First off, I am loving Cubase 8.0.5 for the most part. There are lots of great performance improvements. However, for me Cubase 8 seems to crash all of the time. Sometimes when it autosaves. Sometimes when I’m auditioning an instrument or selecting a track. Sometimes just playing my project. I don’t see much of a pattern. I do have large 40+ GB templates. My processors are averaging 30-40% and my RAM is 2/3 used. I’m not pushing my system hard at all.
When it crashes it either does 2 things: 1.) Just hangs/freezes my entire computer (I can’t even use my mouse) and I have to force-restart or 2.) Cubase will freeze for a bit and just vanish, but still sometimes be in my processes taking up RAM in the task manager.
I use Eastwest Play and have been getting weird VST performance issues – they say it has to do with my graphics drivers (still has not been fixed). Not sure if that is related, but it is worth mentioning. My BIOS, drivers, chipsets, Windows, everything is updated.