Computer History

On this site you can find some informations of my old computers. The intention of this site is to trigger people who interested in Retro-Ware and like to debauch in nostalgia. I remember with pleasure this good old days. Some of this Computers I still own.

The listing is in chronologically descending order.


Index


2012 – 2020 / 4. Self Made PC

This PC is also a small part of the beyond mentioned PC history.

  • CPU Socket: FCLGA1155
  • Chipset: Intel® Z77
  • OnBoard-Features
    • Audio (disabled): Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec
    • LAN: Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    • Connectors
      • External (I/O-Panel):
        • 1x PS/2 Keyboard
        • 1x VGA / D-SUB
        • 1x DVI-D
        • 1x HDMI
        • 6x USB 2.0 Typ-A
        • 2x USB 3.0 Typ-A (USB 3.1 Gen1)
        • 1x RJ45 Ethernet
        • Audio (7.1-Channel Speaker Setup, Line-In, Microphone)
      • Internal:
        • 4x SATA3 6.0 Gbit/s
        • 4x SATA2 3.0 Gbit/s
        • 1x Infrared (IR)
        • 1x Consumer Infrared (CIR)
        • 1x Serial (COM)
        • 1x HDMI_SPDIF
        • Power-LED, HDD-LED, Power On, Reset
        • Respectively 1x CPU FAN, Chase FAN and PSU FAN
        • 1x 24-pin ATX Power Connector
        • 1x 8-pin 12V Power Connector
        • Front-Audio (Headphone, Microphone)
        • 2x USB 2.0 (supports 4x USB 2.0)
        • 1x USB 3.0 (supports 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    • Slots
      • 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16@x16
      • 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16@x4
      • 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
      • 3x PCI
      • 4x DDR3-1600
  • Cooling: Passive
  • HerstellerinfManufacturer informations
  • Codename: Ivy Bridge
  • F.M.S.: 6.A.9 – Ext. 6.3A.N0
  • Architecture: 1 CPU – 4 Cores – 4 Threads
  • Technology: 22nm
  • Socket: FCLGA1155
  • TDP: 77W
  • Clock: 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Turbo)
  • Instructions: MMX, SSE(1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2), AVX, EM64T, VT-x, AES
  • Caches
    • L1: 4x 32 KB, 8-way
    • L2: 4x 256 KB, 8-way
    • L3: 6 MB, 12-way
  • Cooling: Air – Thermalright Macho Rev.A
  • Specials:
  • Manufacturer informations
  • KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
  • Modules: 4x 4GB im Dual Channel-Betrieb
  • Timings: 9.0-9-9-27-2T
  • Latency: CL9
  • Voltage: 1.2v (1.35v max.)
  • Manufacturer Informations
  • Chipset: GK104
    • Architecture: Kepler
    • Technology 28nm
    • Shading Units: 1536
    • TMUs: 128
    • ROPs: 32
    • SMX Count: 8
    • Features: DirectX 12 (11_0), OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.1, CUDA 3.0, Shader Model 5.1
  • Clock
    • GPU: 1085 MHz (1137 MHz Boost)
    • RAM: 1753 MHz
    • VRAM: 2 GB GDDR5 @ 256-bit
  • Bus: PCIe 3.0 x16 @ 3.0 x16
  • Cooling: Luft
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Soundchip: EMU20k2
  • Channels: 7.1
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • Sample Rate: 96 kHz
  • Bitrate: 24 bit
  • SNR: 109 dB
  • Output Devices
    • Speaker: Logitech Z623 2.1 Sound System (THX certified)
    • Headset: Sennheiser Game One
  • Specials: Iluminated X-Fi Logo
  • Form Factor: ATX Midi-Tower
  • Material: Stahlblech & Plastik
