Windows 10 settings / stuff you can turn off for music?

Pudge

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Great stuff.

USB Power saving settings is another one, didn't spot it on the list.

Device Manager > Right Click on USB Device > Properties > Power Management and Unchecked "Allow this computer to turn off to save power"
 
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JohnG

JohnG

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just built an i9 gigabyte system, and I'm underwhelmed by it's performance..might be nvidia bcc card
I am using onboard (from motherboard) graphics instead of Nvidia. I hear Nvidia have improved their drivers, so you could try bird-dogging it with Latencymon (run at least 5-15 minutes with a sequence playing).

Or you could experiment: ditch the card for a different one / use onboard graphics and see how it does.

I have two i9 machines and they perform far better than what I had (including an i7-7700k, which was far from terrible).
 

Ben

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If you use your iGPU, keep in mind that the CPU produces more heat and this could lower your performance / makes more noise. I use a GTX960 from MSI and have no big problems with it regarding latency.
If you measure your latency on Windows 10 use LatencyMon instead of DPC latency Checker.
 
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JohnG

JohnG

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If you use your iGPU, keep in mind that the CPU produces more heat and this could lower your performance / makes more noise. I use a GTX960 from MSI and have no big problems with it regarding latency.
If you measure your latency on Windows 10 use LatencyMon instead of DPC latency Checker.
Hi Ben -- honestly, I doubt it makes much difference compared with the problems some GPU drivers produce. Since I substituted onboard graphics for the cards, it's night and day -- no comparison.

And good advice to use LatencyMon. Pretty sure there is actually a little guide on Native Instruments' website on how to use it to measure your system's performance.
 
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cqd

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I am using onboard (from motherboard) graphics instead of Nvidia. I hear Nvidia have improved their drivers, so you could try bird-dogging it with Latencymon (run at least 5-15 minutes with a sequence playing).

Or you could experiment: ditch the card for a different one / use onboard graphics and see how it does.

I have two i9 machines and they perform far better than what I had (including an i7-7700k, which was far from terrible).
I've been running latencymon, and it seems its the nvidea driver that's the worst offender anyway..new card should be with me within a day or two..
 

AllanH

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For whatever reason, Windows superfetch suddenly started interfering two days ago spiking CPU and disk I/O on projects that otherwise had been running fine. I turned off the service.

This affected projects on Cubase 10. My guess is that Kontakt, Play, and Cubase do this on their own anyway.