Her’s an update to my situation with Cubase 7.
Following the recommendations posted by Helge Vogt » 08 Dec 2012 above, I had my PC updated to Windows 8 64bit and Cubase 7 64bit and doubled my Ram to 8 Gigs, however my PC is still crashing during a modest project build up.
Checking my Task Manager reveals that on average my projects are using approx 4-5 Gigs of Ram at 45-55% and the the load on my CPU is around 35%.
My PC is only about 3 years old and has the following spec’s:
Processor Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Gaming graphics 4095 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 162GB Free (233GB Total)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
Manufacturer System manufacturer
Motherboard Model Asus P5K
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4
Total size of hard disk(s) 1462 GB
Disk partition (C:) 162 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 391 GB Free (466 GB Total)
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Total available graphics memory 4095 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 3583 MB
Display adapter driver version 220.127.116.110
Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
DirectX version DirectX 10
I have tried using various buffer and latency settings on my Soundcard (EMU 1820m) but the PC still crashes, also tried Asio4All with the same results.
Stienbergs System Requirements for a PC as stated on their box which I’m looking at says the following:
Windows 7 or 8 32 or 64 Bit with 4 GB ( I have Window 8 64Bit with 8 GB )
Intel or AMD Dual Core CPU ( I have A Quad Core )
Windows Compatible Audio Hardware ( I have EMU 1820m )
To sum up, I have invested in updating my system spec’s as advised by Helge Vogt, so I should have a stable system running, but have I missed something else ?
Do I need to change more components in my PC, if so what which ?
Any advise would be appreciated, thanks