So, one of my brand new computers is having this annoying problem. Whenever I'm playing WoW, I'll keep hearing these annoying little blips in the background, and after several hours of googling, I've identified the problem.
I used a program called LatencyMon (www.resplendence.com/latencymon) as suggested on some forums, and these two drivers are causing the problem:
And the program that causes the most page faults is Microsoft's very own Antimalware service.
I've double and triple checked that I have the latest mobo drivers, audio drivers, and video drivers installed on the computer and the problem still persists. I've tried other solutions like disabling mic/line-in/anything else unnecessary, I've downgraded the audio output to AC'97 instead of the HD Audio to no avail.
I've tried turning off Windows Firewall temporarily and also tried temporarily disabling MSE, no progress.
While running another DPC Latency monitor, I get 150-250ms and every 5th or so tick, it spikes up to 1500ms.
Here's the hardware in that computer:
Mobo: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Deneb 3.4GHz
GPU: ASUS ENGT440/DI/1GD5 GeForce GT 440 1GB 128-bit
Most websites that mention nvlddmkm.sys talk about PowerMizer, but that's a laptop power monitor and I'm using a desktop so I don't even _have_ PowerMizer, and most websites that talk about ndis.sys talk about disabling security services, but some of those people say that the fix is only temporary.
The only software I have installed that has anything at all to do hardware monitoring, etc, is Realtek's HD Audio (I've tried uninstalling it, didn't fix it) and nVidia's video driver software.
Anybody on here know anything more about this?