What is the oldest computer that you have currently in your possesion?

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  1. Narwhal

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    was? you still are. dont kill me plz

     
  2. Latios Jeff

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    The oldest machine I have in my room has got to be my HP Pavilion ze4800. The battery is completely flat and doesn't hold a charge anymore.
    It's got an AMD Athlon XP-M processor with half a Gig of ram in it while running Windows XP Service pack 3. My dad pretty much found this computer along with an older IBM Thinkpad laptop for 0 dollars.
    I've ran it as my backup and secondary computer for communications back in I think 2014ish to early 2015, but boy did Skype bog that poor laptop down since half a gig is not much at all for my average tasks. Once I got my Android tablet, I've stopped using the old HP since it was getting a bit bulky to take with me into the living room, plus the battery life was not that great.

    ( Update: I just found a photo a snapped with my tablet one night while playing Ecco The Dolphin on it )

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  3. Googlefluff

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    WP_20170205_20_37_22_Pro.jpg

    Does this count? :p
     
  4. DankEngihn

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    Had a Dimension, but it caught fire. Never got rid of it. It's sitting in the corner of my basement, which still smells like burnt plastic.
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    not really.... XD
     
  5. Blitzkrieg0628

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    This is my IBM Thinkpad 760XD from 1997, compared with one of my other laptops.
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  6. NewtonASDF

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    PowerMac G4 Gigabit (2001)
    Dual 450MHz G4 7400
    512 MB PC100 RAM
    ATI RAGE 128 Pro
    Dual 40 GB HDDs
    10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2 triple boot

     
  7. Tsutarja495

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    Oldest PC in my posession:

    A Dell Dimension 4600.

    Used to have a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 in there, but had to downgrade to a 2.8 GHz model after the old CPU died.
    Had 1 GB of DDR, but got upgraded to 3 GB.
    250 gigs of storage.
    An Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 which got swapped out for a Radeon 9250. All I ever did was play Midtown Madness on it so that didn't matter.
    And finally, the OS. Windows XP Service Pack 2, which I later upgraded to SP3.
     
  8. spavatch

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    Commodore 128 from 1987, my first computer ever.
     
  9. Core2Duo_E7400 2

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    I have a beige tower with a Core2Duo and 4GB of ram, it also has android X86 (or it did have when the HDD was installed).

    Soon it will have a Nvidea G210 too mwahaha.

    I like to call it a restomod.

    21/1/2000 is the date on the case.
     

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  10. vmlinuz

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    Apple IIc with ROM v255.
     
  11. zestyfolfdude

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    HP pavilion p6000 series

    AMD Phenom II 840T quad-core proscessor

    6GB DDR3 system memory

    1 Terabyte hard drive

    SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe technology

    ATI Radeon integrated graphics

    Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n

    Gunuine Windows 7 home premium

    See? It's an office computer.

    The monitor is sad.

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  12. FalloutNode

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    P4 2.66 ghz
    2GB ram
    80 gb HDD
    IntelGMA 910/GL graphics
    your average 2003 PC
     
  13. airman426

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    I have, somewhere down in the recesses of my basement, a very old Wang 2200 from 1973, and my uncle has a very old IBM 1400 series, which was from the early 1960s. I used to have an old Apollo guidance computer, but I donated it to a museum.
     
  14. Arioh

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    not so long ago i sended to trash bin complety fried old Spectrum... too beeaten and weared to being repaired...
    so now i have oldest pc - athlon xp 1600, 256mb ram, Esla Erazor 3 (Riva TNT2 32 mb ram)
     
  15. AdamB

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    1997 Toshiba Tecra 8000.
    Intel Pentium II w/MMX @266MHz
    128MB PC100 SDRAM
    10GB 4200RPM IDE Hard Drive
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 :)
    It was very slow!! :D
     
  16. Y4123theGamer

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    a 2005 Dell Latitude D610
     
  17. comradecommie

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    some mid-90s IBM Thinkpad with a dying backlight and a corrupted hard-drive
    i like to think of it as something that should've died
    if its any newer i also got some random 98ish sony vaio with a broke dc power cable
    if we talk desktops it's some dell dimension 3000 that died
    so i gutted it
    and now its gonna be a sleeper
     
  18. Shotgun Chuck

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    A Gateway of unknown model number (i.e. I could go look, but I'm too lazy). Markings on the case say 12/97 and it still works fine, with the only non-original parts being the CD drive (replaced early on), the graphics card (genuine Voodoo3), and maybe? the Zip drive (anyone remember those?). Originally Windows 95, now Windows 98. Still occasionally used for playing old games like Need for Speed High Stakes. With a 300MHz Pentium II, it was pretty fast in its day, though not necessarily a gaming rig (graphics card had to be bought aftermarket, remember).

    I thought I was going to win with this thing but people here have like _86es and Apple IIs, so I guess not.

    If anyone here still has a PC copy of Need for Speed High Stakes or Porsche Unleashed, and a computer that's a good fit for it, I recommend that you go back and play them again. They just have this... something that newer racing games lack somehow. It's like, in all of the focus on graphics and storylines and multiplayer and blah blah blah, developers have forgotten what fun is. I can't really explain it, but their reasonably robust single-player and inherent moddability gave them absurd replay value.

    Hot Pursuit 2, which I had on the PS2, is the same way. The graphics were pretty OK, at least for the time, the tracks were good, the physics were arcadey enough to be fun but realistic enough to be believable... the only thing that was really cheesy was the cop chases, but they were fun too.
     
  19. JackCossack

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    There is a Commodore Amiga 500 (I think it's a 500) my dad had when he was roughly my age. I need to see if it still works.
     
  20. Core2Duo_E7400 2

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    My beige tower did have a 3.5" HDD that had 10GB and spun at 7200RPM

    It would still work if I wanted it to but the motherboard in the machine now has no support for the IDE signal connector.

    It currently has a 160GB 5400RPM 2.5" Toshiba SATA drive.
     
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