgraded a BBC Model B to a CMOS 65C02.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    It depends on how you classify purchased, my the first cpu(s) I requested in a custom build (I basically said what I wanted) were 2x AMD MP1900+ cpu's but I didn't actually install them because I wanted some warranty on what was a very expensive machine at the time.

    The first cpu I bought and built into a rig myself was an AMD Opteron 175 iirc, it actually replaced the rig above. Now I pretty much refuse to buy off the shelf pc's even though I hate how small and fiddly it is to install some parts of a pc these days.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    First in a computer - 486 DX2-66

    First as an install - Cyrix PR133+

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    Depends how you quantify separate -

    First CPU (upgrade) - 50MHz 68030 with a 50MHz FPU and a whopping 8MB RAM on a Viper II accelerator card for my Amiga 1200.
    First x86 CPU - 450MHz AMD K6-II for my first self build (alongside a Voodoo 3... :sigh: good times).

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    My first PC machine (from Dan) ran on a Pentium 120, but for my first self build PC I chose a Duron 900 (Morgan).

    But previous to both those I bought an Viper 68030 trap door upgrade board for an Amiga 1200.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    I was given a Pentium II 233, cartridge looking thing and an S3 Virge DX to get me started. The first CPU I actually bought for myself though was an AMD Duron 900. At the time I couldn't afford a fully fledged chip and settled on the Duron as gaming performance was better than the Celeron of the time.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first CPU you ever purchased?

    AMD 386DX-40. The little trooper.

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