HPET disabled or enabled on a Ryzen 5 1600x PC with Windows 10?

cronosus

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Hello,

As the title mentions, I'd like to know if I should keep the High Precision Event Timer enabled or disabled on a PC with Ryzen CPU, on Windows 10.

During the last few days, I've read all kind of answers on forums, the oppinion seems to be split: some say that HPET enabled gives them performance boost, while others say that disabling it actually helps them. Others say that leaving it enabled or disabled are causing issues with their PCs.

By default, my motherboard (Gigabyte A320M-S2H) has it enabled, but it's disabled by default in Windows 10. From what I've read, this means that Windows won't use HPET unless it really has to.

Would disabling it in BIOS make any difference? Does it do anything for Ryzen? And if it does, would the performance gain be significant or not worth mentioning?

My full system is:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
GPU: Radeon RX 580 8GB
RAM: A-DATA 8GB 2666 Mhz
Motherboard: Gigabyte A320M-S2H
SSD: Western Digital Green 240GB

Thank you in advance!
 

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