Your CPU progression

schizrade

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The first CPU of a computer I bought was a IBM G3 333mhz. OC'd that bitch with a Pencil to 400something mhz.

Otherwise whatever was in the Atari 800.
 

Gimpy04

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Holy cow, this thread is still going?!

I'm kind of feeling like a proud papa here :)

With that, here's my updated list (updates in bold):

Intel 386 DX 25MHz
Intel Pentium 90MHz
Intel Celeron 733MHz
Athlon XP 2600+ @ Stock
Athlon XP 3000+ @ Stock
Athlon X2 4200+ @ Stock
Intel Core2Duo e6300 @ 2.8GHz
Intel Core2Duo e6400 @ 3.2GHz (It fried when my power supply took out my computer)
Intel Core2Duo e6400 @ 2.6GHz
Intel Core2Duo e8400 @ 3.6GHz
AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ Stock
Intel Core i7 2600k @ Stock
Intel Core i7 2630QM @ Stock (laptop, grandma broke it)
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ Stock (New laptop)
 

uOpt

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1x 2.8 GHz P4 Netburst with hyperthreading, 4 GB
Socket 939 Opteron something or other in Asus A8N5X, 4 GB
Socket 775 2.4 GHz Core2Duo in BadAxe1, 8 GB
Socket AM3 1100T (Phenom II), 16 GB
2x socket 1366, 2.66 GHz 4-core Xeon x 2 (SMP), 36 GB

My memory before that is fuzzy, I think it was a P3 with a Powerleap socketed higher clocked processor, and before that I was on SPARC and way before that on NeXT. There might have been a dual Pentium Pro in between.

Changes recently have mostly been driven by RAM demands. The 1100T was very short-lived because it just is too slow in some GIMP operations. Shame, really.

My gaming computer is different, it was always driven by graphics cards, most of the games I play are still single-threaded today, so as long as you could drive a single core high there wasn't much demand for a new platform.
 

parawing742

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This is a fun exercise. I'm trying to remember everything.

Intel 486DX (Winbook Laptop)
AMD K6 III-350 (TigerDirect Barebones)
2001 Intel Pentium III 866MHz (Sony RX360)
2002 Intel Pentium III 700MHz (Sony Laptop)
2002 Intel Pentium 4 2.4B Northwood
2003 Intel Pentium 4 2.66 Northwood
2005 AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.0GHz
2006 AMD Turion 64 X2 1.6GHz (Gateway Laptop)
2010 AMD Phenom II X4 965
2011 Intel Core i5 2410M 2.30GHz (Asus Laptop)
2013 Intel Core i7 4771
 
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Atl530i

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Main boxes in order. Started when I was 12... Worked in a PC shop during high school which is why there are so many Pentium II's, III's, and Athlons... Didn't even bother listing the laptops.

Intel 80386 DX 25MHz
Intel 80486 DX2 50MHz 1996-1997 I bought this myself after saving up for it, ran Doom perfect. When I really go into being an angry nerd.
Cyrix/IBM 6x86 PR200+ POS CPU, always over heated
Intel Pentium MMX 233 Got this after I chucked the Cyrix CPU into the woods
AMD K6 II 350MHz Epox VIA Apollo AT board
Intel Pentium II 400MHz DFI 440BX mobo
Intel Pentium II 450MHz DFI 440BX mobo
Intel Pentium III 500MHz DFI 440BX mobo
Intel Pentium III 650MHz DFI 440BX mobo
Intel Pentium III 1000MHz Tyan Trinity 400
Intel Pentium III 1000MHz x2 (dual CPU system) Tyan mobo
AMD Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.4GHz
AMD Athlon (T-bred) 1700+ 1.4GHz Abit KX7333 mobo
AMD Athlon (T-bred) 2000+ 1.67GHz Abit KX7333
AMD Athlon (T-bred) 2100+ Asus A7N8X mobo, I had this one running at 2.1GHz
Intel Pentium 4a 1.8GHz Asus P4S533 mobo,
Intel Pentium 4 2.5a Had it running on an IS7-G for almost 5 years without any problems
Intel Pentium D 925 Had this for less than a year, ran too hot for my liking. Intel DG965WH mobo
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 EP45-UD3P
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 EP45-UD3P
Intel C2Q 9550 EP45-UD3P
Intel i7-860 Asus P7P55 WS (ran this from launch date until 11/2013)
Intel i7-4770k Asus Z87 Deluxe

