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Windows 10 - Tips and Tweaks

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Extraordinary, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. blitz72

    blitz72 Master Guru

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    Spoke too soon.... Well I guess I need to try more options. Just finished downloading Metro E and it started out well, but as I played(about an hourish) it started to stutter(small ones) and the audio started popping, then finally it crashed to the desktop. This is really P'n me off!!!! I don't know what to do. I really don't wanna reinstall previous version(Just got everything setup and Metro was a huge download for my crappy internet(It's the version from the Game Pass for PC don't think I can back it up). Ugh help! I'm gonna let LatnecyMon run for a little and I'll post the log thing it makes and see if anyone can see anything. Sorry that I posted something and it really didn't help(well sorta)....
    Here is the LatnecyMon report....

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    CONCLUSION
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    Your system appears to be suitable for handling real-time audio and other tasks without dropouts.
    LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:30:04 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


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    SYSTEM INFORMATION
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    Computer name: DESKTOP-T6D46IQ
    OS version: Windows 10 , 10.0, version 1903, build: 18362 (x64)
    Hardware: ASRock, X370 Pro4
    CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Eight-Core Processor
    Logical processors: 16
    Processor groups: 1
    RAM: 16314 MB total


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    CPU SPEED
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    Reported CPU speed: 4092 MHz

    Note: reported execution times may be calculated based on a fixed reported CPU speed. Disable variable speed settings like Intel Speed Step and AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS setup for more accurate results.

    WARNING: the CPU speed that was measured is only a fraction of the CPU speed reported. Your CPUs may be throttled back due to variable speed settings and thermal issues. It is suggested that you run a utility which reports your actual CPU frequency and temperature.



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    MEASURED INTERRUPT TO USER PROCESS LATENCIES
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    The interrupt to process latency reflects the measured interval that a usermode process needed to respond to a hardware request from the moment the interrupt service routine started execution. This includes the scheduling and execution of a DPC routine, the signaling of an event and the waking up of a usermode thread from an idle wait state in response to that event.

    Highest measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 932.70
    Average measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 3.421270

    Highest measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 930.40
    Average measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 1.472448


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    REPORTED ISRs
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    Interrupt service routines are routines installed by the OS and device drivers that execute in response to a hardware interrupt signal.

    Highest ISR routine execution time (µs): 227.403715
    Driver with highest ISR routine execution time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

    Highest reported total ISR routine time (%): 0.043594
    Driver with highest ISR total time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

    Total time spent in ISRs (%) 0.045131

    ISR count (execution time <250 µs): 1014517
    ISR count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time 500-999 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time 1000-1999 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time 2000-3999 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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    REPORTED DPCs
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    DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution.

    Highest DPC routine execution time (µs): 878.864858
    Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: ntoskrnl.exe - NT Kernel & System, Microsoft Corporation

    Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0.024340
    Driver with highest DPC total execution time: nvlddmkm.sys - NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 430.97 , NVIDIA Corporation

    Total time spent in DPCs (%) 0.061613

    DPC count (execution time <250 µs): 5596021
    DPC count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
    DPC count (execution time 500-999 µs): 18
    DPC count (execution time 1000-1999 µs): 0
    DPC count (execution time 2000-3999 µs): 0
    DPC count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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    REPORTED HARD PAGEFAULTS
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    Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. The process of resolving the hard pagefault requires reading in the memory from disk while the process is interrupted and blocked from execution.

    NOTE: some processes were hit by hard pagefaults. If these were programs producing audio, they are likely to interrupt the audio stream resulting in dropouts, clicks and pops. Check the Processes tab to see which programs were hit.

    Process with highest pagefault count: system

    Total number of hard pagefaults 9276
    Hard pagefault count of hardest hit process: 3283
    Number of processes hit: 27


