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Old 07-28-2013, 10:38 AM
Mike Harrison Mike Harrison is offline
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Default Excessive Processor Usage: Avid 002 & 003 Family Driver

After replacing the older Digi CoreAudio driver (v9) with the Avid 002 & 003 Family driver (v11), there is excessive processor usage and processor temperature when launching audio software that accesses the driver.

I first noticed it using Adobe Audition. Without even having an audio file open, processor usage leaps to and remains at about 70%, as does the processor temperature, to 65°C or higher. Then I launched Pro Tools (LE 8.0.5) and saw the same conditions. And the same is also true when a web browser grabs the Avid driver for online audio.

Apple's Activity Monitor utility shows a kernel_task causing this. That's all I can say; I don't have the knowledge to research this any further, but I am told by those far more experienced than I that continued processor use at high temperatures will definitely shorten its life.

I hope that someone from Avid will look into this. My system specs are Mac OS 10.8.3, Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, Memory: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3. I had been successful running Pro Tools LE 8.0.5 and Adobe Audition CS6 on this computer with the Digi CoreAudio driver ver 9, but it acted erratically (it would self-launch if I merely opened a Finder window containing audio files and would keep relaunching if I quit it, and it would cause freezes if I attempted to play standalone or online movies.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Excessive Processor Usage: Avid 002 & 003 Family Driver

Hello! Same problem here, but I thought it caused by that I'm using Hackintosh instead of Mac. If it is the same on real Mac than it must be drivers - does driver version 9 works under Mountain Lion? Cause I tried to install previous 10 version and it failed to work
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: Excessive Processor Usage: Avid 002 & 003 Family Driver

Installed 9r3 Drivers, works not bad, at least CPU isn't loaded so much (but problems with outputing system souns and application sound such as browser)
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