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Troubleshooting - Blender Game Engine

"Problem with clock" Error (Dual Core Processors)

by blendenzo

Knordy on the Game Engine board reported a "problem with clock" error that only occured on one PC but not another. After a bit of Googling, I was able to find that the problem is related to time stamp counter synchronization problems that occur on dual core processors when programs (particularly video games) access the RDTSC (read time stamp counter) directly instead of through the Windows API. I know that all sounds rather complicated, but all you really need to know is that AMD has released a fix for this problem on their Dual Core line of processors. The fix is called "AMD Dual-Core Optimizer", and it is available from the AMD Processor Utilities and Updates page. I don't currently have any information regarding similar fixes for Intel CoreDuo processors.


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