Hope this isn’t too n00b-ish, but I have a couple of questions.
I recently upgraded my PC from XP to windows 7 ultimate 32bit.
It has worked really well so far with Cubase 5 and some plugins.
I have made some tweaks that were recommended on the Cubase forums and the Line6 forums (I use an UX2 line6 USB soundcard).
I also did the 3gb switch although I don’t know if this was necessary.
My processor is a Intel Q6600 quad-core if i’m not mistaken.
In Cubase 5.5.2 I have enabled multiproccessing and I usually record/mix at 24bit and 44.1khz.
I also have 4gb ram in my pc but I realize that only 3gb will work.
I’m just wondering if everything is working correctly.
I think I’ve set it up as good as I can get it, so here is some info.
Hopefully it’s all good!
When nothing is running and I open the windows Task Manager under Physical Memory it says:
The memory bar is floating around 710 MB, is this normal if no program is running?
CPU says 0%
On the control panel at processor it says:
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHz 2.40 GHz
In the device manager all 4 core’s are stated, I wonder why it didn’t state all 4 cores at the field above in the system menu.
Installed memory (Ram) 4.00GB (3.00 GB usable)
I also set my ‘paging file’ or disk memory (forgot how it’s called exactly) at a fixed setting somewhere around 4000mb.
Is this good? or should I set it to automatic?
I read somewhere that this should be set at about 1.5 times the actual memory.
Can I assume that everything is working correctly? and 3gb Ram and my 4 cores are all in good use?
Cubase did crash once, it had the ‘Serious error’ but that was in a session that had the same problem earlier using my older XP windows, so I’m assuming it’s because of the session.
It did have a lot of plugins running and the CPU bar in cubase was at approximately halfway.
So it’s not really problems I’m dealing with, I just would like to make sure that my system is set for optimal performance.
Thanks a lot for your help!