AMD Processors TSC feature on SoftICE

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Problem:

When SoftICE driver first loads, the following message is output to the debug screen:

"WINICE:  Could not calibrate Pentium TSC".

I am running SoftIce on a newer AMD processor and need to understand what this message means to me.  How will it affect the debugging experience or softice's performance.

Resolution:

This message means that SI couldn't find, use, or calibrate the Pentium-specific time-stamp counter and/or use of supporting date/time stamp instructions.

As an end user this means you won't be able to use 2 features of SI:

[1] You won't get approximate timings when your breakpoints fire off

[2] You won't be able to double click on things inside SI.

Old KB# 11498
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