  • Front Panel: 2x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2x USB 2.0, Headphone, Mikrophone, Power- and Reset Button, blue Power- and red HDD-LED
  • Drive Bays
    • External
      • 3x 5.25″
    • Internal
      • 8x 3.5″ (1x external, using 5.25″ Adapter)
      • 1x 2.5″ (using 5.25″ Adapter)
  • Slots: 7
  • FANs: 6 (120/140mm)
    • Top: 2 – 2x beQuiet! Silent Wings 120mm
    • Bottom: 1 – 1x beQuiet! Dark Wings 120mm
    • Front: 2 – 2x beQuiet! Silent Wings 120mm
    • Rear: 1
    • Side:
  • Power Supply: beQuiet! Straight Power BQT E8-CM-580W
    • Max. Power: 580 Watt
    • Certification: 80 PLUS silver
    • Cooling: 120mm FAN
  • Specials: Removable dust covers/filters, Rubberized surface on front and top cover
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Hard Drives
    • 2x SAMSUNG SSD 850 EVO
      • Model: EMT02B6Q
      • Form Factor: 2.5″
      • Disk Space: 250 GB
      • Connectivity: SATA3 6GB/s @ SATA3 6GB/s
      • Description: 1 for OS, Programs, Games etc., 1 for Games
    • 1x SAMSUNG SSD 830 Basic
      • Model: CXM03B1Q
      • Form Factor: 2.5″
      • Disk Space: 128 GB
      • Connectivity: SATA3 6GB/s @ SATA3 6GB/s
      • Description: 8 GB for SWAP, rest for Games
  • Optical Drives
    • LG (HL-DT-ST) BH10LS38 BluRay Burner
      • Connectivity: SATA1.1a 1.5GB/s @ SATA3 6GB/s
      • Reading Speeds
        • BD-R/Dual Layer: 10x/8x
        • BD-RE/DL: 8x/6x
        • BD-ROM/DL: 10x/8x
        • DVD±R/DL: 16x/12x
        • DVD±RW: 12x
        • CD-RW: 40x
        • CD-ROM/R: 48x
      • Writing Speeds
        • BD-R & Dual Layer: 12x
        • BD-RE & DL: 2x
        • DVD±R/DL: 16x/8x
        • DVD-RW: 6x
        • DVD+RW: 8x
        • DVD-RAM: 12x
        • CD-R: 48x
      • Specials: LightScribe™ Disc Labeling
      • Notes: Rarely in use.
  • Display Size: 24″ (61.0cm) 16:9
  • Panel Type: TN (WLED iluminated)
  • Max. Resolution: 1920×1080 Pixels (Full HD)
  • Max. Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Switching Times: 1ms (grey to grey), 6.6ms (Trace Free at 60% (Standard)), 1.9ms at 144 Hz
  • Latency: Bei 60 Hz 1.5ms, bei 144 Hz 0.5ms
  • Brightness: 350 cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio: 80000000:1 (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2768mm
  • Connectors: Dual-link DVI-D (supports NVIDIA® 3D Vision), HDMI, DisplayPort, Audio-In, Headphone-Out
  • Specials
    • 2 embedded 2W x 2 RMS Speakers
    • NVIDIA® 3D Vision support
    • 144 Hz
    • Trace Free-Technology
    • GamePlus Mode: Extra Crosshair and Timer
    • 4 Color Temperature Profiles and 3 Skin Color Profiles
    • Height-adjustable and Pivot
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Keyboard: Logitech G510
  • Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • GamePad: Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Controller for Windows 10
  • Webcam: Creative Live! Cam Chat HD (VF0700)
  • Operating System:
    • Til June 2020 Windows 10 and then Ubuntu Linux 19.04 LTS
      • Desktop Environment: Gnome
      • Browser: Mozilla Firefox
      • Mail Client: Gnome Evolution
      • Media Player: VideoLAN VLC & PLEX Media Player
      • Picture Viewer: XnView MP
      • Office: LibreOffice
      • Messengers: Signal, Threema, Telegram, Discord
  • Gaming Platforms:
    • Steam
    • Lutris

