So, here’s the topic for the day. What is the oldest computer that you have, still in good operating condition?
You don’t have to be using it daily, just something left over from years ago that you haven’t gotten around to pitching.
I have an AMD based system, using Windows XP, that I keep in reserve for those very rare occasions when I need my film scanner. My Canon film scanner will not run on anything newer, and is a pain in the butt to get it working in XP, as it was originally intended for Windows 95 and 98. So I keep this system on hand and ready to run. All I have to do is plug in a monitor, mouse and keyboard and she is set.
My computer specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton Core (1.84ghz of processing power!)
Biostar M7NCG 400 motherboard (Nforce 2 chipset with onboard video!)
768mb of DDR1 ram (matches the most I ever had in any of my Nforce 2 boards)
GeForce 3 Ti 200 video card (my first expensive video card…darn thing was $150 new, and I can still feel the pain )
One blazing fast WD 40gb hard drive.
NEC 3540A DVDRW
All in one mud-ugly generic case I’ve modified for airflow. The original Fortron Source psu is still going strong.
This was a honey of a machine back in 2004. I built it for my nephew and inherited it back. I think the DVD drive is a bit newer, as it originally had just a CD writer and a DVD rom drive. And he was using the onboard video, no way I was giving him my gaming card!