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Disable or not HPET on Windows 10 v1809 (Intel CPU) ?

Question asked by zelda412 on Nov 10, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2018 by goodplay

Hi everyone,


A few days ago, I was checking about HPET on Wiindows 10 and there's a lot of contradictions to know wether we have to disable HPET on BIOS (and OS too) or not.


Indeed, I need answers for my case because I have a PC modern configuration (see below) and I especially have a Intel CPU. All answers I have found in my search concerned only older AMD Cpu or Ryzen.


Of course, I have checked on prompt command if HPET is off or not, and it's off. So Windows 10 doesn't use it.


Because I want to get more performance, or should I say stability since HPET gives us some benefits for gaming experience. My PC is dedicated only for gaming, to be clear.


Does HPET desactivated on BIOS give me more performance/stability or not ?


My PC (Desktop System) :


  • OS : Windows 10 April 2018 update (1809 - OS build 17763.55)
  • Motherboard : GIGABYTE Z370 HD3P version 1.0 - BIOS version F8
  • CPU : Intel core i5 8600K 3.60 Mghz (Coffee Lake - 8th Generation)
  • Graphic Card : Asus TOG Strix AMD RX 580 8 GB OC version
  • PSU : FSP S Raider 750W - 80+ Silver
  • Memory : DDR4 Corsair LPX vengeance 16 GB - 2100Mhz : 4 slots of 4 GB
  • Driver version installed : AMD Radeon Adrenalin software 18.11.1
  • Display : Acer KG271A "27 - connected to my PC with DisplayPort with a refresh mode set at 144 Mhz
  • Case : Be Quiet Base 600 - black edition