2005 – 2012 / OEM -> 3. Self Made PC

Basically I bought this PC as an OEM PC of Fujitsu-Siemens that advanced at the end to my 3. Self Made PC. For this PC I’ve made an separated article with all changes, a history of an OEM to a Self Made PC.This here is the final setup.

  • CPU Socket: AM3
  • Chipset: AMD® 870 + SB850
  • OnBoard-Features
    • Audio (disabled): Realtek ALC889 Audio Codec
    • LAN: Realtek 8111DL Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    • Connectors
      • External (I/O-Panel):
        • 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard
        • 1x Optical SPDIF-Out
        • 1x Serial
        • 6x USB 2.0 Typ-A
        • 2x USB 3.0 Typ-A (USB 3.1 Gen1)
        • 1x RJ45 Ethernet
        • Audio (7.1-Channel Speaker Setup, Line-In, Microphone)
      • Internal:
        • 6x SATA3 6.0 Gbit/s
        • 1x PATA133 IDE (JMicron® JMB368)
        • 3x USB 2.0
        • 1x 24-pin ATX Power Connector
        • 1x 4-pin 12V CPU Power Connector
        • 1x CPU FAN
        • 2x Chase FAN
        • 1x Front-Panel header
        • 1x Front-Panel Audio header
        • 1x Chassis Intrusion Switch
        • 1x OC Dial Button
        • 1x OC Dial Knob
        • 1x Clear CMOS Jumper
        • 1x SPDIF-Out
        • 1x TPM-Module
    • Slots
      • 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16@x16
      • 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16@x4
      • 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
      • 3x PCI
      • 4x DDR3-1333
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Specials: Overclockable directly on the Mainboard
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Codename: Deneb
  • F.M.S.: F.4.3 – Ext. 10.4.RB-C3
  • Architecture: 1 CPU – 4 Cores – 4 Threads
  • Technology: 45nm
  • Socket: AM3
  • TDP: 124W
  • Clock: 3.40 GHz
  • Instructions: MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE (1, 2, 3, 4A), x86-64, AMD-V
  • Caches
    • L1: 4x 64 KB, 2-way
    • L2: 4x 512 KB, 16-way
    • L3: 6 MB, 48-way
  • Cooling: Air – Thermalright Macho Rev.A
  • Specials:
  • Manufacturer informations
  • KHX1600C10D3B1/8G
  • Modules: 2x 4GB und 2x 1GB im Dual Channel-Betrieb
  • Timings: 9.0-9-9-24-33-2T
  • Latency: CL9
  • Voltage: 1.425 (1.575v max.)
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Chipset: Radeon HD 9650 PCIe Series
    • Architecture: Cayman PRO
    • Technology: 40nm
    • Shading Units: 1408
    • TMUs: 88
    • ROPs: 32
    • Compute Units: 22
    • Features: DirectX 11.2 (11_0), OpenGL 4.4, OpenCL 1.2, Shader Model 5.0
  • Clock
    • GPU: 840 MHz
    • RAM: 1280 MHz
    • VRAM: 2 GB GDDR5 @ 256-bit
  • Bus: PCIe 3.0 x16 @ 3.0 x16
  • Cooling: Luft
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Soundchip: CA20K2
  • Channels: 7.1
  • RAM: 16 MB
  • Sample Rate: 96 kHz
  • Bitrate: 24 bit
  • SNR: 109 dB
  • Output Devices
    • Speaker: YAMAHA YST-MS50 2.1 Sound System
    • Headset: Roccat Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Headset
  • Specials:
  • Form Factor: ATX Midi-Tower
  • Material: Tin & Plastic
  • Front-Panel: 2x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2x USB 2.0, Headphone, Microphone, Power- and Reset Button, blue Power- and red HDD-LED
  • Drive Bays
    • External
      • 3x 5.25″
    • Internal
      • 8x 3.5″ (1x external, using 5.25″ Adapter)
      • 1x 2.5″ (using 5.25″ Adapter)
  • Slots: 7
  • FANs: 7 (120/140mm)
    • Top: 2
    • Bottom: 1
    • Front: 2 – 2x beQuiet! Silent Wings 120mm
    • Rear: 1 – 1x beQuiet! Dark Wings 120mm
    • Side: 1
  • Power Supply: beQuiet! Straight Power BQT E8-CM-580W
    • Max. Power: 580 Watt
    • Certification: 80 PLUS silver
    • Cooling: 120mm FAN
  • Specials: Removable dust covers/filters, rubberized surface on front and top cover, Window
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Hard Drives
    • 1x SAMSUNG SSD 470 EVO
      • Model: (MZ5PA128)
      • Form Factor: 2.5″
      • Disk Space: 128 GB
      • Connectivity: SATA2 3GB/s @ SATA3 6GB/s
      • Description: For OS, Programs, Games etc.
    • 1x ADATA S510 SSD
      • Model: S540
      • Form Factor: 2.5″
      • Disk Space: 120 GB
      • Connectivity: SATA3 6GB/s @ SATA3 6GB/s
      • Description: For Games
  • Optical Drives
    • LG (HL-DT-ST) BH10LS38 BluRay Burner
      • Connectivity: SATA1.1a 1.5GB/s @ SATA3 6GB/s
      • Reading Speeds
        • BD-R/Dual Layer: 10x/8x
        • BD-RE/DL: 8x/6x
        • BD-ROM/DL: 10x/8x
        • DVD±R/DL: 16x/12x
        • DVD±RW: 12x
        • CD-RW: 40x
        • CD-ROM/R: 48x
      • Writing Speeds
        • BD-R & Dual Layer: 12x
        • BD-RE & DL: 2x
        • DVD±R/DL: 16x/8x
        • DVD-RW: 6x
        • DVD+RW: 8x
        • DVD-RAM: 12x
        • CD-R: 48x
      • Specials: LightScribe™ Disc Labeling
      • Note: Rarely in use.
  • Display Size: 22″ (55.88cm) 16:10
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Max. Resolution: 1680×1050 Pixel
  • Max. Refreshrates: 75 Hz @ 1280x1024px, 60 Hz @ 1680x1050px
  • Switching Times: 2ms (grey to grey)
  • Latency: Bei 60 Hz 0-10ms
  • Brightness: 300 cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio: 30000:1 mit DFC (Digital Fine Contrast)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.287mm
  • Connectors: 1x DVI-D with HDCP, 1x VGA/D-Sub
  • Specials
    • “Wide Color Gamut Panel Technology”
    • Very vibrant colors, nearly at IPS niveau
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Keyboard: Logitech MX 3200 Cordless Desktop
  • Mouse: Logitech MX 3200 Cordless Desktop Laser
  • GamePad: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for PC
  • Webcam: Creative Live! Cam Chat HD (VF0700)

It’s hard to say what software I used but I definitively Windows 7 and 8.1.


2003 – 2005 / 2. Self Made PC

For this PC I writ a Blog in 2020. Unfortunately it’s in German only.

