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Old 07-22-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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My CPU collection

I have been collecting CPus ever since i tore apart my first computer back in the early 80s, since then i have been slowly picking up chips here and there, i showed a pic of some of them a long time ago on this forum but i have added many many more. I just love the way the older ones look and cant get enough of them. In the first pic is a couple hundred of them in a 2ft by 4ft display i made and i have many more stashed away in trays in the cabinet below those. The second pic is a full set of the first Intel chips to incorporate a CPU in it, The p4004 is the cpu , it was made for a calculator company in japan called Busicom. It was the first cpu introduced to the world back in the early 70s. The set i am showing is a plastic set, as i havent gotten a full ceramic set together yet, but im working on it. I just thought some of the newer generations might like to see what the old guys had to play with back in the day. Please feel free to comment on them as i can take some critisizm without getting upset, and i know many will think im nuts, but thats ok because your correct. Oh and if anyone wants to donate anything to the collection ill pay for shipping And the total i number i have so far is 439 chips
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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which is your favorite?
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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Wow, that's pretty sweet.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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Hmm thats a tough question , but i geuss my favorite one is this AMD 16 bit slice proccesor. It was used in a Culler Harris super computer back in 80
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:31 PM   #5
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holly **** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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wwooww...
what a good collection.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:01 AM   #7
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Nice collection, that is a valuable time capsule of human technological acheivement

those p4004 chips look like what is in a nintendo circa '86.

how many do you think are potentially functional?
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:54 AM   #8
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Thats one of the cooler collections of anything I've seen. You just need a better camera to show it off :P
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:23 AM   #9
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Beari78, Thats another aspect of why i collect them, i dont think there are any other pieces of technology that have made such a signifacant contribution to the human race in my lifetime as the mighty CPU. I would think that about 70% of them are still operational as i have bought alot of them as N.O.S. parts. As well as pulling them from working systems.

Dogred9.... yea its a pretty good camera when the mode is set to 4:3 aspect, but it gets a bit blurry at the sides when its in 16:9 mode.

I also have quite a few Engineering and customer samples in there as well, which are extremely rare to get a hold of, we think that a modern engineering sample is rare , try and find one thats 15-20 years old heh heh heh take a look at my icon over there <<<<<<<

I have every one of them scanned at extremly high resolutions and cataloged so i can just sit there some times and flip thru them in awe while sipping on a beer. I also belong to a collectors site where i have doodly compared to a few others that i know of, they have a couple thousand chips all cataloged and archived like i have done. I admit its kind of crazy but its fun and cool.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:10 AM   #10
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I have to check my stash but i may have a few chips for you.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:43 AM   #11
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:47 PM   #12
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I have to check my stash but i may have a few chips for you.

Just let me know i am serious about paying for shipping , and they dont even have to work.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:52 PM   #13
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Absolutely gorgeous collection.

Now you just have to plug each one in and find their max OC.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:01 PM   #14
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Need an AMD Athlon 3200+ Barton for that collection? Still alive and does 2.8ghz
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:47 PM   #15
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Hey thanks Reverand, but i actually used to run one myself and i still have it, minus the mounting pads. Heres another picture of an early Intel Uv Eprom just dripping with gold.
And another early cpu made by DEC, this thing is huge compared to most other cpus.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:24 PM   #16
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mmmmm white and gold
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:00 PM   #17
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I like the ones just left of center. What are they? It's your avatar too.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:25 PM   #18
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Those are Texas Instruments ASIC processors made for military applications. I wish i knew exactly what kind of equiptment they were used in, MIssel guidance, communications, aircraft, could be somthing cool like that.
I have 2 ESs and one regular production run of those chips.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:53 PM   #19
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What about the ones 2 to the left from those? And are the gold pads heat spreaders?
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:08 AM   #20
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Those three are made by IDT, and yes the gold caps were the IHS of their day. Just like todays spreaders but covered in gold plating to protect against corrosion. Ill post them later tonite when i get back home from work.
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