When projects begin to get busy, I often find I’m getting dropouts on my MR816, even when CPU usage is low.
My spec is:
Cubase 6.0 (same probs on Cubase 5.x)
MR816x | FW Driver 1.60 | Boot 1.00 | Main 1.00 | IEEE1395 1.02
Texas Instruments FW card (performance was intolerable before I got this card!)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Windows 7 64bit
Running DPC Latency Checker all was fine - consistently low figures and no spikes at all.
Done the usual tweaks - Background Processes priority etc.
I should add that I am using the same machine for a lot of other things! It’s my work machine and I work as a sound designer in the video games industry - so I’m online (wired LAN not wireless), running antivirus and firewall, Outlook and various inhouse tools in the background - although turning them off doesn’t seem to affect performance - I get dropouts even with the network disabled and everything else shut down into a purist DAW state.
Anything I can do save moving the card into a new PC?