So I just wanted to see if anyone on here collect's older CPU's. I have a fairly decent collection of AMD & Intel CPU's, but mainly focusing on the AMD's. Right now I have a total of around 72 socketed one's. 35 AMD and 37 Intel.
As for my AMD one's, I am trying for every different core that was made. I have the following so far and then have at least 15 more to buy all in the socket 754/939/AM2 single core CPU's.
Eastern Bloc CPUs, LOL, I am glad they fell along with the Berlin Wall. Thanks for the link Meats.
I am wondering what's the point in collecting so many CPUs, besides sentimental values. Probably a coin collection will worth more money than a collection of CPUs. Obsolete hardware usually worth diddly squat. Anyhow, it's interesting to see someone collecting hundreds of them and to see how the generations of CPUs have evolved.
I only have 1 spare P4 Northwood socket 478, all the rest are in functional computers. Two of the computers have soldered on CPUs: VIA C7 and AMD E-350, so I can't even take them out of the board except to unsolder them (which I am not going to do any time soon).
Ya I'm not quite as crazy as that guy in the link. Have to wait until I get some more money until I can get some more for my collection. I am mainly collecting them just because and when I have kids and they are old enough to show them what we used to use and how slow computers were at one time!
It is funny though how some people on eBay want so much for some of these old CPU's. Even some of the K6-II's are going for stupid amounts. Kinda of makes it difficult to make the collection grow.
Damn.... I thought I was odd for having several in a little padded box, good to see others share the same obsessions heh.
From memory something like;
2x Athlon XP 2600+ Tbred
1x Athlon XP 2500-Mobile Barton
2x AMD Sempron's (one socket A one 754)
AMD K6 II
Few Pentium 3 Coppermines
An old Cyrix
2x Slot 1 Pentium 2's
And assorted motherboards and RAM to go with them.
There are few more also that haven't made it to the collection yet as there actively in use, ie 4x 3.06ghz Xeons and a SPARC in a Sun Netra.
Having voices in your head is normal. Listening to them, common. Arguing, acceptable. However, when you lose the argument, you're in trouble.
Just wanted to add... Just counted my case stickers, CPU/Designed for stickers and have 101 as of right now! Have a few more to add as I'm trying to get the different versions of each one. And to my AMD collection, I've got 10 more CPU's coming within the next month to bring my total to almost 50! Then I'll start working on the Intel collection. Yes I am crazy, but at least I don't answer my back when I'm talking to myself.
I got a socket 423 one I'll sell you for $15. I think it's a 1.8 but I'd have to look. I also have a 300 MHz PowerPC 604e I'll sell you for $20. In fact you can have the whole damn Power Mac 8600/300 for $20. I think it still works unless weasels ate the wiring.
Thanks for the offer, but don't need any socket 423's and not really collecting the apple CPU's right now. Eventually I'll perhaps get to them as that is what I used in school from K-7 was mac's! Started with the tiny b&w screen, then got colour, then they changed to a normal monitor slim style system. Then got to high school and used Win95, then 98, then XP.