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Old 06-01-2006, 08:57 AM   #11
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WHOA! 16 Colors and a 10 meg drive. Gosh Dang have we ever come a long way. Was you videocard bigger than mine???
I honestly don't remember. But, a few years ago a guy that my wife worked with gave me a bunch of old computer parts. One of them was a one meg memory card. It was a full height (old foot print, so easily 6 inches tall) card that was aboput a foot long with who knows how many ICs soldered to it. Looking at that thing compared to a 256 meg sim in the same pile of crap was hilarious!!!
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:15 AM   #12
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I have about 30-40 CPUS laying around that will fit that.... im a pack rat

i have sone DX2 -100, SX-33, and many others
I have forgotten a lot, but John do you know if that DX2-100 would work in my machine? And yes, size, yeah. . No comparison.
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Youngins.......Jeeez.....my first computer had no hard drive. It used a cassette recorder for a hard drive and had 27k memory. Then I thought I was flying when in thew following year I got a Franklin with 64k memory and still no hard dive. The Franklin ended up with 4 64k modules and I thought it was the bomb! It would crash often from the heat of the extra memory packs. DX2 running 98? I doubt it would run right. Years ago I put 95 in one and very quirky. Not sure of the memory on that one though. My own memory seems to overheat these days
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Hmm... with me being 17, my first computer was a Packard Bell Legend. 486-DX2 66MHz, 8 MB ram, 1 MB Cirrus logic video card, 14.4 modem, soundblaster pro sound card, 2x cd rom drive and windows 3.11.
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That case with some work would make a sick HTPC case.
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my first PC was a Comador 64, then a Amega 2000, then a DX4-100, thena KS2-400, then a AMD T-Bird 1GHz.. and so on
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LOL Bandit. I think the Commadore and Franklin were one and the same. Aint it funny how as soon as ya buy a new one, Ya hear of faster and bigger and before ya know it new software only runs on what ya dont have.

I wish I could find the article years ago quoting Bill Gates(of hell) saying computers would never need more than a Gig Hard drive. At that time I had 512M and thought it last for years. Less than a year later I found myself buying a Packard Hell P90 for $1500, And it has never stopped.
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mine was a packard bell multi~media with a 486sx 33mhz, 4mb ram, 160mb hd. running windows for workgroups 3.11 (nt'* grandfather)

edit. actually its still in the basement lol
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LOL Bandit. I think the Commadore and Franklin were one and the same. Aint it funny how as soon as ya buy a new one, Ya hear of faster and bigger and before ya know it new software only runs on what ya dont have.
my brother and I still have Comadors 64 and 128 in use and working.
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Heh. I remember my moms' fiancee had an old Tandy (radio shack i think brand..) with windows 3.1.. CD-rom wasn't even motorized.. push in, pull out tray.. floppy disc games and early cd rom racing games.. i still got the games and they STILL WORK!

even on xP.

I remember also when AOL came on 3.5"
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