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I need a cronometro component

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I need to know a component to measure times
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by:mokule
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What resolution and accuracy do You need ?

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by:mokule
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BTW
I've constructed chronometer "component". It weights some 5kg or more
You can't have true chronometer on a computer running Windows.
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by:MauricioGaviria
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thanks a lot
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by:Ivanov_G
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    Mokule, it is possible

    http://www.torry.net/vcl/datetime/timers/mahpcounter.zip

    This is high precision timer which tick every 1 microsecond...
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by:mokule
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I hope it was only a joke. :))

Do You look at this code?
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by:Ivanov_G
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  MSDN says:
  The QueryPerformanceCounter function retrieves the current value of the high-resolution performance counter, if one exists
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by:mokule
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Beautiful.

Think about threads. It is simply not possible to start and stop it precisely under Windows. For this we've got real time operating systems.
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by:Ivanov_G
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   Yes, I agree with you about this. But I am speaking about possible decisions (not perfect :)) :P
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