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ImpldConsent
Under Siege
Premium
join:2001-03-04
Mcdonough, GA
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·magicjack.com

Oldest running MAIN PC?

I've been cruising the forums recently and I read all about the high speed this/that/etc. It really struck me when I read "I still have an older i7". Wow - I need an upgrade. In that light, I'd ask: WHAT IS YOUR OLDEST - STILL RUNNING - MAIN PC?

Mine:
BUILT: Q4/2006
PROCESSOR: 2 x Intel Xeon 5355
RAM: 16GB DDR2/667mHz
SATA: YES / II (3GB/S)
SAS: YES
FSB: 1333mHz
PCIe: Yes, v1.x (x16 x 2), 6 slots
USB: Yes (USB2) x 8
IEEE1394: YES x1
VIDEO: Came with Quadro 4600 - now a simple/old GeForce 250
NETWORK: 1GB/E
AUDIO: Integrated Hi-Def - something - don't know, don't care.

Not sure what I can't do on this v. buying a new one.
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That's "MISTER" Kafir to you.



MineCoast
Premium
join:2004-10-06
127.0.0.1

Q1/2008
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
8 GB DDR2 Memory (Maxed)
750 GB SATA Drive

This system has been on 24/7 for the past 5 years and is still my main system to this day. I recently did a rebuild on it, but still using same hard drive, ram, cpu, etc and don't really have any plans on upgrading anytime soon, at least not the main parts.... want to get more/larger hard drives, bigger power supply, etc. I've already replaced the GPU, but I ran the stock GPU (8800 GT) up until a couple months ago.

The system has been through MANY OS's, including XP, Vista, 7, and now 8.



hitachi369
Embrace Your Rights
Premium
join:2001-10-03
Grand Rapids, MI
kudos:4
reply to ImpldConsent

My pfsense router is a Celeron of somesort, I dont know if you would call it a Main PC. It is 7-8 years old if im not mistaken.

My desktop is a Core 2 Duo or something like that.



pnjunction
Teksavvy Extreme
Premium
join:2008-01-24
Toronto, ON
kudos:1
reply to ImpldConsent

The oldest one in my stable is my dad's Athlon X2 4200+. I think I built that in early 2006. Handed it off to him a few years ago after taking off the OC and putting the hard drives in RAID1 instead of RAID0.

My mom's Athlon XP from 2003 was put out to pasture (or rather out behind the barn) last year.



Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to ImpldConsent

Q2/2009 - Sony Vaio laptop with a Core 2 Duo w/4GB ram and I think a Radeon HD 4600-something.

It's my wife's main computer. The integrated wifi has died, so she uses a Buffalo micro USB adapter. Still runs great, and I upgraded the HD from a 320GB 5400rpm drive to a Momentus XT (hybrid).
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.



VegasMan
Are We There Yet?
Premium
join:2002-11-17
Schaumburg, IL
Reviews:
·AT&T Midwest
reply to ImpldConsent

Not my main PC but my main Laptop.

Dell Inspiron 5100
Intel P4 2.4ghz
1GB Ram
80 GB 7200rpm HDD
ATI Radeon 9500 32MB Video card.
Bought April 2002 for $2k.

Runs Win 7 pro just fine, actually just as good as XP did.
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In need of a Vegas vacation.



Crash Gordon
Drive It Like You Stole It

join:2004-06-08
Smyrna, GA
reply to ImpldConsent

Oldest but still running is my HTPC/Media PC. Although, It's about to be replaced with a i3 build.

Athlon 2800+
MSI KT880 Delta
nVidia 7800GS
2Gb DDR 400
It was a gift after building a new machine for someone.

Mid-2008
My main pc is a C2D Wolfdale E8200
Asus P5K-E
4Gb OCZ Reapers
BFG G92 8800 GTS
1Tb WD Black FALS
Though not the latest and greatest out there, it does what I want and need in a timely manner. When it can't, it'll get replaced and re-purposed.



