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I miss the turbo button…

I’ve been having some problems with my computer hardware as of late. From my MacBook Pro needing a new mainboard last week ($350) to my iPhone dying ($199… apparently water damage… which I claim shenanigans on… iPhones now ship with moisture indicators which can void your warranty in a heart beat… I’ll paint mine white next time). Now, it seems my MacBook Pro is making funny clicking noises occasionally and causing my applications to slow down a bit. I believe it’s an omen…

Hardware failures are frustrating. Back in the day, we had a !@#$ing TURBO button.

Alright, maybe it didn’t fix much, however, it felt good to press it.

Take note hardware manufacturers.

  • jt
  • One only ever switched that off when the games were running too fast to keep up 🙂

  • Or too slow, right ;)?

    I miss my 486DX2…

  • je

    We've evolved away from needing a button to accomplish Turbo, now the computer does it for us.
    As evidenced by a recent Asus laptop http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032FOKXS
    with “The ASUS exclusive Turbo33 technology automatically boosts the system performance by 33% and more. When process-intensive multi-tasking is needed, Turbo33 automatically takes CPU, memory and even graphics performance to a whole new level to ensure a smooth and seamless computing experience. “

  • Matthew Hall

    Funny clicking noises from your computer could be a failing hard drive–back up your data fast!

  • jt
  • One only ever switched that off when the games were running too fast to keep up 🙂

  • Or too slow, right ;)?

    I miss my 486DX2…

  • je

    We've evolved away from needing a button to accomplish Turbo, now the computer does it for us.
    As evidenced by a recent Asus laptop http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032FOKXS
    with “The ASUS exclusive Turbo33 technology automatically boosts the system performance by 33% and more. When process-intensive multi-tasking is needed, Turbo33 automatically takes CPU, memory and even graphics performance to a whole new level to ensure a smooth and seamless computing experience. “

  • Matthew Hall

    Funny clicking noises from your computer could be a failing hard drive–back up your data fast!