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Win10 2004 (or later version) users must update!

Posted by Jaewon 
Win10 2004 (or later version) users must update!
October 13, 2021 09:40AM
It is found that Windows 10 version 2004 or later does not actually change the resolution of the OS timer in response to the timeBeginPeriod function call. This affects the accuracy of NIMH ML's digital sampling clock. The timer is replaced in the latest NIMH ML (2.2.19 & 2.0.240, Oct 12 2021).

The devices affected by this problem are like the following:

USB joystick
TCP/IP eye tracker
parallel port
NI digital input


Some people asked about the extent to which the accuracy was affected. The default resolution of the Windows software timer is ~15 ms. So, if your Win10 version is 2004 or later and NIMH ML is not updated, digital samples are collected at 15-ms intervals, instead of 1 ms.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.