  • CPU-Socket: A (462)
  • Chipset: VIA® KT266A
  • OnBoard-Features
    • Audio (disabled): VIA VT1612A AC’97 Audio Codec
    • LAN: VIA Rhine II VT8235 10/100-Mbit
    • Connectors
      • External (I/O-Panel):
        • 1x PS/2 Mouse
        • 1x PS/2 Keyboard
        • 1x Serial
        • 1x Parallel
        • 4x USB 2.0 Typ-A
        • 1x Joystick/MIDI
        • Audio (Speaker, Line-In, Microphone)
      • Internal:
        • 2x PATA133 (IDE)
        • 1x Floppy
        • 1x Serial Infrared (SIR)
        • 1x CPU FAN
        • 1x Chase FAN
        • 1x 20-pin ATX Power Connector
        • 1x CD/AUX/Audio-In
        • 1x Front-Audio header
        • 1x Front-Panel header
    • Slots
      • 1x AGP 4X
      • 5x PCI 2.2
      • 2x SDRAM PC100/PC133 (either-or)
      • 2x DDR-RAM PC1600/PC2100 (either-or)
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Specials: CPU Overheating Ptotection
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Codename: Thoroughbred
  • F.M.S.: 6.8.0 – Ext. 7.8.A0
  • Architecture: 1 CPU – 1 Core – 1 Thread
  • Technology: 130nm
  • Socket: A (462)
  • TDP: 68W
  • Clock: 1.80 GHz
  • Instructions: MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE
  • Caches
    • L1: 64 KB, 2-way
    • L2: 256 KB, 16-way
    • L3:
  • Cooling: Air – Arctic Cooling Copper Silent
  • Specials:
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Modules: 1x 512 MB in Single Channel Mode
  • Timings: ?
  • Latency: 2.5 @ 2.0
  • Voltage: ?
  • Chipset: GeForce 4 Ti-4200
    • Architecture: NV25
    • Technology: 150nm
    • Pixel Shader: 4
    • Vertex Shader: 2
    • TMUs: 8
    • ROPs: 4
    • Features: DirectX 8.1, OpenGL 1.5, Pixel Shader 1.3, Vertex Shader 1.1
  • Clock
    • GPU: 250 MHz
    • RAM: 256.6 MHz (513.2 MHz effektiv)
    • VRAM: 64 MB DDR @ 128-bit
  • Bus: AGP 4x @ 4x
  • Cooling: Luft
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Soundchip: EMU-10K1
  • Channels: 2 – Stereo
  • RAM:
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Bitrate: 16 bit
  • SNR: ?
  • Output Devices
    • Speakers: Trust Soundforce 480 & YAMAHA YST-MS50 2.1 Sound System
    • Headtphones: Trust 751B Silverline 5.1 Headphone
  • Specials:
  • Form Factor: ATX Midi-Tower
  • Material: Tin & Plastic
  • Front-Panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x FireWire (IEEE 1394) Headphone, Microphone, Power- and Reset Button, blue Power- and red HDD-LED
  • Drive Bays
    • External
      • 4x 5.25″
      • 2x 3.5″
    • Internal
      • 4x 3.5″
  • Slots: 7 – 6 of which can be used individually
  • FANs: 5 (80/120mm)
    • Top: 1
    • Bottom:
    • Front: 1 – 120mm AeroCool V12XT BlackLine Edition
    • Rear: 2
    • Side: 1 – 80mm SilenX Ixtrema Pro IXP-54-14B Blue-LED
  • Power Supply: Enermax EG365AX-VE(G) FMA
    • Max. Power: 350 Watt
    • Certification:
    • Cooling: 2x 80mm FANs – 1 autom. regulated, 1 manual
  • Specials: Flower shaped window, illuminated color changing bubble pillars on the front, blue neon lamp that can be also activated by sound.
  • Hard Drives
    • 1x Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 6Y080L0 HDD
      • Model: 6Y080L0
      • Form Factor: 3.5″
      • Disk Space: 80 GB
      • Connectivity: PATA133 @ PATA133
      • Description: For OS, Progs, Games etc.
    • 1x Western Digital Caviar WD800BB HDD
      • Model: WD800BB
      • Form Factor: 3.5″
      • Disk Space: 80 GB
      • Connectivity: PATA100 @ PATA133
      • Description: For Gamez etc.
  • Optical Drives
    • NEC DV-5700B DVD-ROM
      • Connectivity: PATA66 @ PATA133
      • Reading Speeds
        • DVD: 12x
        • CD: 40x
    • LiteOn LDW-811S DVD±RW
      • Connectivity: PATA66 @ PATA133
      • Reading Speeds
        • DVD: 12x
        • CD: 40x
      • Writing Speeds
        • DVD-/+R: 4x/8x
        • DVD-/+RW: 2x/4x
        • CD-R: 40x
        • CD-RW: 24x
      • Specials:
  • Floppy: NEC 3.5″ Floppy Drive
  • Display Size: 17″ (43cm) 4:3
  • Panel Typ: TN
  • Max. Resolution: 1280×1024 Pixel
  • Max. Refreshrate: 75 Hz
  • Switching Times: 14ms
  • Latency: n/a
  • Brightness: 350 cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio: 350:1
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.264mm
  • Connectors: VGA, Audio-In
  • Specials
    • 2 embedded 2.5W Speakers
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Keyboard: Firstly »Logitech Cordless Desktop MX«, then »Logitech MX 3200 Cordless Desktop«
  • Mouse: Firstly »Logitech Cordless MX700«, then »Logitech MX 3200 Cordless Desktop Laser«
  • GamePad:
  • Webcam:


1999 – 2003 / 1. Self Made PC

This was my very first self made PC that I build with 14. years. The knowledge I learned these days by reading Computer Gaming Magazines like GameStar (German) and PC Joker (German). Unfortunately I don’t have more informations about the PC case. Because I replaced the graphic card in the meantime so I split that section.

  • CPU-Socket: Slot A
  • Chipset: AMD® 751 + AMD® 756
  • OnBoard-Features
    • Audio:
    • LAN:
    • Connectors
      • External (I/O-Panel):
        • 1x PS/2 Keyboard
        • 1x PS/2 Mouse
        • 2x USB 2.0 Typ-A
        • 2x Serial
        • 1x Parallel
      • Internal:
        • 2x PATA66 IDE
        • 1x Floppy
        • 1x Infrared (IrDA)
        • 2x USB 2.0
        • 1x Serial (COM)
        • 1x Front-Panel
        • Respectively 1x CPU FAN, Case FAN und PSU FAN
        • 1x 20-pin ATX Power
    • Slots
      • 1x AGP 2X
      • 5x PCI 2.2
      • 2x ISA
      • 3x SDRAM
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Special Addon: 1x Allied Telesyn AT-2500 10/100Mbit Ethernet PCI Card
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Codename: Argon
  • F.M.S.: 6.1.2
  • Architecture: 1 CPU – 1 Core – 1 Thread
  • Technology: 250nm
  • Socket: Slot A
  • TDP: 54W
  • Clock: 650 MHz
  • Instructions: MMX(+), 3DNow!(+)
  • Caches
    • L1: 64 KB, 2-way
    • L2: 512 KB, 2-way
    • L3:
  • Cooing: Air – Cooler Master CPU Cooler
  • Specials:
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Modules: ?
  • Timings: ?
  • Latency: ?
  • Voltage: ?