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    PER CPU DATA
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    CPU 0 Interrupt cycle time (s): 55.634804
    CPU 0 ISR highest execution time (µs): 227.403715
    CPU 0 ISR total execution time (s): 12.958393
    CPU 0 ISR count: 874803
    CPU 0 DPC highest execution time (µs): 878.864858
    CPU 0 DPC total execution time (s): 17.566384
    CPU 0 DPC count: 5546728
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    CPU 1 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.537907
    CPU 1 ISR highest execution time (µs): 102.900782
    CPU 1 ISR total execution time (s): 0.001826
    CPU 1 ISR count: 1419
    CPU 1 DPC highest execution time (µs): 92.089687
    CPU 1 DPC total execution time (s): 0.025624
    CPU 1 DPC count: 2012
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    CPU 2 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.311514
    CPU 2 ISR highest execution time (µs): 5.731183
    CPU 2 ISR total execution time (s): 0.000114
    CPU 2 ISR count: 74
    CPU 2 DPC highest execution time (µs): 70.317204
    CPU 2 DPC total execution time (s): 0.029010
    CPU 2 DPC count: 12095
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    CPU 3 Interrupt cycle time (s): 9.072633
    CPU 3 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 3 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 3 ISR count: 0
    CPU 3 DPC highest execution time (µs): 47.041789
    CPU 3 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004280
    CPU 3 DPC count: 918
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    CPU 4 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.204590
    CPU 4 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 4 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 4 ISR count: 0
    CPU 4 DPC highest execution time (µs): 135.965298
    CPU 4 DPC total execution time (s): 0.022381
    CPU 4 DPC count: 6862
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    CPU 5 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.823176
    CPU 5 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 5 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 5 ISR count: 0
    CPU 5 DPC highest execution time (µs): 31.220919
    CPU 5 DPC total execution time (s): 0.002690
    CPU 5 DPC count: 472
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    CPU 6 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.373508
    CPU 6 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 6 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 6 ISR count: 0
    CPU 6 DPC highest execution time (µs): 36.581378
    CPU 6 DPC total execution time (s): 0.022291
    CPU 6 DPC count: 5672
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    CPU 7 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.749499
    CPU 7 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 7 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 7 ISR count: 0
    CPU 7 DPC highest execution time (µs): 56.520283
    CPU 7 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004022
    CPU 7 DPC count: 543
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    CPU 8 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.868084
    CPU 8 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 8 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 8 ISR count: 0
    CPU 8 DPC highest execution time (µs): 37.132454
    CPU 8 DPC total execution time (s): 0.006845
    CPU 8 DPC count: 1384
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    CPU 9 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.626121
    CPU 9 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 9 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 9 ISR count: 0
    CPU 9 DPC highest execution time (µs): 266.229472
    CPU 9 DPC total execution time (s): 0.039292
    CPU 9 DPC count: 7822
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    CPU 10 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.566185
    CPU 10 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 10 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 10 ISR count: 0
    CPU 10 DPC highest execution time (µs): 265.257576
    CPU 10 DPC total execution time (s): 0.014557
    CPU 10 DPC count: 2791
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    CPU 11 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.593525
    CPU 11 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 11 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 11 ISR count: 0
    CPU 11 DPC highest execution time (µs): 20.249511
    CPU 11 DPC total execution time (s): 0.001788
    CPU 11 DPC count: 614
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    CPU 12 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.850812
    CPU 12 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 12 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 12 ISR count: 0
    CPU 12 DPC highest execution time (µs): 43.244379
    CPU 12 DPC total execution time (s): 0.008084
    CPU 12 DPC count: 1594
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    CPU 13 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.605371
    CPU 13 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 13 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 13 ISR count: 0
    CPU 13 DPC highest execution time (µs): 36.100440
    CPU 13 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004528
    CPU 13 DPC count: 1005
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    CPU 14 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.600292
    CPU 14 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 14 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 14 ISR count: 0
    CPU 14 DPC highest execution time (µs): 262.301808
    CPU 14 DPC total execution time (s): 0.008312
    CPU 14 DPC count: 1527
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    CPU 15 Interrupt cycle time (s): 9.321388
    CPU 15 ISR highest execution time (µs): 12.995357
    CPU 15 ISR total execution time (s): 0.066292
    CPU 15 ISR count: 138221
    CPU 15 DPC highest execution time (µs): 69.154936
    CPU 15 DPC total execution time (s): 0.024022
    CPU 15 DPC count: 4000
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  2. spajdrik

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  3. blitz72

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    Ok well I ran that and it didn't seem to help.... No sooner I started the game up it starts to crackle and pop(the stutters are still there, not as bad tho). :(

    *Edit*

    Hmmm, well I played some GTA5 and it runs great(no stutters or audio pops). I popped Rage 2 up and it stutters and the sound is popping(Metro E same). WTH is going on? So strange.
     
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  4. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    sadly the new way to gpedit in home, STILL does not let you set windows update to notifty before download, even it it says it is set in gpedit, had to put connection back metered to stop the automatic download and install on home....

    When exactly is MS releasing this update supposedly allow all versions to control those update?
     

  5. mbk1969

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    @blitz72

    You better continue your troubleshooting in your thread. Copy Latencymon`s report there.
     
