I know the system interrupts topic is pretty common with varying solutions but I had a question about how to implement a solution in Windows 7 the way I did in Ubuntu 12.04.
- Bought an ASUS K53SV model laptop in May 2011 and it worked great until a couple of months ago when the CPU started to act up.
- After using a Latency checker, found the culprit was ACPI.sys
- Tried a number of solutions until the computer became unusable
- Installed Ubuntu 12.04 over everything
- Problem persisted with kworker taking up CPU
- Fixed the issue by following the instructions here
- GPE04 was acting up so I disabled it and things were back to normal
I need to have Windows 7 running for work though and I was wondering if there was a way to find the specific interrupt and disable it the same way I did in Ubuntu.
I have a suspicion that the interrupts are caused by the dedicated NVidia 540M GPU since I had trouble getting it to work in Ubuntu and video crashes became more common around the time the issues first started. I've tried almost everything on the web and the issue persists and I imagine it's something hardware related.
I've already tried reinstalling Windows, fan speed and updating the BIOS. I'm asking more about disabling interrupts in Windows 7, I've accepted that the main problem is not solveable.