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How long ago did you buy or build your computer?

Less than a month ago
20 (13.2%)
Between two and five months ago
21 (13.8%)
Over five months ago
20 (13.2%)
Over a year ago
26 (17.1%)
Over two years ago
65 (42.8%)

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September monthly poll
« on: September 06, 2007, 09:03:22 AM »
For the month of September we thought it would be interesting to see how long ago you built or purchased your computer. Feel free to talk about how great your computer is and list its specifications or if it's an older computer how much you need a new computer. For many of you who have more than one computer this poll would be related to your most current computer.

If you're wanting other forum users to rate your computer or look at some of the other members specs you may also want to view the Rate the computer above you! post.

All past monthly polls and results can be found on the Computer Hope poll page.
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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 09:30:34 AM »
My computer is my home and its really a very special computer, it was gifted to me by my mom on my birthday, after than i used it very little didnt connect it to internet for 2 years , then 5 months back i finally got internet in it( i used to use my sisters comp for internet all day ;D), and 2 months back it got infected ...thats another story , then i called so many engineers home and  everyone of them tells me that my comp is much better than even newly made computers , i took it to the company recently (for checkup and to increase its RAM) and that guy after having kept it under observation for 5 days told me that my comp is one of a kind . i dont know much technical language, but i love my computer, i call it japannas and its like my home.its very special to me and im emotionally attached to it cause its my mom's gift to me.

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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 09:43:55 AM »
Built my latest computer back in january/february... (I forgot it was september when i selected "between 2 & 5 months ago" lol)

But probably towards the tail end of next year I'll be looking to build me another one... give my current one to my brother or something. I love building computers, even with all the hassle that comes with it sometimes. Not sure why I enjoy it so much.

I call my computer Yoda (when I'm not angry with it, otherwise there's a lot of very bad language in there.) My first custom build I made was called Melvin for some reason. My friend has around 5 custom builds in his house atm (he has his 2 brothers and dad living there also) and he has so much stuff hooked into the network we call his house Skynet, hah.
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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 09:47:23 AM »
Sounds like a great computer Ivy, what a great gift. Thanks for sharing all that background information.  ;D

You've got some great names for computers GX44.  :D My only original name for a computer was "Techno", all other computers have been called "Hope" or some variation of "Hope".
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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 11:11:52 AM »
Nice monthly poll subject, and thanks for the mention of my "Rate the PC above you" thread.

Bought my laptop in May 06.
2GHz AMD Turion MT-37, X1600 Mobility 256Mb GDDR3, 1Gb RAM, 15.4" glossy 1280x800 widescreen, DVDRW drive, 100Gb 7200RPM HDD, XP Pro SP2.
Plus some extras - Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Notebook, Logitech G5, Icemat 2nd Edition, Logitech X-230 2.1 speakers.

Regretted it ever since, it's had nothing but problems the whole time and has currently been at the workshop a month waiting for a replacement lid after it cracked open.
But it wasn't my decision - my dad decided I didn't have enough room for a desktop, however with assorted external drives etc this laptop takes up far more room than any desktop could . . . anyway, long and bitter story.
Suffice to say it was OK at the time, and I wish more and more every day for a desktop PC.

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    Re: September monthly poll
    « Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 05:49:40 PM »
    I guess my computer is about 5 years old now and still running like a clock on the original install of W2K.
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    Computer   
    Operating System   Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    OS Service Pack   Service Pack 4
    DirectX   4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name   EDDIE-XS6QT4QNA
    User Name   Eddie
       
    Motherboard   
    CPU Type   Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
    Motherboard Name   Asus P4P800 Deluxe  (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 WiFi, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset   Intel Springdale i865PE
    System Memory   1024 MB  (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type   AMI (08/20/03)
    Communication Port   Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port   Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port   ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
       
    Display   
    Video Adapter   NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X  (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator   nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
    Monitor   Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]  (CX  276964)
       
    Multimedia   
    Audio Adapter   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]
       
    Storage   
    IDE Controller   Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Floppy Drive   Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive   WDC WD800JB-00CRA1  (74 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive   HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8520B  (52x/24x/52x CD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status   OK
       
