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Windows System Timer Tool

timer windows
Credits: microsoft


Little tool to check and modify the windows system timer.

If you want to know what this is about, you should read this article:
Windows Timer Resolution: Megawatts Wasted

The matter is in my opinion less dramatic as the author of the article states, but he has written down a comprehensive collection of facts about the windows timer. Excellent article!

Source code is here:https://github.com/tebjan/TimerTool

Verison 3 minimizes to system tray and can be started with command line arguments "-t peroidVal" and "-minimized". e.g. put a .bat file into your autostart with the following code:

C:\PathToTool\TimerTool.exe -t 0.5 -minimized

Version 2 can set 0.5 ms as timer resolution.

If you like it: Donate some dev bucks, thanks a lot!


TimerToolV3.zip - 24.08.15 [16:46 UTC] by tonfilm | 19527 downloads
notes: Version 3, minimize to tray and command line args

other/older revisions

TimerToolV2.zip - 25.01.14 [17:46 UTC] by tonfilm | 11317 downloads
notes: Version 2, can now set 0.5ms resolution
TimerTool.zip - 21.01.14 [20:07 UTC] by tonfilm | 847 downloads

sebl 21/01/2014 - 21:41

erm, can you explain it a little bit?

is it manipulating the Timer Precison mentioned here?

tonfilm 21/01/2014 - 22:44

yes, i have added a link to the article..

vollie 11/09/2015 - 03:23

had to use this in my .bat file to get running.

start "" "C:\PathToTool\TimerTool.exe" -t 0.5 -minimized

marcelxvi 18/09/2016 - 19:28

So by default the tool tells me 0,5. I'd however like to change it to 1 but everytime i do set it to 1. It flashes up as 1.00092 for a second and then straight goes back to 0,5. Any idea how to fix this ?

tonfilm 20/09/2016 - 20:13

@marcelxvi there might be another software running that checks the timer and sets it back to 0.5. so you need to disable all running software one after another to see which one is setting the timer to 0.5.

what windows are you using?

marcelxvi 24/09/2016 - 14:26

@tonfilm I'm running windows 10 anniversary update. Actually I've booted into safe mode and the timer was 15 and I could set it 1 just fine. Must be some software then. Can't figure out which at this point tho :/

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