A button found on earlier (386 and 486) PC computers that would increase or decrease the performance of the computer. This button was needed for backwards compatibility in older programs and games that were written for a specific speed of computer. When faster computers were released, because the programs were written for a slower speed of computer, it would cause the program to run extremely fast, often making them unusable. Using the turbo button, the user could slow the computer down allowing them to use these programs. In the picture to the right, is an example of what this button may have looked like.
Today, this button is no longer found on computers and for users who would still like to run these older programs we suggest using a software solution such as Mo'Slo, which will trick a program or the computer into thinking it's slower than it really is.
Also see: Button