Your CPU progression

Intel Celeron 300MHz(with a 50MHz Turbo button :p)
Intel Pentium MMX
Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon 1100Mhz
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
AMD FX55 San Diego @ 3.0GHz
AMD Turion x2 2.0GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2GHz
386 25MHz (40MHz after turbo!)
486 66MHz
586 133MHz
P3-550MHz slot
P1-100MHz for spare internet box
Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (oc to 2.2GHz stock volts)
Athlon XP-M 2400+ IQYHA (never bothered oc'ing past 2.2GHz despite being under water)
i3-540 (arrives next week!)

At work in the last year:
i7-920 C0
i7-920 D0
Intel 486
Celeron 400
Celeron M @ 1.5ghz
Sempron 2700+ oc'ed to 1.8ghz
Athlon 64 3700+
Athlon 64 x2 4200+
Core 2 Duo e6600
Core 2 Quad q9400
MOS Technology 8501 @ 0.89Mhz - Commodore 16
Intel 8088-2 @ 7.16Mhz - Tandy 1000 SX
386SX @ 16Mhz - First Custom Build
AMD 486DX @ 40Mhz - Custom w/ 16MB of RAM even!
AMD 5x86 133MHZ O/C'd to 160Mhz
Intel PentiumMMX 200Mhz O/C'd to 250Mhz on an ASUS P55T2P4 83Mhz FSB, WHOA!
Intel Celeron300A O/C'd to 450Mhz
AMD Athlon 500Mhz SlotA O/C'd to 750Mhz using golden fingers
AMD Duron 650Mhz Socket A O/C'd to 1000Mhz
Intel P3-1000Mhz Dual CPU
Intel P4 1.6Ghz Northwood O/C'd to 2.4Ghz
Intel P4 2.4Ghz Northwood O/C'd to 3.0Ghz
Intel P4-D 3.0Ghz Presler O/C'd to 4.0Ghz
Intel C2D-E6850 3.0Ghz
AMD Athlon II-X3 435 2.9Ghz

Thats pretty much all of them from my main computers, doesnt count various servers or play machines...

Pentium 233 w/mmx
AMD K6 450mhz
Pentium III 700mhz oc'd to 933mhz
Athlon XP 2400 2.0ghz
Athlon XP 2500 Barton 1.83ghz oc'd to 2.2ghz
Athlon XP Mobile 2400 oc'd 2.2ghz
Athlon 64 3500 Winchester
Opteron 148 2.2ghz oc'd to 2.6ghz
Athlon X2 3800 Manchester
Phenom X3 8750
Athlon X2 5000 Black Edition oc'd to 3.2ghz
Phenom X3 720 oc'd to 3.5ghz

That's about it for me... had to think there for a couple of them!
Intel Pentium 3 450mhz
Athlon Tbird 1.1ghz
Pentium 4 2.66ghz @ 3.1ghz
Athlon 64 Mobile 3000+ @ 1.8ghz
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2.5ghz
Intel Celeron 730mhz (first eee pc)
Athlon 64 X2 5200+ @ 3.2ghz
Intel N270 1.66ghz (Asus 1002ha eee pc)
Phenom II 920 @ 3.4ghz
Intel q9650 @ stock

Nothing before the P3 as our family didn't get a computer until
TMS9900 in a Ti 994/a
486SX25 in a z-station 425 later upgraded to a D/2-66
486 DX/4-100
Pentium 90
Pentium 120
Pentium 233MMX
Celeron 300a o/c to 450Mhz
Pentium III 750
Intel built PC pentium III 850 (recently retired after 8 years of service)
Intel book PC celeron 500 (recently retuired as a domain controller after 8 years of service)
Athlon 1Ghz
Athlon X64 2500 <- still in use (given to a friend)
Athlon X64 X2 3800<-still in use (sold to another friend)
Intel C2D 2.13 <- still in use (friend's kids have it)
Intel Pentium Dual core 1.83Ghz<-still in use (built for parents)
Intel C2D 2.33<-still in use (built for family upstairs)
Intel C2D 2.66<- still in use (built for family upstairs)
Intel C2D E8500<- still in use (my main system)
Intel C2D 1.8Ghz Delll Vostro 1400<-still in use (sold to same friend as athlon X64 3800 machine)
Intel Core i5 2.4-2.93Ghz Dell Studio 1558<-new addition (portable media center PC)
6502 (Atari 800xl, later 130XE)
386DX-25 (Dos 3.3, later DR-DOS 5, finally MS-DOS 5)

