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    What spec was your first PC?

    Mine was a blazingly fast 486 DX33 (33Mhz!) with a huge 4MB of RAM and a massive 150MB hard disk.

    I later upgraded it to have a 8 bit Soundblaster card and a CD ROM drive (double speed!).

    Still, it could play Doom nicely.

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    386SX Luggable with orange plasma screen from work.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    PII 266Mhz, 96MB of RAM, 2xDVDROM, 6GB HDD, ATI Rage Pro, Soundblaster 64 Gold, later upgraded to a Voodoo 5 and SB Live! 5.1.

    Those were the good ole days when hardware was really hardware.
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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    Can't remember the exact details but it had an AMD thunderbird 900mhz (couldn't quite stretch to the 1Ghz version)

    64mb of memory? maybe??

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    First PC was a cyrix 5x86 100 made by AST, a Commodore 64 and Amiga got me through uni

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    gawd I feel old
    Wang Internation 8086 (2mhz?) with 2mb of ram and a 10mb Winchester drive.
    No 3d card on that, mind :/
    Moo.

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    A Pentium 4 2.53GHZ notebook which had a Geforce Go 440 graphics card. I did have a AMD K6 based notebook which was partially broken before but this was for mucking around more than for any real use.


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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    gawd I feel old
    Wang Internation 8086 (2mhz?) with 2mb of ram and a 10mb Winchester drive.
    No 3d card on that, mind :/
    Well if it makes you feel better and we talk "first computer" rather than "first pc" then i, well my old man, had a ZX81, complete with a mahoosive 1k of memory.
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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    80286 AT. Upgraded over time with an 80287 co-processor, orchid kelvin 64 ISA gfx card, orchid soundwave 32 sound card and a 2x CDROM!!

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    386SX Luggable with orange plasma screen from work.
    Snap!!

    Was is a grey Toshiba? I got one from my dads work. 25MHz 386SX but with the 387 maths co-processor next to it. 4MB RAM and 20MB hard drive.

    First proper PC was a P133, 8MB, 1.2GB, 2MB ATI graphics, 15" monitor, 4x CD-ROM. All from Escom. Cost about £1800 if I remember right.

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    Mine was a Pentium 100MHz with 56MiB of RAM and a 1.25GB HDD.
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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    8086 "XT" @4.77MHz
    640KB RAM
    Twin 5.25" floppy drives
    20MB hard disk (ESDI, I think)
    EGA graphics adpater (640x480 resolution in glorious 16 colour - before I inherited this PC from my dad it was 4-colour CGA)

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    heh back in day I had

    PII 300Mhz
    128MB of RAM
    6GB HDD
    ATI Rage Pro

    Surprisingly it still works today!

    They dont make em like they used to

    It cost us an arm and leg and a few toes

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    A 486 DX4 100 with 16mb of ram and a 500mb hard drive. I used to love playing Dark Forces on that old beige beast...

    I did have a ZX Spectrum and an Atari ST before that though. *Feels old*

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    Re: What spec was your first PC?

    An all-in-one Compaq Presario, 66MHz 486, 8MB RAM, 600MB hard drive

    Mind you, it was aesthetically stunning

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