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Originally Posted by BlackandBlue View Post
No don't take my 3.11 from me! Haha, my first computer had a turbo button that took it from 8Mhz to 16Mhz! It was intense.
Actually the turbo button slowed the computers down . Switching the turbo button to off either disabled your CPU's cache (lol), or downclocked the CPU.
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post #12 of 14
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Actually the turbo button slowed the computers down . Switching the turbo button to off either disabled your CPU's cache (lol), or downclocked the CPU.
why did they make that?

I love windows 3.11, its awesome.
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why did they make that?

I love windows 3.11, its awesome.
The turbo button was for backward compatibility, computer technology wasnt evolving at the rapid pace it is today due to competition. Many programs were written depending on a clockspeed of 8mhz, increasing the clockspeed made some of these programs run too fast. All the timers the programs used were inaccurate and programs that relied on user input like games ran too fast to play.

I remember I loved playing with that turbo button...
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The turbo button was for backward compatibility, computer technology wasnt evolving at the rapid pace it is today due to competition. Many programs were written depending on a clockspeed of 8mhz, increasing the clockspeed made some of these programs run too fast. All the timers the programs used were inaccurate and programs that relied on user input like games ran too fast to play.

I remember I loved playing with that turbo button...
oh that makes sense. remember having 33mhz 486 turbo to 66mhz
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