AMD Processors TSC feature on SoftICE



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.


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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