    Partitions   
    C: (NTFS)   76308 MB (60821 MB free)
       
    Input   
    Keyboard   Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse   Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
       
    Network   
    Network Adapter   WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface  (210.1.205.17)
    Modem   Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem
       
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    Printer   Canon BJC-2100SP
    Printer   Fax
    USB1 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
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    USB1 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB2 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]

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      Re: September monthly poll
      « Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007, 07:07:35 PM »
      Funny, I've never thought of naming my computer :-\. Can anybody think of a good name for it? If you wanna know the specs, click here.

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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007, 08:48:30 PM »
        I surf the net on this emachine T3422   which I bought at best buy on the famed!!!!  May 22 nd weekend 2005,  when corporate screwed up and sold the tower with a 15" lcd for 222.00   !!! ( stock- celeron 3.06 cpu / 120 gig hd/ 512 ram / dvd/cd )   While paying for it, I called my dad and he came up and bought one  too. This price lasted 48 hours before they caught it and realized they made a mistake.

        I've built 2 other puters since,  one for my son for Christmas and the one you see on the bottom of my posts which I never use but bow to on occasion and say prayers  :o
        I just don't use it too much except for games and watching a "loud" movie...( saving it for  c & c )  lol    ;)

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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #8 on: September 07, 2007, 07:05:47 AM »
        Funny, I've never thought of naming my computer :-\. Can anybody think of a good name for it? If you wanna know the specs, click here.
        ummm i think you should call your computer Thunder( its a kool thing to call your comp) hope you like it , if you dont let me know and i will think of another one :)

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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #9 on: September 07, 2007, 08:25:14 AM »
        Few years ago, one of my most stable builds (I ended up building a new one and keeping this one to use to test other components incase something went wrong on other computers) was called Old Trusty. It was a great little runner at the time. Had a 1GHZ cpu (forget which kind now though) 32MB Riva TNT2 GFX and a 10GB HDD. Forget the rest of the specs, I think it had 512MB Ram, but it never gave me any problems. I loved that machine... It's long gone now though :-[

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          Re: September monthly poll
          « Reply #10 on: September 07, 2007, 03:18:19 PM »
          What's a word for small but powerful? I like thunder, but are there any other suggestions before I make my decision?

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            Re: September monthly poll
            « Reply #11 on: September 07, 2007, 05:53:12 PM »
            Got my first custom-built PC this year in January ^^. I don't know what to name mine either.. Right now i'm calling it Faithful.

            Specs:

            Nvidia Geforce 7600
            2Gb Ram
            230GB HDD
            Intel Duo Core2
            Black Thermaltake Soprano Case
            G15 Keyboard
            G5 Mouse
            No-Brand Speakers
            Canon MP170 Printer
            Samsung SyncMaster 920N

            =P Yes i love my accessories.

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              Re: September monthly poll
              « Reply #12 on: September 07, 2007, 06:18:58 PM »
              I built my custom PC (stats in signature), somewhere between 2 and 5 months ago, so appropriately, thats what I voted.

              I'll probably get a new graphics card after I pay off the 1/2 of my new car. Does that count as a new 'build' or just an 'upgrade' ? ?
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              Re: September monthly poll
              « Reply #13 on: September 07, 2007, 06:47:37 PM »
              I own 12 computers, but my newest was bought from Dell, its a laptop (though, I need to send it back since there is some supposed problem with the motherboard, so they will send me an empty box)

              Its a Dell Inspiron E1505 with 1GB of RAM, Windows Vista, and a (x2) 1.73 CoreDuo processor, with a nVidia 7300 graphics card in it. It works great


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              « Reply #14 on: September 07, 2007, 07:50:26 PM »
              I got my Compaq Presario laptop 3 years ago.

              This is the 4th year, and it already needs to be replaced!
              Our other computers always lasted more then 6 years.

              Very tempted to buy an Acer or Toshiba with Vista Home Premium.

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              Re: September monthly poll
              « Reply #15 on: September 07, 2007, 09:30:54 PM »
              I think i've had my computer for about 4 years now, i'm not sure.

              Apart from some RAM upgrades, new fans, new video card, new HD and processor (all over the past 4 years), this thing has been great.

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              Re: September monthly poll
              « Reply #16 on: September 07, 2007, 09:41:47 PM »
              I dont wanna explain it all again...

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                « Reply #17 on: September 09, 2007, 04:19:40 AM »
                I've had Max (I call him Max on the account its a Mac) for about a good 3 months to commemorate my 13th birthday. This in it self came all in good timing as I can finally play MMOs legally again*. Stupid COPPA. Anyway this is the third computer in the family and I have claimed it as my own lol. If only I could upgrade parts with less hassle. I was thinking of putting a new graphics card in but I can't find anyone who will touch it because its a Mac. Why does Techno-God hate me so!

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                Re: September monthly poll
                « Reply #18 on: September 09, 2007, 09:16:27 AM »
                I dont wanna explain it all again...

                Salute!!!
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                  Re: September monthly poll
                  « Reply #19 on: September 09, 2007, 06:12:39 PM »
                  i call mine the spartan god, becuase i built it the day 300 came out in theater.

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                        Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
                        OS Service Pack                                   Service Pack 2
                        DirectX                                           4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
                        Computer Name                                     IVAN
                        User Name                                         ivan

                      Motherboard:
                        CPU Type                                          Unknown, 2000 MHz
                        Motherboard Name                                  Unknown
                        Motherboard Chipset                               Unknown
                        System Memory                                     2048 MB
                        BIOS Type                                         AMI (10/26/06)

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                        Video Adapter                                     NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS  (256 MB)
                        Monitor                                           Gateway EV700  [17" CRT]  (LIC13304630)

                      Multimedia:
                        Audio Adapter                                     Realtek HD Audio output

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                        IDE Controller                                    NVIDIA MCP61 Serial ATA Controller
                        IDE Controller                                    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
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                        Disk Drive                                        WDC WD800JD-75MSA3  (74 GB, IDE)
                        Optical Drive                                     Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A
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                        D: (NTFS)                                         305234 MB (233877 MB free)
                        Total Size                                        372.6 GB (266.7 GB free)

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                        Network Adapter                                   Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with SpeedBooster 
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                  Re: September monthly poll
                  « Reply #20 on: September 09, 2007, 07:22:36 PM »
                  Ivan: (UnlovedWarrior)
                  Does your nVidia graphics card use any of the computers physical RAM? My 7300 Go Series nVidia card does, about 100MB's, which isnt bad, but I thought it was odd, since it already has 256MB built in

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                    Re: September monthly poll
                    « Reply #21 on: September 09, 2007, 08:10:07 PM »
                    not sure...

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                    Re: September monthly poll
                    « Reply #22 on: September 10, 2007, 09:35:32 AM »
                    What's a word for small but powerful?

                    Not really a word for it, but your description reminds me of a Wolverine. Small animals but surprisingly strong. (not that I've had personal experience of this :o )

                    ...Plus, Wolverine was always my faveourite X-Man.
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                    Re: September monthly poll
                    « Reply #23 on: September 10, 2007, 09:40:22 AM »
                    Ivan: (UnlovedWarrior)
                    Does your nVidia graphics card use any of the computers physical RAM? My 7300 Go Series nVidia card does, about 100MB's, which isnt bad, but I thought it was odd, since it already has 256MB built in
                    The 7600GS does not use TurboCache (system memory).
                    Many mobile cards do now use system RAM to supplement their own VRAM, especially lower-end cards like the 7300 Go.

