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HWBot x265 HPET Timer in Windows 7?

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I had a submission flagged/reported by another user for my HWBot x265 score. The reason was for suspected cheating with HPET Timer disabled, my score is within the 5% tolerance and but does not have the HPET Timer active.


My question is: Does HPET have to be enabled for the benchmark with Windows 7 or can I use the default TSC+ACPI timer?


I don't think this should be an issue with Windows 7 but the documentation on this benchmark with respect to the timers is limited It says only Windows 8/8.1/10 requires it but I would still like a definitive answer.

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Your score seems to be valid, HPET is not required when using windows 7. I did some BCLCK overclocking/underclocking testing with and without HPET during the benchmark development and there is no influence on the final score.


Reason your score is better than others is benchmark settings (all built-in tweaks are allowed). HPET (disabled) is not responsible for this.

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