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Technical Discussions => Overclocking/Modding => Topic started by: splerdu on August 19, 2013, 02:14:01 AM

Title: Windows 8 does funny things with computer clock. Results excluded from HWBOT
Post by: splerdu on August 19, 2013, 02:14:01 AM
http://hwbot.org/news/9824_breaking_windows_8_benchmark_results_no_longer_accepted_at_hwbot (http://hwbot.org/news/9824_breaking_windows_8_benchmark_results_no_longer_accepted_at_hwbot)

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As the result of weekend-time research, the HWBOT staff has decided to invalidate all benchmark records established with the Windows8 operating system. Due to severe validity problems with the Windows8 real time clock (“RTC”), benchmarks results achieved with Windows8 cannot be trusted. The main problem lies with the RTC being affected when over- or underclocking under the operating system. The operating system uses the RTC as reference clock, and benchmarks use it to reference (benchmark) time.

Read sauce for a detailed explanation of what's going on, and why benches on win8 can't be trusted.
Title: Re: Windows 8 does funny things with computer clock. Results excluded from HWBOT
Post by: juke on August 19, 2013, 08:17:26 AM
Microsoft can't be trusted. :)