I have an i7 2600 with 16gb of ram and it’s about 5 years old (babyface sound card). I use it for Cubase only and it’s been running great up until about a year ago. It then needed to be formatted badly so I did but instead of resetting things, trouble set in.
After installing Windows 7 some “redistributables” were missing. I had never had that problem before and had no luck fixing it. I then couldn’t install the LCC and Waves plugins because of the missing redistributables. Then I upgraded to 10 hoping it would fix the redistributables thing, and it did.
Then I installed Cubase and the real disaster set in: When I start a Cubase project everythings is fine but if I’m using e.g 3 instances of Revalver, two Zebras, Groove Agent and some plugins this horrible latency sets in. I’ve never had any problems with latency and the CPU is only at 12% and memory is at 26% at the most in this current project I’m working on. A year ago I was working on things that had much, much more going on without problems.
I ran the latency checker, and everything’s cool. 6 months ago the computer got a clean bill of health from a computer shop.
Is this a hardware failure? Because I waited too long to format or something? If so what could be the issue?
Or is it because of the faulty installation of Windows 7 that I guess, Windows 10 is now built on?
What would you do?
Any help will be greatly appreciated as I know next to nothing about computers.