Other notables from secondary rigs:

Countless amounts of PII 350s and 400s in secondary rigs (still have the guts from many of those PCs)
Had some other K6-2s and a K6-3 500.
Celeron 333
Celeron 400
Celeron 466
PIII 533
PIII 866
PIII 1.4GHz
P4 2GHz
P4 630
P4 670 3.8GHz Prescott room heater
E2200 x3
E6300 x2 (Wolfdale based)
E6300 (Conroe)
E6550
E6600
E6700
E6750
Celeron 420
Celeron 440 x2
Pentium D 805 x2
AMD Phenom II X3 720 unlocked it
AMD Phenom II X2 550 unlocked it also
AMD Phenom II X4 830 with 6MB L3 cache
Q9550s HTPC 1
i5 2400s HTPC 2

There are a few missing...
 
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486DX2-33mhz Tandy
Cyrix-120mhz (Digital)
Pentium-120 (OC to 200mhz) (Asus ?)
AMD-K6 300 (Asus ?)
AMDk6-2 550( Compaq)
AMD- Tbird 1.1ghz (COmpaq)
AMD- Athlon XP 2400+ Mobile (oc'd to 2.4ghz) (Shuttle AN-35 Pro, Abit AN7, Asus A7V8X)
AMD- 3200 64 939 ( Oc'd to 2.9) (Gigabyte GA-K8N939)
AMD 64 4000 (No OC) (Gigabyte K8n-SLI)(
Opti 148 (Best OC 2.8ghz) Abit AN8-32x)
C2D e6750 OC 3.8GHZ (GIgabyte P45-UD3P)
q6600 (oC to 3.2gz) Currently in HTPC on WIndows 8.1 Pro w/ WMC (GIgabyte P45-UD3P) (Currently on an MSI P33-Combo)
q9550 (OC to 4.2ghz0) (GIgabyte P45-UD3P) Still wish i had this chip:rolleyes:
i7 950 (oc to 4.2ghz) (Gigabyte x58a-UD3r) RIg was stolen out of my apartment :(:mad:
ALienware m17xr3 (i7-2720qm) FOR SALE Presently)

Current Rig as of 11/23/2013:
Xeon E3-1230V2 (Stock) want stability:D
MSI Z77A-g45 Gaming
16gb Patriot Ram
2x Samsung 840 120gb (Raid0)
3xSeagate 250gb raid 0
Diamond HD7870
Lian-LI PC-7HB Case
Corsair CX600M PSU 600watt
 
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SamiiRoss

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286 10mhz
386SX 33mhz
486DX2-33mhz
486DX2-66mhz
Amd k6 266mhz
Pentium MMX 233mhz
Athlon XP 1700+
Athlon XP 2100+
AMD 64 3200
Pentium 4 3.0ghz
Phenom X4 965
i5 2500k
i5 3570k
i7 3770s
Xeon 1230v2 <--- Current CPU
 

Doom4life

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First computer was a monochrome 286 which I got when I was 9 or 10. Played a lot with DOS commands and also got into word processing (for school) using WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS.

A year or two later, I was given a 386 colour and that was awesome as I started playing Doom on that machine.

In 1997 or 1998, I was given a 486DX4 100mhz.

In 1999 I was given a Pentium 2 400mhz computer which introduced me to Halflife and other games from that era.

In 2002, as a grad gift to myself (from high school), I built my first computer which was an AMD Athlon XP 2400+.

In 2006, I built another machine which was an Athlon 64 3400+. Looking back at this, it was a mistake and a bit of a waste of money as I believe I could have gotten a dual core rig for only a hundred or two more. However, I bought an ATI Radeon x850 Pro a few months earlier and unlocked it and over locked it to the x850 XT model (was my first time ever doing anything to a GPU) and didn't want to part with it so soon.

The rig above lasted my until the summer of 2012 where it finally died and I never got around to a new build as I was busy with work and real life stuff.

That brings me to now, where I will be building myself an i7 4770k and am so excited to start putting it together tonight!
 

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Pre-2003 - Various Intel Celerons, Pentiums etc... HP/Compaq PCs
2003 - AMD Athlon 64 3400+
2005 - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
2007 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
2009 - Intel i7 920
2012 - Intel i7 2600K
 

Sicario

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Intel Pentium 4 single core "cant remember the specs"
Amd Athlon 3000+
Amd Athlon FX-57
Intel e6600
Intel e8600
Intel QX9650
Intel 2500k

The FX-57 has been my favorite chip so far. Had many hours of great bf2 battles with that sucker. It was also the first custom build cpu I used. It has been a long expensive hobby...
 