486DX2-66 (MS-DOS 5, later Win95)(first and last VLB graphics card, ET4000/W32P)
Pentium 133 (MS-DOS 5+Win95)(first PCI graphics card, Ark Logic 2000, it was a downgrade from the VLB card in Win95, later replaced with a Tseng ET6000)
Pentium 200MMX (Tyan S1572)(first 3d card, a 3dfx Voodoo 2)(MS-DOS 5+Win95, later Win98)

Pentium II 333 (Asus P2B-DS)(MS-DOS 5+Win98)(first AGP card, voodoo 3 3000)
Pentium III 450 (Asus P2B-DS)(MS-DOS 5+Win98, later Win2k)

dual Pentium III 850 (Asus P2B-DS with Powerleap adapters)(Win2k)(first Geforce, Elsa Geforce 3)

from here on I have maintained more than 1 PC at a time:
dual Tualatin Pentium III 1.26GHz (MSI Pro266TD)(main workstation til mid 2008, Win2k)(first dual monitor GPU, Geforce 4)
Athlon XP 1800+ (Asus A7N8X)(WinXP)
Athlon XP 1400+ (Gigabyte GA-7DPXDW)(Linux fileserver)(first SATA drives)
Athlon XP 2500+ (Abit NF7-S)(WinXP)(first Radeon, 9800)

dual Opteron 240 (Tyan Thunder K8S)(Linux x64 workstation)(first 64 bit computer)
Athlon 64 3200 (DFI Lanparty uT NF4 Ultra-D)(WinXP)(oldest machine that is still used semi regularly)
C2Q Q6600 (Intel BadAxe 2)(Linux x64 workstation)
C2D E8400 (MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i)(Vista x64)(first multi GPU system, 2x8800gts(g92))
C2Q Q9450 (Gigabyte EX38-DS4)(current main workstation, Vista x64, first GPU capable of driving more than 2 monitors from a single card, 4850x2)(first SSD, Intel X25-M 160gb G2)
Celeron E1200 (Tyan S5211G2NR)(main fileserver, Linux x64, OS installed onto a USB thumbdrive)
Athlon 64 X2 4050E (Asus M3A-H/HDMI)(mirror fileserver, Linux x64, OS installed onto a USB thumbdrive)
C2D T7500 (Dell D630)(Vista x64)(first Laptop)
Atom 230 (MSI Wind PC)(Linux)
Athlon 64 X2 BE2350 (Asus M3A78-EM)(HTPC, Win 7 beta at first, now Linux+XBMC)
Athlon 64 X2 7750 (Asus M3A78-T)(Windows 7 beta workstation)(will likely turn this into a Phenom II x6 1090T, Win7 x64 workstation, and pass the 7750 to the HTPC)

I have yet to add any new CPUs this year/decade, hopefully a Phenom II x6 1090T soon, and maybe an i7 later this year, after the rumored x58 SATA3+USB3 chipset refresh.
Dx 66
Celeron 300a
Althon 1ghz
Athlon 1.8ghz
Athlon Barton 2500+ Mobile
Athlon 3200+ 64bit
Athlon 3800+ X2
Athlon 6400+ x2 BE
Phenom 2 940 x4 BE
I7 920
DX4 100 (50x2)
Pentium Pro 180
Multiple Pentiums through out the years
Pentium 4 2.4
Pentium 4 2.8
Pentium 4 3.0
C2D E6600
C2D E6750
C2D E8400
C2D E8600
C2D E8700 - still got it
i7 860 - still got it
Hmm... As far back as I can remember:

486/Pentium Pro (I can't remember! I was YOUNG when I had this thing, 3 or 4 maybe?)
P2 (can't remember clock)
P3 ~900MHz
P4 Celeron 1.8 GHz
C2D 2.0 GHz
C2D 3.06 GHz
i7 930
Commodore 64
Commodore 128
P2 300mhz
P3 600mhz
Athlon XP 2100+
Athlon XP 1800+
Athlon XP 2400+
Athlon XP 3200+
Athlon XP 3500+
Core 2 Duo E6400
Core 2 Quad Q6600
Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Core 2 Duo E8400
Core 2 Quad Q9450
i7 920
I'm you consider custom built.

