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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 17 Oct 2002 :  13:12:28
So I hooked up my duo to the internet & not only did it work well, I am convinced it was faster than my 840av!!!!!!!!!

when my duo is displaying the page, my 840av is whirring & I don't know what it is doing. I had assumed that Netscape 4.0.8 was to blame for not being able to read htm pages quickly, but my duo handled this bit & my 840av just whirrrs alot.

on my 840av I use :-

os 8.1

disk cache 96k

vram off

ram disk 1.5 meg (used for Netscapes cache)

shaktiman

Quadra 840av, 128MB ram, 2MB vram, cd drive(caddy),1 caddy!:-)
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cinemafia
Guerrilla Recon Leader


USA
2965 Posts
Posted - 17 Oct 2002 :  13:17:24
When I had a working Duo 280c (*sniff*), it was faster than the 840av for web-browsing too, using the same browser (NS 4.0.8). I'm not sure what the explanation for this is, but I don't ever use my 840av for web browsing anyway, so it's no big concern.

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maclover5
LC Doctor/Hot Rodder


Australia
5830 Posts
Posted - 18 Oct 2002 :  03:30:12
Great to hear that you're having a good time with the 280c, even with the dodgy keyboard!

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catsdorule
Senior Member


Canada
1627 Posts
Posted - 18 Oct 2002 :  05:30:38
My Q700 recieved Data faster then it could render it! So it always seemed to Feeze untill it rendered.

-danny

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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 18 Oct 2002 :  12:55:41
All this seems to point to there being a problem with the spooling/rendering of data.

The duo 280c seems to do this better..........

what I thought of myself was if we could write a program that would "spool" the data from the modem & then "spoon feed" it to the web browser, this may help to oil the machinary.

Any 68k programmers want me to pay them 5 for making my Quadra work better?

shaktiman

Quadra 840av, 128MB ram, 2MB vram, cd drive(caddy),1 caddy!:-)
1.2 gig drive, 4.23 gig drive
3 monitors 15" & 14" & 14" os 8.1 56k modem,
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jruschme
Junior Member


USA
196 Posts
Posted - 18 Oct 2002 :  13:36:22
quote:

When I had a working Duo 280c (*sniff*), it was faster than the 840av for web-browsing too, using the same browser (NS 4.0.8). I'm not sure what the explanation for this is, but I don't ever use my 840av for web browsing anyway, so it's no big concern.

God, I though I was imagining it as I noticed the same thing the last time I tried browsing on my 840AV.

My personal feeling is that it is some quirk of the 840AV as my 630 feels about the same as the Duo.


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Trash80toG-4
NIGHT STALKER


USA
2899 Posts
Posted - 18 Oct 2002 :  13:44:15
Does it have those infernal serial ports, the ones that hardly work at all?

GeoPorts(?)

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cinemafia
Guerrilla Recon Leader


USA
2965 Posts
Posted - 18 Oct 2002 :  15:15:24
Hehe, yeah, them's probably the culprits. Though, my experience was with Cable going through an AAUI/RJ-45 adapter to the onboard ethernet.

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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 21 Oct 2002 :  12:51:15
The geoports are present & being controlled by serialspeed.

I'm on the lookout for a 128k modem.
I want raid also.


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cinemafia
Guerrilla Recon Leader


USA
2965 Posts
Posted - 21 Oct 2002 :  12:58:29
quote:

I want raid also.

Remind me to FINALLY do that 840av RAID walkthrough that dana asked me about when I get a new digital camera in the coming month or so...

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D.S.
Starting Member



2 Posts
Posted - 28 Oct 2002 :  04:18:22
Oi.

Most of the trouble with Netscape 4.0x and some Quadras seems to arise with 256 colors, using onboard video logic -- there's apparently some sort of bottleneck, and the situation may get even worse when the browser is attempting to render certain colors or patterns with extremely thin stripes.

As a side note, Netscape's graphic engine isn't probably the best or most compatible out there - the "waiting" is even worse when dealing with progressive JPEG code, compared to Quicktime and other software. It may also induce memory leaks, though I haven't tested the thing under 7.6.x, which reportedly fixes some of the problems.

My suspicions were confirmed after noticing that there wasn't any degradation in bandwith, both quality and quantity. The situation changed after plugging in a separate graphics card - average Apple stock - resulting in a noticeable improvement on my trusty old 700 (OS 7.5.5 with CFM-68K 4.0, and Open Transport).

Hope this helps, folks.

-- D.S.


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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 28 Oct 2002 :  05:20:39
An interesting reply to read if nothing else.

cheers

shaktiman

Quadra 840av, prettymuchmaxedout8xcd drive,3 monitors 15" & 14" & 14" os 8.1
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