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(V3 (UK))   Pentium turns 20.006086033530565   (v3.co.uk) divider line 79
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2013-03-22 04:38:44 PM
And this Pennteeum ad I made for a class project turns 8years old...

www.charliekilo.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-22 04:41:06 PM
+.99
 
2013-03-22 05:07:27 PM
Wing Commander III was the very first thing I fired up on my screamin' fast P100.
 
2013-03-22 05:16:10 PM
INC vote;
 
2013-03-22 05:41:48 PM
 
2013-03-22 05:42:44 PM
and if you typed Pentium turns 20.006086033530564  you wouldn't have gotten green lit
thats how hard it is!!
 
2013-03-22 06:14:35 PM
Subby gets +1.00000048938
 
2013-03-22 06:23:36 PM
A buddy of mine had a 486 and upgraded to a P60.  One night I was over at his house and he ran some program that computed satellite flyovers for the next month (or something like that) to a degree of detail that astronomy people needed.  The 486 did it at the glacial speed that we expected back then.  The the P60 did it in about a second.  He was almost shaking with excitement.  LOOK AT HOW FAST THAT WAS... I'LL DO IT AGAIN!!!!!

Of course,  a few weeks later I mention the Pentium bug after having read about it.  He tested his CPU and pretty well flipped out when it failed.
 
2013-03-22 06:24:03 PM
I remember when I upgraded from my 486DX4/75 to a P75 with 16MB of RAM and a 1.6GB HDD. I was in heaven.
 
2013-03-22 06:28:54 PM

BadReligion: I remember when I upgraded from my 486DX4/75 to a P75 with 16MB of RAM and a 1.6GB HDD. I was in heaven.


I think I had that very rig, from Packard Bell. I laughed at everyone else crawling along with 386 and 486 boxes.
 
2013-03-22 06:31:43 PM

mjohnson71: BadReligion: I remember when I upgraded from my 486DX4/75 to a P75 with 16MB of RAM and a 1.6GB HDD. I was in heaven.

I think I had that very rig, from Packard Bell. I laughed at everyone else crawling along with 386 and 486 boxes.


Me and my dad built mine actually, from pieces we bought at a computer show. Dad will turn 60 this year, and knows more about computers than anyone else I know.
 
2013-03-22 06:32:31 PM

BadReligion: I remember when I upgraded from my 486DX4/75 to a P75 with 16MB of RAM and a 1.6GB HDD. I was in heaven.


right there with you.  upgraded from a 486dx100 to a P133 with 32 meg and 1.5 gig hard drive.  felt like going from a pocket calculator to a super computer.  when I stuck that damned voodoo card in there it was like finding the one ring in gramma's old jewelry box.  just amazing.
 
2013-03-22 06:36:02 PM
I remember when i moved from a 486DX with a 500 MB HDD to a P200 (Pre MMX) with a 3GB HDD

/Good times
//Naively, I thought I'd never fill up that 3GB monster of a drive
 
2013-03-22 06:37:17 PM

the_sidewinder: Naively, I thought I'd never fill up that 3GB monster of a drive


I can... proudly?... say that I never had such a thought. My first HDD was a whopping 4MB HDD, and the only thought I had was: "How can I fill this?" I've taken the same approach ever since.
 
2013-03-22 06:42:44 PM

t3knomanser: the_sidewinder: Naively, I thought I'd never fill up that 3GB monster of a drive

I can... proudly?... say that I never had such a thought. My first HDD was a whopping 4MB HDD, and the only thought I had was: "How can I fill this?" I've taken the same approach ever since.


every hard drive that I have ever had was almost immediately full.

/games.
 
2013-03-22 06:43:41 PM
I went from an elderly 8088 with 640k of RAM and 30MB of disk space (between two drives) and EGA graphics to a Pentium 75 and 32mb of ram with 1GB. Niiice.

My system also had a COAST slot populated with 512K of cache. SWEEET
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-22 06:44:06 PM
nekom: INC vote;

Pop quiz time.

For what operand types (and encodings in the case of redundant encodings) is INC pairable? If pairable, does it use the U pipe or V pipe?
 
2013-03-22 06:47:32 PM
I had a 486 with 128 and it was the fastest machine on earth for 14 days. Those were 14 very good days.
 
2013-03-22 06:47:57 PM
Fantastic headline.  HOTY for the Geek section, or at least a strong contender.
 
2013-03-22 06:48:34 PM
But only if the math is right.
 
2013-03-22 06:50:41 PM
I must be slow - is this headline referring to the Pentium floating point bug?
 
