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Guizin239

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High CPU utilization and audio crackling
« on: July 26, 2019, 03:23:50 am »
Here's the thing: I fucking love qbittorent. I tried everything else, bit nothing comes close to it. There is one small problem: it uses a lot of my CPU and it makes the audio crackle. I have a 3570k with 8GB of RAM

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Re: High CPU utilization and audio crackling
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 09:43:34 am »
I am a novice :D but this sounds like a latency issue. Maybe you can try determine the source of high latency with a tool such as "LatencyMon"(win7+) or "dpclat" while waiting for a professional reply. It might be a buggy network iface driver or storage controller driver.

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Re: High CPU utilization and audio crackling
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 02:06:39 pm »
I had the same problem, but solved successfully with the following steps:
1. Use all the processor cores:
Qbittorrent->Settings->Advanced Settings->Async I/O threads: 8
It helps to use your hardware better - but it won't fully solve your problem

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Turn off windows memory compression
This relatively new windows feature always compresses all the data that downloaded and sometimes the cached data when uploading.
Windows->search for Powershell->start as admin->after start type without quotes: "Disable-MMAgent -mc" and reboot
https://superuser.com/questions/1000485/how-to-disable-windows-10-memory-compression

Your downloads will be super fast and the cpu usage will be normal -> no crackling in sounds, less power usage and all the other good things
Notification: If no compression turned on, your computer will use more memory but you can live with it.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2019, 02:12:35 pm by gsziszi »

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Re: High CPU utilization and audio crackling
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 11:13:34 pm »
I'm also having this problem as well.  It only happens while a torrent is actively downloading.  Also, my whole system grinds to a halt ( slow mouse, window focus changes, audio garbling, etc ).  I love qBitTorrent, but its making my computer so I can't do anything else while it downloading.  Started about 2 weeks ago I think. Win 7 Pro SP1.