Vintage computer help/question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Braddock, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. Jeff Braddock

    Jeff Braddock Second Unit

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    What exactly does the turbo button do on the old computers? I have always wondered that and a computer that I am modding has one. I am thinking about using the turbo button as a switch to turn on the case light. Sorry I'm such a yutz.
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Back before programs has speed ramping built in, you could use the turbo button to slow down your computer so that you could use those old programs and games
     
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    The problem was that some programs and games didn't work properly with the higher speed, so you HAD to step it down.

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