Kckazdude

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486 turbo
K6 200
K6-2 300
K6-2 450
Athlon T-Bird 1000
Athlon XP 1800+
Athlon XP 3000+
Intel i5 4670k
 

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hrmm, IIRC

intel 386sx 16mhz
intel 486dx2 50mhz
cyrix 5x86 133mhz
intel pentium 100mhz
intel PII 333mhz
dual intel PII 450mhz
dual intel PIII 866mhz
dual amd athlon MP2500
dual amd opteron 246
intel qx6700
intel i7 920
intel i7 3770
 

toddw

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You guys have great memories.... probably could do better than the below if I could devote the time...

Whatever is in the Commodore 64 :)
First PC - Windows 95 Cyrix P166+
Pentium 233, Celeron 300A, Tbird, Althlon XP, Operton, then Q9450
Missing a bunch but that's the jist of what I remember. Seems the Athlon XP had the longest life but the 300A was what got a bunch of folks into the O/C crowd.

My first O/C was taking my pentium 1 233 up to 266. Coupled that with an Orchid Righteous 3D for wicked Quake gaming.
 

iamwhoiamtoday

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Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz
AMD 3000+ 1.8GHz
Intel Pentium D 805 Stock 2.66GHz OC'ed to 4.6GHz
Intel E6300 1.86GHz
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz
Intel i7-820QM 1.73GHz
AMD 3850 2.9GHz
dual Intel Xeon 5420 2.5GHz
Intel i5-750 2.66GHz @ 3.4GHz
Intel i5-2400S 2.5GHz
AMD E350 1.6GHz
Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz @ 4.6GHz
dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26GHz
dual Intel Xeon E5520 2.26GHz
Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz

I'm probably forgetting a few -___-
The most fun CPU was my Pentium D 805. It was my first dual core, and the first CPU I overclocked.
Note: That's mostly in order, ish. Some are for servers, or extra gaming systems.
 

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Hmm lets see if this will all fit on here

MOS 6502A (Vic 20)
MOS 6510 (commadore 64)
AMD 486DX2
Cyrix 6x86 p133+gp
Amd k6-2 350
Amd k6-2 550
Amd K6-3 450
Amd Duron 950
Amd thunderbird 1000
amd thunderbird 1200
AMD Athlon 1500+
AMD athon 1700+ Juihb
AMD Athon 2500+ Barton
Core 2 duo E6600
Xeon X3220
Got out of overcocking for a while.....then..
Opteron 2356 quad core X2
Opteron 2435 Six core X2
Core I7 920
AMD Fx 8120
AMD Fx 8150
I7 2500K
I7 2600K
I7 2700K
Amd FX 8350
I7 3770K
I7 4770K
I7 3930K
And soon to be 4930K

This list doesnt include all the cpus ive owned or own. just the progression of power.
I own or have owned 100s of processors
 

twsmit

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P2 266 Slot 1
P4 1.4 Socket 423
P4 1.8 Socket 478
Athlon XP 2100+
Athlon XP 2500+
Pentium M 1.6ghz (laptop)
Athlon 64 3200+
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Core 2 Duo E7200
Phenom II X3 720
Core i7 2600k
 

jakuum

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Pentium II 350
Pentium III 450
Athlon XP 2800+
Core 2 Duo E6400
Core 2 Duo E7200
Core 2 Duo E6600
Core 2 Quad Q9550
i7 930
i7 3770k
i7 4770k
 

waxbytes

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Pentium 200mmx, P2-266, P2-450, P4-2.2GHz, P4-3.4 GHz, Core2 Duo 2.6 GHz, Core2 Quad 9450,
i7-920, i7-2600K, i7-4770K.

Intel has made a bit of money off me over the years.
 

ep0x73

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Let's see if I can recall.
I bought a IBM Aptiva with a 1.1 pentium 1 which quickly became outdated
Then bought a HP with a celeron around 450, that too became outdated.
I then decided to start building my own and built a P4 2.66 system
Next came a core2duo clocked to 3.4
Latest, I5 Haswell.

