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Barry de Roode

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  1. Thanks for the responses, it helped a lot!

    This is what I did (I copy pasted from the answers):

    • Location of Cakewalk Projects. The new computer has 2 HD's: a SSD with the operating system & programs and a SATA for data. I experimented with the location of the Cakewalk projects and it turned out that putting them on the SATA drive performed better (counter intuitive, I know)
    • Boost the CPU. There are several ways that achieve the same result: 
      • Start + run "control powercfg.cpl,,1" (without quotes) and set CPU Min and Max to 100%. 
      • Set the power plan to "High Performance power plan"
      • Note: I did not have any settings in the BIOS to alter
    • Tune Cakewalk.  In preferences | Audio | Configuration File adjusted the following:
      • EnableSetThreadIdealProcessor = False 
      • MixThreadCount = {number of cores minus 1}  (This really made the system run smoother)

    All together it makes my new system as good as my old. Still wondering why it isn't much better, but I can live with the result so far.


  2. I do not know how to undervolt the CPU, but I changed the power plan to "High Performance power plan" and I removed McAfee as well. It looks like there are some improvements, but the Audio Engine Dropouts keep coming.

    What bothers me is that I didn't have to do any tricks with the old computer, but now I have to...


  3. I recently bought a new computer to boost loading times. However, the new computer gives constant Audio Drop Outs and hickups sounds.  Both computers have (as far as I can see) identical Cakewalk setups (I checked all settings one-for-one) and I use the same Focusrite Scarlett 20i18 3rd gen audio interface. On both systems I have updated evertything to the latest drivers. All my projects are at 44.100 Hz and 16bit. 

    I cannot think of any reason why a 6 year old  computer performs better than a brand new 'beast'. Much appreciated if someone has some thoughts on this or some directions to solve this.

     

    OLD COMPUTER

    Dell XPS All in One 2720 (april 2015)

    Processor: Intel Core i7-4770S CPU@3.10Ghz

    Memory: 16 Gb DDR3 1600 MHz

    Harddisk: LITEONIT LMT-32L3M mSATA 32Gb + ST2000DM001-1ER164 2000Gb

    USB: 3.0

    Windows 10 Enterprise

    NEW COMPUTER

    HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-d0010nd

    Processor: Intel® CoreTM i7-10700T (2,0 GHz basisfrequentie, tot 4,4 GHz met Intel® Turbo Boost-
    technologie, 16 MB L3-cache, 8 cores)

    Memory: 16 GB DDR4-2933 SDRAM (1 x 16 GB)

    Harddisk: 512 GB PCIe® NVMeTM M.2 SSD

    USB: SuperSpeed USB Type-A poort 5 Gb/s

    Windows 10 Home

     

    SETTINGS

    ASIO

    Buffer Size 9.1 msec 400 samples

    File System Buffer Size: 256kb

     

     

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