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  • legacyfan changed the title to how many computers do you own?

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I tried to figure it out, but without a complete inventory I can't say for sure. Perhaps I will do that and confirm. For this post I will say 5 that are current, plus an additional 6 that are known to work, and perhaps another 15 20 that are complete systems but in an unknown level of operation.

EDIT: oh god I forgot about the servers. :crazy:

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For, complete, working things, I do not have a specific number, but last I knew it was north of 40. It certainly has not decreased since then, though i have a several I plan to sell at some point

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Last time I counted, around 20 or so.  Most of my "collection" is vintage computers, the majority are 486 based by virtue I have 4 1st gen NEC Versa laptops, all but one of which are an i486 based machine.

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Vintage to old: ca. 4 PCs and 7 Notebooks. My two ''newest'' (actual) Laptops are 9 years old, and workin' fine! ;o)

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At this point over 20. Most are spares, repair projects, real hardware testing or just to have fun on different era of hw. Here list of main ones I use requarly

 

For retro systems: Digital Venturis 466 (486DX2-66, 68mb ram, s3trio64, 2gb cf card, Sound Blaster 16, Windows 3.11 WFW), Compaq contura 430CX (486DX4-100, 32MB RAM, 6GB IBM Travelstar HDD, Western digital svga display adapter, Windows 95), DECpc 450SLC/e Premium (486 DX2-50, 8MB ram, 400mb hdd, Western digital svga adapter, original carry bag), IBM PS/2 laptop (386 and not sure from rest yet. Needs charger and maintenance to work), custom build 1 built on Pomi branded case (Pentium 3 EB 800mhz, Gigabyte GA-60MM7, ATI 9800 PRO agp 128mb, ESI Maya44 sound card, 512mb ram, 128gb ssd with adapter, Windows 98 Second Edition), custom build number 2 built from spare parts I had to cheap chinese chassis painted metallic blue with car spray (Celeron 266 SLOT1, Gigabyte GA-686LX4, Nvidia TNT2, 20gb hdd, 256mb ram, Fortemedia FM801-AU sound card, Windows 95B with usb update)

 

For "Modern" systems got: Custom build 3 (Asus P4P800, Pentium 4 2.80ghz, 1gb ram, 320gb, 250 and 160gb hdd, Gainward Geforce 6800gt, onboard Soundmax AC97, Windows ME, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 95b (install in progress)), HP Compaq NC6320 (Core2duo T7400, 2X2GB ram, Intel GMA 950 256mb with Chell 1.7b driver, 1tb 7200rpm hdd, Windows XP professional x86), Dell Latitude D420 (2GB ram, coreduo, 60gb hdd) currently on diagnostic use, Dell Latitude D620 (Pentium M 1.86, Ati radeon X300 64mb, 120gb hdd, 2gb ram, Windows XP professional, Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook C1320 (Pentium M 2.00ghz, 1gb ram, GMA900, 160gb hdd, Windows 2000 Professional), Dell Precision M6400 (Core2duo X9100,2x4gb ram, Nvidia Quadro 3700M 1gb, 160gb 7200rpm hdd and 320gb 5400rpm hdd, Windows Vista Ultimate X64),Asus EEEpc 900 (Celeron M 800mhz, 2gb ram, 256gb ssd, Debian 9)

 

For modern Systems got: Custom build 4 (Ryzen 2700x, ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming K4, AMD RX580 8gb, 2x16gb ram, 1tb+480gb ssd + 2x1tb hdd, Windows 7 and Linux Mint), Custom build 5 (Intel Core I3 4430, Asus H87M-PLUS, Nvidia Geforce 750 1gb, 2x2gb ddr3 ram, 2x1tb hdd, Windows XP Professional x86)

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I don't know how many computers I have now, however, at last count I think I had roughly 100 :o

This is primarily Macs of various shapes, sizes and ages, but there's a fair number of PCs as well.

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If you count a completely fried 2007 HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop that I have lying around and a Sandy Bridge Pentium desktop which has been sent for repair and upgrades,
a desktop and 4 laptops.

I have bought some components for building another custom desktop PC already, but can't say when it will be built and ready to use, because COVID.

EDIT: Thinking of buying a ThinkPad t61p/t500 also in the near future, to have as a retro laptop.

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How many do I "own"?  Too many to count!

But here is the list of computers that I use at least once a week if not daily (3 desktops, 4 laptops).

Dell XPS 8700 running Intel i7-4770 with 16GB RAM and with five widescreen monitors.

eMachine with basically everything gutted and replaced currently running Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 with 3GB RAM and with two "square" monitors and one widescreen monitor.

Compaq Presario with basically everything gutted and replaced currently running AMD Sempron 3100+ with 2GB RAM and one extra-wide widescreen monitor.

IBM ThinkPad T43 [16yrs old] (only once a month or so on this one, reprogram performance chips on project cars, tune turbos, etc) running Intel Pentium M 750 with 2GB RAM (no longer has any batteries).

Dell Latitude D830 running Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 with 3.5GB RAM.

Dell Latitude E5470 running Intel i5-6300U with 8GB RAM.

Acer Aspire One running Intel Atom N270 with 1GB RAM.

 

But my proudest I'd say is a fully functional Commodore 64 that's been in the family since 1981 (sound chip has been replaced a couple times), celebrating its 40th Birthday.

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On 4/22/2021 at 7:09 AM, Win10-Hater said:

If you count a completely fried 2007 HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop that I have lying around

Any time I attempt to count computers, I certainly count the GRiD Systems 1520, which is literally a brick since it went underwater and ended up becoming completely destroyed with corrosion and dirt. It is too special of a computer to have thrown away.

13 hours ago, ArcticFoxie said:

But my proudest I'd say is a fully functional Commodore 64 that's been in the family since 1981 (sound chip has been replaced a couple times), celebrating its 40th Birthday.

I didn't consider counting the micros. That is 1 C64, 2 VIC-20, and if they count a TI-99/4A and a Timex Sinclair 1000.

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My list changed slightly over the weekend.

A neighbor in his late 70s only uses a computer for solitaire, mahjong, and email.

He was running an Acer Aspire X running an Intel Core 2 Duo N3050 @ 1.6GHz with 4GB DDR3 and 64-bit Win10.

He picked up a Dell single-core from an in-law, forget actual CPU but do know it was a single-core @ 3.0GHz.

The Dell only had 512MB DDR2 so I pulled 1GB from my eMachine and dropped my eMachine from 3GB to 2GB.

He gave me his Acer Aspire X but I haven't really found a use for it yet - its PassMark benchmarks scores lists it so close to two of my other low-end machines that all I really gain is going from DDR2 to DDR3.

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