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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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 10th Jul 2013 16:56 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

You aren't going to see tremendous improvements using a full tickless system. Although it doesn't see to get a lot of obvious public discussion, this isn't a new subject at all.

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