Constantly running out of CPU on a powerhouse gaming laptop
I got a new Lenovo YP510p from an insurance claim after my 2012 Macbook got fried by a power surge. Its a proper powerhouse laptop, with 1tb data, i7 quad core processor and 12gb ram. However, ableton performs worse on this laptop than it did on my old mac. For instance the current project I'm working on has 10 midi tracks each with a one shot drum sample, an audio track with a sample and two kontakt tracks, on 512 buffer size and its already at 80-100% cpu and keeps lagging out. Even when I freeze and flatten the two kontakt tracks its still around 75%.
I also get zero latency on an empty project, but ive got more than a couple tracks I get really bad latency, rendering recording impossible. I'm using Asio4all as my driver (MME/Directx is proper buggy), and I've enabled multi-core processor support.
Literally haven't been able to really work on a track since getting this laptop and it is driving me batshit. Does anyone have any clue whats up and what I can do to sort it out? Obviously somethings going very wrong! I'm assuming for one reason or another ableton's using only a fraction of the resources available.
EDIT - Should have said, whenever I try and use Ableton/record, its though an Alesis IO2 express interface.
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