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I still have my AppleII with a 6502 (65C02 upgrade) in my attic.
I learned how to program using Applesoft BASIC and Pascal with this computer.
Currently I'm using a ASUS Rampage IV motherboard with an Intel I7 I got from George (thanks George).
The Rampage Iv only recognized 32 gigs of RAM due to bent CPU pins.
Well, I pulled the processor and asked Jim (Our Buddy) to see if he could straighten the pins.
Voila! Jim fixed the bent pins and now I've got 64 Gigs of RAM.

I am Linux junkie. The Ramage IV machine is running Gentoo Linux. I've got another ASUS machine running an AMD FX. This machine runs Debian Linux (12)
RAMPAGE IV specs: uname -a Linux yoda 6.1.67-gentoo #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Tue Dec 12 13:09:44 PST 2023 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux cat /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/board_{vendor,name,version} sudo dmidecode -t 2 # dmidecode 3.5 Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs. SMBIOS 2.7 present. Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes Base Board Information Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Product Name: RAMPAGE IV EXTREME Version: Rev 1.xx Serial Number: MB-1234567890 Asset Tag: To be filled by O.E.M. Features: Board is a hosting board Board is replaceable Location In Chassis: To be filled by O.E.M. Chassis Handle: 0x0003 Type: Motherboard Contained Object Handles: 0 ./cpu.sh model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz .. cpu MHz : 1199.110 .. cache size : 12288 KB .. more cpu.sh #!/bin/bash cat "/proc/cpuinfo" | grep "model name" cat "/proc/cpuinfo" | grep "cpu MHz" cat "/proc/cpuinfo" | grep "cache size" free -m total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 64260 2445 16782 52 45032 61157 Swap: 65535 0 65535