Never posted here before and have had a browse around to see if anybody has had this issue before, but can’t seem to find anything that relates directly. Apologies if it is out there somewhere!
I purchased a new PC last weekend because my old one just couldn’t handle the pace anymore. Decided to go with a Dell XPS 8910 as it seemed pretty decent and the RAM could be ungraded to 64gb, which I thought would be handy in the future for all those sample libraries I plan to buy. Sadly, not even a few days in I have come across an issue that is causing some frustration.
I created a simple test project just to compare the new PC to the old one. It had one midi track for EZ Drummer 2, one midi track for the Kontakt player (with one string library loaded into it) and seven audio tracks for guitars and bass.
When all tracks were playing the performance meter barely even lit up, which I was really pleased about because my old PC was way over half way at this point! Then after a short while I noticed that every now and then the performance meter would light up fully and jump to 100%. Everything would cut out briefly before kicking back into gear. It appeared to be random, sometimes happening once every 5 minutes, other times happening as much as 5 times in a minute. The project has also frozen completely a couple of times after this has happened and the only option has been to close it via the task manager.
Has anybody here ever experienced this before and are there any known fixes for it please? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Details of what I am using are below…
Dell XPS 8910
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Windows 10 Home (64Bit)
16GB, 2133MHz, DDR4
2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive + 32GB M.2 SSD Cache
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750Ti with 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
M Audio Oxygen 61
Cubase Pro 9
Native instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate
Project Sam Symphobia
EZ Drummer 2
Soundiron Olympus Elements
Peavey Revalver MkiiiV