DPC (Deferred Procedure Call) is a mechanism adopted by Microsoft which allows high-priority tasks on Windows (such as an interrupt handler) to defer required but lower-priority tasks for later execution.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
73 views

Computer slows down during downloads

Last week, I reinstalled my company laptop, a HP Pavilion dv7-6b22ed. Everything was installed okay, but there is one issue I can't solve: whenever I download a file, be it a several hunderd MB file ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on Windows 8.1 only when I Restart the PC

I am getting the dreaded DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on a newly setup Windows 8.1 rig. It uses a Gigabyte H87-HD3 Motherboard, i5 4570, 16GB RAM and has a Kingston 240GB SSD (no other h/w on the M/b). ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

I'm having DPC latency issues with my computer

The LatencyMon report will be added to the end of this. I recently got a modi and magni amp and dac combo and I've had audio stuttering issues. Here is a image of all my drivers I was told that I ...
0
votes
1answer
612 views

Intel 3945ABG DPC spikes (audio stutter, mouse) in Windows 8.1

As reported by many users, Intel WiFi chips such as 3945ABG and the later 4965 may experience CPU spikes due to DPC activity. This is typically experienced as: Audio stuttering. Uninterrupted ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Windows 8 audio stutters. DPC Latency high on tcpip.sys

I own a Intel Core i5 760 CPU based PC. 16Gb of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7850, Asus Xonar DSX audio card, and a Creative Sound Blaster Sigma headset (with USB audio device). It's just to enumerate all my ...
0
votes
0answers
415 views

High Interrupt DCP processor take

I have a quad core laptop with win7. Around 3 months ago the laptop occasionally slowed down. Resource Monitor and Process Explorer show that processor 0 was 100% busy with DCP and Interrupts. A ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How can I reduce high CPU usage from DPC's with USB Serial Ports

I have an app that communicates with up to 50 devices over serial ports. The communication takes place in threads, and the threads are throttled so that only a certain number are active at once. ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I analyze excessive Windows kernel mode CPU usage?

My Windows XP machine recently started to semi freeze on me every odd reboot after a few minutes of usage (different programs / no additional prg start at all). Update: I have now managed to get a ...
1
vote
0answers
250 views

Usb wireless adapter causing DPC spikes

Bought 2 new TP-LINK WN722N USB wirless adapters as they were the highest rated on Newegg and were a great price. Both of them cause abnormally high DPC & Interrupt usage in Process Explorer and ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Hardware interrupts and system unresponsiveness

Very occasionally, about once a week, my Windows Vista Business machine will completely lock up for anything between a minute and several minutes. Once this happens, it recurs more frequently until I ...
32
votes
6answers
9k views

How do I get to the root cause of high Deferred Procedure Calls?

I've got a Dual core processor, and one of the two is constantly at 100%. Looking in ProcessExplorer shows me that it's Deferred Procedure Calls. Reading around the net seems to give me tons of ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

High DPC Latency and Slow Hard Pagefaults on Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R Motherboard

I've owned a DIY-built PC on a Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R motherboard for about 2 years now. When I first built this PC, it ran perfectly under Windows XP 32-bit. Performance was good, and I had no issues ...
1
vote
1answer
543 views

Are DPC latency issues improved with multiple cores?

DPC latency checker says A device driver cannot process data immediately in its interrupt routine. It has to schedule a Deferred Procedure Call (DPC) which basically is a callback routine ...
1
vote
1answer
806 views

Firewire audio dropouts Dell Vostro 3500

This question is actually answered, I'm putting it up here since other people might be running into this and it's ultra annoying. Hardware/software involved: RME Fireface 400 firewire audio ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

DPC latency spikes every 60 seconds related to Dell 1515 (atheros) WLAN

I'm getting DPC latency spikes every 60 seconds related to Dell 1515 (atheros) WLAN. If you turn off the wireless card, the spikes go away. If you disable wireless autodiscovery, they go away. I've ...