Intermittent crackles and breaks in the audio

I just upgraded to 10.5 elements from 8. I am using a zoom F8 as an interface. When using the current version of Cubase I am getting intermittent crackles and breaks when recording audio. This wasn’t an issue with the older version.

I did run my F8 through Audacity and a few other free programs and all of the recordings came out clean.

Any suggestions would be welcome, at the moment 10.5 is unusable for me.