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DOStips Mark Bendig Microcomputer Specialist OCLC Database Publishing Section The tips in this issue's column are directed to users of the WYSEpc 286 Model 2112, read about.) Normally, the system runs at manufactured by Wyse Technology of San 12.5MHz. However, a front-panel button Jose, CA, a.k.a. the OCLC M310 Worksta­ (conveniendy labeled with a lightning bolt tion. The M310 Workstation comes with so you won't have to cope with the word an "enhanced" version of the MS DOS op­ "speed") is used to switch between the erating system. This version of DOS con­ two speeds. When you press the button tains some interesting new commands that once, the message 8MHz, along with the time correspond to special features of the M310 of day, appears in the diagonal LCD (liquid hardware. Let's take a look. crystal display) panel. Pressing the button again restores high-speed operation and 12.5MHz is displayed in the LCD display Pick to Click (or vice-versa, depending on which speed For users who like keyboards to go was in effect when you started to toggle "clickety-clack, clackety-clack," Wyse between speeds). You can also select the provided an option that allows an audible operating speed with DOS commands: "click" to emerge from the system unit with each keystroke. To turn on the • To set the speed to 12.5MHz ("High" "clicker," simply issue the command speed), issue the command SPEED H at CLICK ON at the DOS prompt; use CLICK the DOS prompt. OFF to disable it. If you like the clicker (I • To set the speed to 8MHz ("Low" do), put the CLICK ON command in your speed), issue the command SPEED L AUTOEXEC.BAT file so the clicker will be Of course, these commands can be turned on automatically each time you used in batch files like any other DOS turn on or reboot the machine. commands. Two other variations on the SPEED command—SPEED D to disable the Life in th e Fact Lanc button, SPEED E to enable it again—allow you to enable or disable the front panel speed One of the best features of the M310 (lightning bolt) button. When the button Workstation is its processing speed. The has been disabled, pressing it has no effect, M310 Workstation uses an 80286 CPU which is desirable when you want to keep chip, the same one used in the IBM AT. users from accidentally (or purposely) chang­ Nonetheless, the Workstation is faster than ing the processing speed. You can set the an AT! Actually, two processing speeds are speed and enable/disable the front panel available: 8 and 12.5MHz. (Processing button all at once by specifying both options speed is measured in megahertz, or "mil­ in the SPEED command. For example, to lions of cycles per second." A particular set the speed to 12.5MHz and disable the program instruction may consume ten or front panel button, use the command SPEED more cycles, so this megahertz measure­ H D (or SPEED D H). This would be a good ment is not the same as the "MIPS" (mil­ command to put in your AUTOEXEC.BAT lions of instructions per second) or the "megaflops" (millions of floating point op­ file so that it is executed each time the Workstation is turned on or rebooted, erations per second) that you may have OCLC Micro Vol. 4 , No. A Aug. 1988 9 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png OCLC Micro Emerald Publishing

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OCLC Micro , Volume 4 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1988

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Mark Bendig Microcomputer Specialist OCLC Database Publishing Section The tips in this issue's column are directed to users of the WYSEpc 286 Model 2112, read about.) Normally, the system runs at manufactured by Wyse Technology of San 12.5MHz. However, a front-panel button Jose, CA, a.k.a. the OCLC M310 Worksta­ (conveniendy labeled with a lightning bolt tion. The M310 Workstation comes with so you won't have to cope with the word an "enhanced" version of the MS DOS op­ "speed") is used to switch between the erating system. This version of DOS con­ two speeds. When you press the button tains some interesting new commands that once, the message 8MHz, along with the time correspond to special features of the M310 of day, appears in the diagonal LCD (liquid hardware. Let's take a look. crystal display) panel. Pressing the button again restores high-speed operation and 12.5MHz is displayed in the LCD display Pick to Click (or vice-versa, depending on which speed For users who like keyboards to go was in effect when you started to toggle "clickety-clack, clackety-clack," Wyse between speeds). You can also select the provided an option that allows an audible operating speed with DOS commands: "click" to emerge from the system unit with each keystroke. To turn on the • To set the speed to 12.5MHz ("High" "clicker," simply issue the command speed), issue the command SPEED H at CLICK ON at the DOS prompt; use CLICK the DOS prompt. OFF to disable it. If you like the clicker (I • To set the speed to 8MHz ("Low" do), put the CLICK ON command in your speed), issue the command SPEED L AUTOEXEC.BAT file so the clicker will be Of course, these commands can be turned on automatically each time you used in batch files like any other DOS turn on or reboot the machine. commands. Two other variations on the SPEED command—SPEED D to disable the Life in th e Fact Lanc button, SPEED E to enable it again—allow you to enable or disable the front panel speed One of the best features of the M310 (lightning bolt) button. When the button Workstation is its processing speed. The has been disabled, pressing it has no effect, M310 Workstation uses an 80286 CPU which is desirable when you want to keep chip, the same one used in the IBM AT. users from accidentally (or purposely) chang­ Nonetheless, the Workstation is faster than ing the processing speed. You can set the an AT! Actually, two processing speeds are speed and enable/disable the front panel available: 8 and 12.5MHz. (Processing button all at once by specifying both options speed is measured in megahertz, or "mil­ in the SPEED command. For example, to lions of cycles per second." A particular set the speed to 12.5MHz and disable the program instruction may consume ten or front panel button, use the command SPEED more cycles, so this megahertz measure­ H D (or SPEED D H). This would be a good ment is not the same as the "MIPS" (mil­ command to put in your AUTOEXEC.BAT lions of instructions per second) or the "megaflops" (millions of floating point op­ file so that it is executed each time the Workstation is turned on or rebooted, erations per second) that you may have OCLC Micro Vol. 4 , No. A Aug. 1988 9

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