For the old timers here on cubendo forums it just seems to me there was the pre Cubase major mixer overhaul era ( up to 6.0 , I believe ) where things were much more stable and the post era , cubase 7 & 8. Anyhow Maybe this post can save some one time.
With 8.3 I experienced:
Projects open with no audio sound ( old or new ) about once out of 10 times.
Alt Clicking on folder to change color crashes Cubase on occasion.
Cubase crash on closing projects 90% of the time.
Error message on project load that lexicon Reverb PCM has not …sorry forget the rest …
BSOD when loading large project templates, however I isolated this to kontakt 5 with sables strings as the possible cause, however , BSOD went away with 8.10 and checking override of buffer in kontakt setting, increase to 256kb.
With Cubase 8 I notice an overall performance soak via vst performance meter which runs 25 65 % most of the time, and yes I get that’s it’s not a CPU meter but it’s unsettling. Asio guard makes everything worse in my case so it’s off.
Anyhow. My new water cooked i74790k 4.0 + 10 % over Clock with 4 SSD and a m2 ssd for projects is now meeting my expectation with 8.10, running 512 latency with new motu avb 16a which sounds stellar BTW.
Luckily I am in between film projects now but I lost a record amount of time troubleshooting since 8.20.