Thought I would share this with you guys & gals as it made a noticeable difference in my CPU performance with Cubase.
My system is dedicated to DAW use and was already “tweaked” to the max. But this improved things even more.
Simply uncheck “Turn On Fast Startup” (Note: Even though it says: “Recommended”, it will not
cause any instability or issues. Will only add a few seconds to system start up)
To do this: Go to Control Panel, Power Options. Click “Choose What The Power Buttons Do” in upper left. Then click (in blue)
“Change Settings That Are Currently Available”. Now: Click the check-mark next to “Turn on fast Startup” to uncheck it.
Also uncheck “Hibernate” if its checked. Click “Save changes” at the bottom. Restart your system.
I didn’t expect much, but was pleasantly surprised when I opened Cubase to find my CPU usage improved by almost 10%
I have to give credit to a user: olavsflaa, over at the Studio One forum for this one.
Also: Some Windows updates may turn this feature back on. So check after updates etc.