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Old 2003-11-09, 22:33
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CPU Maxing Out in Reason out With New Soundcard

Using Reason 2.5. Just bought a new soundcard, the Audigy 2 ZS. My choices for audiocard driver in Preferences are:

ASIO SB Audigy 2 ZS 24/96
ASIO SB Audigy 2 ZS
ASIO Creative ASIO

I'm using the first one, the 24/96 one because I'm assuming its the best one and I notice everything sounds better using this one. Well now the CPU is being used WAY more than before when I had my old soundcard in, the Audigy 1. I'm working on a track now and its nearly in the yellow. I'm afraid by the time I'm done with the song, it will be in the red and shutdown.

My system is a Athlon XP 2400+, 512MB Ram. Is the CPU being used that much more since I'm using a new soundcard that is of a higher quality than my last one? I guess I'm just a little surprised my new soundcard uses up the CPU that much because my last card only ever used 3 green bars at max. I notice if I switch to like the plain Creative ASIO driver, the CPU goes back down but at a noticable sacrifice in the quality of the sound. Any ideas?