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How to find out if your PC is compatible with Presonus products and how to improve performance
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Monolithent
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And here's the other one for the day. I gotta get this one in here before I forget it again.

SpeedStep for Intel based PC and Cool'N'Quiet for AMD units.

These have been found on more than one occasion to cause impossible to remove DPC issues. Pops, clicks, dropouts...the works.

Here's the Wikipedia explanation for speedstep
SpeedStep is a trademark for a series of dynamic frequency scaling technologies (codenamed Geyserville[1] and including SpeedStep, SpeedStep II, and SpeedStep III) built into some Intel microprocessors that allow the clock speed of the processor to be dynamically changed (to different P-states) by software. This allows the processor to meet the instantaneous performance needs of the operation being performed, while minimizing power draw and heat dissipation. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep is sometimes abbreviated as EIST.

And here's the one for Cool'N'Quiet
Cool'n'Quiet is a CPU speed throttling and power saving technology introduced by AMD with its Athlon 64 processor line. It works by reducing the processor's clock rate and voltage when the processor is idle. The aim of this technology is to reduce overall power consumption and lower heat generation, allowing for slower (thus quieter) cooling fan operation. The objectives of cooler and quieter result in the name Cool'n'Quiet. The technology is similar to Intel's SpeedStep and AMD's own PowerNow!, which were developed with the aim of increasing laptop battery life by reducing power consumption.

There are some other names for it as well PowerNow!, EIST, etc.

They both basically do the same thing. Step your processor back to save electricity. Not normally a bad thing...but when we are tracking 52 input streams and processing virtually unlimited tracks all at the same time it has a tendency to not be friendly. There have been numerous instances on this and other forums where people have had problems that I found myself banging my head against the desk because I just could not figure out what was causing it. It can happen to you!!

So how do we stop it. You want your recording rig running at full tilt 99.9% of the time. So to shut down these options you'll have to step into the BIOS.

I know a lot of folks don't spend a lot of time in there but it really isn't that difficult to navigate and the one's these days have failsafes built in to keep you from completely bricking your system. AND WHEN IN DOUBT ASK SOMEONE!!!!

There are a nearly infinite number of different iterations of it depending upon your motherboard and who manufactures it and what model it is and what revision....so I'm not going to try to explain how to do it here. If you get to the point you think you need to disable CPU throttling. Check the owner's manual or the manufacturer's website.

Happy tuning folks!!!
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Monolithent wrote:
SpeedStep for Intel based PC and Cool'N'Quiet for AMD units.

These have been found on more than one occasion to cause impossible to remove DPC issues. Pops, clicks, dropouts...the works.
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So how do we stop it. You want your recording rig running at full tilt 99.9% of the time. So to shut down these options you'll have to step into the BIOS.
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just follow the first link in my sig. no need to go into bios.
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Thanks Eike,
I wasn't aware of that little link. Thanks!!
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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Jeez, I wish I had found this thread before it all got stickied!

Thanks a million for the collection of advice and help.
Been through 2 Laptops sofar(HP and Toshiba), neither wanted to play along. Been a total headache, and cannot get beyond feeling I have been round a merrygoround..... the wrong way.
Whereby, I must say, had I found this thread before I bought the Desk, maybe I wouldn`t have done so in the first place....(am not a computer freak).

Nevermind, I live through it, and will happily spend a few hours of my life nerding through the details when the next laptop turns up.....
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Sorry dub,

I tried my best to keep this thing at the top before they stickied it but I could only keep up so much. If you need some help choosing the next lappy, let me know and I can back door it a bit before you purchase and find out its darkest secrets.
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Mod squad again. Keepin the aisles cleared!!

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Mod Squad II: Electric Boogaloo!!!

It works with every sequel...try it!!

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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Thanks for all the PC tips.
I am new here and about to purchase a Studiolive, a few novice questions please;

1. Which PC laptop (model numbers) can you reccommend? I do not want to go Mac.
2. Is USB 3.0 something that will happen with future Studiolive consoles? If so what timeframe?
3. Are there any happy PC users out there using Studiolive with no issues?

I apologise in advance for being new to this.
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Hi Presonis

I'd be happy to answer your questions but not in this thread. I'm trying to keep it to just computer adjustment tips and tricks.

Feel free to start a new thread in either Presales or StudioLive thread groups and I would be glad to answer as well as others.

I greatly appreciate it.
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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Had a loooong fight with Vista, spikes in Latencymonitor and my not-so-fast-notebook (4Gig Ram, 2x2,13GHZ Intel). The solution to all spikes was: (TaDa!) de-activating my graphicadapter (NVIDIA 240M). Windows switched to a generic VGA driver, and the red spikes went away immediately. Yes, all network adapteres were deactivated, too. - But through this it was possible for our worship band to do a nice and smooth 32-Track live recording

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That's a good one to know. Thanks!!
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Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
Win Vista 64/XP Pro/7 x86/7 x64 - Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion
Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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More Mod Squad...keeping it all smooth and on target!!

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