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                    Re: September monthly poll
                    « Reply #24 on: September 10, 2007, 07:04:14 PM »
                    Ivan: (UnlovedWarrior)
                    Does your nVidia graphics card use any of the computers physical RAM? My 7300 Go Series nVidia card does, about 100MB's, which isnt bad, but I thought it was odd, since it already has 256MB built in
                    The 7600GS does not use TurboCache (system memory).
                    Many mobile cards do now use system RAM to supplement their own VRAM, especially lower-end cards like the 7300 Go.
                    Aww, mines lower-end? Dang.
                    Well, good enough for me. I was told not to get the ATI card

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                    Re: September monthly poll
                    « Reply #25 on: September 12, 2007, 08:03:21 AM »
                    The 3 indicates how high in the series it is.
                    7100, 7200, 7300, 7400, 7600, 7700, 7800, 7900, 7950.
                    There is a large gap between the 7400 and 7600 in terms of performance though, the 7600/7700 are mainstream cards, the ones below that are budget/value cards, and the ones above that are performance cards.
                    Out of interest, what ATI card were you told not to get?

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                    Re: September monthly poll
                    « Reply #26 on: September 12, 2007, 02:57:58 PM »
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                    Out of interest, what ATI card were you told not to get?
                    He tells me that he has had nothing but problems from their brand. They have heat and driver issues.

                    He has had many comparisons with different brands in the hardware world, I do not. So, I ask him, and he strongly recommended nVidia as compared to ATI.

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                      Re: September monthly poll
                      « Reply #27 on: September 12, 2007, 11:01:10 PM »
                      My current computer started life as a Compaq I bought in the fall of 2001 because I moved into a house with broadband and didn't want to just upgrade my old P133.

                      I forgot the exact original specs but had it a Pentium II CPU(maybe 1.2 GB), 128 MB ram, 40 GB HD, DVD and CD players and an LCD monitor. Unfortunately it also came with Windows ME.

                      What a horrible piece of s*!t that OS was. But I kept it until the summer of 2005, adding small hardware upgrades like a Belkin wireless card and SoundBlaster audio card.

                      Finally couldn't stand the ME crashes anymore and tried to update to XP.  I had all kinds of problems with that, eventually I had to give up and take it to my local shop for them to do the upgrade.

                      That worked fine for a while then it started shutting down like it had overheating or power supply problems. Took it to the shop and they found the motherboard was cracked. They offered to do a partial rebuild so I ended with this hybrid:

                      Antec SLK 1650 mini tower case w/350W PSU (new)
                      Gigabyte GA-8S661 FXMP board (new)
                      Intel Celeron 2.8 GB CPU (new)
                      128 MB RAM (original)
                      Quantum Fireball 40 GB HDD (original)
                      Compaq DVD player (original)
                      Compaq CD player (original)
                      Compaq 15" LCD monitor (original)

                      I have since bumped the ram up to 1 GB, put in a EVGA GeForce 7600GS video card,  replaced the Compaq CD player with a Yamaha CD/RW and added two additional cooling fans. I have Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, Bose Companion 2 speakers and an Iomega 160 GB external HD.

                      My computer is truly a work in progress.

                      Oh, and I still have the P133...and it still works.   

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                      Re: September monthly poll
                      « Reply #28 on: September 13, 2007, 11:30:43 AM »
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                      Out of interest, what ATI card were you told not to get?
                      He tells me that he has had nothing but problems from their brand. They have heat and driver issues.

                      He has had many comparisons with different brands in the hardware world, I do not. So, I ask him, and he strongly recommended nVidia as compared to ATI.
                      Fair enough.
                      To be honest, in most situations it comes down to whoever has the better cards out at the time you want one.  I wouldn't personally buy a card based on brand preference, only on what suited me best.  But some people do, occasionally they have a really bad experience with one item and then avoid that manufacturer afterwards.

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                      « Reply #29 on: September 13, 2007, 03:44:07 PM »
                      I own 11 computers.

