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Dec 13, 2005
Think I'm the youngin' here :D

Only listing things I'd consider "mine" and not family computers.

Desktops -

Athlon XP 2400+
Athlon X2 4800+ (s939)
Athlon X2 4400+ (s939, killed the 4800+)
C2Q 9550
i7 2600K
i7 6700K
i7 12700K

Laptops -

Pentium M 1.7GHz
Pentium M 1.5GHz (I think? Killed ^that one, inherited my dads old work laptop. See a pattern?)
C2D T5600
C2D P...8400 maybe?
i7 720QM (Briefly)
Atom N450
i5 2520m
i7 4710MQ
i7 10870H

Assorted -

Sempron 140 - NAS in college
AMD E450 - College HTPC
Ryzen 2600 - Current living room HTPC
Celeron N5100 - Side room HTPC

Edit: And...Just saw the last post was back in August...


Senior Member
Jun 16, 2001
I haven’t posted here in a while, but it’s good to see some familiar names still bouncing around.

Anyways, this should be a fun walk down memory lane:

Pentium 180 in a Compaq Desktop

[email protected], ASUS P3V4X, never could get it stable at 900MHz even after a Folder donated me an Alpha P3125

Tualatin Celeron [email protected], Iwill BD133u, Thermalright SK6+

Athlon XP 1800+ (I think)@2.2GHZ, Shuttle AN35 Ultra, SK6+ - It actually bothers me that I don't remember the details here, that Shuttle mobo was an absolute monster, insane FSB speeds

Opteron [email protected], ASRock 939DualSATA

Brisbane Athlon X2 [email protected] Daily, Biostar TForce550, Ultra 90 - Proud of this one, CPU-Z at 3.235GHz, 25th all time for this CPU, 12th on air (https://hwbot.org/submission/663815...thlon_64_x2_3600_(brisbane)_3235.68_mhz)...it was ranked near the top when I initially submitted

Phenom II X4 940 BE [email protected], GA-MA790X-UD4P,Thermalright Ultra 90 - not much of an overclocker, thermally limited probably

Ivy Bridge i7 [email protected] daily, MSI Z77A-GD65, Corsair H80i - My DD for EIGHT YEARS, I ran this thing so long my stable daily overclock actually degraded from 4.6 to 4.4

and here we are today, the reason why I started poking around OCForums again:
Alder Lake i7 12700K, ASRock Z690Pro RS, Arctic Cooling Freezer II 240mm, looks like it can do at least 5.2 across all P-cores, but starts thermal or power limit throttling down to 5.1 (motherboard only goes up to 265W power limit)

P133 MMX in a Compaq
Pentium M 1.6 in a Compaq
Core Duo in an HP
Core i5 25XX in a Thinkpad X200
Some Y7 garbage in an XPS13 2 in 1 (work)
Core i9-8950K in an XPS15 (work)


Apr 27, 2003
Intel 386DX 16Mhz
Intel Pentium 133
AMD K6 233Mhz
AMD K6-2 500Mhz
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition
Intel C2Q Q6600
Intel i7 - 930
Intel i5 - 4670k
Intel i7 - 6700k
Intel i7 - 9700k
AMD Ryzen 5800x3D


Uber Folding Senior
Jul 17, 2003
Oh boy. Too many to give an accurate listing.

1994ish Started on a borrowed 286 for Uni. Just wrote papers on it and played Lemmings.
1995 First purchased CPU was a Pentium 100.
1997 Upgraded that with an Evergreen chip to an AMD 400 MHz CPU.
1999ish Went to Thunderbird. I'm thinking a 1400 but had a 1700 too.
*Lost all of those to a house fire.
2003ish Bought an AMD skt 754(?) I don't recall the CPU but the skt was abandoned so that was that. Maybe an AMD 2800+. Back when they were naming on Intel's speed ratings.
Had a skt 939 for a while. Unknown CPU.
2012 Bought a few Phenom II X6 CPU's Wife still rocks hers. I *just* took mine out of service for good.
2012 I had a few Intel x58 chipset CPUs E.G. W3650 that finally died within the last month.
2019 I have a TR 1900x
2022 I have an AMD Ryzen 7 3700x
2022 Ryzen 7 5700x which just arrived today.

Thanks to Newegg's record keeping for many of my dates of purchase.


Mar 7, 2008
486 DX2/66
Pentium 120 MMX
Pentium II 350 oc 466+
Dual Celeron [email protected]
P4 2.0 Northwood
Core 2 Duo E6600 later swapped with quad Q6600

Before anyone asks where's AMD, I also had a ton of those but if I understand correctly this is about main systems. After the 486, I don't think I had only one active system at any point. AMD were first viable to me in the socket A era, where I had Durons from 800 MHz to T-bird 1200. I then had A64, X2, X6 before they lost the plot. Didn't buy red again until Ryzen. I'm fairly certain I had Via and Cyrix CPUs at some point too but forgot their names.


Sep 15, 2004
Not nearly as much as most of you guys.

