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Jan 3: ForeverPC
03-JAN-2013 David Mingay

Jan 3: ForeverPC

In September 2001 I bought a spanky new PC. A 1.3Ghz AMD Athlon with a massive 512Mb RAM and a 40Gb hard drive. Woohoo! And Iíve still got it today. Itís the ForeverPC. It doesnít get replaced, just upgraded as and when. As of today, it has an 3.2Ghz AMD A-8 quad core, 4Gb RAM and a 1Tb Hard drive. Now that's more like it. Not a top end gaming machine, but it should handle my 5D raw files in a snap! Over the years itís had three system boards, 4 CPUs, 3 graphics cards, 3 mice, 2 keyboards, 3 screens, an upgraded power supply and several memory upgrades. This being the long overdue second major revision, Iím calling it Forever PC v3.0. But still the same PC. Well, it has the same case, And the same file/folder structure. Or rather it should, but that new hard drive is giving me problems. The system can see it, but my backup/restore prog tells me itís not there. Hmmmm. Might have to step back to FoeverPC 2.9... I think my geek power is fading.

ForeverPC 1.2 from 2003

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Robin Reid05-Jan-2013 17:56
Amazing history .... I love all the steps you have gone through.
Nancy Daniels04-Jan-2013 03:17
It sounds a little like the old farmer's ax-the one that has had three new heads and four handles, but it's the same ax he's had for 40 years.
Al Chesworth03-Jan-2013 22:48
Does it whistle dixie ?
Ray :)03-Jan-2013 21:19
Too many CAPS and numbers for me to grapple with there!