i7 920 (Sold the build to get a car)
3800+ x2

My the first computer my dad bought for the house was a P2 I'm sure then later we got a Celeron eather 800mhz or 1ghz with 64mb ram. Used to rock runescape on that thing with my buddies when I upgraded it to 256mb :D. I forgot what happened to it when I moved, but my mom got a Dell P4 that everyone was hoarding.
PowerPC 75MHz
K6-III 450MHz
G3 500MHz
Athlon XP 2800+
Core 2 Duo T7400
Phenom II X3 720 @3.5GHz
Celeron M ULV 743
6809 .895Mhz (Radio Shack Color Computer)
286 8Mhz - overclocked to 9Mhz
386 25Mhz
386 40 Mhz (AMD)

486SX 25 Mhz - overclocked to 33Mhz
486 33Mhz - overclocked to 40Mhz

Pentium 90Mhz - overclocked to 100Mhz
Cyrix 166Mhz - overclocked to 166Mhz :(
AMD 300Mhz - overclocked to 300Mhz :(
AMD K6 333Mhz - overclocked to 366 Mhz

Celeron 300a - overclocked to 454Mhz
Athlon 700 Slot A - overclocked to 900Mhz
Athlon 800a - overclocked to 950Mhz

Intel P4 1.6Ghz - overclocked to 1.8Ghz
Intel P4 3.0Ghz - overclocked to 3.4Ghz
Intel P4 3.4Ghz - overclocked to 3.8Ghz

Intel i7 860 2.8 Ghz - overclocked to 3.6Ghz (will go faster, but wanted it cooler & quieter this time)
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I'm a bit younger, so didn't get to build my first one until later on.

pII 333 - 412MHz (B21 pin taped + TURBO!!!)
Celly 300A - 464MHz (same thing)
P3 450 - ~600MHz
P3 700e - 1150MHz, then became dual 700e @ 1050

p4 2.6, can't remember the OC
p4 3.0, can't remember where I got it either

C2D e6320, somewhere around 2.4GHz
C2Q Q6600, been running 3.0 24/7, can go to 3.6 when it's not summer here in the desert.

So I haven't had all that many. I try to get some good mileage out of my boxen. I figure that somewhere around the time of next tax return I'll be looking to see which intel chip is the best bang for the buck at that time and get my next rig running. :)
AMD K6-2 400mhz
P4 1.8 ghz
Athlon XP 1700+
P4 2.4C @3.4 ghz
Pentium 4 3.4E
Athlon 64 3000+
Opteron 2 ghz
Athlon X2 5600+ 2.8 ghz
Phenom 2 555 3.2 ghz *unlocked to X4 3.6ghz*
commodore 64
Pentium 133?
Pentium II 266
Celeron 300a (first time overclocking!)
Athlon XP 1333 mhz
Duron 1800 mhz
P4 2.4C
Core 2 Duo E6600
Core 2 Quad Q9550

lol brings back memories doing the pencil trick on the athlon and durons
1. AMD K6-2 450 Mhz
2. Athlon XP Palomino 1.4 Ghz (1600+)
3. Athlon XP Barton 2.2 Ghz (3200+)
4. Athlon 64 Clawhammer 2.2 Ghz (3400+) <--- Removed heatspread. (OC'd to 2.6 Ghz)
5. Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane 1.9 Ghz (3600+) (8.5x) (OC'd to 2.88 Ghz)
6. Athlon 64 X2 Windsor 3 Ghz (6000+) <---- Currently on my father's PC
7. Intel E6300 (OC'd to 3.2 Ghz)
8. Intel E6420 (OC'd to 3.2 Ghz)
9. Intel Q6600 <----- On my current rig. (OC'd to 3.52 Ghz)
Intel 80286 (286)
Pentium 150MHz
Pentium II 350MHz
Athlon XP 2.0
Athlon XP 2.1
Athlon 64 3200+
Intel E6550 @ 3.15
Intel Xeon 3210 @ 2.9
I am only 22 so this is kinda short:

CPU/Computer/When (approximate)

Intel 486 - Don't remember the bran of the top of my head Got this when I was 7 or so in the early 90's. My first PC all to my own.
Intel P1 333 - Aptiva (remember those?) family bought in '95ish (main rig from 98-01)
Intel P3 733 - Compaq - 98? (main rig from ~2001-04)
Intel P4 2.0 - HP family PC, I used it but never owned it
Intel P4 3.2 - HP media center (main rig from 04-08)
Intel Pentium M 2ghz (laptop, still in use from 05)
Intel P4 2.4 - Dell, linux box, FTP, Fileserver, etc. 05
Intel E7300 - Custom build off TD got as gift october' 08
Intel i5 750 - Currently gaming rig in my sig. Never did a complete re build, the last two rigs just melted in to each other over time. Processor itself was upgraded 2 weeks ago.
386 - Family Comp
486 - Family Comp
K6-II 300mhz - My first computer. OC to 350 with a voodoo2(1997)
AMD Duron 900 - First computer I bought, OC 1050 with a geforce2 GTS (1999)
AMD Athlon xp3200+ - Major OC to 2.45 ghz with a radeon 9500 softmodded (winter 02)
AMD Turion @ 1.8 Laptop (winter 05)
Intel Duo E6800 - @ stock with 2x 8800 GTX (jan 08)
Core i7 920 - OC'd to 3.8 GHZ Current Rig (March 09)

Timeline to the best of my memory... lol
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I've almost always had multiple computers using a variety so I'll only include the ones I've used as my "main computer" which would look something like this

486DX 33MHz (Dell)
Pentium 200 w/MMX (Compaq)
Athlon Thunderbird 1GHz (1s custom built PC, all the rest from this point on are custom)
Athlon Thunderbird 1.333GHz
Athlon XP 1900+
Athlon XP 2600+ (mobile barton core)
Athlon 64 3700+
Opteron 146
Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (currently using and have been using the longest since I started building my own PC's)
Hmmm memory test.
Cyrix 120Mhz
Pentium 166Mhz
Pentium 233Mhz [mmx]
AMD K6-2 350Mhz
AMD K6-2 450Mhz
Celeron 533a [OC to 1Ghz]
Pentium 3 733 [OC to 1.1Ghz]
AMD Tbird 1Ghz [OC to 1.4Ghz]
AMD XP1700+ [OC to 2Ghz]
AMD XP 2500+ mobile [OC to 2.6Ghz]
E6600 [OC to 3Ghz]
E7200 [OC to 3.9Ghz]
i7 920 [Max OC was 3.9Ghz but I backed it down]

I think thats all of them maybe I missed one
Ugh, my progression sucks.

Mac II Whatever the fudge it had
P2 350
P3 733
P4 2.x
P4 3.4
Current E2160 :(
Whatever is in a Tandy 64k color computer (had an awesome tape drive with it)
286 - DOS Hell ftw!
Thunderchicken can't remember which one
Athlon 2800+
Athlon 3000+ (melted the 2800)
P4 1.8 that uses RAMBUS
C2D e8400 @ 4.0ghz
AMD 550 black unlocked @ 3.6ghz
AMD 720 black @ 3.7ghz
Intel i3-530 @ 4.2ghz

I'm missing a bunch but that's what I can remember right now.
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I love these...


Intel 386SX 16mhz
Intel 486DX 66mhz
Cyrix PR166+ 133mhz @ 166mhz
Intel Celeron 433mhz @ 590mhz
Intel Celeron 633mhz @ 987mhz
Intel Celeron 600mhz @ 1035mhz
Intel Celeron 1100mhz @ 1265mhz
Intel Celeron 1300mhz @ 1612mhz
Intel Pentium 4C 2.4ghz @ 3.4ghz
Intel Celeron 320 2.4ghz @ 4.0ghz
Intel Pentium D 3.4ghz


AMD Athlon XP-M 2400
Intel Pentium M 1.5ghz
Intel Pentium M 1.7ghz
Intel Atom N280 1.66ghz
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Intel Celeron 266Mhz
AMD Athlon XP 2100+
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
AMD Opteron 170 Dual Core
Core 2 Duo T7200 (laptop)
Intel Core i7 920
Intel Core i7 930
For PCs I personally purchased...