2013-03-22 06:51:48 PM

t3knomanser: I can... proudly?... say that I never had such a thought. My first HDD was a whopping 4MB HDD, and the only thought I had was: "How can I fill this?" I've taken the same approach ever since.


To my benefit, or something, I was only about 11 years old
 
2013-03-22 06:52:52 PM

the_sidewinder: To my benefit, or something, I was only about 11 years old


So was I. So,  technically,it was my dad's HDD. Fine, whatever. I still got that sumbiatch loaded up right good.
 
2013-03-22 06:55:02 PM
Holy shiat, I'm old.

I bought a '286 "Turbo AT" with 2 meg of RAM and a 40 MB hard drive, going into debt for almost 2 grand to get there.

ZAZ: nekom: INC vote;

Pop quiz time.

For what operand types (and encodings in the case of redundant encodings) is INC pairable? If pairable, does it use the U pipe or V pipe?


Might I suggest that if the answers aren't in hex opcodes (binary accepted too), they don't count.
 
2013-03-22 07:04:31 PM

t3knomanser: So was I. So,  technically,it was my dad's HDD. Fine, whatever. I still got that sumbiatch loaded up right good.


Same here, was a hand me down. Good times. I was so excited when I got it, as I had just opened another present from him (It was Christmas): A Sidewinder Freestyle pro, (Motion sensitive gamepad, lots of fun) but I read the system reqs, and I was saddened when I realised that there was no way in hell that my 486 would be able to handle it. Next thing I opened? My dad's old computer that was more than enough (the P200)

/This was also the first time I actually installed anything on a computer. Oh, I had taken the 486 apart and put it back together, but I had never installed *new* devices into the computer before. I cannibalised the old computer's RAM (new computer had an SB AWE32 with RAM slots for the Soundfont thing, same type of memory needed as the 486), the hard drive and a SyQuest(IIRC) removable hard disk drive (Kind of like a Jazz drive, held about 120 MB, and I had two cartridges for it)
 
2013-03-22 07:05:57 PM
The first (and last) machine I paid any serious scratch for was a PIII 500, 512 megs RAM, 9g HD from DELL. Was like 2000 bucks lol!
 
2013-03-22 07:15:50 PM

23FPB23: The first (and last) machine I paid any serious scratch for was a PIII 500, 512 megs RAM, 9g HD from DELL. Was like 2000 bucks lol!


heh. Mine had the same specs and was from HP.  I don't think it was QUITE $2k, but it wasn't cheap, either...
 
2013-03-22 07:29:30 PM
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do
Getting hazy, can't divide three from two
My answers, I can't see 'em
They're caught in my Pentium
I could be fleet
My answers sweet
With a workable FPU
 
2013-03-22 07:39:55 PM

xanadian: 23FPB23: The first (and last) machine I paid any serious scratch for was a PIII 500, 512 megs RAM, 9g HD from DELL. Was like 2000 bucks lol!

heh. Mine had the same specs and was from HP.  I don't think it was QUITE $2k, but it wasn't cheap, either...


Yeah..was like '99...56k modem, tnt video card...that was with monitor...20" sony
 
2013-03-22 08:04:18 PM
F0 0F C7 C8
 
2013-03-22 08:10:44 PM

BKITU: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do
Getting hazy, can't divide three from two
My answers, I can't see 'em
They're caught in my Pentium
I could be fleet
My answers sweet
With a workable FPU


Nicely done
 
2013-03-22 08:13:03 PM
HOTY, that one.
 
2013-03-22 08:16:04 PM

F1_Fan: A buddy of mine had a 486 and upgraded to a P60.  One night I was over at his house and he ran some program that computed satellite flyovers for the next month (or something like that) to a degree of detail that astronomy people needed.  The 486 did it at the glacial speed that we expected back then.  The the P60 did it in about a second.  He was almost shaking with excitement.  LOOK AT HOW FAST THAT WAS... I'LL DO IT AGAIN!!!!!

Of course,  a few weeks later I mention the Pentium bug after having read about it.  He tested his CPU and pretty well flipped out when it failed.


I had an old Jeopardy game that I ran on a 386 but the timer was programmed to use CPU cycles.  When we tried to play it on our new 486DX it was unplayable.
 
2013-03-22 08:22:25 PM

BadReligion: I remember when I upgraded from my 486DX4/75 to a P75 with 16MB of RAM and a 1.6GB HDD. I was in heaven.


Dx4-75?
 
