I’ve read a bit on this topic but couldn’t find a definitive answer.
I recently purchased a Dell Studio XPS 9100 - i7 930 @ 280 GHz - Running Win 7 64 bit. Did all my installs, tweaked many startup and windows tasks that are not needed. Internal soundcard disabled, Background services set, Steady Power Mgmt…Pretty much stripped down the OS.
I’ve worked with Cubase since the early 90’s and never have I encountered the ASIO spikes I am getting. Basically, with nothing loaded, just starting CB5 I am in the 25% range on ASIO. If I add a few instruments (say Halion One & RMX) boom, my ASIO starts fluctuating from 50 to 80%, constant spiking and eventually cuts off the sound all together. If I then unload those 2 instruments, the ASIO continues to spike at that high rate. My sample rate is set to 512. I have updated every driver I can think of. I am going to list my major components below and if anyone can help me I’d be forever grateful.
Brand New Dell Studio XPS 9100
Intel i7 930 processor @ 280 GHz
8 gigs DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
ATI Radeon 5700 Viper Dual DVI display
Layla by Echo 24/96 PCI Audio Card (Echo confirms new win7 64bit drivers)
MOTU Midi express (64Bit Drivers)
Axiom Pro 61 keyboard controller (64bit Drivers)
Cubase 5.3.2 32bit & 64bit
Stylus RMX / Trillian
Halion 2 (jbridge 64bit)
Virtual guitarist (jbridge 64bit)
Other Various plugins
Again, appreciate any suggestions, experiences, solutions!
(Please I may not be able to reply immediately as I am heading out of town for the weekend, but have a project next week)