[time-nuts] NTP and Windows 7
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Thu Mar 27 11:57:02 EDT 2014
Win7 has a higher requirement for system resources than XP. This is not
generally a bad thing as it is doing a lot more but still...
How much RAM do you have installed.
Open your Task Manager/Performance and see what your load is.
Also, the PlanePlotter website says that it runs on XP -- are you running
something else that could load the system to the point where Win7 stutters?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of John Nelson
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 07:00
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: [time-nuts] NTP and Windows 7
> Greetings from Wales. I'm not sure whether this august forum is the
> appropriate place to ask a question about PC timekeeping, but
> in the hope
> that someone can point me in the right direction I'll ask anyway ;-)
> I have just replaced Windows XP with Windows 7. The PC
> involved (a fairly
> elderly 2.4GHz Core2 machine) runs an application called
> which requires accurate timekeeping and mandates Meinberg's
> NTP software.
> Using the UK pool.ntp.org servers as a reference source this
> has worked very
> well under XP for several years and the clock was seldom more
> than a few
> milliseconds out. Under Windows 7, however, the clock can be
> anything up to
> 0.2s awry and the offset is very erratic. The daily loopstats
> graph looks
> like a section through a mountain range.
> I have carefully checked all settings and combed the internet for
> suggestions but can see no reason for the sharply degraded
> performance. Is
> there something about Windows 7 that degrades the performance
> of NTP? Or is
> there anything subtle I can check?
> Many thanks in advance.
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