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List the CPUs you owned when they were new

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Reply 20 of 118, by clueless1

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stamasd wrote:

I never purchased a new system. I have built all my computers myself, including my first one (celeron 300A, 1998). I see no reason to buy prebuilt computers.

stamasd--I think most of us in this thread are in the same boat. Just list the cpus you owned during your years of upgrading. I realized for many of us who collect, that can make the list a mile long, so I put in the restriction "when they were new" so that you listed cpus you bought while they were available new.

PS--I loved the celery 300a, that was on my list too. 😉

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Reply 21 of 118, by tayyare

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stamasd wrote:

I never purchased a new system. I have built all my computers myself, including my first one (celeron 300A, 1998). I see no reason to buy prebuilt computers.

Yeah, but for building own systems, one needs to buy CPUs anyway, don't they? 😈

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Reply 22 of 118, by stamasd

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clueless1 wrote:
stamasd wrote:

I never purchased a new system. I have built all my computers myself, including my first one (celeron 300A, 1998). I see no reason to buy prebuilt computers.

stamasd--I think most of us in this thread are in the same boat. Just list the cpus you owned during your years of upgrading.

Too many; I already listed them in a similar thread a couple of months ago. The most recent one is a AMD FX-8350 which is still my current one.

I still have the C300A system in working condition (with Abit BH6). Sadly it's not my original one, since about 10 years ago I gave that one away to a friend who was too poor to buy his own computer; I don't know if he still has it, but probably not. I became nostalgic a few years ago and bought the same components to replicate my first computer. I couldn't sadly find the exact same heatsink, but I did get one that's pretty close.

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Reply 23 of 118, by JayCeeBee64

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stamasd wrote:
clueless1 wrote:
stamasd wrote:

I never purchased a new system. I have built all my computers myself, including my first one (celeron 300A, 1998). I see no reason to buy prebuilt computers.

stamasd--I think most of us in this thread are in the same boat. Just list the cpus you owned during your years of upgrading.

Too many; I already listed them in a similar thread a couple of months ago. The most recent one is a AMD FX-8350 which is still my current one.

Then quote yourself from that thread, simple as that (unless you don't want to).

And as tayyare said new home built PCs usually means a new CPU, even if it was released a year or two ago. I myself never bought a prebuild/branded computer either, yet my list is very short because I'm not an overclocker and wanted my PCs to last for as long as possible; by the time I got the Pentium 4 however I grew tired of the rat race and just stayed with the Athlon XP for close to 10 years (I still can't believe I used it as my daily driver for that long). The main reasons i built the Core i5 are the Web and current work assignments, gaming is a secondary benefit; it's also quite probably my last new homebuilt computer as current hardware developments are too bland and boring for me - I'll very likely make do with incremental updates from now on.

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Reply 24 of 118, by Yawnald

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This is going to be hard. I can start with dates, but as adulthood came into full swing, the upgrades were too numerous. I don't know if my memory will serve.

1990 286 8MHz -This was the family's first computer at home. I was 8, and not yet hooked.

1993 486 SX 25MHz - In late '93, I had became very interested in PCs through school. I begged and pleaded... I would hoard newspaper sale papers and drool over machines. One fateful Friday night, I had saved an ad from Best Buy and hatched a plan. I sat down in the living room after dinner with my mom and dad and pulled out the paper... "Dad, maybe this weekend can we MAYBE go look at new computers?" "No, son... we can go tonight." This was it. A packard bell multi-media legend complete with 4megs of ram and a 210MB connor hard drive. I have never been the same.

1995 486 DX4 75MHz overdrive processor
1997 Pentium 200 MMX
1998 Celeron 400
1999 Pentium II 400
1999 Pentium III 500
2000 Pentium III 550
2001 Athlon 850
2001 Athlon 1GHz t-bird
2001 Athlon 1.2GHz t-bird
2001 Athlon XP 1600+
2001 Athlon XP 2100+ (bought two of these. Fried the first one.)
2002 Pentium 4 1.6 (spare machine on the lan)
2002 Pentium 4 2.0
2002 Athlon XP 2800+ (This was the "does not exist" 2.25ghz B. Still in my closet.)
2004 Athlon 64 2800+
2004 Athlon 64 3400+
2005 Athlon 64 4000+
2005 Athlon 64 X2 4800+
2006 Core 2 extreme X6800
After this machine was a dark time when I swore off of computers forever. That lasted until...
2008 Athlon 64 X2 6400+
2009 Core 2 quad 9300
2009 Core 2 quad 9450
2009 Core 2 quad 9550
2010 Phenom 2 x6 1055t
2010 Core i7 940
2010 Core i7 960
2011 Core i7 980
2011 Phenom 2 940
2011 Phenom 2 x6 1100t
2012 Core i7 3820K
2012 Core i7 3930K
2013 brought a divorce. I swore off of computers for good! This lasted until...
2014 core i5 3330
2014 core i7 4790K
2015 Core i5 2300
2015 Core i5 4430 (two of these)
2015 Core i7 4960X
2015 Core i7 5960X

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few. I'm trying to cool it down for a bit until something really special comes along, but that hasn't worked well in the past and I'm sure it won't work well now. 😵

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Reply 25 of 118, by sunaiac

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Intel 486 sx 33
Pentium 2 333
Celeron T 1200
Athlon 64 3400+
Core 2 Quad 6600
Core i7 930

Others were bought used, even if often while still being available new.

