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First post, by joeyjojo

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I have an old Gateway 2000 P5 - 75. It has a turbo light with no turbo button. In the Bios I have the option of Turbo or de- Turbo. I was under the impression that when the turbo light is lit the computer is running at the slower speed but that does not seem to be the case with my setup. The computer runs faster in turbo mode. What software can I use to view the clock speed? I just want to verify if turbo actually means faster with this system.

Reply 1 of 9, by derSammler

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If that's the one with the Intel NX/Neptune mainboard, then yes, turbo mode with the led on is the faster mode. But isn't that how it is on every system? I've never seen a system that runs slower when the turbo mode and the led is on.

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Reply 3 of 9, by Intel486dx33

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joeyjojo wrote on 2020-01-15, 16:29:

I have an old Gateway 2000 P5 - 75. It has a turbo light with no turbo button. In the Bios I have the option of Turbo or de- Turbo. I was under the impression that when the turbo light is lit the computer is running at the slower speed but that does not seem to be the case with my setup. The computer runs faster in turbo mode. What software can I use to view the clock speed? I just want to verify if turbo actually means faster with this system.

I have some Gateway 2000 486-33 desktop computer too with the same setup.
I think you are suppose to use keyboard hotkeys to enable/disable tubro mode.

I don't remember which keyboard hotkeys it is.

Reply 4 of 9, by joeyjojo

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derSammler wrote on 2020-01-15, 16:32:

If that's the one with the Intel NX/Neptune mainboard, then yes, turbo mode with the led on is the faster mode. But isn't that how it is on every system? I've never seen a system that runs slower when the turbo mode and the led is on.

i have seen backwards turbo on a friends system when i was younger. We thought it was funny turbo made it go slower.

Reply 5 of 9, by joeyjojo

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derSammler wrote on 2020-01-15, 16:32:

If that's the one with the Intel NX/Neptune mainboard, then yes, turbo mode with the led on is the faster mode. But isn't that how it is on every system? I've never seen a system that runs slower when the turbo mode and the led is on.

do you by any chance know what the dip switches on this board are for?

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Reply 6 of 9, by derSammler

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joeyjojo wrote on 2020-01-16, 02:49:

do you by any chance know what the dip switches on this board are for?

No, sorry. It's not the NX-based mainboard that I thought it was.

Did you try finding a PDF of the manual? Shouldn't be that hard for Gateway 2000 stuff.

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Reply 7 of 9, by joeyjojo

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derSammler wrote on 2020-01-16, 12:51:
joeyjojo wrote on 2020-01-16, 02:49:

do you by any chance know what the dip switches on this board are for?

No, sorry. It's not the NX-based mainboard that I thought it was.

Did you try finding a PDF of the manual? Shouldn't be that hard for Gateway 2000 stuff.

i did but didn't have much luck.

Reply 8 of 9, by Windows9566

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CTRL-ALT-Numpad + for turbo
CTRL-ALT-Numpad - for de-turbo

you change the turbo setting with a hotkey
my Intel Advanced/ML, Advanced/ATX, Advanced/ZP, and TC430HX has that same function.

Reply 9 of 9, by joeyjojo

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Windows9566 wrote on 2020-01-16, 18:17:
CTRL-ALT-Numpad + for turbo CTRL-ALT-Numpad - for de-turbo […]
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CTRL-ALT-Numpad + for turbo
CTRL-ALT-Numpad - for de-turbo

you change the turbo setting with a hotkey
my Intel Advanced/ML, Advanced/ATX, Advanced/ZP, and TC430HX has that same function.

thanks that worked!