RWild
Them Or Us
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Cary, NC
reply to ImpldConsent

This is used daily:

Sony Vaio VGN A790
2 GHz Pentium M
2 GB RAM
ATI X600
1900x1200 widescreen
7200 rpm 100 GB UATA
1394a
1 Gb/b,g ethernet/wireless

Have older computers used routinely for work - main one is a Dell PWS 530 and newer/faster computers for other things but the Sony is used more frequently.



jadinolf
I Love You Fred
Premium
join:2005-07-09
Ojai, CA
kudos:8
Reviews:
·DSL EXTREME
reply to ImpldConsent

2 Celeron D, 3.2g built late late 2006. I thought these were the cat's meow when I built them.

I actually built 3 of them at the same time but killed one of them recently by breaking my own rule of not being smart enough to update the BIOS.

I will never do that again. See my page for pictures.
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Printed on 100% recycled bytes



Octavean
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1
reply to ImpldConsent

Oldest still running is something of a rebuild due in part to a malfunctioning Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard which I replaced with an Asus P5G41C-M LX. So its as follows:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Asus P5G41C-M LX (supports both DDR2 and DDR3)
8GB DDR3 1600
1TB HDD
8800GTS
Antec 300 case
Antec 650W PSU
Asus Blu-Ray drive
2560x1440 Auria EQ276W 27" IPS LED monitor

And so on,….

This is my Wife’s dedicated telecommute system which is only used about once a week unless there is a real crunch.

I decommissioned the AMD Athlon X2 4800+ / 3800+ / 3500+ / 3000+ and Athlon XP systems some time ago.



Boricua
Premium
join:2002-01-26
Sacramuerto
reply to ImpldConsent

I rebuilt my rig about two or three years ago which is on 24/7 except for Windows updates or a software install that asks for a restart.

Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz
4 GB DDR2
Nvidia Quadro 9600 PCI-E
80 GB SATA II (main drive)
640 GB SATA III (slave drive)

I'm planning on replacing the 19" Dell monitor I bought in 2003 for a 24" Dell when I can.
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Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. Robert Orben



Tursiops_G
Technoid
Premium,MVM
join:2002-02-06
Norwalk, CT
kudos:1
reply to ImpldConsent

"Main" PC:
Build Date: Q2/2008
MOBO: Gigabyte P35-DS3L
CPU: Intel Q6600 @2.4GHz
RAM:3GB DDR2/800MHz (Kingston Hyper-X)
SATA: WD 320GB, WD 1TB
VIDEO: Nvidia GF8400GS 512MB
NIC: 1GB/E
SOUND: Realtek Onboard
OS: WinXP

"Oldest" RUNNING PC: (24/7 TD BOINC Cruncher)
Build Date: (Circa 2002)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA6VTX-D
CPU: 2X Pentium-III @1GHz (DUAL CPU)
RAM: 1GB PC133 SDRAM (Generic)
IDE: QUANTUM Fireball 20.5GB
VIDEO: ATI RAGE XL 128 AGP 2X
NIC: 10/100BT
OS: Win2K
--
If You're Unsure, "RTFM"... If You're SURE, "RTFM" Anyway.



banditws6
Shrinking Time and Distance
Premium
join:2001-08-18
Frisco, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to ImpldConsent

Mine is my Oct-2006 Core 2 Duo E6600 on an Asus P5W DH Deluxe. Used daily. I've since added RAM (to 6 GB), hard drives and a few other things. Replaced the original power supply last week when the old one (a 600W Seasonic S12) burnt up. Otherwise it's been the most rock-solid machine I've ever put together.
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"The counsel of fools is all the more dangerous the more of them there are." -Ólafr Höskuldsson



MacGyver
Don't Waste Your Energy
Premium,ExMod 2003-05
join:2001-10-14
Canada
kudos:2
Reviews:
·voip.ms

My son's PC, which was my old hand me down, built in 2001. It runs XP Pro and he uses it to play some games. Inwin case, P4/1.6A O/C'd to 2.1, Asus P4B266 mobo, 1GB of RAM. Just about every part has been swapped out at least once except for the mobo and CPU.