Along the way I've built various flavors for family members.
Athlon thunderbird
P4 @ 2.4
core2duo @ 2.66
AMD A10 Trinity
 

horrorshow

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Pentium 90
Pentium 166
K6-2 300
Duron 700
Athlon XP 1900+
Athlon 64 3200+
Athon 64x2 4400+
i5-750

Out of all my rigs, the XP 1900+ and i5-750 have DEFINITELY lasted the longest.
 

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Intel 80286 (tandy 1000) (1988 or so)
Intel Pentium 166 (1995)
-ATI 3d RAGE
Intel Pentium 4 2.8C @ 3.0Ghz Northwood (First built computer and man was it an upgrade) (Started at [H]!) (2003)
-ATI 7000 (temporary)
-ATI 9800pro
-ATI X850pro modded to XT (2005) (would have kept this for longer but it didn't have SM 3.0 and I wanted to play bioshock)
Intel Pentium 4 3.2E @ 3.6Ghz Prescott (2005)
-ATI x1950pro ( used it for a few weeks then returned) (2008)
-ATI 3850 (2008) (fastest AGP card!)
Intel Core I7 920 @ 4.0Ghz (2010-current)
-AMD/ATI 5850
-AMD ATI 5850 Crossfire (2012)
-AMD 280x (just ordered and on the way!)


EDIT: added GPU's for the hell of it.
 
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Kckazdude

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You guys have great memories.... probably could do better than the below if I could devote the time...
Seems the Athlon XP had the longest life but the 300A was what got a bunch of folks into the O/C crowd.

Heh...I forgot all about my short-lived Celeron 300A experiment I had gotten one and wandered onto this site where Kyle kept a log of what he was doing to his. With no regard for cooling. I spent a Saturday putting the setting to where Kyle had his to see if mine would do that. It burned up about 3 hours into the experiment due to a lack of cooling.
 

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The memorable ones are the ones that precede with asterisk. More interested in following SoCs and APUs these days.

*WDC 6502
*WDC 65c02
*WDC 65816
Intel 486 DX
AMD 486 DX2
Motorola 68000
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium Pro
Intel Celeron
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium III
AMD Duron
*AMD Athlon XP
Intel Core2Duo
Intel Xeon 5160
Samsung Exynos 3110
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655
Nvidia Tegra3
*Samsung Exynos 4412
AMD Opteron 6376
*Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
*AMD APU in Sony PS4
 
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Bluesun311

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First chip I ever bought was a Cyrix 6x86 iirc
About 4-5 different AMD chips...
then a Pentium 4 Prescott...
then a x4 PhenomII (well 960t but i ran it as a 4x)
4770k

Probably doing it wrong but at least I'm consistent about doing it wrong.
 

-Jess-

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Intel Pentium 4 - 1.5
Intel Xeon - 2.8 [Dual, with HT @ 135W ea = space heater :eek:]
Intel Core2Duo T5550 - 1.83
AMD Athlon 64 x2 TK-55 - 1.8
AMD Athlon II x2 P340 - 2.2
AMD Athlon II X4 630 - 2.8
Intel Core i7 M620 - 2.67
Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 - 1

There was an AMD or Celeron desktop build (or both) in there at some point... I just can't remember what it was. :confused:
 

Thorin08

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AMD K6-2 500 MHZ
INTEL P4 3.0 (HT)
INTEL E2100 2.0 GHZ
INTEL Q9650 3.0 GHZ (3.6 GHZ O.C. my first cpu overclock attempt ever)
INTEL i7-920 4.0 GHZ O.C.
INTEL i7-3770S 3.9 GHZ O.C. (this is in a mini-atx case for lan parties)
INTEL Xeon 5660 4.2 GHZ O.C. (my current chip in my workstation)

Was never a overclocking enthusiast until I stumbled on this site about 4-5 years ago, and saw all the glowing reports on the q9650. Won't buy chips that don't overclock well ever since :D
 
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MOS Technology 6510 (985khz - 1mhz)
Intel 80486 DX (25mhz)
Intel P5 Pentium (66mhz)
Intel P55C Pentium (133mhz)
Intel "Deschutes" Pentium II (266mhz)
Intel "Deschutes" Pentium II (333mhz)
Intel "Coppermine" Pentium III (1000mhz)
AMD "Clawhammer" Athlon FX-55 (2.6ghz)
Intel "Wolfdale" Core2Duo E8400 (3.16ghz)
Intel "Sandybridge" i7-2600k (3.4ghz)

