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Whats the oldest Laptop or PC you still use regularly?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

How many of you guys still find use for old PC's and laptops? How old is the unit that is still running? What do you use your old PC for?

I am typing this forum post on a decade old laptop that is running Lubuntu linux. This old Dell has a duel core Pentium cpu, 4 gigs of ddr3, SSD, a newer battery. Its usable as day to day web surfing, music streaming, emailing mule. 

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daily use? my 2011 travelmate


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: CX550m

 

Secondary PC: Cedar mill

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CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM   PSU: HP 250 watt   Case: Sunbeam Quarterback   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

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CPU: C2D E8400  RAM: 2x2+2x1 gb DDR3   HDD: 4x Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI 1TB   PSU: Acbel 320w 80+ gold

 

Laptop: HP Elitebook 8460p

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CPU: I5-2540m  GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 8+4GB 1333 mhz DDR3   SSD: mx500 250gb  Screen: TN 768p

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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I still use my 2010 easynote ts

i just upgraded the ram from an older scraped asus rog g20 and put a ssd in it boots in 20scd and with i5 it's still decent mind you my parents use it so no games but no hiccups whatsoever 

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Now a days, my 2014 Macbook Air.

 

Though, used to use laptops from 2008-2010 as soon as last semester.


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Main PC: See spoiler tag

Laptop: Early 2014 Macbook Air. Intel i5-4260U, 4GB RAM, 128GB Apple PCI-E SSD, Intel HD Graphics 5000

Phones: iPhone XS Max, IPhone 6s x2, iPhone 5s. Lots more in parts.

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor  (Purchased For $200.00) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 57 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Motherboard: MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (Purchased For $120.00) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (Purchased For $130.00) 
Storage: Kingston Predator 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $40.00) 
Storage: Crucial MX300 1.05 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $100.00) 
Storage: Western Digital Red 8 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $180.00) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card  (Purchased For $370.00) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMi 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $120.00) 
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  (Purchased For $75.00) 
Monitor: Dell U2417H 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Monitor: LG 34UM69G-B 34.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Custom: Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution Nvidia Edition  (Purchased For $60.00)
Total: $1395.00

 

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it doesn't have a make or model but it's a 486-dx40 with 8mb of ram and i use it to test cinepak video

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Mainly using my X99 rig, but my old 2011 one (i5-2500, Z77 MoBo) is lately being used more and more. 

I am looking into moving over completely from Win7 to Linux.  The old rig is great for testing stuff without having to resort to dualboot.  With a modern GPU (I had a couple of 1070s left over from mining so that was a no-brainer) it's still pretty good for 1440p gaming. 

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I never owned a laptop and only pc i have is around 8 years old now though i've been upgrading it over the years and everything has changed from what it was originally except the monitor


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MacBook Pro early ‘15 model. Oldest hardware I use at the moment 


 

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My gaming rig is essentially a 2011 HP desktop that I put a few parts in.


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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home, Pop! OS and Linux Mint 64-Bit

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

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Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Linux Mint 64-Bit 

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REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

Linux Mint 32-Bit (I’ve found its snappy on old systems. It works really well with both of my old laptops.)

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Mobile Devices:

iPad Air 2 64GB Space Grey [running iPadOS 13.1]

iPhone 11 64GB (Product) Red [iOS 13.1]

 

ok, maybe I use night theme a little

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i have a 2006 mac mini that i use from time to time for fun. gpu overheat all the time so i modded it and added a 80mm usb fan on top. might post a picture later :) 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, chen57 said:

i have a 2006 mac mini that i use from time to time for fun. gpu overheat all the time so i modded it and added a 80mm usb fan on top. might post a picture later :) 

Sounds cool, I would like to see what it looks like. 

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On 5/22/2019 at 4:27 PM, networkdown said:

How many of you guys still find use for old PC's and laptops? How old is the unit that is still running? What do you use your old PC for?

I am typing this forum post on a decade old laptop that is running Lubuntu linux. This old Dell has a duel core Pentium cpu, 4 gigs of ddr3, SSD, a newer battery. Its usable as day to day web surfing, music streaming, emailing mule. 

The oldest that belongs to me is a beated up lenovo ideapad 100-15ibd that I got for 50 bucks that got some love (upgraded to 16gigs of ram and got ssd) and now I use it as a htpc.

The one I used the most is a razer blade which I accidentally broke the keyboard and now the sits comfortably behind the TV.


PC:

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I9-9900k @4,8Ghz (1.131V), 32 gigs G.Skill (2*16) @3Ghzz390 Maximum XI Formula, Kraken x62, 2080ti Matrix @1.9Ghz, 970 evo 256 gigs860 evo 500 gigs, 2tb hdd Seagate, CXM750WH500

HTPCs:

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Razer Blade 14 (2015)(I broke the keyboard)

Lenovo Ideapad 100-15idb (the screen was broken)

Laptop:

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Lenovo Yogabook x91f

Lenovo Thinkpad T480 

Peripherals:

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Monitor - MSI Optix MAG241C

Mouse - Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

Keyboard - Corsair K70 MK.2

Headphones - Corsair Void Pro

 

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The oldest machine I use regularly is an X230 that is one of my daily drivers although I might retire it in favor of a newer model soon (or get another X230 and mod it for FHD).


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-i7-8700k @5.3Ghz and 1.36v

EVGA K|NGP|N 1080Ti

64gb 3200 CL15 RAM-

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On 5/24/2019 at 1:53 PM, networkdown said:

Sounds cool, I would like to see what it looks like. 

I removed the optical drive

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