I loaded up process explorer, it it seems to tell me the same thing. When there is a spike it is cubase 8.
I took a break and did some video editing (Lightworks), then played guitar through Waves GTR3 for about an hour, and there were no peaks what so ever. Then I did a 5 minute CPU stress test (passed) followed by half an hour of video rendering + playing guitar though GTR3 at the same time…system handled it all without a problem.
Back into cubase 8 Pro 64 bit, and it fails pretty quickly.
Went back to test with the 32 bit versions:
8 Pro 32 bit fails (as frequently as the 64 bit)
7.5 32 bit fails (but not as often)
7 32 bit hasn’t failed yet …(update) it took about an hour of continuous running, but then it fails too…the first time, the graph in Resource Monitor looked a bit different (see attached). Does anyone know what the blue line in resource monitor actually means?
One other thing: On my system at least, the Steinberg Power Scheme kills the performance significantly! There is a power scheme added by the Samsung SSD software (Magician I guess) that is significantly better.