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]: Silly technical question
by Neolander on Fri 12th Jul 2013 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Silly technical question"
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Indeed, that's something that's been bugging me forever about APIC timers: how are they supposed to replace the legacy PIT if the rate at which these timers are going keeps changing, in part due to factors outside of OS control ?

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