Boost if your first PC had a Turbo button.
@federicomena The first PC I bought with my own money had one. The first PCs I used didn't.
@federicomena I remember it being there, but I don't remember it being useful in any way, shape, or form.
Ah! Thanks for solving the mystery! If only I had known that in 1993. Maybe things would've turned out differently for me. Like, I could be president of the moon right now or something.
@federicomena from 8 mghz to 12 mghz... what a turbo boost. Quite usefull when playing Alley Cat and needing to turn it off.
@jofazepa oh man, Alley Cat was great.
@federicomena I want to build a little drive bay device that just has a turbo button on it so I can stick it in my modern computer. Wouldn't do jack of course, but by the time I was around the OS was able to override it anyway.
@federicomena I think my first PC was before turbo buttons? I did have a turbo button at some point, though.
@federicomena My second one did.
@federicomena Mine had two
@matt OMG, my brother and I had this.
@federicomena One should start a project putting a modern ATX mobo into one of these chassis, and use the Turbo Button to enable/disable Turbo Boost. Just connect the button to one of the GPIO input.
Boost if you’re old, you mean? Geez, turbo buttons are gone for decades now…
@federicomena My first PC was a Commodore Vic-20.
@federicomena No wait, My first PC was actually the Radio Shack pocket computer the PC1.
@federicomena The first few PCs I used had turbo buttons, but they weren't "my" PCs. Boosting regardless!
@federicomena CP/M computers didn't have turbo buttons.
But I still use a PC with a turbo button, though now it is just a decoration because the board in that case has no connector for it. It is a very early ATX case but very serviceable so I don't want to part with it.
@federicomena turbo buttons were a solution to first world problems when your CPU only runs at 8MHz
@federicomena whether speaking of the Apple or the IBM my first two PCs predated turbo buttons.
@federicomena Bah, I had a ZX Spectrum 🌈
@federicomena nope, jumpers.
@federicomena Wouldn't pressing the boost button slow mastodon down?
@federicomena Does it count if my third PC had turbo?
@federicomena it didn't. it had a built-in midi-out, could read DD-disks and had the coolest function keys ever tho
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