Glitches when using cpu!

Hi, i dont know if this is the proper place to post this problem, if not, please point me in the right direction :slight_smile:

Im from Norway, and my problem have never, in 2 years, been solved!

The problem:
When i surf the internet, open programs or do other things, the sound (example spotify) glitches, and its pretty much. Both win-related sounds (mediaplayers and spotify) and in cubase (playback and rec)

The Connection:
I use firewire. I have routed the drivers trough the MR and out the phone lines in front.

Win 7 / 64 bit
Intel i7 - 6 core 3,8 GHz
16 GB ram
Steinberg mr816x

    • Cubase 5 and MR editor - up to date

      Everything! Buffer-settings both in win and MR, direct monitor and other settings. hundreds of programs thats suppose to correct buffer and/or other hard and software issues related to the problem -as read on thousands of other forums… Now ive reinstalled win after total format. No change.

I just cant get it to work! please help someone, i deserve to use my “studio” after 2 years of searching for a solution.

Regards from


Please read this article, it seems that something is interfering with the real time processing.

Specially point 13, try with the legacy driver and see if that fixes the problem. I will also recommend you to use the DPC Latency Checker and LatencyMon.

In some cases the WIFI card, or the ethernet might interfere with the FIrewire chipset.

Best regards,