I bought a new laptop: Asus, Windows 7, 6 GB RAM, 64-bit Operating System, AMD E-450 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.65 GHz. My sound card is M-Audio Fast Track Pro, with latest drivers.
When using Cubase 5 the ASIO Time Overload indicator goes to red quite easily. It’s half way up even when I just open a project with a lot of effects, and goes to red when it is played. In the 64-bit versionthe problem was worse than in the 32-bit version.
It worked fine with my previous laptop with the same sound card and Cubase version. It had 2.0 GHz processor, but it was 5 years old and not even that expensive when it was bought, so I assumed a new computer would be much better. (I don’t know that much about computers.)
Do you think Cubase 5 should run ok with that computer and that sound card, and the problem is elsewhere? Or is there just not anough power in my new computer? Can I exclude the saound card as the source of the probme if it worked fine with my previous laptop?
Thank you for help!