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Watching the WAN show today.  Linus put on his best impression of Rain Man, Kim Peek, as he rattled off detailed memories of all his CPU's.  Thought this might be a fun thread topic.  What was your first CPU.  Meaning the first computer for which you were the primary user.  

 

For me, my family had earlier computers than this one.  An old Texas Instruments PC, and a Coleco Adam with it's bizarre power supply located in the impact printer that came with it.  (Not to mention if you left a data cassette in the drive it would release an EMP that would erase all the data.  :( .  While I did bang away on both of those as a small child and played games on the Coleco ... my first CPU was this bad boy. 

 

An AMD 8086-1  I believe it ran at 8MHz.    

 

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It was in a Tandy 1000 RL/FD.  I have described it here before.    512 k of ram, 3.5' Floppy drive Tandy graphics&sound and a GUI called Deskmate.   It made one feel special to have a computer that software would specifically advertise it was compatible with.. like an Apple YET it could run most software too.  It did have ONE thing ahead of it's time.  MsDOS and the GUI were packaged with the TANDY equivalent of the BIOS.  The GUI and a boatload of software including a few games would run from ROM.  It was obsolete in every way in less than a year... except that.    I did not experience such fast load times until I got an SSD, in my Surface pro 1 over 20 years latter. (  I sound like Peter Paul Chato having a random brain fart....at the ripe age of 39)  
 

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I bet if carefully reassembled this thing would boot with no issues. 

 

After that it was a Tandy Sensation II with a 486 that I upgraded to a Cyrix 586.   Then in college I built a couple  computers using  AMD Athlon processors.   After that  I more or less switched to laptops.    Until the Surface pro I was still partial to AMD. 

 


So that was/ IS my first CPU right there.  How about yours.

 

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Commodore 128, not sure what was in it but that was my first PC/Computer.

 

Then my folks got a 486 sx 25 when I was 14 from Sam's Club :)

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Ah, too young when it was in use to remember the Mac model that was in my house first, but after a while I learned that a core 2 duo of some variety was in my iMac, so that's the first CPU I knew the name of in my house

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Ah, it's too late at night for me to go digging up what the model number was. What I do know is it was an AMD 1 core CPU. Silicon FC on a PCB substrate, no IHS. Pretty recent by computer history standards. Rocked that for a couple of years as a mid teen.

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Tandy 1000 w/286 8mhz

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But first one I bought on my own money was an Intel Pentium III 450Mhz on a Diamond Micronics 440BX

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I started with a Pentium II 266 MHz, then upgraded to an AMD Athlon 3200+, then an Athlon X2 3800+, Intel Core2Quad Q9300 and finally to the i5 3570 I am using now. I also had secondary systems with some Pentium IIIs for some time.

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My Brother and I bought a PC from LIDL that had a Pentium 2 with 350Mhz (A80523), if i remember correctly. The golden time of discounters selling good hardware at a reasonable price...

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Commodore 64C that was purchased in 1989.

MOS Technologies 6510 CPU at 1Mhz

64KB RAM + 20KB ROM

VIC-II Graphics 320x200 16 colours

 

Etc etc

I had a 1571 disk drive.

 

Boy life was good in 1989.

 

 

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The first cpu i ever bay from my own money brand new whas a Core i7 920 and a asus rampage 2 extreme mobo.

 

I had a pc with an amd atlhon xp 1500+ cpu before that, but that whas a share pc between my sister and me and my parrent buy it for us bofh. 

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9 hours ago, mariushm said:

Mine was an AMD K6-2 333MHz with a PC Chips Elpina M577 motherboard and 64MB SDRAM.

Yes .. In my faulty recollection in the OP.. One of those PC's I built was AMD K6-2  Then I had an Athlon 64 based system.  I used to buy a "bare bone" pc.  Just a case with a mobo  and power supply and "assemble a computer" from that.  Still remember how much faster Linux used to get (or just feel) when the kernel was recompiled for the AMD processors.   Especially since for a long time 64 bit was just a novelty that no software really used.  For the longest time.. it felt like we'd never have a 64 bit web browser. 

 

The K6-2 was just so SOO much more cost effective than a Pentium and did 99.5% of the same stuff.  Intel was flooding the market with commercials like this one from 1990 ish onward.  (Since AMD was not really a factor then makes one wonder who they were up against.)   They made Pentium look like something from Star wars.  

 

 

 

Funny thing is... there is no way that computer animation was done on an Intel based computer.  In 1993 that was probably done on an Silicon graphics MIPS workstation. 

 

2 hours ago, Crash Dummy said:

Commodore 64C that was purchased in 1989.

MOS Technologies 6510 CPU at 1Mhz

64KB RAM + 20KB ROM

VIC-II Graphics 320x200 16 colours

 

Etc etc

I had a 1571 disk drive.

 

Boy life was good in 1989.

 

 

Ah yes.  The golden days when no one thought anyone would ever need more than 64, 128, or 512 KILObytes  (and that meant 1024 bytes then).  I used to hear things like you could store so many thousands of copies of the Bible in that amount of space. 

 

My cousins family had a commodore 64 it had some pretty good games.  I am amazed that no one in the 90's tried to implement all the circuits of the C64 on an add in card for PC.  You know  like how there existed an Apple ][ card for Macintosh back in the day.  They weren't as ubiquitous as PC's were by then... but they had a huge library of software for home users.   

 

That was the one bad thing about those days.  It was standard that if you got a new PC, even one from the same company, nothing at all would necessarily be compatible.  

 

 

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6 hours ago, Bramimond said:

Intel 80286.

Sadly, I gave the entire PC away in the late 1990s.

It would probably be worth some real money to a collector IF it was in full working condition.  Sure we can emulate the hardware these days.    In fact, probably the entire Mobo of my first computer can, and has essentially, been implemented in one chip (an SOC).  It's just not the same. 

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Mine was a Motorola 68000 (Apple Macintosh SE with hard disk drive).

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For me I think it's E7500 and still have it until now 

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The first PC I built had one of the first 1GHz Intel processors.  I can't remember which one exactly though.  

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Intel E6600
2 cores, 2.4ghz, 4mb cache

 

Part of the ''core 2'' family of late 2006.

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Ahh, the good days when i had an intel 4030u...

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That i bought myself. QX6850.

That was in my own PC as kid given to me by parents. 486/100

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first cpu, my own computer.

 

an AMD K6-2 400mhz chip. which i quickly figured out how to clock to 500mhz. i still have most of that system kicking around.

 

for completeness sake,

#2 Athlon XP 1800+

#3 Athlon 64 3200+

#4 Athlon 64 x2 4200+

#5 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

#6 Intel Core i5 2500k

#7 Intel Core i5 6600k

 

#8 looks like it'll be a 3rd gen ryzen

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