ticalc.org
Basics Archives Community Services Programming
Hardware Help About Search Your Account
   Home :: Archives :: News :: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!

Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
Posted by Nick on 7 January 2000, 02:28 GMT

Overclocked TI-25 ThumbnailWhen Jason Smith emailed me with this the other day, I considered posting it as fake news. But then I saw it was actually serious and I laughed very hard. 3D Wars has released a fantastic article regarding - and I am seriously not making this one up - the overclocking of a TI-25. According to the article, "I was [finally] able to find some answers. 't' before voltage change equaled .00002 seconds. 't' after voltage change equaled .0000199 seconds. Ladies and gentlemen, there you have it. A .0015 percent (0.0015%) increase in performance on the calculator!" Don't you love all these insignificant tweakings? :)

Even though this has nothing to do with graphing calculators, it's certainly worth a mention. MAD props to Mazi Bahadori for adding some happiness to the cruddy week I've been having.

 


The comments below are written by ticalc.org visitors. Their views are not necessarily those of ticalc.org, and ticalc.org takes no responsibility for their content.


Re: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
AgntM13  Account Info

is that even worth the time or post? In the time it saves you could probably blink your eyes twice (if you use it for ten years).

     7 January 2000, 02:42 GMT


Re: Re: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
AgntM13  Account Info

or since it is so fast, maybe you could spend that extra time calculating how much you do actually save

     7 January 2000, 02:47 GMT

Re: Never a second to spare
AlienCow  Account Info
(Web Page)

I did some math. If you use your TI-25 for 1 year straight (no breaks!) then you've saved 3 whole seconds to do with as you please.

Given that we now live in a time when 'giving our all' is being stretched and stressed more and more, I believe Nick is touching on the great importance to save and savor every second we can. ;)

I'm taking my 3 seconds and taking a trip to Europe... a short one.

     7 January 2000, 03:02 GMT

Re: Re: Never a second to spare
Michael Brunner  Account Info
(Web Page)

you wasted your wime to figute <I>that</I> out? dude...

     7 January 2000, 03:08 GMT

Re: Re: Never a second to spare
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

I'm BIG on time management. :)

--BlueCalx

     7 January 2000, 03:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Never a second to spare
AlienCow  Account Info
(Web Page)

lol :)

     7 January 2000, 03:39 GMT

Re: Re: Never a second to spare
Philip Ringsmuth  Account Info
(Web Page)

Since we've been on the topic of the millennium lately, if you used your overclocked TI-25 for 1000 years straight, you'd save just under an hour of time.
Think of what you could do with an hour? The possibilities seem endless... I think I'm going to go buy a TI-25 first thing tomorrow, and do what this guy did so that in a couple hundred millenniums I'll be able to take a week's vacation....

-Fil

     7 January 2000, 05:14 GMT


Re: Re: Never a second to spare
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
(Web Page)

Don't bother going to Europe. I live there. It sucks. The weather's lousy (living in Scotland hasn't prejudiced that view at all), the phone lines are slow so we can only get 57KBs-1 (or 33.6 in mainland Europe) and connecting to here or ACZ fills your slow phoneline with rantings of mad BASMIC fools (please don't start a debate here, ACZ has a nice argument going on at the minute).

I reckon the time would be better spent drinking coffee.

Ciaran McCreesh
http://www.asm86.cwc.net/ for a ti86 asm tutorial.

     7 January 2000, 20:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Never a second to spare
net-cat
(Web Page)

(please read in an incredibly sarcastic tone.)
57Kbps?

In the ol' US, the stupid FCC limits it to 53Kbps.

     8 January 2000, 02:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Never a second to spare
Topaz_Gold  Account Info

LOL!!!!! I think what we have here is a kid with to much time on his hands LOL!!!!!

