Vmware guest clock running too fast

I just noticed that the clock on my guest Windows XP system was running way too fast on my host Ubuntu Gutsy system. I had also noticed that double clicking seemed really difficult and there were a few anomalies with sound.

A bit of Googling turned up this tip from the VMware knowledge base. So to fix things I added these lines to the bottom of /etc/vmware/config.

host.cpukHz = 3060000
host.noTSC = TRUE
ptsc.noTSC = TRUE

A hint, to find out your CPU’s speed in a Linux host, type ” cat /proc/cpuinfo, and look for a line beginning with “cpu MHz”

ref: http://wwwx.cs.unc.edu/~gb/wp/blog/2008/02/25/guest-clock-running-way-too-fast-in-vmware/

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