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Reply 100 of 172, by dr_st

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SaxxonPike wrote:

Suppose some other members had included the 20 year CPU, mine was a K6-2 at 450. I still have the CPU, but the rest of the system is long gone.

I still have one too. Except it's -475 and I've been running it at -500. It's on its second or third motherboard.

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Reply 101 of 172, by FFXIhealer

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2019: Intel Core i7-6700k 4.0GHz running at 4.5GHz stable OC

2009: Intel Pentium M 2.1GHz single-core, no Hyper-Threading, in a laptop (Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2)

1999: Intel Pentium II 350MHz (100MHz FSB)

1989: No computers in the house. I was only 8 years old for most of that year. I drew steering wheels and pedals on the inside of shipping boxes with crayons and pretended it was a car.

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Reply 102 of 172, by orcish75

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1988: Zilog Z80 3.5MHz

1990: Motorola 68000 8MHz (Not that crappy machine that has the 7.09MHz 68000) 🤣

1999: Celeron 300A (Just couldn't get it to be 100% stable at 450MHz)

2009: Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz

2019: i7-3930K 3.2GHz

Reply 103 of 172, by XtoF

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2019: A Core I7 2600K - quad core @3,4GHz (that I intend to trade this year for a Ryzen2)
2009: An Athlon 64 5600+ - dual core @ 2,8Ghz
1999: A Pentium II @ 450MHz
1989: A 6502 @ 1,023 MHz (Apple IIe)

The bump from 1989 to 1999 was huge! 😀

Reply 105 of 172, by novasilisko

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FFXIhealer wrote:

DOOD! I wasn't aware Apple IIe came with gigahertz processors! EPIC!!!

(commas are decimal separators in much of Europe, just in case you didn't know)

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Reply 106 of 172, by Soulreaper

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2020 Ryzen 5 3600x 4.3GHz
2020 i7 3770k 4.4GHz
2010 Phenom II x4 970 3.5GHz
2010 Athlon 64 3300+ 2.4GHz
2000 Pentium III 750MHz
1990 NES Ricoh 2A03 1.79MHz

98se/Biostar M7VIG Pro/AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 2.0 GHz/512 MB @ 166/ATI Radeon 9800 Pro/3DFX Voodoo 3 2000/CreativeSBLive!
XP Pro/Asus P5N-D/Intel Qx9650 Quad Core@3.66GHz/4GB DDR2 800/nVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ SLI/Creative Audigy 2 ZS
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Reply 109 of 172, by Socket3

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1995 (first PC) - Cyrix 5x86-133GP 4x, Unknown UMC chipset motherboard with PCI and PS/2, 8MB ram, ARK2000 1MB PCI, Quantum Fireball 630MB HDD, 10-BaseT 3Com ISA card . It was a Point of Sale computer that my dad happened to get his hands on.
1999 - AMD K6-II 450Mhz. On board everything (unknown brand VIA MVP4 mainboard) 64MB of ram, 4.2GB disk drive.
2009 - Intel Core i7 920, 6GB DDR3 1600, Asus P6T Deluxe, Sapphire Radeon 4870, Antec Eleven Hundred, Antec Truepower Quaddro 750w.
2019 - Ryzen 1600x, Biostar B350GTN, 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, Asus ROG Strix Vega64, Fractal Design Node 202, Chieftec CSN-650C Gold

Reply 110 of 172, by imi

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1990 - 386DX20+387 - ARC 386S - Genoa SuperEGA HiRes
2000 - Pentium II 400 - Gigabyte GA-6BXE Rev 1.9 - Matrox G200 + Voodoo2 8MB
2010 - Core i7 920 - Asus P6T - Radeon HD5870
2020 - Threadripper 1920X - AsRock X399 Professional - Radeon VII

Reply 112 of 172, by Bruninho

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2010: MacBook Pro 13-inch with 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2020: retina MacBook Pro 13-inch with 2,8GHz Intel Dual-Core i7 (2013 model)

I can't really remember which CPU was on my 2000's Windows 2000 Professional PC... Neither which one was in my 1990's Windows 3.11 PC. And thankfully I wasn't born in 1980 (1982, actually).

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Reply 114 of 172, by Horun

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Hmm really have to think because 2010 (ten years ago) was an odd year and cannot recall the exact at that time. Know I had an Asrock Penryn1600 in late 2008 and that I upped the cpu from Intel e6600 to a Intel Q9650 a few years later (still have both running!). I do remember the early I7 being very poor in performance compared to the latter Quad-Core's so never went that way, waited until i7-3770 came out a few years later in 2012, and still have that one on a Intel board too.

The Serpent Rider wrote on 2020-07-13, 02:03:

I don't see any "challenge" after Core 2 Quad 45nm release.

I agree ! Whether a Q9650 or i7-930 is still 45nm tech.
added: I guess the next logical question is How many of those 2010 boards and cpu are still working ? 😁

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 115 of 172, by dr_st

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Horun wrote on 2020-07-13, 02:59:

I guess the next logical question is How many of those 2010 boards and cpu are still working ? 😁

CPUs very rarely fail. Boards do fail a lot with age. I'm on my second P5Q PRO (2008 board) and it seems to start to get a bit flaky too. I'm on my third Pentium 4 board (P4C800-E, having gone through two P4P800-Es, starting from 2004).

