Originally Posted by r0ach
It triggers me they allow people using Windows 10 to post on the forum.
I think I installed windows 10 because some games said they were win10-specific, and AMD stopped updating the 8.1 drivers so I wanted to test the newer drivers (which turned out to be worse in some ways).
I agree that 8.1 > 7 and 10, but for some reason 7 and 10 have the vast majority of users and driver support.
Originally Posted by Timecard
On that note, mousetester looks like it defaults to run on core 2 (affinity), realtime priority class (not usually recommended) and highest thread priority. Anyone tried changing these? Would it be worth changing these to more realistic values i.e. the way games would capture mouse data.
I messed with the affinity settings of the mousetester program and they didn't fix the issue. If anything, selecting all cores might have been better than only selecting 1.
Other things I tried
Windows power options and BIOS c-states. Switching to high performance power
option and/or disabling c-states makes it worse
Fatality USB port without the software installed.
Install the Fatality motherboard software for fatality USB port.
Tested the fatality mouse port with the I.E. 3.0. It has no impact on its polling rate, when it should be setting it to 500 or 1000.
Close MSI afterburner (controlling GPU fans only).
Mousetester priority and affinity.
MSconfig - disable non-microsoft.
Disabled services in HAGGARD's thread, and some others via search.
Install the older ME(v22.214.171.1248_MEI) driver from ASRock's website that I skipped since win10 came with newer version. - this seemed to make the F-Stream mouse port work correctly with the FM, but still no impact to the I.E. 3.0.
Disable the (Intel Virtualization Technology) BIOS option.
Originally Posted by Straszy
Your polling rate looks same like mine when i force "Local APIC timer" it can be achieved by disabling HPET and using bcdedit /set useplatformclock yes in CMD. Can you tell me results from CMD (run as admin) after "bcdedit /enum" ?
here are some results after messing with bcdedit (these ones are with HPET ON)
I have not messed with any timers. HPET has been ON in BIOS on both 8.1 and 10.
Not sure if this is what is supposed to show up, but this is what I get (using powershell):
PS C:\Windows\system32> bcdedit /enum
Windows Boot Manager
description Windows Boot Manager
Windows Boot Loader
description Windows 10
Keep in mind that I suspect something could be wrong with my motherboard, and will need to install win 8.1 to check, and then update my BIOS.
: I used the TimerBench 1.4 tool and it was on TSC by default. I changed it to HPET and it did not fix the mouse polling rate issue. The tests also had basically the same FPS too. I don't want to post more till I test on 8.1.