tool timer windows
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:
Version 2 can set 0.5 ms as timer resolution.
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yes, i have added a link to the article..
had to use this in my .bat file to get running.
start "" "C:\PathToTool\TimerTool.exe" -t 0.5 -minimized
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 ?
@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?
@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 :/
Finally I can use it on windows 7
works out of the box, thanks
@tonfilm i've done some testing now. Started with nothin enabled still had the problem. Then i figured this problem only happens whenever any sort of media is playing or windows sounds are hapening for example. Every time there's a mouseclick for example, it'd go down to 0,5 and back to 1 once it's over. Any heads up on that ?
@tonfilm sadly that is not an option for me. Gonna test some more things and leave some feedback once I figured the problem just in case others have this problem too
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