I recently got a new computer, and have installed Cubase 6 Elements on it for some recording. I have, however, since run into a few issues. Whenever I get more 4/5 audio tracks running - either audio, with things like Guitar Rig on them, or some VST instrument tracks - the CPU usage gets to about 90% +, and the audio begins cutting out. My external sound card is a PreSonus Audiobox, and this is my computer spec:
Asus E35M1-M PRO Motherboard with EFI BIOS
1600 Mhz Dual Core CPU (512k cache x2)
4GB DDR3 (1x 4GB, 1 Slot free) operating at 1333Mhz, 1.5V
500GB SATA 2 Hard Drive
DVD-RW SATA Optical Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 bit edition - genuine DVD + COA
6 USB 2 Ports
2 USB 3 Ports
6 SATA 3 Ports, 1 eSATA
PCI-E 16 x 1 (Operates at 4x)
PCI x 2
CPU Integrated Radeon 6310HD Graphics (512MB Shared) with DVI, HDMI and VGA outputs
APU = CPU+GPU has a total TDP of just 18 watts!
350 watt BeQuiet PSU - rated at 80%+ efficiency
These are the Windows Experience Index scores obtained by this system:
Aero Graphics: 4.1
Gaming Graphics: 5.6
Hard Drive: 5.9
I ran into the same issue when I briefly used PreSonus Studio One, whilst waiting for Cubase to arrive, so it’s not directly Cubase that is the issue. Does anyone know if this is caused by poor processors, or is it possible that the DAW is setup in a way that it has a very high CPU usage? I’d rather not buy a new P.C, and because of the intergrated Motherboard/processors, an upgrade on that front would be so expensive it’s only worth buying a new computer.
Also, I’m new here, so to briefly introduce myself, Hi, I’m Karl.
Thanks in advance for your help.