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Reply 26 of 118, by Nvm1

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Boh that is an odd list:

ST 486DX100
Intel Pentium 233mmx
Amd K6-2 333mhz @ 400mhz till the Abit board burned
Intel Celeron 433mhz
Intel Pentium 3 450mhz
Intel Pentium 4 1.8Ghz
Intel Pentium 4 2.53Ghz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
Intel Core I7-940
Intel Core I7-3930K (current pc)

Still have most of the cpu's, only the Pentium 4 1.8Ghz (Sold after board fried.. famous caps issue) and the I7-940 (sold) are not anymore in my possession.

Reply 27 of 118, by matze79

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2014 AMD A6-5400K FM2
2014 AMD A4-6300K FM2
2015 AMD A4-7300K FM2

Huch ? is this your Upgrade path ?

i went up from A4-5300 to A10-5800k on Cheap in December.
My first Quad 😀

i never owned a CPU when it was top of the line.
i ever got it at least two - three years later. at least when they got lowend.. 😀

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Reply 28 of 118, by Living

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matze79 wrote:

2014 AMD A6-5400K FM2
2014 AMD A4-6300K FM2
2015 AMD A4-7300K FM2

Huch ? is this your Upgrade path ?

i repair computers so is much more easy to me to sell the parts of my rigs before the warranty expires. Currently with an A4 i can do all i want so there's no need to waste my money.

Also is a lot harder to sell an i5/a10 in countrys like Argentina.

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Reply 29 of 118, by matze79

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is the A4-7300K really faster then the A6-5400k ?

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i understand, little head/income.
the A10 is here pretty lowend. (Germany)

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Reply 31 of 118, by matze79

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A big improvment for me was to add a second ddr3-1600 4gb stick, dual channel really counts on the APU 😀
i'm pretty happy, cheap price and good performance. i play fallout 4 on it does well. (1280x768, medium)
(it even runs on the A4-5300, resized textures, sound data reduced in quality..)

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Reply 32 of 118, by Living

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indeed, i built a a4-7300k with 2x2gb Kingston 1600 for my newphew's and i was a amazed how it ran mortal kombat 9, pro evolution soccer 2016 and Battlefield 3. Best price/performance for a budget gaming PC.

Reply 33 of 118, by Trank

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1995 Pentium 133 - Family Computer (This one is very hard to remember cause i was extremely young)
1999 Pentium III 800EB - First computer that me and my sister shared and i grew up with this machine up until 2004 or so.
2004 Pentium 4 2.4ghz

After that i always had really old CPUs. My first computer i got on my own back in 08 or so had a pentium 4 2.8ghz socket 775/Windows XP. I used that computer until December of 2014.

Reply 34 of 118, by SPBHM

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until the P4 it was shared with the family, I will not mention secondary PCs, test parts or stuff that I kept only for a few weeks, or things that were used

95 - 486 DX2 66
97 - Pentium 133
2000 - Pentium 3 600
2002 - Pentium 4 2GHz
2003 - AthlonXP 2600+
2005 - Sempron64 2600+
2007 - Athlon 64 X2 4000+(still have it)

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Reply 35 of 118, by shamino

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~1985: Apple IIc MOS 6502 1MHz (first computer that my parents bought)
~1992: 386SX 16MHz (first x86 PC - it opened a new world but it was underpowered for new games within about 1 year)
1994: 486DX2 66MHz (probably the most impressive CPU upgrade ever. Games that had been painfully slow now ran so much smoother. It had a crap PCChips motherboard though and it was unstable for it's entire life)
1996: Cyrix 6x86 133MHz "P166+" - fast and stable. It was great up until Quake, when the FPU became a glaring weakness.
1998-99(?): AMD K6-3 450MHz - first AGP system. Had a very hard time getting my first AGP 3D accelerator to work, but eventually succeeded.

After that, I started using 2nd hand parts for a few generations. I didn't care to keep up with the newest stuff anymore.

The only new CPU I've bought since then is still in my main PC.
~2010: AMD Phenom2 x2 555 - unlocked to 3 cores and conservatively overclocked, well inside tested margins of stability.
I guess I could go on eBay and max out the CPU pretty cheaply now, but I haven't felt the need. Also, I've seen some signs that my video card is already pushing the PSU pretty hard, so a heavier CPU might be asking for trouble.

Reply 38 of 118, by Mr_ppp

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1992-93 486DX-50 Family Amstrad PC9486
1995 Pentium 100 - Olivetti - Dads PC
1999 Pentium 3-450 - Tiny Multimedia PC - My first bought PC from savings
2001 AMD Thunderbird - Self Build
2003 AMD Athlon Barton 2200 - Self Build
2005 AMD Toledo Athlon X2 2000 - Self Build
2008-2009 AMD Athlon Phenom X4 9950 - Self Build
2010 AMD Athlon Phenom II X6 1055T - Self Build

Probably had more but these are the ones I remember, also got many I5, I7s Xeons etc in various laptops, desktops and servers I have lying around to tinker with

Still rocking the Phenom X6 now overclocked to 3.6Ghz and now can add several 486 and pentium chips to the collection, starting to go backwards now 😊