Wow, the "killer POKE" works! (Commodore PET 2001-8)

From: Bob Lafleur <>
Date: Sun Jan 25 20:53:41 2004

I used to use this all the time, years ago. It has something to do with
releasing the system from being locked to the video sync, so it causes
screen updates to occur much faster. A side effect is "sparkles" on the
scren when things are displayed (because both the CPU and video system are
referencing video memory at the same time)

Almost every program I wrote had this POKE at the beginning.

   - Bob

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of steven
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 8:47 PM
To: classic
Subject: Wow, the "killer POKE" works! (Commodore PET 2001-8)

My first attempt at the so-called killer poke on my Commodore PET 2001-8
resulted in a 30% speed increase!

I used "POKE 59458,62"

No smoke, either!


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