I just upgraded my setup from an old XP-machine to a brand new win8 64bit setup. (check signature)
I know, I know... win7 would have been the safer choice, but the upgrade price (30€) from XP to win8 was irresistible.
I've gotten to really like win8 already. And it's amazing, how much more responsive it feels, even on my older machine (installed it in there as well).
Considering audio, everything "works", just not well enough. Low-latency performance is poor, and the vst performance meter goes crazy! It settles at around 1024 samples.
I've already done my best troubleshooting.
I've disabled AMD's "Turbo core" and "Cool'n'quiet" which change processor speeds and might cause poor asio performance. I've also activated Steinberg power scheme and disabled c-states from BIOS. Disabled UAC. Disabled Wifi. None of these has effected asioperformance noticeably and the problem persists.
I've doubted from the beginning that the problem is probably the new firewire driver in win8. Many others have had trouble with it as well.
Could anyone having access to win7 64bit upload the files for the "legacy driver"?
(Or point me to a place where they can be found on the net)
They should be found from the following locations:
Ps. If you have in mind something else worth trying, please tell!