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Where can I find the High Precision Event Timer (HPET) setting in bios? I

BlueScreen
Level 7
Where can I find the High Precision Event Timer (HPET) setting in bios? I've looked around and haven't noticed it. I have a Maximus IX Extreme.
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KuraiShidosha
Level 10
There is none. ASUS doesn't provide this option and it makes me pretty mad. Other motherboard manufacturers either include it outright or will supply a technical BIOS modded with the setting in by request if a user asks a technician for it. ASUS has never and does not currently do this. They're the only ones I know of that don't. Even the subsidiary ASRock has done it in the past and included it in some boards. My biggest gripe with ASUS to this day.

Korth
Level 14
It appears that ASUS does (or did) provide a BIOS option to enable/disable HPET.

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23113-HPET-High-Precision-Event-Timer

But it also appears that older Maximus mobos have HPET enabled by default, and provide no BIOS setting to disable it.
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That is a shame. One of my other systems has a Maximus VI Formula motherboard and it does have the option in Bios to disable/enable HPET.

Menthol
Level 14
I don't believe this is a needed bios function any more. Win 10 has HPET disabled as default and can be changed, turned on/off using a CMD prompt if needed

Korth
Level 14
And floppy drive aren't needed BIOS functions any more. And legacy (1.x) USB aren't needed BIOS functions any more. There's all sorts of obsolete BIOS functions.

In fact, there's no reason to allow users to change options at all whenever an "AUTO" setting exists to auto-detect, auto-configure, auto-optimize the vast majority of BIOS tweaks for the user.

But these functions are still there. For compatibility with older hardware. For troubleshooting. For redundancy. For the user.

And not everybody embraces Win10. Those of us who run other operating systems (Windows or whatever) would like user control over HPET.
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