Future:

Haswell-E 8-core
 
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Intel Pentium 1 133mhz (Laptop)
Intel Pentium 3 750mhz
Intel Pentium 4 3.06ghz
AMD Athlon 3800+
AMD Athlon X2 4200+
Intel Q6600
Intel Q9650
Intel i7 920
Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 (Ultrabook)
Intel Atom N280 (Netbook)
Intel i7 980x
Intel Core i7-3615QM (Laptop)
Intel 3930k
 

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These are the CPUs used on my primary home desktops only:
MOS Technology 65C02 1mhz (from my Apple IIe :D) (until 1992)
Intel 486DX 33mhz (80486DX) (1992-1994)
Intel 486DX4 100mhz (80486DX4) (1994-1996)
Intel Pentium 133mhz (P54C) (1996-1998)
Intel Pentium Pro 200mhz (P6) (1998-2000)
Intel Pentium II OverDrive 333mhz (Deschutes) (a Socket 8 upgrade for the aforementioned Pentium Pro desktop :D) (2000)
Intel Pentium III 1ghz (Coppermine) (2000-2002)
Intel Pentium 4 1.6ghz (Willamette) (2002, my 1st build, used it for a short time before giving it to my father :D)
Intel Pentium 4 1.6A (Northwood) (2002-2004)
Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.2C (Northwood) (2004-2007, my 2nd build)
Intel Xeon X3210 2.13ghz (Kentsfield) (2007-2010, my 3rd build)
Intel Core i5-650 3.2ghz (Clarkdale) (2010-2013)
Intel Xeon e3-1225v3 3.2 ghz (Haswell) (2013-current)
 

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Orig Mac
Apple 2 E
Mac Classic
Dual P2 233
P3 450
Athlon XP (using a pencil to unlock it and clock to 1.2ghz)
P4 570J
E8400
Q6700
Pentium 6100 swap to I5-540m in Lenovo g560
i7-2600k (RMA to intel 12/6/2013)
E3-1270
 

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Commodore 64
Acer brand 486 DX4-100
Pentium II 233 @ 300MHz. My first self build PC costed me $1653 AUd for CPU, main board 32MB SD ram, ATX Case. Reused HD and other stuff from the acer.
Duron 800 @ 875MHz
XP 2400+ @ can't remenber
Athalon 64 2800 naked crushed the core when i mounted the heat sink
Athalon 64 3200 same thing happened to this one.
Athalon 64 3400+ @ 2.4GHz
Opteron 170 @ 2.7 GHz
Core 2 duo E6600 @ 3.6GHz
Core 2 duo E8400 @ 4GHz. Clocked to 4.5 GHZ with a phase unit cooler .
Core 2 duo E8600 @ 4.4GHz Water cooling
I7 920 @ 4.2 GHz Water cooling
 
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I may forget one here or there... Overclocks noted where remembered... These are the CPU's used on my primary home desktops only...

My best effort:

Intel 486DX4 100MHz
Intel Pentium (MMX) 200MHz
Intel Pentium II 400MHz
Intel Pentium III 450MHz
AMD Athlon Classic 700MHz (I think)
AMD Athlon (T-Bird) 1.2GHz
AMD Athlon XP (Palomino) 2100+
AMD Athlon XP (T-Bred B) 2600+
Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood B) 2.4GHz
Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood C) 2.6GHz
Intel Pentium 4 (Prescott) 2.8GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Toledo) 4400+
Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe) @ 3.0GHz
Intel C2Q Q9450 (Yorkfield) @ 3.2GHz
Intel Core i7-2600K (Sandy Bridge) @ 4.5GHz
Intel Core i7-4770K (Haswell) @ 4.4GHz
 
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Pentium 200 MMX - replaced a week later by K6 233 - and never looked back to Pentiums for next 10 years :)
Then every K6 I could get my hands on back in 96-99: K6 300, K6-2 350, K6-2 400, K6-2 550, K6-III 400
Duron 750 (Socket A) with a nice Soltek mobo
Then a few Athlons Socket A, XP 2000+, XP 2500+ ending with Barton XP 3000+
Intel Pentium Core2 Quad Q6600
Intel Pentium i7 4770K
AMD Athlon X2 3000
some Xeons in between, including W3690
Now back on AMD turf, with Ryzen 9 3900X :)
 
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