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Reply 116 of 172, by johnnycontrario

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The heaviest tasks I do on my PCs is realtime multi-channel audio processing and running VMs, so this may be boring.

2010: Core2 Duo Wolfdale, no idea which one exactly.
I built this one with 0 mechanical parts after getting fed up with keeping PC noises out of audio recordings.
It had a 400W fanless PSU, some ridiculous fanless copper heatsinks, SSD, cheapest video card I could find, and a Delta44 PCI sound card. I really wanted the Delta1010, but I was a cheapskate. Turning that thing on for the first time was almost creepy: pure silence other than the post beep, and pure silence loading the OS. I ran UbuntuStudio on that bad boy and it felt screaming fast until almost the very end. I think it was about 2016 that I noticed it start to struggle with Chrome and Youtube, but it was still a solid performer otherwise.

2020: Core i5-4200U
I've moved to using laptops as my main PC these days. Probably around 2016 or so, I got a used Lenovo T440 as my main rig: 1080p IPS LCD, replaced that awful touchpad for one with physical buttons, SSD, Behringer 4x4 USB audio interface, and still running UbuntuStudio. I can throw my entire rig in a guitar case and record wherever I want, which is a freedom I did not dare imagine in 2010. (I tried once by transplanting my desktop PC. 0/5 stars: would not recommend)

For years, I've been thinking about replacing my laptop, but to my dismay, I just can't justify it. Even now that I work in IT and I often run a couple VM's for work, the performance is still perfectly fine.

Reply 117 of 172, by Horun

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dr_st wrote on 2020-07-13, 04:14:
Horun wrote on 2020-07-13, 02:59:

I guess the next logical question is How many of those 2010 boards and cpu are still working ? 😁

CPUs very rarely fail. Boards do fail a lot with age. I'm on my second P5Q PRO (2008 board) and it seems to start to get a bit flaky too. I'm on my third Pentium 4 board (P4C800-E, having gone through two P4P800-Es, starting from 2004).

Yes I know boards fail but would think a 2008 Asus board would still work well if it had been used regularly and had good airflow. I know power outages and lightning can shorten their life but think there could be another reason for early death (are you overclocking ?). Am actually typing this on my Asrock Penryn1600 with the Q9650, it still runs well except the onboard NIC got flakey a few years ago. I do use it 2-3 times a week or more for a few hours each to help keep the old electro caps exersized. Maybe I just got a lucky old board 😀

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 118 of 172, by darry

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Horun wrote on 2020-07-13, 05:09:
dr_st wrote on 2020-07-13, 04:14:
Horun wrote on 2020-07-13, 02:59:

I guess the next logical question is How many of those 2010 boards and cpu are still working ? 😁

CPUs very rarely fail. Boards do fail a lot with age. I'm on my second P5Q PRO (2008 board) and it seems to start to get a bit flaky too. I'm on my third Pentium 4 board (P4C800-E, having gone through two P4P800-Es, starting from 2004).

Yes I know boards fail but would think a 2008 Asus board would still work well if it had been used regularly and had good airflow. I know power outages and lightning can shorten their life but think there could be another reason for early death (are you overclocking ?). Am actually typing this on my Asrock Penryn1600 with the Q9650, it still runs well except the onboard NIC got flakey a few years ago. I do use it 2-3 times a week or more for a few hours each to help keep the old electro caps exersized. Maybe I just got a lucky old board 😀

Some boards, like the fairly recent Asus P6X58D Premium have known failure modes. For example, mine died but produced a beep code indicating a memory controller issue . Both CPU (with integrated memory controller) and RAM work fine in amother board . This is a common failure on that apparently very well built Asus board . I never bothered trying to diagnose it, as I found two SuperMicro x8sax boards for a great price and found I have lost nothing except the ability to overclock (which I was no longer interested in).

Reply 119 of 172, by gaffa2002

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In 2010 I had:
i7 950
6GB RAM
Geforce GTX6480
Windows 7 Pro

In 2020 this is still my main PC 😁, although I upgraded the memory to 12GB and the videocard to a GTX 1050. Since I don't have much time nowadays to play video games (parenthood is tough sometimes), it would be a waste to build a nice PC now, so I'm keeping this one while it works.
In fact, my wife uses this PC far more than I do, so I built an even older Celeron E3300 with 4GB of RAM , 128GB SSD and a GTX650 (the GTX480 died) to myself. And to be honest, I don't feel like I'm missing much as the system is very responsive for web surfing and playing games from my GOG library.
Btw, isn't nice to see that 10 year old machines can still be useful for daily use ? If we compare with the 90s, a computer or video card would become useless in no more than 3 years!

In 2000, I was replacing my old P133 with 16mb of RAM and probably a Rage II card (not really sure) bought in 1996 for a Duron 750mhz, 128mb of RAM and an onboard SiS 630 video card, which was eventually upgraded to 256mb of RAM and a Geforce 2 MX400 (PCI) card.

In 1990 I was 5 years old and didn't have a computer...

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