It’s always good to wait before upgrading as performance issues are quite common. It doesn’t just happen with the operating system, lately it’s also quite common in graphics drivers. A few days ago NVIDIA corrected a problem that generated excessive consumption of the processor when you closed a game.
And again, performance issues after updating
It is necessary to update the operating system, in addition to any other software. They are necessary to implement improvements and optimizations, as well as bug fixes and security improvements. The problem is that more and more, we are running into strange problems and major shortcomings.
Microsoft, last Tuesday, deployed the Windows 10 and 11 cumulative update. A few days ago we learned that one of the latest updates to Windows 11 generated a reduction in the reading speed of SSDs. Now, in Windows 10 installation problems and blue screen are being reported.
Users report that with the cumulative KB5023696 for Windows 10 creates major problems. This update adds several low impact features. But, the latest reports inform of major performance issues and blue screens.
It generates, according to reports, a greater load on the system, generating a excessive heating and consequently the fans work at full capacity. Fans running at or near 100% is a noticeable noise increase.
A user has contacted Microsoft and Dell for guidance on how to proceed. Neither of the two companies would have deigned to respond to this user. According to him, the fans in his Dell 5490 started running at 100% and only has fixed the issue by uninstalling the KB5023696 update.
Not only do we have this problem, other performance problems have been detected in different forums. After installing the cumulative, the following errors were detected: 0x800f081f, 0x800f0984, and 0x800f0922.
The good news is brought by AMD
AMD has recently released a driver update for Ryzen processors. Specifically, they are optimizations for the Linux platform built into Windows 10 and 11. The Collaborative Processor Performance Control (CPPC) mechanism in the Linux kernel is improved by introducing Pstate (performance state).
CPPC is a set of defined mechanisms that allows the operating system to actively manage processor load. The processor and firmware communicate through a shared memory mechanism.
The CPPC on AMD has two modes: active (standalone) and passive (non-standalone). What the update does is add a guided (autonomous) mode that is a middle ground between the other two modes. This mode adjusts the performance under specific loads without neglecting the range of minimum and maximum performance levels.
Obviously, this improvement does not affect the vast majority of users, only a few. The Linux “mode” (to simplify it) within Windows is not quite common among users, what’s more, you probably didn’t even know that there was an option to emulate Linux within Windows.