This is the initial graphic card that I bought with all parts together. Due of a really annoying GPU FAN I swapped it with a Thermaltake Blue Orb. I found a picture of the card from 2002 but unfortunately with a potato quality. 🙂

  • Chipset: Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro (NV5B)
    • Architecture: Fahrenheit
    • Technology: 250nm
    • Pixel Shader: 2
    • Vertex Shader: 0
    • TMUs: 2
    • ROPs: 2
    • Features: DirectX 6.0, OpenGL 1.2
  • Clocks
    • GPU: 143 MHz
    • RAM: 167 MHz
    • VRAM: 32 MB SDRAM @ 128-bit
  • Bus: AGP 4X @ AGP 2X
  • Cooling: Air – Thermaltake Blue Orb Chipset Cooler
  • Manufacturer informations

After a while I bought this graphic card. As far as I know I also used the Thermaltake Blue Orb here. This small FANs spinning that fast that the (ball)bearing break after a while. Unfortunately I have no photo anymore of it.

  • Chipset: Nvidia GeForce2 GTS (NV12)
    • Architecture: Celsius
    • Technology: 150nm
    • Pixel Shader: 4
    • Vertex Shader: 0
    • TMUs: 8
    • ROPs: 4
    • Features: DirectX 7.0, OpenGL 1.5, Pixel Shader 0.5
  • Clocks
    • GPU: 200 MHz
    • RAM: 166 MHz (333 MHz)
    • VRAM: 32 MB DDR @ 128-bit
  • Bus: AGP 4X @ AGP 2X
  • Cooling: Luft – Thermaltake Blue Orb Chipset Cooler
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Soundchip: EMU-10K1
  • Channels: 2 – Stereo
  • RAM:
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Bitrate: 16 bit
  • SNR: ?
  • Output Devices
    • Speakers: Trust Soundforce 480 & YAMAHA YST-MS50 2.1 Sound System
    • Headphones: Hama bog-standard headphones
  • Specials:
  • Form Factor: ATX Big-Tower
  • Material: Tin & Plastic
  • Front-Panel: Power- and Reset Button, blue Power- and HDD-LED (modified)
  • Drive Bays
    • External
      • 6x 5.25″
    • Internal
      • 5x 3.5″
  • Slots: 7
  • FANs: 1 (80mm)
    • Top:
    • Bottom:
    • Front: 1 – 1x NoName 80mm
    • Rear:
    • Side:
  • Power Supply:
    • #1 NoName “IT Schaltnetzteil” (Died by Capacitor explosion (bad Caps))
      • Max. Power: 300 Watt
      • Certification:
      • Cooling: 80mm FAN
    • #2 Enermax EG365AX-VE(G) FMA (Spare; From here no China crap anymore!)
      • Max. Power: 350 Watt
      • Certification:
      • Cooling: 2x 80mm FANs – 1 auto and 1 manually controlled
  • Specials:
  • Hard Drives
    • The legend tells it was a Seagate Cheetah
      • Model: ?
      • Form Factor: 3.5″
      • Disk Space: 16 GB
      • Connectivity: PATA? @ PATA66
      • Description: For OS, Progs, Games etc.
  • Optical Drives
    • Afreey CD-2050E 50x CD-ROM
      • Connectivity: PATA? @ PATA66
      • Reading Speeds
        • DVD:
        • CD: 50x
    • YAMAHA CDRW 8424E CD-Burner
      • Connectivity: PATA66 @ PATA133
      • Reading Speeds
        • DVD:
        • CD: 24x
      • Writing Speeds
        • DVD-/+R:
        • DVD-/+RW:
        • CD-R: 8x
        • CD-RW: 4x
      • Specials:
  • Floppy: NEC 3.5″ Floppy Drive
  • Display Size: 17″ (?) 4:3
  • Panel Typ: CRT
  • Max. Resolution: ?
  • Max. Refreshrate: 100 Hz
  • Switching Times: 0ms
  • Latency: 0ms
  • Brightness: ?
  • Contrast Ratio: ?
  • Pixel Pitch:
  • Connectors: VGA, RGBHV (BNC)
  • Specials
    • 100 Hz Refreshrate
  • Keyboard: Siemens Nixdorf KBPC S DEU
  • Mouse: Logitech MX500
  • GamePad:
  • Webcam:
  • Modem: ISDN (Eumex 400PC) and then DSL

1998 – 1999 / Vobis Highscreen Sky Celeron 300

Back then a gift and tradeoff for the previous PC from the back then life partner of my mother. Mainboard and CPU are still in my collection but the Celeron died of unknown circumstances one day. But I use an Intel Pentium II 350 MHz @ 333 MHz now (the Mainboard only supports 333 MHz max.). The Celeron is now in my sowcase.

