Hello guys and gals,
so, I know this has probably been posted thousands of times, but I haven’t really found any solution in any of the threads here.
This is basically my issue:
And this is latencymon after ca. 40 mins:
I have tried countless of things, but the problem seems unsolvable. For example:
- all performance related windows tweaks
- disabling c-states
- disabling various trash not needed like nvidia sound drivers etc.
- using other ASIO drivers
- reinstalling (probably almost) all basic drivers
- reinstalling Cubase
Of course, setting buffer size to something above 256 remedies the problem, but that’s not an option if you want to actually record anything in real-time.
Any ideas what else I could try or what could somehow be causing this?
M/B: ASUS B450-F
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600x
GPU: 1060 3GB
Audio: SSL 2
OS: Win 10
Could be lots of things !
Your latencymon results don’t look too bad - I’ve seen much worse.
The ACPI.sys is a tricky one - often fairly low level , possibly dodgy bios.
Just checking - are you running Latencymon at the same time as cubase ?
Hey, thanks for the reply!
I did run it at the same time as cubase, yes. Also, forgot to mention I’ve had the same results with 3 different BIOS versions. The current one is the latest.
If you run it the same time as cubase then, yes, the Audio Performance meter will peak (red lights) - and you will get glitchy playback.
Latencymon ‘mimics’ the load of a DAW.
What is the issue you are having ?
There is no remarkable difference without latencymon running in the background though. Check my vid around the 00:10 mark, as soon as I enable monitoring on the track, there’s a constant dropout peak every 3rd second or so.
ok - when you ‘input monitor’ then ASIO guard is switched on that track.
What is on that track ? plugins ?
Indeed. There’s a NeuralDSP (amp sim) plugin on that specific one, but that only makes things slightly worse. Here’s a completely empty project with just an empty audio track:
I mean, this does not look normal. It might not cause a dropout, but it’s still extreme.
What else is running on the PC in the background ?
A while ago I had a long battle with audio interruptions, and in my case the culprit seemed to be Nvidia settings and/or drivers, which were interrupting CPU treads that were also needed by Cubase.
However my LatencyMon never looked as clean as yours. But then again, I’m also running a rather old Intel i7 CPU.
In any case, just in case it helps:
If I recall it correctly I had to set Nvidia 3D Power Management Mode to “Prefer Maximum Performance” (from Adaptive").
And I also removed all of the extra GeForce Experince stuff and stuck with just the pure Nvidia video drivers. (Side note: Fully cleaning out Nvidia installations needed a special little utility provided by Nvidia - at least back when I did that).
Nico5 - top tip here for nvidia cards (was gonna go through my list on this thread!) - switch the driver to MSI mode. It’s a really simple registry tweak - or you can download something to do it for you.
All those nvidia driver spikes will go away (actually they will move somewhere else but do it anyway!)
and there are a few more nvidia things that might help (vertical sync for example)
just use the ‘manual method’ from here:
Thanks for the reply
It’s already set to maximum performance and I did a clean driver-only install after using DDU, but still…
sorry Alex - that was for Nico5
you problem is elsewhere !
What is running in the background on your PC - is it a ‘audio only’ pc ? and is it a laptop ?
Hey, that’s something I haven’t tried! Found an MSI utility from the guru3d forums. Will try it and report back.
Alex - do that anyway - but that is not your issue I don’t think .
Won’t do any harm
If you answer my other questions I can give you some pointers
(moving to the computer forum - it’s not a cubase issue)
remember - hacking around with drivers and the registry is at your own risk !!!
So, I ran that little program from guru3d and enabled msi on the 1060 and 2 audio devices:
Problem is still there unfortunately.
yes - I did say ^^^^ read my posts above
and it might break your audio drivers - but hey …a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
nothing is broken though, it just didn’t change anything regarding the cpu spikes.
What would you like to know about the background programs you asked before? Is there something I can upload that will help you?