I am currently experience higher than normal dpc latency which is caused by my intel network drivers. I am currently in the process of fixing this – hopefully. It appears to be a common problem with intel’s on board Ethernet ports, drivers, and windows 10.
In addition, I was wondering how people have been fairing with dedicated LAN Cards. I am worried of any increased latency from additional PCI-E devices if I want to upgrade to something with a faster transfer rate.
I would love to turn off my network card, but waves uses the network card for its authorization.
I already asked waves to remove this kind of protection/authorization on their plugins, but the “support guy” wasnt really bothered and probably didn’t go the extra mile to bring it up for internal discussion.
(The usb stick isn’t an option for me as my ports are already kinda maxed out and the last thing i need is another stuffed port)
But yeah, i too would like to deactivate my laptops intel network card as i know that it has caused issues in the past (with dj software - and on my system;) )
Aside from my Network drivers. Nothing else on my system is causing high DPC latency. However, there are several windows programs which are causing high pagefaults: scvhost, intel rapid storage (not windows), and ntkernal which randomly spike to 1000 +/- a few us (whatever the latency measurement is). I found if I disable my anti virus, it helps quite a bit, but the big culprit is still the network drivers.
I do not believe I can do much about host programs locking up the CPU. I also do not see my CPU throttling so I would rather not turn that option off in my bios or control panel.
Does DPC latency checker show higher values than normal on windows 10 devices? I see it is technically not supported on windows 10. With everything streamlined and only the 1 network port on for my connection to my slave, Latencymon reported a lower latency value than DPC latency checker.
I had exactly this issue when I installed Windows 10. I resolved it by going to the Intel site and downloading the latest Intel Ethernet drivers from there (those on the ASUS motherboard website were not the very latest). This cured my issue immediately
That is the thing, I am having spikes from 10-20 to 1,000 us whenever I am doing something. The updated intel driver has helped now ndsis.sys is randomly leaping out along with some windows host programs. I have a Cat 6 cable and even if I am not using a network, I am randomly getting pops and clicks listening to wav files. I was using a steinberg UR22 when it started poping at any buffer size. I switched it out for a Focusrite 2i4 which seems to have helped some, although I am still getting some clicks. I have been running from a buffer size of 128-256 before this all started a few weeks ago when I set up my slave computer.
What do you mean by “generic windows drivers?” Which drivers should I be using instead of windows? I am currently running a very light overclock to about 4.3. I didn’t want to up the voltage or anything. Everything is stable.
There is nothing that says “Generic Windows Driver” but for example, Storage controllers>Asmedia and Microsoft Storage Spaces. There are also some hardpagefaults which are windows host services, again not much to do with those?
I have a Steinberg interface and I’ve found it gives best latency performance at 96 kHz/24 bit.
Anything less and the latency is higher on all buffer sizes.
Take a moment to through all your drivers on both PCs (through windows device manager) and ensure that you are running the latest from the hardware manufacturers on both.
Microsoft Update can send improper drivers from time to time.
Also make sure that you have download and installed the latest of all the following Visual Studio C++ RunTimes from Microsoft download web site…