  • CPU-Socket: Slot 1
  • Chipset: Intel® 82440EX
  • OnBoard-Features
    • Audio: YAMAHA® YMF740
    • LAN:
    • Graphics: ATi 3D Rage Pro Turbo AGP + discrete 8MB SDVRAM
    • Connectors
      • External (I/O-Panel):
        • 1x PS/2 Keyboard
        • 1x PS/2 Mouse
        • 2x USB 1.0
        • 1x Serial
        • 1x Parallel
        • 1x VGA
        • 1x Joystick/MIDI
        • Audio (Speakers, Microphone, Line-In)
      • Internal:
        • 2x PATA33 IDE
        • 1x Floppy
        • 1x Infrared (IrDA)
        • 2x USB 1.0
        • 1x Serial (COM)
        • 1x CPU FAN
        • 1x Power Supply FAN
        • 1x Unknown FAN (JFAN)
        • 1x 20-pin ATX Power
        • 1x Front-Panel header
    • Slots
      • 2x PCI
      • 2x ISA
      • 2x SDRAM
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Special Addon: 1x NoName 10/100Mbit Ethernet ISA Card
  • Codename: Covington
  • F.M.S.: 6.5.0 (SL2YP)
  • Architecture: 1 CPU – 1 Core – 1 Thread
  • Technology: 250nm
  • Socket: Slot 1
  • TDP: 17.8W
  • Clock: 300 MHz
  • Instructions: MMX
  • Caches
    • L1: 16 KB, 4-way
    • L2:
    • L3:
  • Cooling: Air – NoName Cooler
  • Specials:
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Modules: ?
  • Timings: ?
  • Latency: ?
  • Voltage: ?

Additionally to the OnBoard ATi 3D Rage Pro I used a Voodoo2 AddOn Card of Metabyte (Wicked 3D). The ATi GPU is to weak for 3D games.

  • Chipset: ATi 3D Rage Pro Turbo AGP
    • Architecture: Rage 3
    • Technology: 350nm
    • Pixel Shader: 1
    • Vertex Shader: 0
    • TMUs: 1
    • ROPs: 1
    • Features: DirectX 6.0, OpenGL 1.1
  • Clocks
    • GPU: 75 MHz
    • RAM: 75 MHz
    • VRAM: 8 MB SDRAM @ 64-bit (discrete)
  • Bus: AGP 2X @ AGP 2X
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Chipset: 3Dfx Voodoo2
    • Architecture: SST2
    • Technology: 350nm
    • Pixel Shader: 1
    • Vertex Shader: 0
    • TMUs: 2
    • ROPs: 1
    • Features: DirectX 6.0, OpenGL 1.1
  • Clocks
    • GPU: 90 MHz
    • RAM: 90 MHz
    • VRAM: 12 MB EDO @ 192-bit
  • Bus: PCI
  • Cooling: None
  • Soundchip: YAMAHA YMF740-V (DS-XG Familie)
  • Channels: 2.1
  • RAM:
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Bitrate: 18 bit
  • SNR: ?
  • Output Devices
    • Speakers: Trust Soundforce 480
    • Headphones:
  • Specials: 3D Audio Effects, 32 voice XG Wavetable Sythesizer, Direct Sound and Direct Music Hardware Acceleration, Full-Duplex Stereo, AC97/98 compliant
  • Form Factor: ATX Midi-Tower
  • Material: Tin & Plastic
  • Front-Panel: Power- and Reset Button, “Ecokey” Button, green Power- and orange HDD-LED, the Eco-LED might also be in orange
  • Drive Bays
    • External
      • 3x 5.25″
      • 2x 3.5″
    • Internal
      • 4x 3.5″
  • Slots: 7
  • FANs: 1
    • Top:
    • Bottom:
    • Front: 1
    • Rear:
    • Side:
  • Power Supply: Not known anymore but I think it was also a Seasonic
    • Max. Power: ? Watt
    • Certification:
    • Cooling: 80mm FAN
  • Specials: Ecokey Button brings the PC to standby mode.
  • Hard Drives
    • Seagate Medalist ST34321A HDD
      • Model: ST34321A
      • Form Factor: 3.5″
      • Disk Space: 4.3 GB
      • Connectivity: PATA33 @ PATA33
      • Description: For OS, Progs, Games etc.
  • Optical Drives
    • Afreey CD-2050E 50x CD-ROM
      • Connectivity: PATA? @ PATA33
      • Reading Speeds
        • DVD:
        • CD: 50x
    • PHILIPS CDD3610 CD-RW Burner
      • Connectivity: PATA33 @ PATA133
      • Reading Speeds
        • DVD:
        • CD: 6x
      • Writing Speeds
        • DVD-/+R:
        • DVD-/+RW:
        • CD-R: 2x
        • CD-RW: 2x
      • Specials: My first CD-Burner in my life!
  • Floppy: NEC 3.5″ Floppy Disk

  • Display Size: 17″ (?) 4:3
  • Panel Type: CRT
  • Max. Resolution: ?
  • Max. Refreshrate: ? Hz
  • Switching Times: 0ms
  • Latency: 0ms
  • Brightness: ?
  • Contrast Ratio: ?
  • Pixel Pitch:
  • Connectors: VGA
  • Specials:
  • Keyboard: Logitech SK-2500 Internet Keyboard
  • Mouse: Microsoft Wheel Mouse 1.0
  • GamePad:
  • Webcam:
  • Modem: Trust Communicator 56k ESP

1996 – 1998 / Vobis Highscreen Sky Mini P150+

(Also) A Gift from the back then life partner of my mother. For that PC he got my PRIVILEG 3×86 SX-20.

