View Full Version : Who's got the oldest computer?
08-11-2008, 08:42 AM
...for daily use that is.
I was just thinking that my laptop is getting pretty old, so I checked and see I got it in July 2002 - that's six years! It was $2,100 at the time and still works great. I support a few legacy applications for a client and it would be a real headache to try and reinstall all this old stuff on another computer.
I do have a brand new desktop as well, but I still use this Dell Inspiron 8200 daily.
08-11-2008, 09:03 AM
I built my current computer at the end of 2002- with the help of people here. I have since had to replace two hard drives and added more memory and upgraded the video card. It was and still is my first computer. Still going. Athlon XP 2400+
08-12-2008, 07:52 AM
How about a 600 MHz Pentium III with Windows 98? I had a 5 year old laptop with XP and decided after the third or fourth time reinstalling the OS after numerous viruses attacked it that I had enough.
It's been nearly a year using free AVG software and I have been very happy downgrading. I use other computers to perform more intensive tasks.
08-12-2008, 10:49 AM
my kids still play around with our Mac Classic from 1988-89.
08-12-2008, 10:53 PM
I'm posting from an abacus.
08-16-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm posting from an abacus.
08-16-2008, 10:34 PM
My main box is still the one I built in late 2000: Abit KD7 board with an Athalon XP 2100+. I've replaced and added hard drives, heat sink, power supply, sound card, DVD-RW, case fans, IDE cables. Moved it to a new(er) case a few years ago and added a home-built fan controller to the front panel. Still running the same Radeon 7000VE AGP 4x vid card. Added an Acer 22" widescreen glossy LCD a few months ago.
Excluding the monitor, I bet I've spent less than $1000 on it over 8 years. Still no plans/need for a new system.
Just this evening ordered a second 512MB stick of PC2700 for it.
08-16-2008, 10:36 PM
My laptop is a Dell Latitude C400, PIII 866, 256MB RAM, runs WinXP just fine if I keep it running lean (assuming, of course, I don't ask too much of it). No plans to upgrade that either. :shrug:
08-20-2008, 07:12 PM
My main box is still the one I built in late 2000...
Not quite, I waaaaay off... I built this thing in January 02. Just dug the receipts out of my file cabinet so that I could compare the price of the memory. In Jan 02 the original 512MB stick of PC2700 Corsair XMS was $160. The 512MB stick of PNY PC2700 whatever I just added was $32. That's a pretty decent drop, but I bet it's nothing compared to the processor. Assuming you could find an Athalon 2100+ XP (since the whole chipset's been obsolete for quite a while), I bet it'd be like $2. (I paid $90 @ googlegear). The original 80GB WD 7200rpm HD was $102. Radeon 7000VE was $53. Abit KD7-E mobo was $85. It's all still in there and working, all the original parts! Vintage!
Oh wait, the SB Live! Value died a few years ago... but that was a used part someone gave me so not truly original. Still has original mobo, HD, RAM, proc, CD burner. Have replaced heatsink/fan, PS and case but those were upgrades rather than dead parts.
What a piece of crap!
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