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Unknown Problem With CPU usage.
Old 24th January 2015
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Unknown Problem With CPU usage.

Hi everyone, I am new here and new to forums really.. but after my most recent upgrades I am left puzzled and slightly annoyed to say the least.

Until recently I have been using Ableton 9 (32bit) on my home computer;

AMD A8 Quad Core 3.2GHz
6GB RAM @ 1600MHz
Nvidia GT705 2GB
..nothing special.. with the audio out going straight into my Yamaha HS5's.

I managed with this to be able to have upwards of 50 channels on Ableton with a very very large amount of VSTs running.

I decided to flash a bit of cash and treat myself to a new pc build and an audio interface.

Asrock 990FX Extreme motherboard
AMD FX6300 Black Edition (3.5GHz 6 core)
8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM (1600)
4GB Nvidia GT730
And an Akai EIE Pro.

The new build is fantastic but when I get onto Ableton, it all goes wrong.. I am somehow using 60% of my cpu with about 8 Channels and maybe 2 VSTs per channel.. and the cpu meter is jumping about all over.. I really can't get my head round what the problem is.. sorry for the long post but can anyone offer any assistance?

Thanks in advance,
Old 27th January 2015
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Check the audio options make sure it's set to using ASIO and try the buffer set to higher.
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