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The oldest computer I'm using is my work computer. It's a Pentium 4 (2.26 Ghz) with 512 MB of RAM (actually, 480 MB since the video card uses 32 MB). It could run pretty decently, but the little RAM it has often makes it painfully slow, and being a computer from the place I work, I can't just open it and put more RAM in it.
The oldest computer that I have is a Compaq Deskpro PC with a 500MHz Pentium III processer, a 145 watt power supply, an ATI All-in-Wonder 128 MB video card, a Compaq brand motherboard, 768 MB of RAM, and a Creative brand sound card.
It also has a 20 GB and a 30 GB hard drive, with the 30 GB hard drive having almost 3 years worth of use on it. Finally, it has two optical drives, a 10x CD-RW drive and a 52x DVD-RW drive.
I have Windows XP on the 30 GB hard drive, and Ubuntu 10.04 is on the 20 GB hard drive.
I don't use it regularly, do to it's age and lack of speed. And because the motherboard doesn't have a networking card.
Thinkpad R31 PIII 1.1Ghz. w/512, works fine for web surfing and word processing. Flash? not so good there. I have an HP PIII w/64 RAM. Looking to upgrade the RAM then we'll see. I was able to boot Puppy but there was only about 32k RAM free.
I did not mention an old Philips P3105 an XT clone with 784KB of memory, black/white monitor, 20MB disk and a 384KB floppy, because it is incomplete. That one has a missing video cable with some old connectors. One day I will make time to reproduce the cable again, since I know the pin allocation of the two connectors. In the mid 90-ties the XT was networked with my 486 using NETBEUI over coax cable Ethernet.
The last time I had everything installed in a spare bedroom in 2009. I detected that Windows for Workgroups on the 486 booted much faster then Windows Vista on my dual core processor. Progress?
Last edited by BertN45; November 17th, 2012 at 05:49 AM.
Desktop: P-IV 3.2gHz, RAM= 1.5GB, Disk=80GB+500GB, LCD=22", Bought 2012 $90
File Server: P-III 650mHz, RAM = 384MB, Disks 240 + 300GB, Bought 2005 $60
File Server HP Vectra VL8i SFF, 2 cables connected: Ethernet and Power
5 year old laptop. 1GB RAM, PIV, 80GB HDD.
The Oldest i used is Pentium Celeron with 256MB RAM and 40GBHDD.
Capable of playing GTA Vice City
My Dell Pentium 4 from 2007, 1GB RAM, 250 GB HDD but the mouse failed a few days ago so running UBuntu with keyboard only is getting a bit fiddly It's happy even with Unity