(XPx64, N4-32bit, i7 CPU, 12 gig RAM, RME FF800)
I have a newly developing problem. I am getting constant crackles, along with a flashing “ASIO Time Overload” light in the Transport window.
The “ASIO Time Overload” red light is flashing about once every ten seconds or so, even when playback is stopped. It flashes more often when playing back, or when recording or playing a VSTi, and each flash emits a crackle in the audio (this noise does not seem to record).
In the VST Performance window, the performance is at about half (also when playback is stopped), and it never spikes, but that red light flashes anyway (along with its nasty noise). The Disk meter does not even register anything, except momentarily at start and stop.
I am working in 88.2kHz, 24 bits. (This does not seem to happen with 44.1 or 48 k projects.)
My audio interface is an RME FF800 (into a IEEE Texas Instruments PCI card) and the buffer is either at 512 or 768, but it does not seem to matter.
My audio files are recording to, and playing back from, a dedicated RAID (0) array. My VST libraries are playing back from a dedicated SATA drive. My OS is on a dedicated SATA drive.
I burn all VSTi performances to audio as soon as I complete each one, so I do not have a ton of open VSYi’s.
This problem is happening regardless of which VSTi player I use (Kontakt 3, VB3, Trillian, PLAY, whatever).
Any ideas? Should I disable hyperthreading on this i7 CPU?
Thanks for any help!