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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RE[2]: Interesting read
by p13. on Wed 10th Jul 2013 13:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting read"
p13.
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Yeah, for servers, i usually run 1khz.
I've also upped it to 1Khz on my netbook, and powertop is showing MUCH less wakes, which is logical.

There might be a kernel parameter that changes the timer, i'm looking.
It's not something that is often discussed. Pretty interesting stuff!

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