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Newer CPUs (Intel Core series and others) offer a variety of power-saving features. With Windows Vista and Windows, these features can be used to great effect, and some of them also improve performance of single-threaded applications. However, these features actually have a negative effect on multi-threaded applications that work near system time, such as Studio One and other DAWs.

We recommend you check out this Knowledgebase article and try our Audio Processing power profile to increase performance with Studio One on your PC with Windows Vista/7. The power profile is easily switched, and no permanent changes are made to your system.

Please report your findings to this thread. Thanks!

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this sounds totally kickass but im not very clear on how to go about this. do i just run the .cmd and all is well?
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captainshaw wrote:this sounds totally kickass but im not very clear on how to go about this. do i just run the .cmd and all is well?


As it says in the text:
So, how do you avoid all this trouble? As a PC-user, you could go into the BIOS and explicitly disable these features across the board. But, you might be putting your computer to other uses where these features actually help. So, we created an additional power profile (Vista/Win7 only) which you can switch to/from at any time, even while applications are running.

Download the 'audio-power-settings zip' file and follow these instructions:

- Extract the zip file to the C:/ root directory.
- Navigate to the 'addconfig.cmd' file, right click on it and select 'Run as Administrator'.
- A pop-up window will very briefly appear, indicating the command is running. When this disappears, the new power profile should already be selected and in use. Check this under Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Power Options.

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Motoko wrote:

- Extract the zip file to the C:/ root directory.

it is not important where you extract it, only that you extract all files from the archive to the same folder..
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eike wrote:
Motoko wrote:

- Extract the zip file to the C:/ root directory.

it is not important where you extract it, only that you extract all files from the archive to the same folder..


He he... I only copied the instructions from the Knowledge Base article
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yep, i'd say, everyone who thinks of this as difficult should read the comments that that article has..
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I did exactly as the tutorial said, and no Power profile was added. Not even in the Energy options.
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MR4Y wrote:I did exactly as the tutorial said, and no Power profile was added. Not even in the Energy options.


What version of Windows are you running?
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Motoko wrote:
MR4Y wrote:I did exactly as the tutorial said, and no Power profile was added. Not even in the Energy options.


What version of Windows are you running?


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eike wrote:
Motoko wrote:

- Extract the zip file to the C:/ root directory.

it is not important where you extract it, only that you extract all files from the archive to the same folder..


Eike, you're just genious. More then an expert. My notebook it's working 10 x faster than before after applying this settings. Thank you so much for this!
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Still not working for me.
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MR4Y wrote:Still not working for me.

extract the archive to one folder. to see what is happening, open a command shell with admin rights in that folder (i.e. in the startmenu type cmd, right click cmd shell, run as admin. cd to the extraction directory. type addconfig.cmd, enter. what does it return?
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eike wrote:
MR4Y wrote:Still not working for me.

extract the archive to one folder. to see what is happening, open a command shell with admin rights in that folder (i.e. in the startmenu type cmd, right click cmd shell, run as admin. cd to the extraction directory. type addconfig.cmd, enter. what does it return?


I was able to sucessfully install the power profile. However it made a series of issues come out, like slower HD response, slower boot time, errors when closing S1 and other stuff.
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I did what I was asked to do. A very brief dos like box flashed. I was running the command file from the already extracted location as administrator. After a couple of tries I noticed an error message.

When I started a CMD.EXE as administrator and I went to the extracted folder, I could execute the addconfig.cmd command. It showed that it added the profile succesfully.

Now the system is working OK.

I ran into trouble when I changed my powerprofile to "Hoge Prestaties" (Dutch version). I think it is in englisch "High Performance".

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MR4Y wrote:I was able to sucessfully install the power profile. However it made a series of issues come out, like slower HD response, slower boot time, errors when closing S1 and other stuff.

that most certainly has nothing to do with the power profile.

Henk van Hoek wrote:I did what I was asked to do. A very brief dos like box flashed. I was running the command file from the already extracted location as administrator. After a couple of tries I noticed an error message.
When I started a CMD.EXE as administrator and I went to the extracted folder, I could execute the addconfig.cmd command. It showed that it added the profile succesfully.
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I ran into trouble when I changed my powerprofile to "Hoge Prestaties" (Dutch version). I think it is in englisch "High Performance".
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about the installation, i've put a description of how best to do it into the performance faq (linked in my sig). the high performance profile comes with windows, and is not really suited for low latency realtime tasks.
 
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