Unworkable latency/CPU problems after upgrading to a BETTER laptop?!
Sorry for the repost, nobody really answered last time, trying to work out how to get some images up so people can help better?
I'm running a Lenovo gaming laptop with i7 quad core, 12gb dd3 ram, 1tb with 600gb free.
I'm having two problems, using asio4all v2.12 with a Alesis io2 express interface, even down at 64 sample buffer size I'm getting latency that renders recording impossible. It claims I have 5.44ms Input latency, and 3.46ms output latency, thats not the case, get closer to about a quarter of a seconds delay no matter what settings I use, changing the buffer size changes Ableton's readings for Input/Output latency, but makes no actual change to the audio coming in through my interface. Last time somebody suggested using the driver for my interface, but its an Io2 express, meant to work without drivers and just through asio4all.
My other problem is that Ableton keeps running out of CPU. I wanted to upload a screenshot showing Ableton running at 92% with only a few midi tracks with abletons sampler and a few audio files, but Task Manager is open and says the computers CPU is only 13% in use, and only 3/4gb of the 12 available of RAM are being used. It seems Ableton isn't making full use of the resources available to it. I've enabled multi-core processor support in settings aswell.
My copy of Ableton 9 ran ten times smoother on my old macbook which had half the power. I know the latency isn't a problem with my actual interface as it still works perfectly fine on my housemates mac.
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