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CPU spikes when using two screens

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asked Jun 29, 2017 in Studio One 3 by krashkarma (200 points)
Whenever I run a session in Studio One V3 with several CPU heavy plug-ins I get CPU spikes and drop outs when I have 2 screens attached. I figured out that it only happens when a second monitor is attached to my laptop (HP Elitebook 8560w, 16Gb ram). With no monitor attached I am idling around 20%, as soon as I attach another screen I am between 40% and 100% every 5 or 10 seconds and get drop outs. I was reading that Studio One has problems with Nvidia graphic cards, so I swapped it with an AMD firepro 5950, but I still have the same problem.

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answered Jun 29, 2017 by lawrencefarr (221,410 points)
selected Jun 30, 2017 by lawrencefarr
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It's likely the case that connecting two monitors on your laptop has a detrimental effect on what is the very critical nature of real time audio processing, making the cpu wait too long to process blocks of data that cannot be missed, causing spikes.  In that regard, the only solution is probably to raise the audio buffers, giving the audio blocks more time to process.
asked Jun 29, 2017 in Studio One 3 by krashkarma (200 points) Do I need a new laptop?