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||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 11:29:08 AM
I'm not quite sure what to make of this, but experienced this last evening:
I opened a new project in 7.02PE and inserted an audio track & a midi track and then opened Session Drummer 2. (That's all I had opened). While playing with some of the presets in SD2, I noticed that my mouse was very sluggish and it took a few seconds (at times) to get it to move.
I also noticed that my CPU Meter (at the bottom right corner) was was alternately switching 2 & 1 and then 1 & 2 (repeatedly) which seemed like it was processing something, but I only had SD2 open. Drop down menus also took a while to respond. Even Task Mgr. was a little slow to respond (which is unusual as I just built this DAW 3 weeks ago and everthing was super fast). After shutting down Sonar, the PC was fine. Has anyone experienced this?
These are my specs:
AMD 64x2 2.7GHz
ASUS M2N-E SLI AM2 Mobo
Seagate Baracuda 400Gb sata
Seagate Baracuda 160Gb sata
Corsair DDR2 Ram 4Gb
Gadget Labs 824 card
Sonar 7.02 Producer Edition
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||Posted - 01/12/2008 : 4:49:37 PM
I actually did update all my hardware drivers prior to installation. I haven't had any issues in play backs whatsoever (knock on wood). (Just noticed the sluggish mouse movements). Someone mentioned that I need to update a patch from MS (Microsoft XP SP2 Dualcore Hotfix) which may solve this...and also a patch from AMD (AMD DualCore Optomizer). These two updates were never done when I built the DAW (12/15/07). If you have any more info on this, I'd appreciate it
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 7:48:46 PM
Did you install the drivers that came with the video card or are you just running it off of the generic windows xp drivers? If your audio soundcard sample and bit rate is different than your sonar project, if it plays back it'll be slow and glitchy. Sounds like a video card issue though so make sure you installed the drivers that came with the video card.
If you're showing the processor cores switching at the bottom this is normal and sonars seeing the processor correctly. My quad switches cores constantly in real time randomly.
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 6:17:28 PM
Hi Firefox, my video card is the EVGA 256-P2-N412-LX GeForce 7100GS 512MB(256MB bn Board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card. (sorry, had to cut & paste).
Regarding the sample & bit rate, I'm not sure. I'll check once I get home. Should they be matching? or what should I be looking for???
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 5:20:03 PM
What kind of video card do you have? Is sonars sample and bit rate set different from your soundcards one.
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 3:27:39 PM
Yes, I have a single dual-core processor: (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5200DOBOX)
I'm a bit confused...
Is it XP that's not in sync with my AMD or is it SD2's Engine that's not working with my AMD?
Prior to building my DAW, i did do some research on compatibility issues and never ran across an XP Home/AMD issue???
Thanks again for your time....
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 2:00:44 PM
As far as I know, XP Home does not support multiple CPUs, so you should have the Use Multiprocessing Engine option off in the Options > Audio > Advanced dialog box.
That could be causing the problem.
If you want to use the power of your dual-core processor, you should get XP Pro.
Hmmm... wait, it looks like Home does support dual-core but not dual processors. Do you have a single dual-core processor?
Try turning of that option anyway because that could still be the problem.