                      I setup the 2 Ultra-5's running Solaris 10 about 3 years ago, and just tweak the software now and again. They run my email, apache, DNS, etc
                      I setup the ancient SPARCstation-1 with Solaris 7 about 5 years ago, it just runs sendmail cos I haven't migrated that to one of the Ultra-5's
                      The old AMD-K2 167MHz I setup about 4 years ago just runs a samba service on Suse 9.3 linux, I haven't got round to turning it off yet.
                      Just over a year ago I setup an Ultra-1 with Solaris 9 to run backups, but my mate hasn't given me the DAT jukebox he promised me yet.
                      The 2 SunRay's didn't need any setup, just power them on and they get all they need via DHCP boot from the Ultra-5.
                      The iMac I bought a year ago doesn't need any hardware setup, I just want to upgrade to MacOS 10.4.
                      The Acer Aspire 5672 laptop is setup dual boot with WinXP SP2 and Suse 10.0 linux, that was about a year ago.
                      The wife's Gigabyte laptop is just running WinXP SP2 Chinese Simplified version. Yes Gigabyte do sell laptops in China (and probably Taiwan) although I've not seen any on the market in the UK/US. That was setup about a year ago.
                      The Netra-T1 I've just got I'm about to setup with Solaris 10 and Asterisk to run a VoIP business.

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                      « Reply #30 on: September 14, 2007, 04:38:10 AM »
                      Have had my new Dell Inspiron 530 for 2 weeks now....and love it.

                      Dell Inspiron 530
                      Windows Vista Premium
                      Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2Ghz, 2Mb L2 Cache, 800Mhz FSB
                      4Gb NECC Dual Channel DDR2 667Mhz SDRAM
                      22" Widescreen LCD Monitor
                      256Mb NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT video card
                      Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card Dolby 7.1
                      500Gb SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD with Native Command
                      Dual Drives - 16X DVD+/- RW with Dual Layer Write capabilities & 16X Max DVD-ROM
                      Dell Hybrid PAL/SECAM/DVB-T TV Tuner with remote control
                      13-in-1 Hi-Speed multi card reader
                      Dell IEEE Firewire 1394 PCI Card
                      Logitech X-530 70watts RMS 5.1 speaker system

                      Cheers
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                      « Reply #31 on: September 16, 2007, 08:26:24 AM »
                      A frend wanted me to biuld him a computer but i was sold a faulty power suply and it set on fire when i got the his place after a 4 hour drive had to take it back home the shop was kind enough to replace the motherboad, RAM, PSU and HDD as all of it was affected then take it back to him so i ended up driving 16 hours in two days but he is happy with it now and i have leant a lesson test the computer before i give it to the owner  :)

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                      « Reply #32 on: September 18, 2007, 01:16:14 PM »
                      I've got one dell latitude laptop that is about 4 years old and about time for replacing. It's mainly my wife's pc, so I can't do much experimenting with it.
                      Also a dell opti-something that I found in a dumpster. It was loaded with about 120 viruses, so I wiped it out when I got it home and installed linux. It's a happy computer now. :)
                      Also got a dell GX110 that my dad found in a house he cleaned up. Not much to it, just a 700MHz cpu and a little bit of ram. And of course linux now. :)
                      Last in line is a sony vaio that my pastor didn't want anymore. It's old too. I don't even know what the cpu rating is on it. If it's even got one. It had windows 98 on it, but now it's got nothing on it. Not even linux. Linux didn't even like it!
                      At work, it's another story. Both my computers have over 3GHz processors (one is dual core) and at least 2gb ram and probably close to a tb of hdd space each.

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                        « Reply #33 on: September 19, 2007, 03:13:44 PM »
                        Also a dell opti-something that I found in a dumpster. It was loaded with about 120 viruses, so I wiped it
                        Heh, I wish I could find a computer like that!

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                        « Reply #34 on: September 19, 2007, 03:23:40 PM »
                        oh, you like viruses? :P Maybe you should try dumpster diving! You'd be amazed at what people throw away.
                        It's not a very fast computer... I think its a 1.2ghz, 128mb ram, and 20-40gb hdd. It got me going on php though. :)

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                          « Reply #35 on: September 19, 2007, 04:35:45 PM »
                          Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

                          Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.

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                          « Reply #36 on: September 20, 2007, 02:43:19 AM »
                          I have a new PC now as well, a Compaq Ipaq.
                          Specs: Pentium 3 1000MHz, 512Mb RAM, 20Gb HDD, CD-ROM drive.  OS will be Win2K as soon as I get a keyboard for it, and I also need a new screwdriver to open the silly thing.

