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TRUE old tech users, using today

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axur-delmeria
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Re: TRUE old tech users, using today

#31 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:15 am

fatkatsupra1 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Want to trying sharing an internet connection over IR in win98... something to tinker at
DCC via Parallel port would be faster IIRC.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: TRUE old tech users, using today

#32 Post by VintageUniverse » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:59 pm

I guess you could say that I am using TRUE old tech during this quarantine. Pulled out my fleet of older laptops and I am actively working on my X21 and others. In reality however, I have an Dell Inspiron 9400 that serves me well and was a daily driver with XP (yes, XP you heard that right) for a good while a couple years ago. I now use it often for burning media and transferring files. Once in a while, I go on the internet on it for small things. The Centrino Duo is still capable to an extent in the modern day from my experience at least.
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Re: TRUE old tech users, using today

#33 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sat May 23, 2020 7:19 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:32 am
My PC is a home-built mongrel with varying age.
Lian-Li PC-67 aluminium tower chassis from ca. 2004 (except mine doesn't have the side- and top-fans).
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Motherboard and CPU last updated in 2010.
Motherboard ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 with an AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Label (unlocked) 3.2GHz CPU.
Never bothered to update the BIOS.
The monitor is a 19" HP LP1965 (5:4) Monitor with 1280x1024 resolution, from 2008.
Still runs like a champ with 8GB RAM on a 120GB Samsung 830 SSD with W7-Pro/SP1 64-bit, and a 1TB HDD for storage.
I could put in 32GB RAM, but who needs it?
W7 has not had any updates since 2016.
The only 'modern' part is a back-lit Tyrfing V2 88-Key RGB Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The back-light colour is permanently set to a soft baby-blue.
I see no need to update/upgrade this machine any time soon.
I have something like that, six visible 5.25 HH bays, two visible 3.5 FH bays, 4 internal FH bays. It's ancient and I haven't powered it on since early 2004. It's basically a table for my land line phone now.

I think it has a Pentium MMX 266 CPU some Adaptec FW SCSI controllers, about six SCSI HDDs, two SCSI CDRWs and a combo 5.25 / 3.5 diskette drive. I had it set up to boot dos/win, OS/2 or RH Linux. It's the only thing I have that has a 5.25" FDD and that's the only reason I haven't trashed it.
760LD 9547 FUBARd
T21 2647; T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+, WiFi
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T61 8897, 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898, 2.4GHz; 6463, 2@ WSXGA+; 7658, 2.5GHz; T61p, 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 2392-49U

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