Arduino Leonardo: different behavior on different PCs same parameters

Hello to everyone.
I am Paolo, electrical engineer with quite limited software/driver understanding.

Project: My friend and I have a sim racing motion platform, developed according to project "OpenSFX" (
There is a closed software (simfeedback) running on PC, which communicates to Arduino Leonardo (provided closed firmware to be uploaded), which communicates to servo motor drivers.
Arduino output towards the motor drivers is a series of pulses burts sent out every 10ms.

Test conditions: My friend and I have the same windows versions, same motion rig, same software running. Slightly different hardware (but same generation intel CPU, same MoBo socket, Same MoBo chip Z370).
The test consists on 2 steps:

  1. monitoring the COM port traffic through "Device Monitoring Studio"
  2. checking arduino output to drivers through oscilloscope

Test results (the issue):
My PC: "Device Monitor Studio" shows packets every 16ms.

The oscilloscope shows bursts in a timed pattern of 10-20-10-20ms

My friend's pc: "Device Monitor Studio" shows packets every 10ms.

The oscilloscope shows bursts in a timed pattern of 10ms constant.

What I did so far:

  1. Re-Installed windows (3 times, with or without formatting) --> no difference
  2. Updated all drivers and Bios --> no difference
  3. disabled Windows timing settings (disabled HPET, disabled/enabled dynamictick) --> no difference
  4. changed Motherboard (to MSI Z390 Gaming edge) --> no difference
  5. changed Arduino (tried original Leonardo and DIYmore Leonardo) --> no difference
  6. changed USB cable (normal cable, certified USB2.0 cable) --> no difference

We also have a direct drive steering wheel, communicating via USB towards a Simucube board, and checking that port with Device Monitor Studio, we have exactly the same results, packets sent every 0.5 - 0.6 ms.

I am completely out of any ideas now. Do you have any suggestion on what could be the cause?

Thank you,


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