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#1 xbit

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:38 AM

Hello all @ occ! very awesome looking board you have here w/ a great community.

 

I'm an old school tech guy, well older than some not as old as others. I traded in my sega genesis (16bit) for my first computer back when the 468 was top dog. It was a 486sx 25 and it changed my world, that's for sure. Now, I may be one of the first to ever OC and I didn't even do it on purpose :) Reading my "easy data 486" manual i noticed that if you upgraded your CPU to a 486 33 you needed to change a jumper pin on the motherboard. I did this just to see how easy it was to remove the pin and place it back. It was an uneventful test and I had full intention to place it back to the 25 setting but i was pulled to dinner and forgot. Well, after my nums I put the case lid back and booted up the bios told me I had a 486sx 33. But, being very new to PC's I didn't know that it actually OC'ed my CPU so I thought no way could this be true. I didn't want my PC lying to me so I switched it back :| i was such a noob i didn't even know I was being awesome :)

 

Anyway, after my 30 free days of prodigy online ran out I found the amazing world of the local BBS. I went on to run a very popular BBS (spitfire bbs one node) myself for quite a few years. btw, for people that don't know what a BBS is, was the internet before the internet :) but that's another topic. 

 

Well, years later I'm in the tech field and once again built a home system for fun (bench tweaks) and games. The system that I'll have questions on in other areas on OCC can be found here: http://x-bit.org/blackdragon

 

thanks again OCC.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:14 AM

welcome to occ, it's always nice to have another new oldtimer in the community ! ...pretty nice system you got there !


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

Howdy and welcome to OCC!


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:34 AM


Anyway, after my 30 free days of prodigy online ran out I found the amazing world of the local BBS.

Oh man, that brings back memories.  I remember our first 486 and going onto prodigy with my awesome monochromatic orange monitor!  Things were so different then it's hard for me to remember how they really worked.

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

Old timers are awesome  :)

 

Welcome to our community here at the OCC Forums!


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

Welcome to OCC :)


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

Welcome, and there are a few of us old timers around here. :)


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hello and welcome to OCC.

 

I think my first PC was a 486DX33 that cost me £1500.00. Those were the days!


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

Hello and welcome to OCC.

 

I think my first PC was a 486DX33 that cost me £1500.00. Those were the days!

does anyone even remember the ibm pcj ? (my first) 286, 386 ? ...and there was an 8088 in there somewhere too...


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

IBM pcj?  No, but we had an Atari 800 from the same time.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Welcome to OCC :)

 

My family's first pc had a 75mhz IBM proc in it and after I got a lil knowledge I upgraded it to an intel 100Mhz I think it was and it was twice as fast as the IBM chip lol



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:35 AM

Welcome to OCC. :)


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