OK, do you have any suggestions on other settings that i could disable to test?
i have disabled the EC monitoring (it means i don't get the fan RPM but oh well) to see if it does reduce the frequency of the DPC latency spikes.
Oh ok, so the high DPC latency is just a side affect of HWinfo? I did try disabling the EC sensor is the monitoring section but the after a minute the latency returned. the popping and crackling is, at best a nuisance and at worst an annoyance.
I've been using HWInfo64 for a while now and I have been getting DPC latencies in the form of crackling and popping on my Alienware 17 (2013 Model) with an i7-4700MQ. As soon as I close the program the DPC latencies are gone.
I do have EC support unchecked and I have HWInfo read...