What is your slowest computer?

July 31, 2010 at 12:10:26
Specs: Windows XP Corporate, Pentium 4 HT wth EMT64 @ 3.00 GHz, 1 Gb.
What is your slowest computer? My nonworking slowest is a Tandy 1000 RL with a full 1 Mhz AMD 8086. My slowest working is an AST Adventure! 400 with a 133 MHz AMD K-5 and 16 Mb. Ram. It even has a 4x CD-ROM!

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#1
July 31, 2010 at 12:37:26
I don't have a slow computer :-D. Lowest working thing in the mhz food chain is an IBM 755C 486/75, 20Mb laptop.

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#2
July 31, 2010 at 20:46:18
The one between my ears.

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#3
August 1, 2010 at 01:18:06
Whichever one I let the kids use this week. They could take a monster built for NASA add a dozen or so toolbars and a coomador vic 20 would be a step up in speed.

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#4
August 1, 2010 at 02:17:22
Probably the Sinclair ZX81 (~3MHz)...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
August 1, 2010 at 03:22:57
I agree with Analyst, I have the same one too. I don't know how to upgrade it coz its sooooooo obsolete. :D

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#6
August 1, 2010 at 05:13:13
Sadly Analyst is right.

The problem with those types of computers is that they are impossible to upgrade. You are stuck with what you get. Programming them to a decent level of functionality takes around fifteen years. Just when you think you have everything running perfectly the memory begins to fail.

Stuart


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#7
August 1, 2010 at 05:24:36
Just when you think you have everything running perfectly the memory begins to fail.

So true there Stuart and you made my stomach ache because of laughing.


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#8
August 1, 2010 at 07:52:11
You can get keyboard and datasette attachments for the atari 2600 which would let it qualify as a 'PC', so that means 1.19MHz with 128 bytes of ram.

If that dosent qualify then it would be a 2.2GHz Athlon64/ 2GB
No oldies that are running at my place, I did have a 1.4GHz P3 but it died in the pants during a software update of all things. Literally killed the M/B, it still baffels me.

Mattwizz3
P35-DS3R
4GB DDR800
E7500


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#9
August 1, 2010 at 13:36:09
Slowest non-working computer:
Emerson AT clone (AMD 286-16 CPU, 2MB of RAM, 512K Cirrus SVGA card, dead 40MB Seagate hard drive).

"Slowest" computer connected to our network and used daily:
The Super P3: (Tualatin-512 engineering sample @ 1800/150, 2GB of DDR333, x1950pro video, 500GB Seagate, Wireless N). I hate to call it slow--it's actually a pretty speedy machine.

My official Snail Award goes to a white box I purchased for $250 in 1998. It had a K6-2 300/66 cpu, no L2 cache, onboard SiS video, 3GB drive, and a temperamental no-name motherboard. It was just an incredibly slow machine that, no matter how much RAM I gave it, performed like a fast DX4 or early Pentium. A few years ago, a non-accidental power surge put that rig out of its misery...lol.

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#10
August 2, 2010 at 09:05:38
Wow... Umm... Oldest non-working computer? Probably the pieces from a pdp-8 lying around. Oldest working? Either the trs 80, or Apple II. My favorite machine ATM is probably my Mac plus, still humming away after 24 years. I also have a Macintosh 128k still in it's box that I'm debating on selling, and I am activly seeking a working pdp-8 or NBI workstation.

Woops... Slowest. Well they are still the slowest
PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#11
August 2, 2010 at 10:03:15
In order of slowness
IBM PC in storage... should still work (DigDug wooh!)

P166 16Mb ram win96 (Has MathBlaster and Rosetta Stone and other educational software in storage... I was homeschooled on this PC)

Tyan Thunder 2 ATX Dual PII@300Mhz 512Mb ram and its getting a radeon 9800 pro to got in its AGP 2x slot :-) in place of an ATI Rage Pro Turbo... its a test box for Haiku Linux NetBSD Windows ReactOS and whatever else I feel is worth a burned CD.

everything else is P4 or better


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#12
August 2, 2010 at 20:50:50
The oldest is intact system is a Compaq suitcase PC with 2 360K floppies.

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#13
August 3, 2010 at 10:32:20
Oh boy, a contest to see who has the most obsolete and useless POS.

I've got you all beat, I have two, an abacus and a slide rule.............so there!

:P

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#14
August 7, 2010 at 03:25:21
"I've got you all beat, I have two, an abacus and a slide rule.............so there!"

Well, if we're going that route---10 fingers and 9.6 toes (courtesy of a lawn mower.....ouch)

;)

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#15
August 7, 2010 at 03:47:09
Well, if we're going that route---10 fingers and 9.6 toes (courtesy of a lawn mower.....ouch)

You think you have problems. 7.5 fingers and 2 thumbs (courtesy of a bacon slicer .... JFC!)

Stuart


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