  • CPU-Socket 7
  • Chipset: VIA VT82C580 Apollo VP-1
  • OnBoard-Features
    • Audio:
    • LAN:
    • Graphics:
    • Connectors
      • External (I/O-Panel):
        • 1x AT (DIN 41524) Keyboard
      • Internal:
        • 2x PATA IDE
        • 1x Floppy
        • 1x Infrared (IrDA)
        • 1x USB
        • 1x Serial (COM) – Slot bracket included
        • 1x Parallel (LPT) – Slot bracket included
        • 1x CPU FAN
        • 1x AT Power
        • 1x Front-Panel header
    • Slots
      • 4x PCI
      • 3x ISA
      • 4x EDORAM
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Codename: (M1R)
  • F.M.S.: (IBM26 6×86-2V2P150GC)
  • Architecture: 1 CPU – 1 Core – 1 Thread
  • Technology: 650nm
  • Socket: 7
  • TDP: 20W
  • Clock: 120 MHz
  • Instructions: ?
  • Caches
    • L1: 16 KB, 4-way
    • L2:
    • L3:
  • Cooling: Air – NoName
  • Specials: With 120 MHz clock speed as fast as an Intel Pentium 150 MHz.
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Modules: ?
  • Timings: ?
  • Latency: ?
  • Voltage: ?

Besides the ATi 3D Rage Pro PCI as 2D output I additionally used a Voodoo 1 3D Graphics Accelerator.

  • Chipset: ATi 3D Rage Pro PCI
    • Architecture: Rage 3
    • Technology: 350nm
    • Pixel Shader: 1
    • Vertex Shader: 0
    • TMUs: 1
    • ROPs: 1
    • Features: DirectX 6.0, OpenGL 1.1
  • Clocks
    • GPU: 75 MHz
    • RAM: 75 MHz
    • VRAM: 8 MB SDRAM @ 64-bit
  • Bus: PCI
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Chipset: 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics (Voodoo1)
    • Architecture: SST1
    • Technology: 500nm
    • Pixel Shader: 1
    • Vertex Shader: 0
    • TMUs: 1
    • ROPs: 1
    • Features: DirectX 5.0, OpenGL 1.1
  • Clocks
    • GPU: 50 MHz
    • RAM: 50 MHz
    • VRAM: 4 MB EDO-RAM @ 128-bit
  • Bus: PCI
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Manufacturer informations

This was my first sound card at all. It was also in use in my PRIVILEG 3×86 SX-20. In the meantime I played a bit around with a C-Media PCI Sound Card that was packed with the speakers. But this sound card was awful. It was one of the first Plug & Play PCI Sound Cards but the filtering of this SK was very bad (audible ripple voltage, sound plopp after played wave tone). So I switched back to the good old SB16 ISA Card. Btw. this SK is also in my Wood Projects.

  • Soundchip: SB16
  • Channels: 2 – Stereo
  • RAM:
  • Sample Rate: ? kHz
  • Bitrate: 16 bit
  • SNR: ?
  • Output Devices
    • Speakers: Lenco MX 1584
    • Headphones:
  • Specials: In my version with CD-ROM interface.
  • Form Factor: AT Mini-Tower
  • Material: Tin & Plastic
  • Front-Panel: Power- and Reset Button, “Ecokey” Button, green Power- and orange HDD-LED, COM-Anschluss
  • Drive Bays
    • External
      • 2x 5.25″
      • 2x 3.5″
    • Internal
      • 3x 3.5″
  • Slots: 7
  • FANs: 1
    • Top:
    • Bottom:
    • Front: 1
    • Rear:
    • Side:
  • Power Supply: Seasonic® SSG-150G REV: A
    • Max. Power: 150 Watt
    • Certification:
    • Cooling: 80mm FAN
  • Specials: Ecokey Button brings PC to standby. Ingenious fixation system for addon cards.
  • Hard Disks
    • Quantum Sirocco 2550A HDD
      • Model: 2550A
      • Form Factor: 3.5″
      • Disk Space: 2.5 GB
      • Connectivity: PATA33 @ PATA33
      • Desc.: For OS, Progs, Games etc.
  • Optical Drive
    • Cyberdrive 120D CD-ROM
      • Connectivity: PATA? @ PATA33
      • Reading Speeds
        • DVD:
        • CD: 12x
  • Floppy: NEC 3.5″ Floppy
  • Display Size: 15″ (?) 4:3
  • Panel Typ: CRT
  • Max. Resolution: ?
  • Max. Refreshrate: ? Hz
  • Switching Times: 0ms
  • Latency: 0ms
  • Brightness: ?
  • Contrast Ratio: ?
  • Pixel Pitch:
  • Connectors: VGA
  • Specials:
  • Keyboard: Standard AT/ST 102-keys Keyboard
  • Mouse: Standard Serial Ball Mouse
  • GamePad:
  • Webcam:
  • Modem: Firstly NoName (V1433VQE) 33.6k Modem and then Trust Communicator 56k ESP

1996 / Privileg 3×86-SX20

This was my second own PC. It was bought of my father in the 1991 from the back then Quelle company. In 1996 he donated me this PC because it doesn’t work well anymore. The battery had reached its lifetime and doesn’t hold the BIOS changes anymore after PC shutdown. So the back then life partner of my mother and I unsoldered the old battery and soldered an AA battery holder in. After that the PC worked very well again but was not long after replaced with the Vobis Highscreen Sky Mini. The PRIVILEG runs Windows 3.0 first but upgraded short time after to Windows 3.11.

