Weekly Tech Survey [05.09.17]

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#1

How much RAM did your first computer have?

  • Less than 256MB
  • 256MB - 499MB
  • 500MB - 999MB
  • 1GB - 1.9GB
  • 2GB - 3.9GB
  • 4GB - 5.9GB
  • 6GB - 7.9GB
  • 8GB - 11.9GB
  • 12GB - 15.9GB
  • 16GB
  • More than 16GB

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#2

Do some know how much had Sinclair ZX Spectrum?

Did find it - 16 kB.


#3

Atari 800XE - 64kb, Amstrad 8086 XT with 640kB and then first own build P2 with 64MB


#4

I remember my old computer with AMD K6 2 up to 400Mhz with 64Mo Ram… This “thing” needed almost 2 hours to convert an audio CD in mp3 files at 160kbps…:scream:


#5

64 MB RAM? My first HDD was 5 MB one.


#6

5MB :dizzy_face:
It seems I am not old enough :older_man:(but not so young either :nerd_face:) my first one was 1GB…
And today my own NAS is 24TB in RAID5…


#7

My first PC was without HDD with 2 5.25 FDDs.


#8

My first PC was a Sharp PC-GP10-CH that I “inherited” from my dad (it was a hand-me down)


It has a 1200MHz Mobile Athlon 4 with 512MB of RAM and runs Windows XP on a 30GB hard drive. It still runs, yes, I still have it. It’s sitting right here and booted straight up. After over 15 years.

The first thing I did when I got it was remove Norton Antivirus, because holy crap, that software put so much useless garbage on, it bogged the CPU down so much… it was awful. But I pulled it off, and one day that machine was the first one that I did digital drawings on with a wacom tablet!

The second machine I had was a Sharp Muramasa laptop with a Transmeta Efficeon processor. Any Transmeta fans out there, shout out to you guys :smiley: That thing was a peppy little machine for what it was.


#9

I think your survey starting point is a little high… started with an Apple II with 48k


#10

Ah the days of windows 95 and 256MB of ram - t’was sweet back then.


#11

I remember using my parents 33.6K modem to play games on BBS’s.

Legend of the Red Dragon!!!


#12

When your first PC had 4GB… you know you really are young


#13

My first computer in around 1980, was a Commodore CBM 2001 with 8050 dual floppy drive unit (this gave me about 2MB of total memory. I think).

It had 4 kB RAM 16 kB ROM with two 5 1/4 Floppy Drives, with a green monochrome monitor and tractor drive dot matrix printer, running Microsoft BASIC.

Connecting to the internet and having a modem was only for military or science labs at the university.

I thought it was Christmas when I later got a computer that would run Windows 3.1.

Most of the members here weren’t even born at that time.


#14

Meeee #1997 20202020


#15

Less than 256MB??? REALLY MEGAbytes?, try KILObytes! How about 4K of ferrite “core” memory!


#16

My first was 30 MB on that XT, did not manage to get it full ever :slight_smile: But i managed to disassemble it once it started to show sector errors, i was even running it open to see what happens = funny thing, the folders on the drive were visible in NC in an infinite loop :stuck_out_tongue: The plates from that drive may still lie around in some drawer in my fathers workshop…


#17

32k. On a BBC Model B. Don’t know how much was in the first computer I used though - a DEC PDP 11 in 1975


#18

32kb on an acorn electron, reportedly a best selling computer in its time (really wish i had a spectrum or commodore like my mates though!)

What’s more interesting I think is that there was no such thing as a hard drive! Sod all this talk of 1tb ssds, I had to record stuff onto a cassette tape (Google it kids) and loading it up again was a pretty hit or miss affair.


#19

My first is the one I have now. Hp envy 15t. 32 gb flash, 1 tb hdd, i7 4700, 8 gb ram, Nvidia 740m.
I’m young…


#20

All of 16kB in the Philips P2000T…