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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Unknownm View Post
that's not bad but wanted more

Back in the old day, it went from 33Mhz to 66Mhz making 100% overclock.. but that is like 2% overclock
Acually the turbo button drasticly lowered the clock speeds, as to be compatible with older programs.

IMO overclocking a laptop is a bad idea unless for some reason you did some crazy cooling mods. Laptop on phase anyone? Just carry the phase unit in your backpack!
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post #12 of 23
Mos of the top of the line dell C2D laptops let you oc to like 3.2GHz in the bios.It is like an auto overclocking in volts for ram stuff to mess with.
    
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The old IBMs used to have a Turbo button on them, not sure how much it overclocked them though.
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post #14 of 23
WOOT! TURBO BUTTON.... i wish i had one
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post #15 of 23
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The old IBMs used to have a Turbo button on them, not sure how much it overclocked them though.
It didn't overclock them at all. Normally the turbo button should be activated. When you want to run older programs which were designed to run on slower porcessors you deactivated Turbo and the CPU slowed down so you could run it at a reasonable speed. For example, I used to have a caterpillar game on my P100 machine that was unplayable because it ran rediculously fast and could only be played if I pressed the turbo btuton to slow down the CPU and thus the game making it playable.
    
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post #16 of 23
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It didn't overclock them at all. Normally the turbo button should be activated. When you want to run older programs which were designed to run on slower porcessors you deactivated Turbo and the CPU slowed down so you could run it at a reasonable speed. For example, I used to have a caterpillar game on my P100 machine that was unplayable because it ran rediculously fast and could only be played if I pressed the turbo btuton to slow down the CPU and thus the game making it playable.
Oh right, I just assumed it was the same thing.
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post #17 of 23
Meh seams pointless in today's modern times.
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post #18 of 23
I must still be a noob....

Why would you ever want to turn off the turbo? So, why would you ever need a turbo button then?

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post #19 of 23
because games wouldn't play right if you were running at the higher speed.
i had this one game where you would bounce this ball, but when i upgraded my pc the ball would bounce too fast and i couldn't play the game.
post #20 of 23
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thats cool...i wonder if you can program a botton in like a 3.25inch drive bay to OC you computer to whatever settings you have
Maybe in Linux.
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