CPU Issues

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Re: CPU Issues

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:09 pm

Some cpu spikes if the set has been open for a while. But my biggest problem is the fans crazyness, even on light sets. There's definitely something going wrong.
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by dboy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:44 pm

I started a topic in the 9.0 Beta forum. It would be helpful if all of you would join in, thanks.
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by SuburbanThug » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:53 pm

I'm definitely starting to see some issues. After recording and overdubbing a beat effected with glitch a few times I got up to 40 percent usage after I deleted all instances of glitch and was down to just using the recorded audio and an instance of operator. Hopefully when I reopen the project it'll be down again but there seems to be no reason that 1 instance of operator and two two minute dry audio tracks should be using this much of Live's power. This is on a late 2012 Macbook Pro with 8 gigs of Ram, 2.9 ghrz quadcore.

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Re: CPU Issues

Post by dboy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:07 pm

Yup same here. Please head on over to the Beta forum thread and post there. It appears Ableton is listening. Thanks.
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by pencilrocket » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:37 am

Why beta? Isn't it a released software?
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by Coupe70 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:20 am

pencilrocket wrote:Why beta? Isn't it a released software?
Because
a) Ableton is listening better there.
b) you should first check the latest beta - if it's fixed in the Beta there is
no longer need to complain. If it is still present in the latest Beta...well,
post it in the Beta forum.
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by Fanu » Sat May 04, 2013 7:45 pm

chrissobo13 wrote:I also encounter a lot of CPU spikes, pretty much always 5 minutes into using Ableton. They don't always seem dependent on what's happening in live. I can run through the same parts and not go above 35% usage, but sooner or later it will always spike into 120%+ and cause stuttering. I can stop all clips while the session is still playing, and the spike will not go down like I feel it should (it should go down if clips stop and effects are off, right?).
Exactly the same stuff I have been experiencing with 9.0.2 at least. Had to quit one live performance because of that.
Have you tried that with 9.0.1? I have a registered version as 9.0.2, but I got the demo version, which is 9.0.1 for now, just to compare, and I think it doesn't behave as bad...but to be honest, I haven't played with it for very long.
EDIT: Uh-oh, 9.0.1 does it too.
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by Lowbo » Sat May 04, 2013 9:14 pm

I'm having these issues as well! Extremely frustrating. I have live performances coming up and I'm starting to consider other options if Live can't be stabilized.

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Re: CPU Issues

Post by Fanu » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:18 pm

Anyone got any new info on this? I'm pretty desperate.
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by Thom Nagy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:27 pm

+1

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Re: CPU Issues

Post by tekkers » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:08 pm

every time i hit the stop button the cpu load doubles ...
and if i scroll around in chrome while i have ableton running the whole thing just glitches out my firewire audiofire 2 soundcard ...
altering buffer size does not help ... though it does seem to be more stable if i use my macbook pro's internal card...

live 8 never did this i'm sure

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It's alive

Post by visiteurnoir » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:23 am

Let's make this thread alive again as I am still enduring insane hectic CPU peaks even on the simplest projects and we are now in march 2014 and no beta did fix it yet.
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by moog303 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:32 pm

I have the same issue on a brand new pc with Win 7 pro 64 SP1.
I had no issue with my old PC running on win xp SP3.

A few hints that may help:
I removed the intel speedstep that automatically adjusts the cpu frequency in the bios based on cpu activity (not sur how to do that on a mac)
Running the 64 bit version of live on a 64 bit OS seems to give slightly better cpu usage
You can also try to de activate hyperthreading (did not work for me).

hope that helps

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Re: CPU Issues

Post by visiteurnoir » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:11 pm

Thanks Moog 3003. I think I have tried everything possible (from reinstalling, raising the samples to the max, to removing all external plugins - just using the max convolution reverb is sucking up 50 % of the cpu).
It is just hectic and unpredictable. Sometimes it peaks and crackles, sometimes not. The CPU load is rising up suddenly for no obvious reasons - and I am talking about 2 or 3 tracks. Never had such issues with Live 8.

FYI I am on a Retina Macbook Pro 2013 / Maverick / 8 gigs of Ram / Apogee Duet working 24/48 (but the result is the same with the built-in speakers).

It might sound stupid but I suspect it could be related to the graphical card. Running Live full screen seems to stress the CPU less than in window mode.

Sorry to say it but Reason 7 and Logic X are running perfectly fine even with dozens of tracks. So an educated guess would say Live is the faulty one here. And God knows I love Live.

I want to lay on the floor and wait for death to take me ;)
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Re: CPU Issues

Post by monks1975 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:46 am

Has anyone seen an improvement with this in 9.1.3 beta? My fans still ramp up over time (even doing small things, like recording one track of bass station 2 synth via my audio interface), but it takes longer.

I am running Live on a 2011 Macbook Air i7, with 4GB ram, audio interface is Komplete 6. Display is a large Thunderbolt display, which I too believe may be contributing to the issue, as less cpu is used running on the laptop's own screen.

I just bought Logic X, and the comparative quietness of using that brought the issue back home to me. Come on Ableton, I love my push and want to use your software!

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