ISLC 0.4882ms Timer Resolution (Please Help)

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ISLC 0.4882ms Timer Resolution (Please Help)

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So I've installed Intelligent Standby List Cleaner earlier today to try to help with gaming performance on Windows 10. The problem is, I can't seem to get a perfect 0.5ms timer resolution; no matter what I do, it's sat at 0.4882ms. From everything I've read, if the resolution's not an even 0.5, it'll cause problems.

I followed the instructions on this post here, though it's made no difference. I should also mention that I am entirely unable to find HPET in BIOS, and I don't seem to have an HPET driver listed under system devices in the Device Manager, even with "show hidden devices" checked.

I'm not sure what else to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Helianthemum wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:21 am
So I've installed Intelligent Standby List Cleaner earlier today to try to help with gaming performance on Windows 10. The problem is, I can't seem to get a perfect 0.5ms timer resolution; no matter what I do, it's sat at 0.4882ms. From everything I've read, if the resolution's not an even 0.5, it'll cause problems.

I followed the instructions on this post here, though it's made no difference. I should also mention that I am entirely unable to find HPET in BIOS, and I don't seem to have an HPET driver listed under system devices in the Device Manager, even with "show hidden devices" checked.

I'm not sure what else to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Sometimes in the bios, HPET is referred as the High precision event timer. Also why do you need such a timer? usually 1ms is enough.

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Unfortunately, no such option as "high precision event timer" exists either. I'd be willing to PM you screenshots of my BIOS screens if that'd help (if it's even possible to screencap BIOS—admittedly, I'm not the tech-savviest person in the world).

As for why I need the timer, my default system timer resolution is 15.6ms which is very noticeable in games; my research seems to suggest 0.5ms is ideal for gaming.

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Helianthemum wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Unfortunately, no such option as "high precision event timer" exists either. I'd be willing to PM you screenshots of my BIOS screens if that'd help (if it's even possible to screencap BIOS—admittedly, I'm not the tech-savviest person in the world).

As for why I need the timer, my default system timer resolution is 15.6ms which is very noticeable in games; my research seems to suggest 0.5ms is ideal for gaming.
Usually, games will set the timer to 1ms by themself, steam itself set it to 1ms

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If monitoring ISLC is anything to go by, the games I play are not setting my timer resolution to 1ms (or, indeed, changing my timer resolution at all). I also don't use Steam for whatever that's worth.

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Steam is unnecessary for the games that I play (mostly World of Warcraft, or older single-player games), and I get most of my games through GoG. I'm also not keen on having to fuss with DRM whenever I just wanna play an offline game, so Steam simply isn't for me.

If anyone else has any other insight on my issue, I'd greatly appreciate it. I've searched and asked in a few other places and everyone seems to be just as stumped as I am, so I'm really hoping I can find the answer here. :/

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