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Windows Timer Resolution: Megawatts Wasted (via: Random ASCII)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/11

Don’t increase your Windows Timer Resolution. And keep an eye on programs that do:

Raising the Windows timer frequency is bad. It wastes power and makes your computer slower. Routinely doing this in all sorts of programs that end up sitting idle for hours really needs to stop.

You can use ClockRes to monitor the time resolution and what programs changed it.

–jeroen

via: Windows Timer Resolution: Megawatts Wasted | Random ASCII.

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