Windows 8 Banned by Major Overclocking and Benchmarking Sites due to a critical RTC Flaw.Could Heavily Affect Windows 8 Only Games such as Halo Spartan Assault - All previous Windows 8 Results Disqualified.
This is very interesting, but try techspy.
It kinda fits both sides. This affects the gaming world heavily seeing its true.
I am going to kill HWBot if this affects future PC Halo Games -......-
I can't make sense of this. Anyone...?
Apparently the benchmark thinks that Windows 8 PC has done X amount of work in 5 minutes when in actuality 10 minutes has passed - for underclock and vice versa.
Doesn't overclocking void the warranty... so its basically illegit anyways? Why would MS design their OS around overclocking websites? Maybe I'm missing something.
No, overclocking isn't illegal. You can even BUY overclocking protection from Intel.
Not "illegal"... just not legitimate as far as licensing and warranty protection...
@malokevi Sadly they cant, sites such as HWBot are essential to Microsofts PR. Overclocking, Benchmarks and Gaming are the core to any good PC Company. Because of this they will loose a lot and the Windows 8 Only Games will suffer too.
Well, that's unfortunate.
I'd say the majority of overclockers use the multiplier without touching the BCLK anyway.
I use Windows 8 on my laptop, it's okay. But I've got Windows 7 x64 on my gaming machine; none of that metro BS is getting in my way of gaming.
I tried windows 8. It sucks balls, I went back to windows 7 and will continue to use it if 9 is anything like 8.
I did the same thing. However I see that they r updating win8 to include the Start button (shud have been a no brainer to always have that) and some tutorials. Still not enough reason to go to 8 for me, but its a good start for those buying a new pc that dont have a choice.
xp = solid ... ... vista = WTF is this S#%@ O_o Se7en = near perfection is here :D Win 8 = OMG not this s#%@ again >_> Windows 9 nano(?) = Best OS ever or the universe will implode !!! ps: se7en is here to stay.
Vista had some bugs at first that I never witnessed but got a bad rep for it. After they were patched, it was a vast upgrade from xp for gaming if u had a mid-high end system.
There is nothing wrong with windows8 I use it on my beastly rig and it's as smooth as butter..just install classic shell and all's magic..
ME was the worst. Win8 is not bad, not great. If they include a start button, then it would be great.
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