In [Device Setup/VST Audio System/Advanced Options] there is a box that says “Activate Steinberg Audio Power Scheme”. If I check this box I get a dialog box, sort of a warning, about power consumption and so on. The last sentence in the box says “Further information on the Steinberg Audio Power Scheme can be found in the Steinberg Knowledge Base”. However, a search of any combination of the words ‘scheme’, ‘steinberg’, ‘audio’, and ‘power’ yields no information on the subject from the Knowledge Base.
When I click ‘OK’ in the aforementioned box, I hear my CPU fan increase in speed (and volume). It continues to get incrementally louder over the next minute or two as I watch the CPU temp rise from the low 30’s © to the low 50’s. The volume of the CPU fan is inaudible without this box checked and too loud if I do. Also, that’s a dramatic difference in operating temperature that I’m certain will shorten the life of my CPU.
As soon as I exit the software or uncheck the Steinberg Audio Power Scheme box, my CPU fan immediately drops to it’s normal inaudible state and the CPU temp goes back to the low 30’s.
However…In C5 the equivalent(?) box is labeled ‘Disable CPU Energy Saving’. Checking it has none of the above described effects. Checking either of these boxes in their respective programs yields a less erratic result on the VST Performance meter…So, why can’t I check this box in C6 without potential harm to my computer, and certainly a lot of fan noise even though I could check its equivalent in C5.
Steinberg, please provide some detailed documentation on this item, including how we can modify it’s results. There’s almost no information currently available.