Camelot One
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
kudos:1
reply to ImpldConsent

Oldest? My main rig has:
Intel i7-2600k /ASRock P67 Extreme4 /4x 4Gb G.Skill /2x Intel 510 series 250Gb SSD /3x WD20EADS 2TB /2x PNY GTX 260 /Silverstone 850W /Custom water cooler /Antec Twelve-Hundred

I have others that are slower, but they are all newer.



Bach
Premium
join:2002-02-16
Flint, MI
reply to ImpldConsent

Built: February 2004
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2GHz
Heatsink: Non-AMD generic coupled with Arctic Silver 5
Mobo: Syntax SV266AD
Memory: 1GB PC2100 (originally 512MB)
Display: NVIDIA 6200 512MB GPU in AGP 4X slot
Network: Intel 1gigibit PCI card (on board 100megabit not used)
HDD: Hitachi 500GB PATA (originally a couple of 80GB drives)
PSU: 350 watt
Burner: Plextor PX-708A added April 2004
OS: Windows XP Pro

Original mobo battery replaced in the last month.



Jan Janowski
Premium
join:2000-06-18
Skokie, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 edit
reply to ImpldConsent

Oldest is my editing machine. It started out life as:

Dual Quad Xeons, 4Gb Ram. XP PRO, Boot off Sata. Quadro FX 560 display, one CRT monitor, DVD/RW.... That's how I got it 'into the house' in 2004.

Is now:
Dual Quad Xeons, 24Gb Ram, W7-64, Boot off 15KRPM SCSI 320, 5 Sata Drives: 2TB Drive Raid 0, 2x 1TB Drives, 1x 128Gb SSD (Cache and Cache Database), DVD/RW, BD/RW, Firewire A/B, DV Transverter, USBV3 & 2x 500Gb Drives, Quadro fx 4800 Display, 2x 23" 16x9 Displays, Shuttle Pro V2 knob.

Old, Yes.... Still Kicking... DEFINATELY!!

EDIT!!! Just pulled out the USBV3 card, and replaced with a Matrox Camera Capture interface card!

Now I'm looking for a PCI-X slot USBV3 Card!
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Looking for 1939 Indian Motocycle



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to ImpldConsent

BUILT: Meh I forget. >3 years ago
BOARD: Intel DX38BT
PROCESSOR: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1333mhz

Even though it's long in the tooth on these specs, it's very competitive because it has some high end hardware
2xGPU Radeon 580's Crossfire
ePCI RevoDrive
SSD Samsung 840pro

It will handle everything I throw at it (SC2, BF3, Skyrim, etc etc). Even so an upgrade will come this year.
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"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini



Jan Janowski
Premium
join:2000-06-18
Skokie, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to ImpldConsent

Laptop:
Started out life as: Dell Inspiron 1720 4Gb Ram, 2CPU 1.86Ghz, Vista Home, DVD/RW Bought in~2007.

Now is:
Dell Inpiron 1720, 6Gb Ram, 2CPU 2.2Ghz W7-64, DVD/RW, external BD/RW, External 1Tb Raid 0, Shuttle Pro2 Knob.

Old Yes.... Still Kicking??? DEFINATELY!!
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Looking for 1939 Indian Motocycle



aannoonn

@optonline.net
reply to ImpldConsent

My work PC was built in October 2003. It has a single-core Pentium of some sort, and 1 GB of RAM.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to ImpldConsent

By main pc you mean pc that was at one point in time main or that I still use? Cause I'm fairly certain my old 386 box still runs.



St0ney

join:2001-02-25
uranus

1 edit

oldest that i still use:

built 9/2002

athlon xp 1700+
4gb pc2700 ram
nvidia geforce ti4200 128mb
80 gb ide ata100 7200 rpm WD Hdd
Win xp

oldest that i have laying in my closet, but can still run

sony vaio pentium 2 400mhz desktop bought in 1999/2000 i believe.

also have a dell 4550 bought in 10/2003. pentium 4 3.06ghz, 2gb pc3200 ddr, 40gb 5400 rpm hdd, ati radeon 4650 1gb. i use this for surveilance. i have a DVR card and two cameras attached.



aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
kudos:1
reply to ImpldConsent

My main PC is a Dell GX280 with a 2.8 GHz P4 and 3 Gig memory running under XP since 2004. I actually have a much more powerful and recent PC (Precision 490 w/dual Xeons), but it's too noisy to be my main PC. However, the GX280 will be retired real soon now since I got a somewhat newer Dell with a core 2 quad.

