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christianmurphy



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Pro Tools 10 CPU message
      #1022342 - 04/12/12 05:31 PM
Only recently got pro tools 10, trying to make the switch from logic for a bunch of reasons. I assume I've set it up correctly. I have a 2.66 i7 mac book pro with 8gb ram, trying to track 7 tracks (drums) at 24/96. Buffer size adjustment doesn't seem to make any difference, and it happens even when I have no plug ins running. Any ideas?! Here's the message:

' A CPU overload error occurred. If this happens often, try increasing the "H/W Buffer Size" in the Playback Engine Dialog, or removing some plug-ins. (-6101) '

Christian.


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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: christianmurphy]
      #1022358 - 04/12/12 06:52 PM
Have you tried recording to a separate HD (i.e other than the drive with the OS)?


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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: christianmurphy]
      #1022362 - 04/12/12 07:04 PM
Dont have all of your CPU or cores assigned to ProTools in the setup/engine page.


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christianmurphy



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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: narcoman]
      #1022366 - 04/12/12 07:39 PM
Quote Phil O:

Have you tried recording to a separate HD (i.e other than the drive with the OS)?



Not yet, you think it would help?

Quote narcoman:

Dont have all of your CPU or cores assigned to ProTools in the setup/engine page.



That will prevent messages about not enough CPU?!

I think I must be missing something aha


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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: christianmurphy]
      #1022379 - 04/12/12 09:25 PM
You are indeed! If you have all of your cores assigned to PT the operating system has to steal from PT. when it does so PT detects resources being moved and reports an error. This may seem silly but it's always been PTs Moody's operandi to guarantee performance. If you have two cores then assign one in PT. if you have four assign three. Etc.


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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: narcoman]
      #1022386 - 04/12/12 10:32 PM
Quote narcoman:

You are indeed! If you have all of your cores assigned to PT the operating system has to steal from PT. when it does so PT detects resources being moved and reports an error. This may seem silly but it's always been PTs Moody's operandi to guarantee performance. If you have two cores then assign one in PT. if you have four assign three. Etc.




Makes sense! Also had a read on the separate hard drive business. My interface is FW400 and apparently even if it is first in daisy chain a 800 HD will only run at 400 speeds.

Gonna switch my MBP optical drive for my current HDD, and replace my HDD space with a SSD. I rarely run CD's DVDs from my drive and can get a USB optical if necessary. Would migrating what I have currently to a solid state and then running all my pro tools projects from the internal HDD work well?


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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: christianmurphy]
      #1022391 - 04/12/12 11:04 PM
I love spell checker. Modus operandi.


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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: narcoman]
      #1022423 - 05/12/12 08:45 AM
With PT "moody" is about right.


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Re: Pro Tools 10 CPU message new [Re: christianmurphy]
      #1022658 - 06/12/12 10:00 AM
Quote christianmurphy:

My interface is FW400 and apparently even if it is first in daisy chain a 800 HD will only run at 400 speeds.




Yep - so you should run the FW800 device first in the chain, and then your FW400 interface afterwards...


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