     8 January 2000, 03:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Never a second to spare
net-cat
(Web Page)

What we have here, is a psychologist. LOL

     8 January 2000, 05:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Never a second to spare
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
(Web Page)

Actually, in the UK we can get an ISDN 128KBs-1 line for a tenner a month. But then we have to pay for local phone calls...

Ciaran McCreesh

     8 January 2000, 14:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Never a second to spare
net-cat
(Web Page)

COOL! Where I live (smack in the middle of nowhere), 56K is a "new" technology and ISDN still costs $200 a millisecond.

     13 January 2000, 07:26 GMT

Re: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
Big_bulldozer Account Info

wow! 0.0015%, I wish my APR was that low.

     7 January 2000, 03:03 GMT


Re: Re: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
Michael Brunner  Account Info
(Web Page)

LoL!

     7 January 2000, 03:05 GMT

Re: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
Michael Brunner  Account Info
(Web Page)

don't have much to report as far as news, eh, guys?

     7 January 2000, 03:03 GMT

Re: Re: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
S67  Account Info
(Web Page)

that may be, but this is hilarious. I almost fell out of my chair laughing. The fact that it is not fake news, makes it better than the overclocking with americonius, and for less of an increase.

     7 January 2000, 03:12 GMT


Re: Re: Mazi Bahadori Overclocks... TI-25?!
Michael Brunner  Account Info
(Web Page)

Ok... being a computer and electronic buff myself, I guess it is I who should appreciate this stuff... and I do! I do! But... why a TI-25?

     8 January 2000, 04:43 GMT

how many own the TI-25?
Rgb9000  Account Info

How many of you even OWN the ti25? I do. I used it on the ACT, as the 89 isnt allowed there.(sat?) And i must say this is the best news ive heard all year about the ti 25.(the only news ive heard about the ti25.) I plan on going out and buying 3 fans and carry around a plug with me to run them with the overclocked parts. Why doesnt ticalc.org do a non Graphing calc page? Ti makes many more calcs than are shown here. Certanly not a games/archive page, but at least features list so i know what scientific calc i should get.(Solar vs battery vs both...etc) Mean while, this person can now move up the ladder and apply their knowledge to maybe...The TI15!

     7 January 2000, 03:29 GMT

Re: how many own the TI-25?
AlienCow  Account Info
(Web Page)

>And i must say this is the best news
>ive heard all year about the ti 25.
>(the only news ive heard about the ti25.)

I don't have anything useful to add. Just that that's a great statement. :)

     7 January 2000, 03:35 GMT


Re: how many own the TI-25?
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

Proving that it *can* be done, I got a 36 on the ACT math last April with a TI-30 SLR+. Yeah, the old yellow/black/navy blue piece of dung that they discontinued some six years ago.
It's a calculator. It calculated. I can't ask for anything more. :)

--BlueCalx

     7 January 2000, 03:44 GMT

Re: Re: how many own the TI-25?
Kirk Meyer  Account Info
(Web Page)

Holy cow, that thing? We had those in grade school... They like did the fractions (mixed > perfect, perfect > mixed, and more)... now they're pretty much outdated by the equally functional but extremely more expensive TI-73 =)

     7 January 2000, 04:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: how many own the TI-25?
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

And you have no idea how much fraction conversion helped on the ACT :)

--BlueCalx

     7 January 2000, 06:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: how many own the TI-25?
Elias Cotton  Account Info

what else do you need?

     9 January 2000, 23:15 GMT


Re: Re: how many own the TI-25?
Nick Chaves  Account Info
(Web Page)

What was your composite? I finally got a 36 on the math and that was my only 36 ever. I used my old 83, I don't remember how much I used it though.

     7 January 2000, 06:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: how many own the TI-25?
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

31 english, 36 math, 34 reading, 34 science.

--BlueCalx

     7 January 2000, 22:41 GMT

1  2  3  

You can change the number of comments per page in Account Preferences.

  Copyright © 1996-2011, the ticalc.org project. All rights reserved. | Contact Us | Disclaimer