View Full Version : PC Speed when printing

17-11-2003, 11:13 AM
When I send something to my printer, while it is printing if I carry on working on my PC, my PCs response time slows up drammatically. It's fine again as soon as the printer finishes. I have tried all the "spool print job" tweaks to no avail. I'm running Windows 98SE at 500 Mhz with 320 Meg of RAM. Anybody got any ideas please?

Graham L
17-11-2003, 03:51 PM
Unfortunately, tweaking spooling won't help you. It's most likely to be the last step --- shifting the data to the printer. The parallel port has always been a weak point ... the interrupt was not implemented properly in 1981. ;-)

USB should be better (if your printer can use USB, it would definitely be worth trying).