Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows "The default timer resolution on Windows is 15.6 ms - a timer interrupt 64 times a second. When programs increase the timer frequency they increase power consumption and harm battery life. They also waste more compute power than I would ever have expected " they make your computer run slower! Because of these problems Microsoft has been telling developers to not increase the timer frequency for years. So how come almost every time I notice that my timer frequency has been raised it's been done by a Microsoft program?" Fascinating article.
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Interesting read
by p13. on Wed 10th Jul 2013 12:50 UTC
p13.
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2005-07-10

I never had any idea that it was this bad with windows.
With linux, this is user definable when compiling the kernel.
I always felt that the system would run faster with a faster timer. It just felt like latencies were lower. Things felt snappier.

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