Solved What if anything can I do about System Interupt?

September 25, 2013 at 06:21:15
Specs: Windows 8
I have windows 8 on a 2 month old HP Pavilion 23. It has an AMD A6 processor. When I download things like torrents, my system interrupt kick in and takes half or more of my CPU. The mouse starts stalling and jumping and video slows down and so on. Over time its become worse. Used to happen when I would download 800kb or more. Now its at 200. I have 4 GB of ram and room for 4 more. Will that help? Or what can I do?

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September 25, 2013 at 20:44:34
That kind of problem is usually caused by misbehaving drivers, but faulty hardware can also cause interrupts and deferred procedure calls to spike.

First thing I'd do is check to see if there's a newer driver available for your ethernet and/or WiFi. Also make sure that no monitoring software (eg CPU frequency, temperature) is running on your system. On certain configurations, that kind of software can also increase DPC latency to the point that audio begins to crackle.

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#1
September 25, 2013 at 10:11:03
Are you saying the downloading process slows down your system or running the torrents slows down the system? If it's that later, you've most likely picked up a virus from the torrents you've downloaded.

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September 25, 2013 at 14:18:42
I use the torrents all the time. A torrent file is basically a reference file that contains the info (size, name, location, etc) to the actual file that's to be downloaded. I could be wrong but I don't think the torrent file itself generally contains anything nasty, it's the actual downloaded file that carries the infection (if there is one).

Before beginning any torrent download, read the comments! The torrent community generally polices itself by posting about the integrity of the file. If there are 100s or 1000s of seeders/leechers but no comments, do NOT download the file!

Follow these tips: How to Tell If a Movie Torrent File Is Fake

While the file is downloading, it can eat up a lot of bandwidth. Which bittorrent client are you using & what's the speed of your internet connection?

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September 25, 2013 at 15:43:28
Hi, I appreciate you taking the time to try n help me out. This problem starts but is not limited to when I'm downloading any torrent (something Ive done for years). I wish it were a virus because then I would know what to do. Ive worked on and studied computer repair, so I'm somewhat familiar with how they work. But up till know Ive always used windows XP. I'm using 8 now because it came per-installed on my computer. I guess that is why I am not familiar with 'System Interrupts' Ive tried looking it up but ended up more confused. Most of the info is 2 - 3 years old and mainly windows 7. When my computer starts acting up I open Task Manager and that is where I see System interrupts using anywhere from 10-50% of my CPU and as I said its getting worse. Now its whenever I download over 100kbs. Starts with my audio crackling and then my mouse and then everything else until I stop downloading. I hope this helps

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September 25, 2013 at 20:44:34
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That kind of problem is usually caused by misbehaving drivers, but faulty hardware can also cause interrupts and deferred procedure calls to spike.

First thing I'd do is check to see if there's a newer driver available for your ethernet and/or WiFi. Also make sure that no monitoring software (eg CPU frequency, temperature) is running on your system. On certain configurations, that kind of software can also increase DPC latency to the point that audio begins to crackle.

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September 25, 2013 at 21:10:52
Thanks jackbomb, That's what I thought too, so I went through my main drivers audio, video and so on, everything seemed to be up to date and functioning. Ive run diagnostics while it was happening and didn't really understand the results. I wish I had them to show you. Maybe Ill do it again so I can. I couldn't find any drivers for my Ethernet and I have a feeling it may have something to do with it.I will try what you suggested and let you know if it helped.

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September 26, 2013 at 05:31:16
I just googled "HP Pavilion 23". Sorry, but I just don't see the attraction of all-in-one systems. They're basically non-portable laptops but cost a lot more. Drivers for your system can be found here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

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#7
September 26, 2013 at 14:26:53
Best run MalwareBytes freebie on it just to see if it finds anything (green icon top of page here):
Just the quick scan will do.

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September 26, 2013 at 14:54:22
Thank You all for your help. I believe I have solved the problem. The service I was using to download torrents was incompatible with windows 8. I changed the setting to windows XP service pack 3 and so far its working great. I don't know why I was not somehow informed of this by either the client or windows. Thanks again

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September 26, 2013 at 15:19:21
That's good news. Thanks for popping back to let us know.

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