P3 450 Katmai
Celly 500
P3 850
Thoroughbred 2600
Barton Mobile 2500
Sandy 3700
Toledo 4400
Manchester 4200
Q6600, 1x B0, 3x G0
e8600 ES
Windsor 5600 or maybe 6000.. it had a 6 in it.
i7 965XE ES
i7 970
X5690 ES

I think that's all of them. I might be missing a couple..
A couple to add:



Apr 19, 2012
Had some Gateway socket 462 as a first PC (that was mine, not my parents or other)
First gaming rig was socket 939 FX-55 with GT-760's in SLI with Ageia Physx PPU version 1.
Then slapped an Opteron 165 that carried me over to Phenom Agena Core 940BE.
Had a grip of Phenom and Phenom II chips. A lot of them as a daily, then benched them.
Moved on to FX platform of course, quads, Hexa and Octa-core chips. Maybe like 8 of em'
In between had Intel 2500K that I even purchased the OC warranty for and never needed....
Ran a 4690K for a bit as well.
Later going to AM4, first daily was a 2700X that I did some de-lid modding. Most of the above also de-lidded
So on AM4 I did also play with 200 and 220ge, but not for a daily.
The HTPC I built was a Ryzen 1400 which is still in use handed down to my daughter she uses today.
I was fortunate to get an 8700K and Maximus Hero X that I benched and then used as a daily.
Right now rocking a LGA 1700 12400F which I've done some benching but is my daily driver though.
Might be picking up a 13600K today, but I'm on the fence to spend 300$+ on a CPU I don't need.

Since I'm not a gamer, I could in theory use just about anything that can run a modern operating system and web browser.

Think I've benched at least 100 or more different CPUs through time though. But above is roughly how my past has gone with daily drivers.


Mar 28, 2003
Including what I grew up with? My dad worked at HP in the early 90s and had the opportunity to bring home the old first generation Vectra machines they retired, so the 286 and 386 machines is where my computer journey began, around 1991-1992. I can even tell you what OS we were running!

The family daily drivers is where I learned to use the PC, 2001 is when I received a Super Socket 7 motherboard for my birthday, and things really started to take off with the freedom of ROYALY screwing up my own computer (deleting the MBR was my first real screwup).

1990s MS-DOS 2.0 - Win98 (Family Daily Driver Machines):

286 - 12MHz (MS-DOS 2.0)
386 - 16MHz (MS-DOS 3.3)
386 - 20MHz (MS-DOS 3.3)
486 - 66MHz (MS-DOS 5.0)
486 - 120MHz (MS-DOS 6.22 / Win 3.11)
Pentium 133 (Win95)
Pentium 166 (Win95 / Win98)
Pentium MMX 266 (Win98)
AMD K6/2 - 300 (Win98)

2000s Win98 - Win8.1 (Personal Daily Driver Machines):

Pentium 133 (Win98) - Late 1999-2001
Pentium MMX 233 - 2000-2001
Celeron 733 2001-2002 - Beginning of my overclocking journey, ran it at 843 MHz forever!
Athlon Thunderbird 1.2GHz - 2002-2004 (pushed to 1.5, ran it at 1.4)
Athlon64 3000 - 2004-2005 (First build after getting my first payroll job)
Athlon64 X2 3800 - 2005-2006 (Built for Half-Life 2)
Opteron 180 - 2006-2011

2010s (All Win 10)

Phenom X4 955BE - 2011-2017
Core i5 4570s - 2017-2018
Core i7 4770k - 2018-2020
Core i7 9700k - 2020-2021
Core i9 9900k - 2021-2022
Core i9 12900k - (Win11) - Current, hopefully for a long time, I'm very content with the performance. It reminds me of how at peace I was with my old Opteron in 2006.

A lot, but everything was second hand/several years old when I finally got the chance to use it, often involving a trade of some sort, or an ebay steal. The only chips I ever used while they were still somewhat "modern", were the A64 3000, X2 3800, the 9700k, and the now 12900k. Heck, the 3800 lasted me from 2005 - 2010!


Apr 28, 2003
Listing the ones that I opened, upgraded or messed with somehow,
1. Intel 486 SX 40
2. Intel Pentium 133 MMX
3. Intel Pentiun 233
4. AMD K6-2 450 (first time that I had a 24x7 overclocked cpu for a very long time)
5. AMD Athlon 2100+ (I carrefully choosed what CPU serial number I'd get based on oc forums), something very hard to do in my country.
6. AMD Athon 64
7. AMD Phenom II x4 955 (until few weeks ago :D)
8. Finaly AMD Ryzen 5700x still running stock, I played only with memory.


Jan 13, 2005
hmm interesting thread. i'll go by order of owned that i actually used to some degree, i have a ton more but never used some (like pentium pros, have em, never used em).
i also say that because theres a bit of back and forth...

Pentium 66
Pentium 133 MMX
Celeron 400
Pentium II
Duron 850
A XP 2400+
Opteron 148
Phenom II X3 720 BE
AMD FX 8320 (?)
Ryzen 5 2600
Ryzen 5 3600x
Core i7-7600u


Aug 2, 2012
Let's see if I can remember:

Athlon 64 3200+
Opteron 165
Some dual core Athlon I can't remember
i5 650
Athlon II X3 (fried this one the day I got it)
- 2 year hiatus -
i7 4790K

Gonna run this thing into the ground like a Toyota Corolla.

Now I can add i5 12600KF

Well, it's not built yet, but it's sitting in the kitchen.