Tuning A PC for Daw work , great reference in comments

This has just been published via the RME facebook group on how to get the best out of your computer for audio work .
This is one of the most in depth references you can get so i hope it helps
theatre of noise: Fixing audio problems on Windows

I would be careful with the tip regarding giving priority to background tasks. A DAW is usually a foreground tasks, this might actually have a negative impact.

See also here:

As always with performance tuning: measure first, change one parameter at a time, measure again.

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Making restore points at certain stages i find is the best method (for me )

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Three comments:

  1. Thanks for the new and interesting link, @FilterFreq !

  2. General advice: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it … No need to be chasing rainbows and unicorns!

  3. If you need to fix it: Image your entire drives, all of them, before starting, especially before doing things like updating OS, adjusting BIOS, etc. That way if something goes south, with a few clicks you are guaranteed to be back where you started, no harm/no foul!*

  • Almost guaranteed, actually, because IMO nothing is completely guaranteed where computers are concerned! :smile: