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Can someone explain to me what polling is? It seems specific to USB buses since they are shared but I'm not sure what that really means..I understand IRQ's and how those are handled in conjunction with scan codes and drivers, but I don't know what polling is. Sorry for being a noob!
USB polls the keyboard for new information at regular intervals. This technically means it's a little slower then ps/2, since the ps/2 is interrupt based and takes effect intermediately.

The USB polls so fast that I don't think it's humanly possible to notice the difference, so it doesn't really matter.
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Is this deal in SoCal by any chance?
Was in Northern NJ :/
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Is this deal in SoCal by any chance?
check it out yourself on the site, i think they update the products once you pick your location

ny has nothing
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post #5325 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
USB polls the keyboard for new information at regular intervals. This technically means it's a little slower then ps/2, since the ps/2 is interrupt based and takes effect intermediately.

The USB polls so fast that I don't think it's humanly possible to notice the difference, so it doesn't really matter.
You're right, you really can't. But just think of all the latency you get these days when playing a game:

- from keyboard to keyboard buffer
- from keyboard buffer to directinput
- from directinput to graphics buffer
- from graphics buffer to graphics processing
- from graphics processing to screen's circuitry
- from screen's circuitry to being displayed

When you add it all up it becomes pretty noticeable. Using a PS/2 keyboard and a CRT are the two easiest parts to control, and the two put together can make a huge difference. I can understand people not using CRTs, but if you've got a PS/2 port why not use it?
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http://www.overclock.net/full-system...wout-sale.html

^ Used ABS M1 for sale for $20 + shipping if anyone's interested
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http://www.overclock.net/full-system...wout-sale.html

^ Used ABS M1 for sale for $20 + shipping if anyone's interested
Thanks, I sent him a pm. Since microcenter shafted me I'll grab this one.
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post #5328 of 14564
I can't seem to remove my backspace key to fix the squeak, I manage to pop it out part way, but however the metal hinge is stuck on?

Anyone got any methods?
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post #5329 of 14564
never mind pulled it out and fixed it

the wipe tabs that the bars hook on to make it really hard to do
Edited by godofdeath - 7/25/10 at 2:34pm
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post #5330 of 14564
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never pulled it out and fixed it

the wipe tabs that the bars hook on to make it really hard to do
I don't really think I can explain it well. But with the metal bar you just kinda have to slide it out of place and then you can take the keycap off.

EDIT: I don't have my Das any more, so maybe someone else with a Das could help him, and better explain h ow to do it as I'm working off memory.
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