[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP Software--Time Accuracy

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-part.nor-this.co.uk.invalid
Sat Jun 27 05:24:00 UTC 2009

David Woolley wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> The last time I looked closely at Windows timekeeping, clock "ticks"
>> were every 17 milliseconds or something like that.  My desktop
>> system is
> ntpd forces fast multimedia timers on, which takes it down to 1mz,
> although with a higher risk of lost ticks.


Forcing the multimedia timers on is actually an option in NTP for Windows, 
although it should normally be enabled.  The timer is then 1KHz, as I'm 
sure you meant.  Windows Vista and Windows 7 may run with the faster timer 
by default, which does appear to cause some problems.


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