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                          « Reply #37 on: September 20, 2007, 07:28:20 AM »
                          Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

                          Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
                          Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
                          My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)

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                          « Reply #38 on: September 20, 2007, 04:59:20 PM »
                          Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

                          Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
                          Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
                          My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)
                          Heh, sounds like my 1993 Leading Edge laptop, I guess it had 3.11 installed on it, but the HDD crapped out...

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                            « Reply #39 on: September 20, 2007, 06:46:54 PM »
                            Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

                            Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
                            Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
                            My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)
                            Did it have a funny little ball mouse?

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                            « Reply #40 on: September 20, 2007, 06:55:37 PM »
                            Well it's a lot better than the old laptop I used to have, and it would work great for testing purposes.

                            Maybe people don't throw as much away here on the border (of Mexico) because they can't afford to do so.
                            Oh! I forgot about my other, old laptop!
                            My dad cleaned up a house a few years ago and found this laptop that had Windows 3.1 installed. It only had a black and white screen and the original battery looked like it was 6 C-cell batteries that were taped together. It was a work of art. :) I used it for a whole year, taking notes in class. But if the power ever went out (It did once) the battery didn't keep the thing on. It certainly served it's purpose though! :)
                            Did it have a funny little ball mouse?
                            No, it actually didnt have a mouse at all

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                              « Reply #41 on: September 20, 2007, 06:58:49 PM »
                              I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.

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                              « Reply #42 on: September 20, 2007, 07:20:13 PM »
                              I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.
                              I sure pay attention...

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                                « Reply #43 on: September 20, 2007, 10:11:08 PM »
                                I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.
                                I sure pay attention...
                                lol, well you have (had?) and old laptop too, so it's fine.

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                                « Reply #44 on: September 20, 2007, 10:19:22 PM »
                                I was refering to michaellewis's post, but ok.
                                I sure pay attention...
                                lol, well you have (had?) and old laptop too, so it's fine.
                                I still have it, my oldest computer is a IBM Model 30
                                This isnt mine, but its one just like it:
                                http://mastodonpc.tripod.com/personal/images/8530-h31.jpg
                                Specs mastodonpc.tripod.com/personal/8530-h31.html (I think mine is 4MHz though, and an 80MB HDD, and I think it had a max of 4MB Memory)
                                I used to use it all the time, until the hard drive crashed.

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                                  « Reply #45 on: September 20, 2007, 10:23:23 PM »
                                  We've had those type before. Ones with tape drives and the old large floppys.

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                                  « Reply #46 on: September 20, 2007, 10:24:22 PM »
                                  We've had those type before. Ones with tape drives and the old large floppys.
                                  That was one of the first IBM's to have the 3.5" floppy, I think

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                                  « Reply #47 on: September 21, 2007, 02:54:36 PM »
                                  Did it have a funny little ball mouse?
                                  ya it had a ball mouse that hooked up via a serial port on the back. :)

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                                    « Reply #48 on: September 21, 2007, 06:38:48 PM »
                                    Did it have a funny little ball mouse?
                                    ya it had a ball mouse that hooked up via a serial port on the back. :)
                                    Are those things hard to use?

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                                    « Reply #49 on: September 22, 2007, 02:10:16 PM »
                                    What, the ball part or the serial part? :P
                                    you just need a good mouse pad, that's all. Haven't you ever used a ball mouse?

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                                      « Reply #50 on: September 23, 2007, 02:07:38 PM »
                                      What, the ball part or the serial part? :P
                                      you just need a good mouse pad, that's all. Haven't you ever used a ball mouse?
                                      Ok sorry, I was refering a ballpoint mouse.

                                      Of course I've used a ball mouse!

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                                      « Reply #51 on: September 24, 2007, 07:19:36 AM »
                                      ballpoint mouse? Where'd you come up with that idea? is it like a ball point pen?

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                                        « Reply #52 on: September 24, 2007, 01:11:59 PM »
                                        http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=ballpoint+mouse&gbv=2

                                        A friend had an old computer with one of those on it.