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Old 10-23-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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Motherboard Timer

Ok, This is not really a Linux Question so much. Although I have no clue where to start with such a thing. I have found help to many problems here and thought maybe some could help.

Is it possible to slow down a motherboard timer? I know this will screw up my clock and most program. I would be doing this on a very old computer running Damn Small Linux. And my goal would be this...

I have a webpage I need to go to that has a timer at the top. I belive that the timer was writing in javascript. When the timer hits '0' the page is exited. I want to slow it down so that I could have more time to work on the page. Not really knowing anything about javascript, I thought that if I could slow the motherboard timer it would slow the timer on the webpage. Or if you have any other suggestions.

This may sound stupid and may not be possible. But, I thought even if it's not possible, I could learn something while trying.

Thanks for at lest reading this.
Old 10-23-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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Well, this is different! Most users want to speed up their computers!
But you are on the wrong path.
A webpage will display the same regardless if you are using a 386 or the latest super-sonic speed computer.
Don't touch your motherboard unless you want zero speed permanently!
Old 10-24-2006, 10:01 PM   #3
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If I understand your question correctly, the site you are visiting has a server-side timer on it. Nothing you do to your computer (which is on the client side) would cause the website behavior to change. In other words the timer is based on the website's clock, not your local PC's clock. What are you actually trying to do?
Old 10-25-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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I just thought that any timers would run of my own internal clock. I just was trying to experiment a little and maybe learn something new. Thanks for your time.


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