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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 | 15345 downloads
notes: Version 3, minimize to tray and command line args

other/older revisions

TimerToolV2.zip - 25.01.14 [17:46 UTC] by tonfilm | 11185 downloads
notes: Version 2, can now set 0.5ms resolution
TimerTool.zip - 21.01.14 [20:07 UTC] by tonfilm | 793 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

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