Worst Computer owned?

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What is the WORST computer you have ever played games on? I used to play on Garry's Mod on an old computer my uncle gave me. It had DDR 3 RAM in it, an old ass iGPU from 2011, and I was running on 10 fps on gmod on community servers.
 

Simon

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We used to run Runescape on school computers with 64MB of RAM and single core, 800mhz processors. Definitely not the best experience.... but good enough for skilling. To be fair, it was 2005/2006 and schools mostly had awful computers at the time.
 
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Deleted User 6Je8q9

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We used to run Runescape on school computers with 64MB of RAM and single core, 800mhz processors. Definitely not the best experience.... but good enough for skilling. To be fair, it was 2005/2006 and schools mostly had awful computers at the time.
It sounds like a fun experience, but I bet the PC can KILL at ZORK.
 

Ric

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My first computer I ever owned was a hammy down given from my sister when I was a young kid. It was a HP Pavilion, I'm not even sure if they still make those.

It's what got me into computers. Every time you turned it off, it would not turn back on immediately. When you tried, it would make a "BANG" noise, similar to a firework and turn back off. You had to wait 30 minutes for it to turn back on. Later on in life when I learned how to fix stuff, I discovered it was the power supply.
 

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My first computer I ever owned was a hammy down given from my sister when I was a young kid. It was a HP Pavilion, I'm not even sure if they still make those.

It's what got me into computers. Every time you turned it off, it would not turn back on immediately. When you tried, it would make a "BANG" noise, similar to a firework and turn back off. You had to wait 30 minutes for it to turn back on. Later on in life when I learned how to fix stuff, I discovered it was the power supply.
HP loves to cheap out on their power supplies. This sounds like an awful experience.
 

Simon

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HP loves to cheap out on their power supplies. This sounds like an awful experience.
This is sort of a blanket statement that I suspect isn't necessarily true;

Reality was more that, most OEM manufacturers used proprietary power supplies that fit the expected wattage and weren't expected to do anything more than that.

Knowing @Ric, i suspect this computer was from many eons ago ;) Apparently the "Pavilion" line has been going for 27 years now. I remember a friend getting one in the early 2000s... think it was this model

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This is sort of a blanket statement that I suspect isn't necessarily true;

Reality was more that, most OEM manufacturers used proprietary power supplies that fit the expected wattage and weren't expected to do anything more than that.

Knowing @Ric, i suspect this computer was from many eons ago ;) Apparently the "Pavilion" line has been going for 27 years now. I remember a friend getting one in the early 2000s... think it was this model

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I got a prebuilt of there pavlion gaming tower models, and It got a 1660ti and they gave me a bronze 400 watt power supply, I had to ask Micro Center support because HP doesn't list this publically.
 
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Ric

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This is sort of a blanket statement that I suspect isn't necessarily true;

Reality was more that, most OEM manufacturers used proprietary power supplies that fit the expected wattage and weren't expected to do anything more than that.

Knowing @Ric, i suspect this computer was from many eons ago ;) Apparently the "Pavilion" line has been going for 27 years now. I remember a friend getting one in the early 2000s... think it was this model

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Yeah. That just brought back memories. The one I was given was the older module and it was all black that I remember upgrading from Windows 95 to Windows 98 to Windows 98 SE. Damn, you really making me feel old @simon.
 

Queen of Ice

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This is sort of a blanket statement that I suspect isn't necessarily true;

Reality was more that, most OEM manufacturers used proprietary power supplies that fit the expected wattage and weren't expected to do anything more than that.

Knowing @Ric, i suspect this computer was from many eons ago ;) Apparently the "Pavilion" line has been going for 27 years now. I remember a friend getting one in the early 2000s... think it was this model

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thats brings back so much memories lol. I remember when i had windows 7 and ram was about 60 gb some like that and the only game i would play was css and gta san andreas but the graphics were so bad and render resolution was awful as well but i still had fun on css so much
 

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I started out with a pretty luxurious build when I was younger. Q6600 Core 2 Quad, BFG 7950GT, 4GB of DDR2, Zalman CPU Cooler, SoundBlaster sound card, Cooler Master CM690 case. This would have been in 2007 sometime. Got the money from playing Counter Strike tournaments at 2 LAN Centers near Chicago.

Back then, this was overkill for CS 1.6, and that's 90% of what it was used for until I did another build in 2009 or 2010.
 

Buster

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Core 2 duo, 8gb ram, and a 750ti

By all means not the worst computer ever, but forget playing a game and running discord. Csgo would barely launch and hit like 50 fps

(This was 3 years ago)
 
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