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  6. Atri Venitros

    Atri Venitros New Member

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    Hi, I stumbled here while trying to fix this issue in my PC. I had spikes up to 30000 at times, mostly to 10000. I've done a lot of tweaks and now I get spikes to around 500 very irregularly, could go for 5 minutes without one. Here's what I've tried, not sure if everything here affects it though. I'm on 1903.
    • Disabled power throttling
    • Increased voltage on my CPU but it didn't seem to affect the latency so I turned it back down.
    • Disabled Windows core parking and Intel's own core parking that they implemented in Skylake CPU's and above. (see here: https://bitsum.com/parkcontrol)
    • Set minimum CPU state to 100% in power settings
    • C-states were already disabled in BIOS on my system
    • Disabling HPET (High Precision Event Timer) in Device manager -> System Devices (Feels like this had the biggest effect)
    This is what my drivers tab looks like after 15minutes of just using the internet.

    https://imgur.com/a/LZsWiHb

    Since the total execution of Nvidia Kernel Driver and DirectX Graphics Kernel are so high even when basically idling, I thought that maybe the "Prefer maximum performance" in NVIDIA control panel might affect it. I tried it in adaptive just now but it didn't have any effect.

    This might just be a quirk of 1903. It doesn't really affect my usage now that it's only around 500. Gonna keep an eye on this thread though in case someone finds a fix.

    Edit: I also set audio quality to 16bit 44100hz
     
  7. Dan

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    If it helps, I posted my Latencymon results from the current Fast Ring build here https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/windows-10-20h1-build-18912.427027/

    Might be worth giving it a try as an extra diagnosis step.
     
  8. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    from what I been reading and have seen from personal use, add gpedit.msc to home only adds gpedit.msc but not the functionality of it
     
  9. mbk1969

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    Do you know that since Win7 you can click and hold the left mouse button on the window`s title bar and shake it left-right to minimize all other windows? And then click and hold and shake again to restore all minimized windows?

    Cool feature!
     
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  10. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    I thought that Microsoft stopped free upgrades to Windows 10. Yesterday upgraded a Windows 7 PC to 10 and it is still activated. Or will it deactivate?
     

  11. Chastity

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    No, it's activated. I think they left the option open because they want as many people on Win 7 / 8 to get off that dead horse and move on to 10.
     
  12. BetA

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    just a quick question, anyone knows a good TOOL that helps backing up all the windows tweaks and configs i did?
    Like Services, reg edits, GPEdit´s, modified DLL´s etc.. Cause its a lot of work getting that all setup again..

    if anyone knows such tools, Please do tell..

    Best Regards..

    edit: for win10 and win7 please...
     
  13. SputNick

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    I use Acronis True Image Home and have two partitions to offload backups to, one where I do manual backups when I'm confident of the system stability and weekly scheduled automatic backups. You can back up your registry from your registry editor and keep your tweaks/scripts that you ran successfully saved on an external partition or in the cloud.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. mbk1969

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    Scripting is the answer. In PowerShell script (for example) you can control registry keys and values, services, files. Only thing script can`t do is settings in UI which are not backed up by registry/files.
     
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  15. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    hmm how did you go about doing this upgrade? i have pc at my uncles that is still running win7 that I might as switch it win 10 when I I installing the SSD on to it.
    was it done threw the notifaction of windows 10 they were dioing back then or is there another means to do this.

    I fiqure I would ghost win 7 to SSD then do the win 10 upgrade and see what happens
     

  16. EdKiefer

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    I happened to buy an 850evo around the time I wanted to move to Win10.
    So I used Samsung software to clone the win7 drive over to new SSD, then I updated to win10.
    That way I still had win7 boot drive to fall back, which I never needed, so I used the empty space for secondary drive.

    What do you get if you run MS update assistant or whatever they called it? I have used it before and works ok, I think it gives you the info before the upgrade but I can't remember if it gives license info.

    Found this, a little dated
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/
    https://www.howtogeek.com/272201/all-the-ways-you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free/
     
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  17. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    well right now I am in process of clone the HDD to SSD with easeus. Then I gona try upgrade this pc with media creation tool

    MS update assistant that got installed on win 7 back then (WGX) ? was never install cause windows update on that pcs install is busted it no longer works
     
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  18. Chastity

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    Upgrade process should be straight up, just log in or create a Microsoft acct to make it super easy
     
  19. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    like said i gona find out, not sure how a athlon 64 dual core with 7 gb will react to window 10, even if it upgrades. if he dont like it or it works much slower then win 7 even on ssd I will just find one of his many old win 7 disk i made him reinstall win7 but i prefer not to do that.

    As for making MS account I wont do that I always used local account and he hates that ms account stuff more then I do haha

    but win10 better idea for him even if he still perfers win 7

    *edit*
    I already ran in to problem I have a 500gb HDD with 190gb it on cloned to the the SSD which is 220gb and I easyus progam wont do cause I think it wasnt 500gb for 500gb drive clone even it it only using 190gb
     
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  20. Chastity

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    You are probably trying to force a full clone, including free space.

    Also, filling up the SSD with 190GB of stuff on a 220GB won't fit very well. Formatted, it'll be less than 200GB, and SSDs that are stuffed don't perform very well.
     

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