First post, by Almoststew1990
I'm sure we've all put a floppy cable in the wrong way around and spent a while doing "R R R R R R R R R A", but I can beat that for a stupid retro mistake.
I bought a 386 board in June 2018 for some fairly slow DOS gaming. But when I set it up it was glacier-slow. Citroen 2CV Slow. As recently as 4th July I posted how it couldn't run Wolf3D with a screen size greater than a postage stamp!
Today for no particular reason, I put a jumper cap on the Turbo jumper, and to my amazement my Topbench jumped from 49 to 75 points. Suddenly Wolfenstein 3D is playable, Blake Stone is playable, booting is quicker, world hunger is solved and my cat likes me again. I've always thought that activating turbo, as in closing the circuit by pressing the turbo button (or putting a cap on the jumper) would activate turbo and slow the PC down, but nope! I feel quite embarrassed that for the last two years this board has been a bit too slow to be much use but now it has a new lease of life. I even ran Sim City 2000 briefly before it caused a hard reset.
Can anyone beat that for a dumb retro mistake they've made?
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