Recently … somewhat out of the blue … I’ve started getting ‘disk performance’ spiking in C5. It might be because I’ve increased my track count a bit. But I didn’t expect to have any difficulty with 20 to 24 audio tracks.
There is a pretty good CPU/ ASIO Meter load at around 50% … but that stays pretty constant and normally runs glitch free. In other words, increasing track count doesn’t seem to have any effect on the CPU load.
It also seems that if I cut and paste a section somewhere else … as in vertically and horizontally through the whole project … I get disk performance spikes when I hit that section.
While I’m in the process of upgrading to Win 7 64 and increasing my RAM … I have a fairly decent PC at the moment with dual dualcore Xeon 3.00 Ghz processors and 4 GB RAM with the 3GB switch. My audio tracks are on a separate WD Raptor 10000 RPM drive. I should also note, I don’t seem to have the track count disk performance problem in a couple other audio programs I use … but then I tend to run without any plug-ins while I’m arranging stems to mix down to transfer to C5 for mixing.
Anyway, I’d appreciate any general comments on track count and any trouble shoots to improve performance … or a link to the old archives!