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Windows 7: kernel mode safe or not ?

18 Oct 2013   #1

windows 7 64bit gaming EDITION
 
 
kernel mode safe or not ?


can I ask a question
safe if I switch to kernel mode
on MSI AFTERBURNER



do you has any guide about setting on msi afterburn


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20 Oct 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It looks like this is a stability option. In searching the gaming sites there is apparently a lengthy tooltip visable when hovering over the choices. the gist of which is:

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User mode gives the best monitoring performance and doesn't consume kernel address space, while Kernel mode can protect hardware-mapped memory ranges from unauthorized access by badly-designed applications* and in this way can protect the system from instability.
The Afterburner changelog for 2.2.0 Beta 9 states

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Added new compatibility option allowing using protected kernel mode low-level access to hardware instead of user mode one. This option can also be used to bypass Punkbuster related stability issues
Punkbuster

Quote:
PunkBuster is a computer program that is designed to detect software used for cheating in online games. It does this by scanning the memory contents of the local machine. A computer identified as using cheats may be banned from connecting to protected servers. The aim of the program is to isolate cheaters and prevent them from disrupting legitimate games.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PunkBuster

This is apparently safe, and suggested for people with instability or BSOD issues. A Guy
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