  • CPU-Socket: None, CPU was soldered on
  • Chipset: ?
  • OnBoard-Features
    • Audio:
    • LAN:
    • Graphics:
    • Connectors
      • External (I/O-Panel):
        • ?
      • Internal:
        • ?
    • Slots
      • ?
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Codename:
  • F.M.S.:
  • Architecture: 1 CPU – 1 Core – 1 Thread
  • Technology: 800nm
  • Socket: None, was soldered on the Mainboard
  • TDP: ?
  • Clock: 20 MHz
  • Instructions: ?
  • Caches
    • L1:
    • L2:
    • L3:
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Specials:
  • Manufacturer informations
  • Modules: ?
  • Timings: ?
  • Latency: ?
  • Voltage: ?
  • Chipset: V6A67
    • Architecture: ?
    • Technology: ?
    • TMUs: ?
    • ROPs: ?
    • Features:
  • Clocks
    • GPU: ? MHz
    • RAM: ? MHz
    • VRAM: 64 KB (!)
  • Bus: ISA
  • Cooling: Passive

Primary there was no Sound Card in this PC. After time I got this as a gift of the back then life partner of my mother.

  • Soundchip: SB16
  • Channels: 2 – Stereo
  • RAM:
  • Sample Rate: ? kHz
  • Bitrate: 16 bit
  • SNR: ?
  • Output Devices
    • Speakers: Small bog-standard speakers
    • Headphones:
  • Specials: In my version with CD-ROM interface.
  • Form Faktor: AT Desktop
  • Material: Tin & Plastic
  • Front-Panel: Power- and Reset Button; Power-, HDD- and Turbo-LED, Lock
  • Drive Bays
    • External
      • 2x 5.25″
      • 1x 3.5″
    • Internal
      • ?
  • Slots: ?
  • FANs: ?
    • Top:
    • Bottom:
    • Front: ?
    • Rear:
    • Side:
  • Power Supply: Not known anymore
    • Max. Power: ? Watt
    • Certification:
    • Cooling: Air
  • Specials: Boot lock
  • Hard Disks
    • Yes there were a HDD in it 🙂
      • Model: ?
      • Form Factor: 3.5″
      • Disk Space: 80 MB
      • Connectivity: ?
      • Desc.: For OS and Progs
  • Floppy: NEC 3.5″ Floppy

  • Display Size: 15″ (?) 4:3
  • Panel Typ: CRT
  • Max. Resolution: ?
  • Max. Refrshrate: ? Hz
  • Switching Times: 0ms
  • Latency: 0ms
  • Brightness: ?
  • Contrast Ratio: ?
  • Pixel Pitch:
  • Connectors: VGA
  • Specials:
  • Keyboard: Standard AT/ST 102-keys Keyboard
  • Mouse: Serial 3-buttons Ball Mouse
  • GamePad:
  • Webcam:
  • Modem: 14.4k Modem of 1&1 – My father used also a BTX modem in the past

1996 / ATARI 1040 STFM

This was my very first own PC ever! In the past it was owned by my older brother and I played sometimes secretly on it. 🙂 As far as I know I got this ATARI coupled with the PRIVILEG because my father failed by removing a disk from the floppy drive that was stuck in it and broke the red-write-head. Theo (back then life partner of my mother) organized a new floppy that was not really for this ATARI Model and assembled it with some modifications on the case. I still own this ATARI and you can also see the modifications here.

With TOS 1.04

If you were brave and capable enough you had re-solder it up to 2MB.

  • 60 Hz NTSC / 50 Hz PAL
  • Monochrome: 640×400 Pixels
  • Colors: 640×200 Pixels at 4 colors, 320 x 200 Pixels at 16 colors
  • Color Palette: 512 colors
  • Yamaha YM2149
    • 3 programmable sound channels
    • Programmable volume
    • Dynamic envelope modulation
    • Wave modulation
    • Programmable attack, decay, fading and release
  • Connectors
    • Front, bottom
      • 1x Mouse/Joystick
      • 1x Joystick
    • Left
      • Midi-In
      • Midi-Out/Through 31.25 baud
      • Card Ridge Slot
    • Rear
      • Modem, RS232C, 50-19.200 baud
      • Printer, 8-bit Parallel
      • Diskette (Floppy), 250 Kbits/s
      • HDD (DMA), 10 Mbits/s
      • TV (needs chinch to antenna cable)
      • Monitor
      • Audio (Stereo, Chinch)
      • Power

Rare Chinon D357 3.5″ DD Floppy with 720 KB capacity

12″ Color Monitor, with a max. resolution of 640 x 200 Pixels and embedded mono speaker.

  • Keyboard: Embedded QWERTZ-Keyboard
  • Mouse: ATARI ST 2-button Mouse
  • Joystick: NoName
  • Webcam:
  • Modem:

Mehr Informationen zum ATARI ST gibt es hier bei Wikipedia (Englisch).

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