I’ve had Aero turned off since I built this machine.
Nuendo 6.05+Nek 6
Gigabyte z77 motherboard.
Using the on board graphics Intel HD4000.
Unfortunately still running Windows 7 in 32bit.
Performance has been solid.
I read somewhere, maybe even here, that Aero should be turned on.
That Nuendo 6 would be more efficient etc…
That this was just some old hangover from the XP, Vista, days or something.
So today I turned it on and did a session.
The mix console suddenly started behaving erratically.
The Stereo out wouldn’t stay on the right even though I had it set to in the zones.
I had to save and re-save the configuration multiple times to get it to stick.
It still had issues though.
Then the cursor…I zoomed in to cut some coughing out of the vocal track and
the cursor went haywire. Flickering and disappearing.
The whole program seemed to slow down for a fraction of a second.
So, I immediately closed up shop and turned that shit back off.
Back to smooth operation, the mixer behaving and the cursor
is smooth even when zoomed in full with auto scroll on.
Yeah Windows looks like its from the stone age but performance is key.
I’m not sure what to make of this as I haven’t had most of the problems
everyone seems to be complaining about until I turned Aero on.
There is a lot of info out there on this topic, but I think it comes down to
each system(DAW) being different and so while one setting might work for some…
It could easily be the cause of many problems for others.
So there it is…one person’s experience.