My router is a Compaq K6 with a whopping 64 meg of memory running under Freesco v0.3.4. It boots from floppy, and so far it has worn out at least half a dozen floppy disks and 2 floppy drives.
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Wacky Races 2012!


computerman2
Premium
join:2002-04-20
Rockwood, MI
Reviews:
·WOW Internet and..
·AT&T Midwest

1 edit

Oldest Running PC right now since my Mom's old Power Supply died in her AMD Athlon X2-4800 died..

Socket 939, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.20ghz
Gigabyte Mobo
Nvidia GT430
4gbs of DDR Ram
Diamond soundcard
1 160gb hard drive
1 320gb hard drive

Laptop-2005
Intel Celeron
2gbs of ram
Windows XP home
60gb hard drive

Newest Machine: (Use the Most lately)
AMD APU Quad Core-A6-3620 Radeon 6530D
8gb of DDR 3 Ram
1tb hard drive(Hitachi)
DVD-RW
Memory card reader
and USB 3.0-(4 parts)
and USb 2.0



drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA
reply to ImpldConsent

My main PC that I use:

Built 2003
Windows XP
Asus A7N8X Deluxe Refurbl
AMD ATHLON XP 2700
52x CDRW
80GB HD
Antec w 350w PSU
Kingston Hyper X 256mb PC3000 x 4 = 1GB RAM
PNY GeForce4 Ti4200 Video Card, AGP, 64MB
Dell 18" LCD

I'm ready to build a new one. The harddrive is clicking and YouTube won't play anymore.
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Save water...drink beer!
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#occupytheworkplace
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Obama...it's junior high school all over again!
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Democrats don't mind raising taxes because democrats don't pay taxes.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to ImpldConsent

Where's Dude111... his PC must have been built back in 1994 or something.



aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
kudos:1

Haven't used Win 3.1 much, but I think getting graphical inet access from that OS might be a bit of a challenge. I think one should be running at least Win95, but preferably Win98 to be able to post here easily. Given his love of IE6, he could be running Win98, so that likely means a PC no older than 1998. I actually have a 600 MHz P3 running W2K, and given how slow that system is, it's hard to imagine anyone using something below the 1 GHz P3 level with Win98 or a newer OS. Of course, he might just leading us on a wild goose chase.
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Wacky Races 2012!



neonhomer
KK4BFN
Premium
join:2004-01-27
Edgewater, FL
reply to ImpldConsent

My oldest running PC that I still use daily is a laptop:

HP Pavilion zx5190us - Sometime in 2004
P4 3.2GHz
2GB Ram (upgraded from original 1GB)
320GB Harddrive (Replaced original 80GB)
ATI Radeon Mobility 9600
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"F is for Fire that burns down the whole town...
U is for Uranium...... Bombs...
N is for NO SURVIVORS!!!!!" Sheldon Plankton

Keep Calm and Carry On



Joey1973

@verizon.net
reply to ImpldConsent

said by me1212:

By main pc you mean pc that was at one point in time main or that I still use? Cause I'm fairly certain my old 386 box still runs.

Funny guy. I'm fairly certain that my old 286-10 (from '87) will not run, though the several 486 boxes will... and loudly.

said by Oedipus:

Where's Dude111... his PC must have been built back in 1994 or something.

Only boots it on Sundays?



I have 2 "main" PCs--one for browsing (March 2010, Win7) and one for accounting (Feb 2005, WinXP).

dsless

join:2001-05-16
Pittsburgh, PA
reply to MineCoast

Let's here it for the Q6600 processor! Mine has been running since 2006 with a EVGA motherboard and same BFG 850 watt powersupply. Just upgraded the memory to 4G last year. Time to replace it.