2013-03-22 08:28:34 PM

Lsherm: F1_Fan: A buddy of mine had a 486 and upgraded to a P60.  One night I was over at his house and he ran some program that computed satellite flyovers for the next month (or something like that) to a degree of detail that astronomy people needed.  The 486 did it at the glacial speed that we expected back then.  The the P60 did it in about a second.  He was almost shaking with excitement.  LOOK AT HOW FAST THAT WAS... I'LL DO IT AGAIN!!!!!

Of course,  a few weeks later I mention the Pentium bug after having read about it.  He tested his CPU and pretty well flipped out when it failed.

I had an old Jeopardy game that I ran on a 386 but the timer was programmed to use CPU cycles.  When we tried to play it on our new 486DX it was unplayable.


oh god, i remember recently trying to play some old games recently where the movement of you and your enemies was bound to cpu cycles as well. It was..odd.
 
2013-03-22 08:29:42 PM

Mazzic518: Dx4-75?


Yes, it was clock-tripled, but called the DX4. Thank you, marketers.
 
2013-03-22 08:30:04 PM

Mazzic518: BadReligion: I remember when I upgraded from my 486DX4/75 to a P75 with 16MB of RAM and a 1.6GB HDD. I was in heaven.

Dx4-75?


Errr nevermind i always forget the dx4 was really a dx3
 
2013-03-22 08:31:29 PM

loser0: Mazzic518: Dx4-75?

Yes, it was clock-tripled, but called the DX4. Thank you, marketers.


Actually was cause of a trademark dispute with amd IIRC
 
2013-03-22 08:35:03 PM
I was a cheap bastard who went with the AMD 5x86/133 over the Pentium.  Not only was the processor cheaper than similar speed Pentium processors, but it used the older 486-style Socket 3, so motherboards were cheaper as well.

I also remember being able to raise the bus from 133 to 150 MHz, and it was fairly stable.  Faster than a P75 (unless you were doing floating point) for at least a third less in cost.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-22 08:35:59 PM
I had an old Jeopardy game that I ran on a 386 but the timer was programmed to use CPU cycles. When we tried to play it on our new 486DX it was unplayable.

Some PCs in the 1990s had a button to change clock speed to make that kind of software work.
 
2013-03-22 08:39:49 PM

Mazzic518: Actually was cause of a trademark dispute with amd IIRC


Marketers, lawyers; doesn't matter, I still couldn't afford one at the time. I went from a 286 to a Pentium.

/Geos screams on a Pentium.
 
2013-03-22 08:52:00 PM
I had Cyrix.
 
2013-03-22 08:52:21 PM
I was told there would be no floating point math
 
2013-03-22 08:57:45 PM

bleeding_heart_fascist: I had Cyrix.



So you're the one!
 
2013-03-22 08:58:07 PM
Well thanks, everyone, for the trip down memory lane. It was real nostalgic until i remembered that black period in '97 when i set an on-board video chip to IRQ 0...
 
2013-03-22 09:07:33 PM

BadReligion: bleeding_heart_fascist: I had Cyrix.


So you're the one!


I was the first kid on my block with a 6x86!
 
2013-03-22 09:11:20 PM

ZAZ: I had an old Jeopardy game that I ran on a 386 but the timer was programmed to use CPU cycles. When we tried to play it on our new 486DX it was unplayable.

Some PCs in the 1990s had a button to change clock speed to make that kind of software work.


The "Turbo" button on my 486/120DX made MechWarrior2: Mercenaries run... slower.  o_O
 
2013-03-22 09:13:10 PM
quantum starting putting out their fireballs which were crap.

cyrix chips were great if you were running batch files and word perfect.
 
2013-03-22 09:14:52 PM
I never actually ran a Pentium when they were new...I was the weird guy.  I went from a 80386-40, to a 486SLC/2-66, to a Cyrix 5x86-100, then an AMD K6-233, which eventually got overclocked to 300MHz, and eventually got upgraded to a K6/2-500.  That K6/2 was still kept maintained as a backup machine up until a couple years ago.  It finally just got so far behind that it couldn't have been used anymore for anything useful.

I sold that Cyrix machine in 1997 or 98, and sadly up until about 2005 I still heard from the guy asking me to come work on it periodically...the last time I heard from him, it wouldn't boot.  The ancient 1GB WD hard drive wasn't spinning.  I picked up the machine about two inches off the desk, dropped it, and heard the drive spool up.  I told him to back up anything he wanted to save before he turned it off, as it probably wouldn't ever start again after that.
 
2013-03-22 09:25:46 PM
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