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Old 06-08-2018, 03:22 PM   #101
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Hello Old_Dude,
Have you tried to enable the reg key?
I see you are using hardware which would be covered by the new encoder path. At this stage, this is to check the CPU only, as the performance is low. It will be correct performance when released.
Details in https://displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?t=65998
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:27 PM   #102
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So I've only very recently noticed a performance issue with this product connected to my laptop.


In the past there has never been a noticeable problem with performance. However, now I notice in task manager that the the title of this thread, is using A Lot of CPU usage.

From what I've been able to research it's something with a driver and the "peripheral." I've tried completely uninstalling the driver and software, restarting and reinstalling it. Even resetting my machine.

It is connecting VIA USB 3.0 and when I do file transfer speeds it even reflects that, unless I"m watching a movie at the same time. Please note that in the past it never did that.

I'm reaching out to see what suggestions/recommendations people can make.

Again please bare in mind that one this performance issue has only recently -- within the last week -- happened. Also that I've completely reset my machine.

It is running Windows 10. It has a AMD A12 processor that has a 2.5 GHz rate with 3.5 over clock rate. According to task manager the culprit consumes 20-40 % if not more of the CPU. According to AMD manual and automatic checks I am running the latest driver. I also tried a slightly older driver and the problem remains.

If there's any other information you need, please let me know.
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:57 PM   #103
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I did more testing and I believe I stumbled onto the solution. Oddly enough it was the BIOS of the computer -- there was an update that I was having a hard time finding a solution to. For now it seems to be working. I'll see about more thoroughly testing it this weekend. If I have different results I'll post back.
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:45 PM   #104
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Im having this issue with WUDFLoad and windows 10 on the latest (and previous version of windows 10) currently running 1803 and the latest Display Link drivers

It seems anything that requires drawing items on the external displays, causes wudfhost to spike (seen noticeable if you move the mouse around), WUDFHost is consistantly at the top of my cpu / average cpu load in resource monitor.

Has anyone found an actual solution to this.

Im running a Dell XPS 15 with GTX 1050, with a Dell Dock D3100 USB 3 dock.

Ive noticed performance issues for a while now, but only recently have i decided to really dig into what it could be. So im not sure exactly when it started.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:15 PM   #105
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It's embarrassing they haven;t fixed this. My work machine has the fan going full time and the windows foundation drive is using 20%+ of my CPU because I have the audacity to use external displays?

WHat the hell
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:27 PM   #106
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I didn't think it would help, but flashing the BIOS firmware to the latest ver. on my work's Toshiba Portege x30D actually seems to have helped resolve this!

CPU usage way lower, and DL screen responsiveness is much improved.

Hope it stays this way!
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:25 AM   #107
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Hi, I do have same issue with my D3100 docking station.
Just on moving mouse I'm getting higher CPU usage, and I'm getting my CPU fan start spinning. While doing just basic things, browsing, reading documents, working in MS Office. I'm using two monitors also.
When my laptop is not connected to the D3100, no issues.

My configuration is:
1. Laptop HP Pavillion 17"
2. Intel i7 - 6700HQ
3. Windows 10 x64 1809, release date November 2018
4. Dell D3100 docking station
5. DisplayLink 9.0.1809.0
6. Connected via USB 3 port

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Old 02-23-2019, 10:57 AM   #108
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I also posted this in another thread, but for Lenovo users suffering from high CPU usage on WUDFHost.exe it might be worth removing the software "Lenovo Quick Optimizer". It seems to have helped a lot, though the issue is not completely resolved for me.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:32 PM   #109
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Default Same issue

Have they not developed a fix for this? I use ASUS mb169+ external monitors and merely moving the mouse on them can cause cpu to spike to 50%. Same as the others any video pegs the cpu to 100%
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:14 PM   #110
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Default same issues - brand new Lenovo E490 with Lenovo Hybrid C Dock

Wow, I never expected so many people out there facing the same issue.

So, bought a brand new Lenovo E490 and a Lenovo Hybrid-C Dockingstation. Connected two external monitors via HDMI and the fan party began. Even my old L440 never was that loud.

Each and every single driver and BIOS is up to date, but as soon as I connect one or two monitors via docking station, the CPU temperature increases by 10 degrees. This is just not acceptable!

Just did a simple testing-setup: Fullscreen Youtube video, thats it.

Two monitors via HDMI on Dock: CPU constantly between 65 and 70 degrees
One monitor via HDMI on Dock: CPU constantly between 65 and 70 degrees
One monitor via HDMI directly on Notebook: CPU constantly between 55 and 60 degrees.

Come on displaylink, are you guys for real?
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