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CPU comparison
« on: September 15, 2003, 07:31:09 AM »
don't know if anyone else has seen this, but tomshardware did a comparison of 65 different cpu's dating all the way back to the pentium 100, pretty interesting, also sorta funny that they would strap a ti4600 onto a P100, but sorta an interesting read

http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030217/index.html

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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2003, 12:38:42 PM »
 :D  Yeah I saw that too, quite entertaining.
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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2003, 12:39:22 PM »
It's pretty neat how the CPU's scale.  I remember a friend of mine at Bible School upgrading his 486 to a Pentium 66 for $500 USD.

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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2003, 02:22:06 PM »
I still remember when we upgraded our 486 to a P75, I swear it was a biggest performance increase ever

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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2003, 02:45:52 PM »
I remember when everybody was runing XT and I got to play with a friends new 386DX40 running Win 3.1!!!!Baby I thought I was in heaven.I played for days just clicking around in Windows!
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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2003, 06:04:32 PM »
Yes the good ole days when we would spend lots of money to go from a 486DX to a 486DX2.   :D
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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2003, 09:54:17 AM »
yah windows 3.1 was a big deal, but I remember when we got a network of 3 computers running windows 3.1(coaxial cable, oh yah!) and were able to play "network" games, even if it was just hearts, it was pretty cool

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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2003, 07:45:59 PM »
How about dialing into BBS's with the phone on the modem and downloading games (just a little better with dial up now, the phone doesnt have to be on the modem) LOL
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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2003, 08:25:01 PM »
I'd almost forgot about BBS's, although I never really did a whole lot with them

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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2003, 06:13:16 AM »
Good ole days of BBSs where they had those "online games" that you could play.  Most were turn based so that you wouldn't stay of for hours on end.  Good Times.
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Re:CPU comparison
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2003, 08:58:53 AM »
I loved BBS's....Some of thos guys had 8 phone lines coming into there house! I remember that I had the download speed record on my 2400 baud modem......239 cps using the ZModem protocol....Simpler times.
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Re: CPU comparison
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2005, 08:06:20 PM »
It really is amazing how fast technology evolves. Just think how much you would spend to keep up with top of the line stuff only to sell it a few years later for scrap.

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Re: CPU comparison
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2005, 05:29:14 PM »
I realize that the CPUs today suggest Athlon are the better ones...I checked various Compaq Pressarios and about as many use Intel as Athlon...it depends on who is selling them. Overall does that make a difference? I'm very happy with what we're running now! We've had it only a month...just replaced the CD-Rom drive as a CD shattered in the drive...but haven't had any problems since replacing it!