CPU overload after SSD upgrade

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sihepton
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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by sihepton » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:53 pm

I keep seeing this tip about frame rate.


I'm looking in my library/pref folder but there is no Ableton folder?????

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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by fishmonkey » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:11 pm

sihepton wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:53 pm
I'm looking in my library/pref folder but there is no Ableton folder?????
your User Library folder is hidden by default...

http://osxdaily.com/2016/12/12/show-use ... os-sierra/
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sihepton
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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by sihepton » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:18 pm

Quick update.

Total re-install done. Tested with live 9. Still much much worse than with the old HDD. Live 10 pretty much unusable.

So, does this mean there is a problem with the brand new Samsung SSD drive???

I just don't get how a brand new ssd drive can make Ableton perform much worse than a 6 year old HDD???

Gonna try the frame rate thing. Then the Mac goes in the bin

sihepton
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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by sihepton » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:26 pm

Cant find the options.txt file????

in the lib/pref/ableton folder is live 9.2.3 folder and a load of Live 10.0.1 all the way to 10.0.6

Inside those is
index.txt
library.cfg
log.txt
preferences.cfg
undo folder
user remote scripts folder
wc.log
web connector.txt

That's it. Same in every folder

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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by fishmonkey » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:32 pm

you need to create the file if it doesn't already exist...

if you don't have a straight text editor, you can use TextEdit to create and edit the file—go in the TextEdit preferences and change the default file type to Plain Text...

https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/artic ... s-txt-file
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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by TLW » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:22 pm

Or if feeling old-fashioned you can always open a terminal window and use vim or emacs...... :twisted:
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sihepton
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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by sihepton » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:39 pm

I did it but made no difference.

How can I be sure it switched frame rate??

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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by sihepton » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:23 am

YYYYYYYYIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

I've finally worked out the issue.

I suspected this earlier but didn't follow it through properly.

Bloody spotlight and the fricking indexing.

I noticed today that even though I installed the drive a week ago or more the index bar was at like 10-20%. Its not moved in a week.

So I go to prefs/spotlight/privacy. Select the whole HD to be excluded from indexing and BOOM.

Everything is now super fast. My massive tracks are well below 50%.

CHECK YOUR INDEXING FOLKS!!!!!!!

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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by fishmonkey » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:32 am

if you turn the indexing back on and let it finish it will probably be okay. sounds like it got corrupted and confused after the clone...
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Re: CPU overload after SSD upgrade

Post by kevinreynoldsdetroit » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:59 pm

sihepton wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:23 am
YYYYYYYYIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

I've finally worked out the issue.

I suspected this earlier but didn't follow it through properly.

Bloody spotlight and the fricking indexing.

I noticed today that even though I installed the drive a week ago or more the index bar was at like 10-20%. Its not moved in a week.

So I go to prefs/spotlight/privacy. Select the whole HD to be excluded from indexing and BOOM.

Everything is now super fast. My massive tracks are well below 50%.

CHECK YOUR INDEXING FOLKS!!!!!!!
Thanks for this!

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