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Old 03-28-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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Looking into buying another keyboard but for gaming and i'm just wondering if it really makes a difference on which input device you're using or it's just if you have it or not.

I've always bought keyboards without thinking but when it comes to speed I just had to know.

Any help please?
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:21 PM   #2
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USB. PS/2 is getting outdated.
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yeah, usb is easier, and it doesnt have those little gay pins that ps2 has,... they always used to bend on my mice, and they always broke that way.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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Meh, either way, USB is better. Go with it, you will be happy you did
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I dont like anything that has to do with usb.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:36 PM   #6
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why? usb is the sheeit.
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well the computer detects like 10 things when you plug in a new usb device, and you dont know which one to install
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Default Re: USB or PS/2 faster?

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USB. PS/2 is getting outdated.
lol, both PS/2 and PS2 (playstation 2) are very outdated, lmao
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Indeed, both PS2 and PS/2 are out of date. I'm glad that PS/2 isnt used any longer... it seemed that everything that run on it was well, awful. But there was no other choice. Same thing with the Playstation 2. Besides FFX, there really isnt anything worth mentioning on it. Yet, it is still a much greater console than Gamecube, Xbox, and 360, and will always be. And since i'm so off topic, ill just finish this post off with a depressing photo of a bear/mouse:

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why? usb is the sheeit.
Because usb devices require drivers. And its annoying to install drivers.
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Because usb devices require drivers. And its annoying to install drivers.

Thats actually not true. Well, it may be, but Windows xp already has them. I mean my mouse doesnt have drivers installed. Or keyboard. But my flashdrive does, but its done automaticly. So it might be the same with everything else.. Hell I dunno
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Default Re: USB or PS/2 faster?

they usually just install on there own though so it isnt a problem most of the time
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your right they usually have the drivers on them alreay, so mice and keyboards dont bother me. But like routers, modems,and printers. I just hate installing them, Im just lazy i guess.
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well the computer detects like 10 things when you plug in a new usb device, and you dont know which one to install
If you just don't click anything when it says 'Found New Hardware' it'll say your hardware is installed and ready to use if you wait for a couple seconds. On most computers I've used USB stuff on anyway.
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Default Re: USB or PS/2 faster?

When it comes to keyboards, the only advantage using a USB keyboard is going to give you is the abilty for all keys to be pressed at once and have them all register.

On PS/2 keyboards, some key combinations wont work, however this flaw is rarely ever an issue at all.

Take either one, niether will fail you.
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Hmm, yeah I thought USB is like a nanoscopic amount slower because PS/2 plugs directly into the hardware. Plus, like you guys are saying, all those drivers to install.
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