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#203427 15/08/08 12:32 AM
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Is it better to have fast text display on or off?

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I've tried this both on and off using several different machines and internet connections over the years, and can't say that it's made much, if any, difference. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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When I had a slow computer, I perceived that it made a difference when flooders came in and started filling the window with ridiculous amounts of control codes.

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Can you give me a better definition of 'slow' for the computer you were using? I tested a number of configurations, with the slowest being a PII-266 w. 128M RAM on a dial-up connection. Of course the actual programs running would also have an effect, so I kept it to a minimum.. Windows XP, AVG anti-virus, and mIRC (no scripts)

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AMD K6-2 500 Mhz, 64 MB RAM, SiS 530 Chipset with 8 MB of shared RAM running Windows 98. I remember that when I turned fast text display ON I started lasting a little bit more when the legions of bots came in to flood the hell out of the channel. Since this experience is based on my perception, I could be mistaking, though.

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In OLDER computers (Pentium 1's and older) I think it actually DID make a difference for screen freeze/lag types of things, but that wwas ages ago. These days, I think I have it set because it always was and I save my settings *shrug* Dont know if that helps


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