Whatever was in the Commodore 64
Pentium 166MHz MMX
Pentium III 450MHz
AMD Athlon XP 1800?? - Crapped out on me.
AMD Athlon XP 2400
AMD Athlon XP-M 2600?? - For former HTPC.
Intel C2D E6600 - Current HTPC.
Intel C2Q Q9450
Intel 386SX 25
Intel 486DX 100
AMD K5 133
Intel Celeron 400
AMD Athlon XP 2500
Intel i7 920
Pentium 233 MHz
Celeron 366 MHz
Celeron 500 MHz
Pentium III 600 MHz
Pentium III 667 MHz
Pentium III 750 MHz
Pentium III 1 GHz
486 33MHz
486 66 with the coprocessor
486 100 on a laptop
Pentium Pro 200mhz
Pentium II 350Mhz
Amd Tbird, durons, 5-600 ish mhz
(several AMD's OC'ed at sub 1Ghz range)
P4 2.6C
core2duo e6300
core2quad q6600
i7 930
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Intel Pentium 75Mhz
Intel Pentium MMX 233Mhz
Intel Pentium II 450Mhz
Intel Penitum III 750Mhz
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1Ghz
Intel Pentium M 1.7Ghz
Intel i7-860 2.8Ghz
What ever was in the Radio Shack Color Computer 2
Intel 8086 - a Zenith IBM PC
Intel 80286 - a Packard Bell IBM PC
Intel 80386 - Start of home built PC's
Intel 80486dx
Intel Pentium
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ - Start of overclocking - Daughter has it now
AMD Opteron 146 IHS cut off - Hit 3.0g, in the GGG Club @ DFIStreet (RIP)
AMD Opteron 165 IHS cut off - 2.72g 24/7 a friend is still running it
Intel E6600 - Sorry chip, only 3.4g stable (under water/massive vcore) - still have this one
Intel Q6600 - still have this one
Intel Xeon x3440
Well, had a computer that I played ALL the time at my uncles house and it was pretty much mine when I was there. was a 486DX and for the life of me I dont remember the rest of the specs. after that it was a desert untill 2000.



long break then:

Intel Pentium 3 (Dell)
Intel Pentium 4 (Dell)

finally started to build my own computers:

Athlon 64 2800+ (S754)
Athlon 64 4000+ (S939)
Athlon 64 FX-60 (S939)

and now

Intel Core i7 930 (S1366)

My fav hands down is this 930. Simply laughs at every game I have thrown at it.
6502 - Atari 400 - Had a tape drive and paid to get it pimped from 16k to 48k! My first mod!!!
Western Design Center 65C816 - Apple ][ GS
Pentium 60 mhz
Pentium Overdrive 120 mhz -1st CPU swap woot!
Athlon T-bird 1800+ - Custom build for me
Athlon XP T-bred 2200+ - 2nd CPU upgrade
I7-920 - My first build
I7-980x -3rd CPU upgrade
Also own an Athlon II x2 240 but there's a Phenom 1055T on the way to take its place
Amd 133mhz - This I overclocked to 166mhz. Sometimes got lucky on a reboot and jumped to 200mhz
Pentium 3 450mhz with a Riva TNT2 video card. Quake was awesome on this.
Pentium 3 1ghz - Woo hoo broke 1ghz barrier.
Athlon 1.8ghz Palomino with ATI 9700pro - CS at 100fps with vsync. It was never the same again.
Athlon 1.7ghz Thoroughbred @ 2.5ghz - This was fast before the Barton cores came out.
PPC 1.8ghz DP - Switched to Mac due to wifey
Opteron 144 - Should have waited for dual cores.. Kicked myself for this....
Opteron 165 - Finally after waiting so long.. Too bad it finally burned out and died
Athlon x2 4800 s939 - Still have this. No idea what to do
Intel e8500 @ 4ghz Yes I switched to the Intel side..
Intel q9550 @ 1.1v stock speed. Current work machine running multiple vms.
Athlon x2 4800 s939 - Still have this. No idea what to do

You send this to a fellow [H]ard Forum member, who's name sounds like RublaRon, so he can finally ditch his old P3 1GHz... :D