I have a Lenovo laptop, which, while not the highest performing pc in the world should as far as I know be
well capable of running Cubase. Here are the specs:
Lenovo Ideapad 500S, Windows 10, Intel Core i5-6200U, CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2401 Mhz, 8.00 GB of RAM.
I have the laptop about a year and for most of the time it was fine. I could run 30 to 4o tracks with effects before the the cpu maxed out but now I have trouble running even a couple of tracks before the Audio Processing and Disk Cache Load meters hit the red.
I was originally running Cubase 9 and as far as I remember there were no issues. Problems seemed to happen after I updated to Cubase 9.5 but I can’t be certain that’s the reason.
I followed all the Windows steps to improve performance but didn’t make any difference.
Following advice on this forum I uninstalled both versions of Cubase and reinstalled 9.5 but that didn’t work.
I reset Windows and reinstalled Cubase 9.5 which improved things slightly but nowhere near enough.
There are no indications that anything is wrong with the system.
Any suggestions or do I need to buy a new one?
All the best