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Reply 60 of 89, by King_Corduroy

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Thanks! 😁

I really love it too, it's such a cool PC to use every day. Since I also am a Linux user it's very exciting and reminiscent (Linux I mean) of how computing used to be. 😀

Here's another shot of it. 😜

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Reply 61 of 89, by smeezekitty

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Reply 62 of 89, by torindkflt

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I'm probably stretching your definition of "computer" with this answer, but I personally still consider it a computer (A programmable device with microprocessor, memory, storage, input and output)...Texas Instruments TI-86 Graphing Calculator from 1996. Zilog Z80 6MHz, 96KB RAM, 128x64 monochrome LCD, TTL-compatible micro serial port, programmable with BASIC and Z80 assembly. I use it to calculate invoices for customer repair jobs when out in the field, wrote a custom program specifically for this purpose.

Or, depending on your definition of "use", I suppose you could also count the onboard computer that runs the electronics in my 2008 Buick LaCrosse. The car won't run without it, so in a sense I use it every day! 🤣

Beyond that, the oldest system that most everyone would accept in the scope of this thread is only a couple years old. Lenovo IdeaPad P400, Core i7-3632QM 2.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, wi-fi, 14in touchscreen, Windows 8.1, typical boring modern-day computer stuff. I use a couple slightly older Windows 7 systems at work, but since they're not "mine" proper as the OP originally stated, they don't count.

Reply 63 of 89, by HighTreason

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Have had to abuse my dual P3 every day lately as it's the last one I have capable of rendering videos from Vegas.

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Reply 64 of 89, by fyy

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HighTreason wrote:

Have had to abuse my dual P3 every day lately as it's the last one I have capable of rendering videos from Vegas.

What about your Core 2 Quad you hate so much? 🤣 Does the cigarette ash not make a good thermal compound for the cpu? 😜

You need to make some more vids man, you're slackin!

Reply 65 of 89, by HighTreason

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The Quad is pretty much busted. Increasingly unstable and last time I went near it it failed repeatedly to run NFSIII (A Windows 98-era game) and refuses to break past 11% when rendering videos. The last couple of things I uploaded were from the P3.

Unfortunately, the P3 decided to stop working but I suspect it is a cable I didn't connect properly when I went in to tweak it. Other than that I've had problems with pernicious anemia.

Believe me I'm trying to put something together but it's not easy and I don't have the funds, seem to be getting poorer and poorer and am going to sell some stuff off. I have a brand new GT 730 to get rid of, some new DDR2 and that Korg, might get rid of some surplus CPUs too. Likely to grab a shoddy i5 bundle later in the year.

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Reply 66 of 89, by mr_bigmouth_502

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HighTreason wrote:

The Quad is pretty much busted. Increasingly unstable and last time I went near it it failed repeatedly to run NFSIII (A Windows 98-era game) and refuses to break past 11% when rendering videos. The last couple of things I uploaded were from the P3.

Unfortunately, the P3 decided to stop working but I suspect it is a cable I didn't connect properly when I went in to tweak it. Other than that I've had problems with pernicious anemia.

Believe me I'm trying to put something together but it's not easy and I don't have the funds, seem to be getting poorer and poorer and am going to sell some stuff off. I have a brand new GT 730 to get rid of, some new DDR2 and that Korg, might get rid of some surplus CPUs too. Likely to grab a shoddy i5 bundle later in the year.

Have you thought of taking iron supplements, or Vitamin B12?

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Reply 67 of 89, by HighTreason

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Thing is, I already had about 1000% in my diet, my guts simply don't absorb it so I have to be injected for the rest of my life, they really didn't want to do that though and weren't happy until I could hardly walk and it started to greatly affect my vision, also I may have permanently lost sensation in my fingertips and they think I've developed a gastric ulcer. Not much fun, hopefully nothing goes wrong this year.

Editing is almost finished on something though, I only hope it isn't going to turn out boring.

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Reply 68 of 89, by King_Corduroy

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Added a 3.5" diskette drive today to the Faux Retro computer. 🤣

I also had the PSU fail yesterday and start whining at me, but I replaced it today after work and all is well again. 😁
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Reply 69 of 89, by SquallStrife

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Oldest computer in actual use for productive work?

MacBook Pro 13" Late-2011. Hahaha, anything older is strictly for leisure! 😉

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Reply 70 of 89, by tayyare

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I repaired a 386 last month which drives the spring load testing machine in quality lab of the plant where I work. In one of my previous jobs, an old computer (which I don't know what kind) with a 8" floppy drive was managing an old chemical analysis equipment (it was about 15 years ago, though).

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Reply 71 of 89, by rick6

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SquallStrife wrote:

Oldest computer in actual use for productive work?

MacBook Pro 13" Late-2011. Hahaha, anything older is strictly for leisure! 😉

Now that would heavily depend on the type of work you're doing, wouldn't it?

Hell with this is in mind i could even do productive work on a typewriter 😁

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Reply 72 of 89, by Indrid Cold

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The older PC that I use at home is a computer equipped with Asus P5B with a Xeon X5450 modified for socket 775, 4GB DDR2, nVidia 9800GTX +, Debian stable + Windows 7. I've never been a lover of "last hardware release rush", this computer is fine for what I do: some video games more modern, Lightroom, navigation and various software Linux related.

Reply 73 of 89, by mrferg

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For me it would have to be my Dell OptiPlex 745 SFF running XP 64-bit. It's a 1.8ghz C2D, 2GB DDR2-667, 80GB HDD, and a Radeon HD2400. It's sole function is as a 24/7/365 streaming webcam server for two outdoor security cams, I rarely ever even turn the monitor on.

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Reply 74 of 89, by fyy

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King_Corduroy wrote:
Added a 3.5" diskette drive today to the Faux Retro computer. lol […]
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Added a 3.5" diskette drive today to the Faux Retro computer. 🤣

I also had the PSU fail yesterday and start whining at me, but I replaced it today after work and all is well again. 😁
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What OS you running on it?

Reply 75 of 89, by King_Corduroy

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It's dual booted between Windows 7 Ultimate and Fedora Linux 20. I like to spend most of my time in linux, I've got the MATE desktop environment on all my Fedora computers. It's the operating system I never knew I wanted until I started using it, now I can't stop. 🤣

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Reply 76 of 89, by SquallStrife

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rick6 wrote:
SquallStrife wrote:

Hahaha, anything older is strictly for leisure! 😉

Now that would heavily depend on the type of work you're doing, wouldn't it?

I was only speaking personally, of course. YMMV. 😀

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Reply 78 of 89, by King_Corduroy

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Yeah there is a connector on the board. Fedora doesn't seem to like it however, but once I figure out what it's gripe is then it should work fine. 😜

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Reply 79 of 89, by smeezekitty

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King_Corduroy wrote:

Yeah there is a connector on the board. Fedora doesn't seem to like it however, but once I figure out what it's gripe is then it should work fine. 😜

Did you try making a mount point and doing

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/<whatever>

on the console?

I haven't had many problems with Linux and floppies although it isn't as seemless as DOS/Windows